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    Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    Quick question;

    Which dial vintage Sea Wolf do you guys think are in higher demand, the white or the black?

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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    The better condition :D
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    If the condition is similar, then black
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aashdin View Post
    If the condition is similar, then black
    any statistics and analysis to back this statement up?
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    Over a period of time I have noticed that an original black dialled version of any good vintage watch will fetch a premium over its white counterpart. A very simple example being a vintage Omega Seamaster.
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    but the thread is not about any watch or omega :)
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    Well, if you'd like to pick out a few words from my post and argue, then I'd stay out of this. Have a nice day
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    Vintage Omega Seamasters with black dials were uncommon compared to white dials, hence their high desirability. I'm not sure the same is true of Sea Wolfs, and I haven't generally noticed a major price difference.
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    From its birth date, looks like Sea Wolf was issued in black and white nearly equal. They still presented in that proportion on today's market.
    But customers in 1960-70s preferred the black one obviously. And the manufacturer reacted on demand, issuing more black models.
    It is especially noticeable by solid gold bezel and later Sea Wolf models.
    For instance, Shovel dial models (including Rally/Checkered bezel) are seldom seen with white color dial.
    Ref# 722 906 and 722 966 with white dial is extremely rare these days.
    In mid 70s, white dial models were discontinued completely. For instance Sea Wolf ref# 86404 and 1102 946 were issued with black and blue dials only.

    These days demand generated mainly by collectors and expressed by item's rarity.
    It is common to see later SWs with white dial fetching significant premium.

    Rare white dial with solid gold bezel:
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    Sea Wolf ref# 86404 issued in blue and black only
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    Extremely rare Sea Wolf ref #722 906
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    Re: Zodiac Sea Wolf black or white?

    Quote Originally Posted by YuriyV View Post
    From its birth date, looks like Sea Wolf was issued in black and white nearly equal. They still presented in that proportion on today's market.
    But customers in 1960-70s preferred the black one obviously. And the manufacturer reacted on demand, issuing more black models.
    It is especially noticeable by solid gold bezel and later Sea Wolf models.
    For instance, Shovel dial models (including Rally/Checkered bezel) are seldom seen with white color dial.
    Ref# 722 906 and 722 966 with white dial is extremely rare these days.
    In mid 70s, white dial models were discontinued completely. For instance Sea Wolf ref# 86404 and 1102 946 were issued with black and blue dials only.

    These days demand generated mainly by collectors and expressed by item's rarity.
    It is common to see later SWs with white dial fetching significant premium.

    Rare white dial with solid gold bezel:
    Name:  Sea Wolf 1763W 699 1624 20 ATM [3] case watch.jpg
Views: 36
Size:  123.7 KB
    Sea Wolf ref# 86404 issued in blue and black only
    Name:  Zodiac Sea Wolf 86404 black bezel blue dial watch.jpg
Views: 35
Size:  618.6 KB
    Extremely rare Sea Wolf ref #722 906
    Name:  Zodiac Automatic Sea Wolf 20 atm SWISS T 25 white dial black bezel watch.jpg
Views: 35
Size:  616.8 KB
    Thank you for this detailed analysis. This is what I just heard from another source, that the white dials were generally more rare.

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