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Certified Pre-Owned Watch Program

Serviced Rare Vintage Zodiac Gold SST 36000 BPH Automatic Day Date Watch Hi-Beat

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Built for all manner of adventure, Zodiac watches date back to 1882 when Ariste Calame founded his own watch company in Le Locle, Switzerland. A perfectionist, Calame knew that to make a great watch he had to control all facets of manufacturing--from design to the tools used to make the timepieces. The company earned an international reputation for quality and innovation over the years with several key accomplishments, including launching the first Swiss-made automatic sports watch in 1930 and the invention of a patented new system of shock resistant cases in 1974.

Over the years, Zodiac came to focus on rugged yet stylish sports watches, many with military-inspired attributes. After being purchased by Fossil in 2001, Zodiac returned to many of the vintage designs of the 1950s and 1960s when its diving watches were highly prized and its Sea Wolf model was the official watch of the Navy Seals.

From the strikingly colorful palette that infuses Zodiac's caoutchouc rubber strap assortment with a daring fashion flare to the rugged oversized cases that define the Super Sea Dragon line, today's Zodiac timepieces incorporate impeccable Swiss craftsmanship and an unerring attention to detail--just as they have every year since 1882.

Our most famous race-inspired watch, developed with all the craftsmanship, precision, technical design and high-performance elements used in real motor sports. The stainless-steel and titanium case features a carbon fiber dial with super-luminova accents. We left the lugs exposed and created pushers perforated to look like actual pedals for a truly race-inspired experience. The genuine rubber strap ensures a durable (and comfortable) fit. The case back of the Racer boasts a design based on a race car's air holes.









The Cal. 86 is a very nice movement. The high-beat escapement means that the seconds hand moves very smoothly, and that was a feature that many companies were seeking to compete with quartz watches back in the day. Now, only Seiko and Zenith make 36000-bph movements, in both cases substantially up-market, and in both cases developed right around the same time as the Zodiac 86 and 88. Also, Zodiac ran an ad for this series of watches touting their accuracy--they were guaranteed from the factory to run within a minute a month (i.e. no more than 2 seconds per day average rate error). The movements used a Triovis micro-regulator to help achieve that performance. The movement also provides a hacking feature, which stops the seconds hand when the stem is pulled for setting. The day has to be changed the old-fashioned way (by advancing the hands with the stem pulled), but the date can be advanced one day by momentarily pushing the stem IN. This is a very nice feature that allows jumping over 31 in a short month without affecting the day-of-week setting.

This is a beauty Zodiac Hi Beat watch.  Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced.  Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.  The watch is working  and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program. Contact me if you have any questions first.


 

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

18K Gold Electroplated, Stainless Steel Case Back.

Case Size

 37,00 mm without the crown 39,00mm Lug to lug

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed. Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.

Crown

Signed

Crystal

Acrylic  Minor Scratches, 

Bezel:

None Rotating

Dial:

Sun Dial. Luminous hands & indices dial, Swiss made Mark, with the seconds Hand with day & date at 3 O'clock. Shows light patina. Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Date, Day.

Movement

Self-Winding Automatic. The SST day-date movement was a Zodiac Cal. 86, which has a high-beat escapement (36,000 beats/hour), and is based on the A. Schild caliber 1687. Zodiac, Girard-Perregaux, Eberhard, Doxa, and Favre-Leuba went in together to create an autowinder for this series of movements, in the early 60's. Ebel also used that movement, and presumably others as well. The autowinder is what makes this watch run when you move it.

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled. Come with a Service Warranty!     Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing. Has a very cool quickset date change function by pushing the crown in. 

Strap

Genuine Experts Watches Leather 20mm, Lug Size: 19mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

SST3600

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

1      (Please see Tab below for details)

Timing Test **

21s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable.  Circa NA

 

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