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    Question Zodiac Watches

    What's the general opinion of these watches? It seemes the styles are certainly popular, as I see a lot of look alikes on Shop At Home, but what about the real thing?

    Any and all opinions are welcome. I usually stick to Seiko, Citizen and Oakley watches, but I really like the look of the Zodiacs.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    Anyone? Anyone?

    Would I be better off with a Seiko diver?

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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    I have two Zodiacs. A V-Series quartz, which is dead on all the time. It is the most accurate watch I have, and one of the cheapest. I also have the Oceanaire, which is an automatic. Not very accurate, but big and well built. You can get some great deals on Zodiacs. If you are looking for a very reasonably priced well built Swiss made quartz watch, buy one.

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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    I'll second that. I've had three Zodiacs. Two of them quartz, one automatic. The automatic needed a regulation and is running very good now. The quartz models are great value for the money. It's also about style. Zodiac succeeds to design some nice and interesting models. One of my customers is very happy with his and it gets noticed a lot, so he tells me.
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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    Biggest bang for the buck for a beater, in my book. They are fun, they are not horology, and these days, they are owned by Fossil, but they remain Swiss Made.
    They are substantially built, cases and dials have surprisingly good fit and finish, the bracelets are really great, and the leather straps are very, very good, better than most.
    The bracelets alone are worth the money you pay for the watch, when you get them at an online deal, or at the Fossil Outlet Store.
    Try to find a Fossil Outlet store, the savings are enormous on overstock and refurbished models, and then -they periodically run $50 and up sales.
    Obviously, the trip is very much worth the savings.
    They are colorful and fun quartz watches, with good contemporary designs, without being trashy. They get noticed, and I get often compliments on mine, on different models, from 'civilians.'
    Enjoy
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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    I've got a Sea Ghost and a Desert Hawk for under $200. Cant go wrong starting a collection with these bad boys .

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I'm new and just stumbled accross this. I have two Zodiacs, a Astrographic 2000 and a new Astrographic as well. Both are solid and "substantial". The attention to detail and fit and finish is great as well. As an added bonus, the Astrographics are just plain cool and I get comments on them all the time.

    Josh

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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    I'm not familiar with Zodiac watches, but vwgti303 piqued my curiosity. I googled the Zodiac Astrographic 2000 and I must say it's quite a unique looking watch, and now I"m tempted to buy one myself! Anybody have any experience with buying from this company, and is $495 considered a good price for these?

    http://www.timemachinewatch.com/zodiac/astro.htm
    Just starting my watch collection...

    Mine:
    Oris 581 7592 40 51 (Artelier Complication)
    Zenith 03.0516.685 (Defy Classic Power Reserve Elite)
    Zenith 03.1260.4039 (Chronomaster Open Grande Date XXT)
    Zodiac Astrographic 2000
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    Tudor 91210N (North Flag)

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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    Love my V-Wolf...hate the baby blue color but its a great watch. Alot of people love the color though.

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    Re: Zodiac Watches

    I have a Zodiac Calame Chronograph, a Zodiac Astrographic 2000, a Zodiac 2 Register Chrono from the '80's and two Zodiac Sea Wolf watches fron the '60's that will one day be one watch. These are all automatics. I think their earlier material was horological and the fit and finish is as good as anything in its class and a bit above. With Fossil, they are mostly quartz, many are boutique watches, and some of the quartz are halfway decent, IMO.

    Paul
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    VINTAGE :

    Zodiac Astrographic 2000
    Zodiac Sea Wolf(1964)
    LeCoultre Master Mariner (1970)
    Hamilton Thinmatic (1968)

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    my '80's Seiko 5 which has been through the mill and still runs and tell adequate time.

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