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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.

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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 ?

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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 )

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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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    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 ...

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