More known for the Seawolf divers watch, Zodiac also made the Hermetic dress watch range.  Model reference 999


It hasn’t been easy to identify exactly when this watch was made, but we have had a Zodiac Hermetic before which looked similar and that had sales papers from 1956.


Zodiac have been making watches since 1882, and the company history has a few notable high points.  The Seawolf divers watch has a claim, alongside Rolex and Blancpain, to be the first recognisable divers watch with bezel for example.  But the majority of the watches it sold were dress watches like this and not tool pieces, so they used the seal technology on the divers watches to make better dress watches (hence Hermetic, for hermetically sealed.).  This example has an in house 17 jewel calibre 521 B movement which is running nicely.  It has been kept very clean by the stainless steel case, with screw down case back.  The dial is very nice, with applied markers on each of the hours.  The crown is the original signed item.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  36.6 mm

Width without crown  33.7 mm

Between lugs  16 mm

Lug to lug length  41.2 mm

Case Thickness  9.9 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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