FOR REPAIR - The movement runs about 7 minutes fast by the end of its approximate 38 hour power reserve period. And while the time can be set without issue when the crown is wound too quickly it will occasionally sound like crunching lettuce. I've noticed that if the crown is wound very slowly this sound is greatly reduced.Given that the movement runs a bit fast and considering the issue with the crown a complete overhaul is needed. This seldom seen vintage Zodiac Sea Skate is an example of a watch that in my humble opinion presents beautifully in person. It has a black "SWISS" only signed dial that shows age-related spotting and the original lume, which remains fully intact and no longer emits a glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully. This reference came with a smooth, fixed bezel. The all stainless steel case shows moderate wear and signs of oxidation. The outside of the case back is stamped "ZODIAC SEAWOLF WATER-TESTED 20 ATM ESPECIALLY" and between the lugs at 6 o'clock are the stamped numbers 1286892. The case back on Sea Wolf's are notoriously difficult to remove and should be done by a skilled watchmaker familiar with how to do so in order to avoid causing damage. While the movement runs strong it does run fast. After winding the crown 39 full revolutions the movement was running about 7 minutes fast by the end of its approximate 38 hour power reserve period. And when the signed crown is wound too quickly it will occasionally sound like crunching lettuce. This watch measures approximately 35 mm excluding the crown, approximately 38 mm including the crown and approximately 18 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the fixed bezel is approximately 6 mm. Including the crystal case thickness measures approximately 9 mm. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time.
For this watch that time is now. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 12 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. The item "Vintage Zodiac Sea Skate Diver Watch withSigned Crown, Runs Strong FOR PARTS/REPAIR" is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020.
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