Zodiac Sea Wolf Orange 722.946b c.1960s

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The Watch
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The Zodiac Sea Wolf is a legend, it was one of the first Dive Watches to be released in 1953 alongside the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and Rolex Submariner, Zodiac made some of the earliest commercially available dive watches. As a result, Zodiac divers were the choice of many soldiers who went to Vietnam in the '60s.
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What impresses us the most about Zodiac Divers of the 60's is how much they were willing to stand out from the Crowd. I mean this particular Watch is a perfect example, during a time when most Divers were Black and White to release an Orange one is wild.
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Today, Zodiac draws a lot of inspiration from its Vintage Roots. Many of its most recent Sea Wolf watches have the DNA of watches like this example, but this is the original. This watch features an black dial with an Orange minute track edge around it. It also has a silvery-blue acrylic bezel with Orange markers. This Zodiac features an automatic 72B Calibre movement, a rotating bezel, and quick-set date. To advance the quick-set date, all you need to do is push in the crown. This was a nifty feature that was not yet standard across all watches during the time. 

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View this Wild Diver in a Video: here 
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The Specs
Age:  c.1965-69.
Movement: Automatic
Calibre: 72B. Quickset date by pushing in the Crown.
Timekeeping: Keeping very good time.
Service History: Fully Serviced 2023.
Dial: Original Zodiac Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel.
Measurements: 35mm.  
Bezel: Bi-Directional Bakelite Bezel.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original.
Crowns: Original Zodiac Signed Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new Light Brown Leather Strap with Steel Buckle.
Lug Width: 18mm.
Getting Acquainted
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Bits that stand out:
- Hard to find in good nick.
-Orange Minute Track and Minute Hand.
- Dial is in Superb Order.
- Bakelite Bezel.
- Iconic Model.
-Very possibly all Original (bar strap).
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Nitty Gritty:
-Handful of dings around the case, nothing to worry about, nature of the beast!
-Cracks to Bezel.
-Scratches to Crystal.
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Overall the SeaWolf is in nice honest used condition.
The Handset is Original.
The Dial is in lovely condition.
Dial lume is original Tritium. Hand lume nice.
Crystal is very possibly original.
Original Signed Zodiac Crown.
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Photographed on a 7in Wrist.