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    My brotherís vintage Zodiac, Part 2

    I had another thread where I related finding my brotherís Zodiac:





    Havenít been able to identify it yet, but took it to my watchmaker and got some pictures inside. It looks absolutely pristineóno wonder it started right up when I first picked it up, even though it hasnít run for at least 15 years.







    Iím going to have it serviced, even if I donít know if Iíll wear it.

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    did I not guess a 71 movement in the other thread ? even thou really it would be a cal 70 I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    did I not guess a 71 movement in the other thread ?
    Yes, you did. Good guess.


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    thought I had put up a bidfun pic but guess not I remember linking to the wrong one and deleting it but thought I had put the right in its place but guess not

    so a cal 70 movement good looking ant it ... still never found out more still think it's a hermatic of some form


    Fig. 1
    Zodiac 70

    Features
    automatic
    sweep second

    Data
    11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm, Do= 26.0mm
    H= 4.8mm
    F= 1.1mm
    T= 1.7mm
    21/25 jewels
    f = 21600 A/h
    power reserve 40h

    Balance staff U2839

    Stem W2837

    Mainspring / battery
    1.10 x 10.0 x 0.11mm

    Hands
    1.50 x 0.90 x 0.21mm

    Remarks
    regulation gear
    The family is based on the manual wind calibre AS 1687/1688.
    The automatic mechanism is a joint development of Doxa, Eberhard, Favre-Leuba, Girard-Perregaux, and Zodiac.

    family:
    21600 A/h:
    61: manual wind
    68: manual wind, date
    70: automatic
    72: automatic, date
    74: automatic, calendar
    75: automatic, 24h display, date
    76: automatic, day, date
    36000 A/h:
    78: automatic, date
    86: automatic, day, quickset date
    88: automatic, quickset date
    suffix A: enhanced precision regulator
    suffix B: quickset date
    suffix D: high hand fittings for Astrographic models (mysterious display)
    only know variants listed

    Example, year: signature; shock device
    ca. 1965: 70-72, Zodiac Ltd., Swiss, 21 Jewels; Incabloc
    (Zodiac 72)
    Last edited by is that my watch; Jan 24, 2019 at 07:41 PM.
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
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    So based on an old Schild movementóinteresting.


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    well got the look ant it what the number on the back is that 713 756 or 766 ?
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    well got the look ant it what the number on the back is that 713 756 or 766 ?
    I have another picture I didn't post where it's more clear--it's 713 756.

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    thought so did a quick search ant found much still think it is maybe a hermatic custom but as I said I had a quick look a few months back at them in passing ( and you know the saying a little knowledge is a dangerous thing to have )
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    Looks great. This must be a limited or special edition piece. I tried with those reference numbers and no luck.

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    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybotron View Post
    Looks great. This must be a limited or special edition piece. I tried with those reference numbers and no luck.

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    I found one very similar that was a manual one think the 61 but could not get any closer ...
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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