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Watch Ya Wearing

That is a classic beauty. Is it a vintage Seawolf?
The short answer is that it is new and vintage inspired. Zodiac is noted for being first with a dive watch in 1953. Zodiac itself went bankrupt and Fossil bought the rights to the name around 2001. This model was re-released in 2015. Originally they had a diameter of 35mm which is too small for what customers want today. Fossil made it larger at 39.5mm but otherwise it is much the same - Swiss made, etc. Kind of neat that the Navy SEALS adopted it as their watch in the 1970's. There, now it is a long answer. :biggrin1:
 
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It's Hedley

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The short answer is that it is new and vintage inspired. Zodiac is noted for being first with a dive watch in 1953. Zodiac itself went bankrupt and Fossil bought the rights to the name around 2001. This model was re-released in 2015. Originally they had a diameter of 35mm which is too small for what customers want today. Fossil made it larger at 39.5mm but otherwise it is much the same - Swiss made, etc. Kind of neat that the Navy SEALS adopted it as their watch in the 1970's. There, now it is a long answer. :biggrin1:
I have to say Fossil did a great job with the update. I have always loved the old Zodiac triple dates/moonphase watches. It was quite the brand in its day. Great looking watch you have there Captain.
 

FarmerTan

George Bailey Fanboy
I'm pretty sure I have something real close to that from the 1980's. I love those watches. Remind me of my first experience with disposable income.

Now my lovely War Department thinks we don't have ANY of that!

Shoulda never let 'em have the right to vote!
While the War Department watched Hallmark movies I tore down some old watches to get to the batteries. So I need a 373 and a 377.

The fuzzy pic is a watch I bought on October 3, 1992 as I recall.

The other one I got for free from "Haband" with a surprisingly nice jacket purchase. I figured for the price of a battery I can see if it runs and it occupies the otherwise fallow ground between my ears. IMG_20210407_215951752~2.jpg IMG_20210407_215941702~2.jpg IMG_20210407_214451604~2.jpg IMG_20210407_214440858~2.jpg
What would y'all do if I didn't show y'all my expensive watch kollection? Betcha caint wait for the next one!
 

FarmerTan

George Bailey Fanboy
I do have my eye on a green dial quartz watch from Red China on that auction site by the bay. Seems like it was an American distributor, and the watch was around $10.

I figure with all my friends getting older their eyesight might let me fool 'em into thinking the War Department let me use some Stimulus Money!
 
While the War Department watched Hallmark movies I tore down some old watches to get to the batteries. So I need a 373 and a 377.

The fuzzy pic is a watch I bought on October 3, 1992 as I recall.

The other one I got for free from "Haband" with a surprisingly nice jacket purchase. I figured for the price of a battery I can see if it runs and it occupies the otherwise fallow ground between my ears. View attachment 1248278 View attachment 1248279 View attachment 1248280 View attachment 1248281
What would y'all do if I didn't show y'all my expensive watch kollection? Betcha caint wait for the next one!
I see what's wrong with some of them watches: too many little parts inside--prob'ly left by some lazy worker. Whatcha' do, see, is you get yourself some needlenose pliers and start pullin' parts until the watches run right again. They need to breathe, see?

You know you can recharge them batteries, too? Just put 'em in a microwave for a few minutes on the popcorn setting and they'll be good as new. You can even see the sparks fly as they fill with juice.

When you're done, just give the insides a good squirt with WD-40, hammer them case backs closed and your watches will be dead solid accurate at least twice a day.

No thanks needed. Just tryin' to help a friend.
 

martym

I Leave The Toilet Seat Up.
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While the War Department watched Hallmark movies I tore down some old watches to get to the batteries. So I need a 373 and a 377.

The fuzzy pic is a watch I bought on October 3, 1992 as I recall.

The other one I got for free from "Haband" with a surprisingly nice jacket purchase. I figured for the price of a battery I can see if it runs and it occupies the otherwise fallow ground between my ears. View attachment 1248278 View attachment 1248279 View attachment 1248280 View attachment 1248281
What would y'all do if I didn't show y'all my expensive watch kollection? Betcha caint wait for the next one!
I just pray you don’t start showing us photos of the skivvies you bought circa 1992!
 

Cal

Contributor
I just pray you don’t start showing us photos of the skivvies you bought circa 1992!
Having been totally confused, and a little amused, by that sentence (I'm a Brit)... I looked it up:
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My conclusion: You Yanks are nearly as weird as us Brits. :yesnod:
 
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