|Date/Report Number ..120111.Y'I0.04 Item: 1 ZODIAC CORSAIR WITH ZODIAC DIAL|
|Description of item: VINTAGE ZODIAC 17 JEWEL
ZODIAC CORSAIR WITH ZODIAC DIAL IN BLACK GOLD AND RED WITH ITALIAN HAND MADE DOUBLE
STITCHED AND PADDED GENUINE LIZARD STRAP IN BLACK 30x37mm CONDITION
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $ 989.00
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ITALIAN HAND MADE
DOUBLE STITCHED AND PADDED
GENUINE LIZARD STRAP IN BLACK
Ariste Calame set up a Swiss workshop in 1882 with a personal goal to specialize in useful and unique pocket watch movements for the ever expending pocket watch industry.
By 1900, Ariste Calame had become well known and respected for providing movements with some of the highest levels of accuracy in the industry.
By 1908, Ariste Calame began to patent his personal Zodiac brand of calibers and movements.
By 1924, the world famous Zodiac caliber 1617 movement was utilized to produce the equally famous Zodiac linepocket watches. These extra flat pocket watches were the thinnest pocket watches in the world.
In 1930, the Zodiac watch company again hit the number with the an innovative patent for the shock proofing of balance assemblies, which were --and continue to be -- the weakest link in the movements watch train.
Zodiac's method that gained the patent was the use of a "z" shaped spring clip that fit over the balance providing a shock-absorber to the balance staff; which reduced breakage to the point that other manufacturers took notice (note: the incabloc is the grandson of the z clip!).
Zodiac's patented method of shock protection was soon the rave and assisted in the introduction of the first Swiss automatic watches also launched in 1930.
Between 1932 & 1935, Zodiac launched the 10.5 Ligne and 8 day wristwatch movement.
In 1949, at the Basel Watch Fair, Zodiac launched the Astrograhic watch: a self winding watch with the ability to reserve gauge measuring hours of power.
In 1953, Zodiac launched the worlds first serious consumer and military dive watch labeled the SEA WOLF. The SEA WOLF would become one of the longest production watches in the history of wrist watches. A 20 year production with 35 different models -- including the Super Sea Wolf with a water pressure resist at 750 meters-- would make the SEA WOLF the most recognized diving watch in the world.
In the 1960's, Zodiac added the 24 hour GMT hand to the Sea World watch; the Aerospace; and the Aerospace Jet that had a 24 hour movement that allowed one revolution for every 24 hours!
Zodiac also produced the first Swiss electronic watch called the Dynotron and the first Swiss analog quartz watch called the Beta 21 Calibre.
Also in the late 1960's through the early 1980's, Zodiac continued to astound both the public and the industry by introducing limited production custom designed watch models that revealed extraordinary features and looks for their cases, dials, lugs and combined these innovative features with most accurate Zodiac designed and produced movements.
And for the final creative genius for Zodiac watch company was the introduction between 1970 and 80 of the first LCD watches and chronometer certificate.
THIS IS AN AWESOME NEAR MINT WONDERFUL FANTASTIC ZODIAC! TOTALLY RESTORED
FROM DULL PURPLE AND WHITE
TO KILLER BLACK AND RED
ROCK HAND RE-PAINTED THE GOLD
HR HAND RESTORED THIS BEAUTY FOR YOU!
FROM DIAL TO CASE TO MOVEMENT TO
THE STUNNING ITALIAN HAND MADE
THIS BEAUTY IS IN IMMACULATE CONDITION
WITH BLACK DIAL SPORTING
GOLD MARKERS & HANDS
12 SIGNS/SYMBOLS OF THE ZODIAC
RED OUTER RING
CASE, BEZEL AND CASE BACK
ARE IN AWESOME CONDITION
LUGS ARE EXCELLENT CONDITION
AND ALL ARE FACTORY GOLD PLATED
WE HAVE NOT SEEN MANY A ZODIAC CORSAIR
LET ALONE ONE SO OUT STANDING
AND TOTALLY RARE
MAN 0' MAN
THE LADIES KEEP REQUESTING
THAT GSW RESTORES MORE LADIES WATCHES!
WHAT ABOUT THIS ONE!!!
WILL FIT SMALL TO LARGE WRIST
THIS IS A LADIES SIZE LONG
THE BLACK LIZARD STRAP HAND MADE
IN ITALY COMPLETES THE DEAL!
GOLD PLATED SNAP CASE BACK
YO! WE ONLY USE THE BEST OF THE BEST
NO OLD STRAPS HERE
AND ONLY A
PADDED AND STITCHED
STUNNING TIME PIECE PERFECT
SUPER NICE SCALING
ONLY SELECT LIZARD HIDES IN THIS BABY!
WHEN I SAW THIS WATCH I HAD TO BUY HER
I HAD TO RESTORE HER
I WANTED TO KEEP HER..
GOTTA FIND ANOTHER TO RENEW AND RESTORE!!
THIS ZODIAC ZODIAC CORSAIR IS SIGNED
AND SIGNED AGAIN
FULLY GSW OVERHAULED & SERVICED
FINE TO MINT - RUNS EXCELLENT