Saturday, April 28, 2007
Zodiac 1970s Olympos Mystery Watch
This Zodiac Olympos has an unusual shaped gold bezel with a stainless steel back. The back has some case opener damage and scratches. Swiss automatic movement is running and keeping time.
Burnished gold metal dial is in excellent condition. Gold "mystery" hour hand is painted on the dial, the whole of which rotates to mark the hour. Second hand has some oxidation. ZODIAC crown. Plastic crystal in very good condition. An ‘ultra-thin case and movement advertised as such in the 1960s.
The markers are actually engraved in the outer ring and the inner dial contains the mystery hour hand. The minute hand turns normally as does the sweep second hand. The dial is signed on the bottom Zodiac Olympos Swiss Made. The case itself is hard to measure as it is asymetrial but it appears to be a full 41 mm. from lug to lug, 37 mm. at its widest point, and approximately 32 mm. at its thinnest point. The case on the top has a light texturing, except for the bezel, which is smooth. The crown is original and signed with the Zodiac Symbol. The inside of the case back is signed Zodiac Ltd. LELOCLE with the number 701-918. Serial number is on the external case in between the 1200 lugs: 1316915
Identical watch being offered at www.heirloom2.com for $399.00
Price $USD295.00 plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.
Posted by Desmond at 12:37 AM