GIVEAWAY PRICE! Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin Diver

12 days ago
Price
$375.00
Brand
Blancpain
Seller
Tim P.
Available on
Watchnet.com
Location
Glen Carbon, IL USA
Description

Offering up my re-issue Zodiac SSW53, an absolutely brilliant timepiece, and one of the few re-issue timepieces I have really loved.
The original Sea Wolf was (and still is) a pretty significant watch, as it was one of the first commercially available dive watches. Back in 1953 at the Basel fair, the Sea Wolf was announced along with the venerable Fifty Fathoms from Blancpain, and in 1954 Rolex would bring us the Submariner. Although vintage Sea Wolfs might be overlooked in todays market, you cant deny the fact that this watch was a pioneer in the world of dive watches, and originally featured some pretty impressive specifications, including a 200-meter water resistance.
At 39mm, the watch sits comfortably on the wrist due to its angled lugs, and is just the right size. Zodiac made it feel more size appropriate to today, but didn't overdo it, which is a nice change in today's oversized world!
The jubilee bracelet is top notch, featuring solid links (no more stretch worries) and a very vintage two piece clasp. The clasp takes a little getting used to, but I have grown to love it, as the size contributes to the comfort level on the wrist, and makes the entire bracelet flow smoothly on the wrist.
Dial is gorgeous! Beautiful silvery-white, with the iconic triangle hour markers at 12, 6, and 9. Lume is very good as well. Movement is the Swiss made STP-1-11, which is essentially a reproduction of the ETA 2824, It runs well, and keeps excellent time! Crown screws down fully.
FEATURES
100% Swiss construction
Refined dive watch style that can be dressed up or down
Robust stainless steel case and bracelet
Powered by Fossils Swiss-made STP 1-11 automatic mechanical movement
Bright C3 SuperLuminova luminous paint on indexes, hands and bezel at 12 oclock
200 m water resistance
DIMENSIONS
Case Diameter: 39 mm
Case Height: 13 mm
Strap Width: 20 mm
SPECS
Function: Time, date
Movement: Swiss-made STP 1-11 automatic movement
Dial: Silver/White sunray dial with applied indices
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Bezel: Stainless steel unidirectional dive timer
Case Back: Screwdown stainless steel caseback
Crown: Screwdown crown
Water Resistance: 200 m
Crystal: Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Bracelet: five-link stainless steel bracelet
Lume: C3 SuperLuminova
MATERIALS
Case Material: Stainless steel
Crystal Material: Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Bracelet Material: Stainless steel
Retail price: $1195
Overall condition rated a conservative 95%. I am the original owner, and the watch has been worn gently for a few weeks. Sacrificing only to fund something else that has caught my eye.
Giveaway price of $375 NET TO ME including USPS Priority Mail delivery. Paypal, money order, check if I know you. Email with questions and thanks for looking!
                                          Tim P.
"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other." -- Jack Handy
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