I'm not really much of a watch person but recently found a ladies vintage watch for a mere $3.00 Cdn and figured it would be good to wear when I'm out and about.
I noticed it had a new watch strap and, upon inspection, saw that it was from a jewelry store called Simms Jewelers and that it was stamped 'genuine java lizard'. Hmmmm... this was a curious thing because the watch is old and the face is really beat up so why would there be a new strap put onto it.
I googled Zodiac 'Automatic' gold ladies watch and didn't find much and gave up searching. Then, yesterday, I accidently dropped it on the floor (oops) and the back popped off. Since it was off, I grabbed my 10x loop and took a peek. And decided to take some photos as well.
I'm attaching photos here with all the details... 17 jewel, inside stamp with 18k 0.750, as well as some hand-scribed numbers that I suppose were for insurance purposes (?). I'm pretty sure the images are clear enough to make out all the details.
The watch is keeping excellent time and since I suspect it's of fair quality, I'm wondering how easy it would be to have the face replaced. Thanks for any information you can provide. The face of the watch is not as bad as the photo. Not foggy at all, just very scratched and scratches not so visible when reading the time.