Zodiac Olympos

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    Zodiac Olympos

    This was my last purchase of 2009. It is a gold plated Zodiac Olympos from the 1960's:



    The dial is faceted into quarters - which kinda reflects the Zodiac logo.



    The movement is marked 70 - 72, and as it has a date it is a Zodiac 72.

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...uswk&Zodiac_72

    gives this as 'The calibre is based on the manual wind calibre AS 1687/1688.
    The automatic mechanism is a joint development of Doxa, Eberhard, Favre-Leuba, Girard-Perregaux, and Zodiac.'


    Mine, though, is marked as having only 17J - not 21.







    Many thanks for looking!
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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    Hi Marrick,

    thanks for mentioning the number of jewels. I only mention numbers in my
    archive which I've ever seen anywhere; and I've simply seen the Zodiac 72
    only with 21 Jewels, while I had the high frequency successors already
    with both, 17 and 21 jewels.

    Especially the sample illustrated in the archve came from a very similar
    model I sold in 2006:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...sau&1137600017

    Anyway. I'll extend the information in my archive accordingly.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    Cheers! that was a good one you sold - but I think the dial on mine is even nicer.


    And thank you - once again - for your pink pages.
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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    I can confirm the jewel count, though I must have missed the lack of reference to 17j movements on the good doctor's site. A while back I sold a Corsair with the same movement and the same jewel count.

    As as aside, I became quite a fan of that movement in the course of servicing it... it's no Patek but the quality is more than reasonable. Additionally, I have this strange long-term (and, unfortunately, long-distance) love affair with the Olympos case design :). Good catch and a great way to say goodbye to 2009.
    I hope I look as good as my Hamilton when I'm seventy. I guess time will tell.

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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    there's no chance I'll look as good as my Hamilton when I'm 70, especially since the Hamilton started with a better design. :)

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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    Very nice piece, I'm envious. I bid on one unsuccessfully a while ago but at least someone around here has one to share. Wear it in good health in the new year.
    I know nothing except the fact of my own ignorance. Socrates

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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    Nice pick-up~Congrats!

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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    great looking watch. I've admired those for a long time. the shape of the case, the off-set crown, the dial and hands, plus a date window....very nice

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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    Thank you all for your nice comments. Its running well, BTW.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Zodiac Olympos

    Hi there, Here is a cousin.
    Excuse the fuzzies.

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