1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
Ref: 333 384

1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
1970s Zodiac Automatic Gold-Plated "TV Screen"
Regular price
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Sale price
$641.00
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Specification

Reference : 333 384
Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2670
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1970s
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 31mm
Lugs : 
22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel / Gold-Plated
Warranty :
 12-Months Non-waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Zodiac box or original Zodiac paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original full-size 22mm gold-plated flowing bracelet with a mesmerising geometric pattern that shimmers as you rotate your wrist secured by a signed folding clasp. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is in used condition, but overall in fair condition with little wear to the gold-plating throughout. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14gMQTDsnDKPf9qM8Xo_ncx9PUkSWIL_I?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 26:28 - https://youtu.be/Ncs99IJAnWs


The Watch

Here we have what is unmistakably a 70s timepiece, its 34mm Gold plated case reminds us of the TV sets of the time with its distinctive boxy shape and chamfer-edged sides leading to the hidden lugs. At 31mm lug-to-lug length and a case thickness of just 9mm, the watch makes a real statement on the wrist. The flat crystal has rounded corners protecting a two-tone champagne dial that reflects the checker pattern as you rotate your wrist. The sterile dial has two attractive gold-plated baton hands with a black centre line, at 12 o‚Äôclock we have the Zodiac motif and ‚ÄúAutomatic‚ÄĚ printed underneath completing this refined timepiece. On the reverse a stainless steel snap-off case back, inside an automatic ETA Cal. 2670, beating at 28,000 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with its original full-size 22mm gold-plated flowing bracelet with a mesmerising geometric pattern that shimmers as you rotate your wrist secured by a signed folding clasp.


Personal Note

I am on a gold kick at the moment snapping up as many solid gold or interesting gold-plated watches as I can, especially amazing ones like this unapologetically 1970s Zodiac "TV"! I truly do believe collectors are waking up to the value watches like this hold in the watch world, especially with how difficult it is to produce such a design and bracelet today for example, but all of this can be had for less than £500?! Don't sleep on this one as its the sort of watch I will happily keep for myself if it doesn't sell.


The Brand

Zodiac was founded in 1882 by Ariste Calame. Their headquarters can be found in Locle Switzerland. The name Zodiac was patented in 1908 when he started to manufacture wristwatches. In 1953 we saw the introduction of the Sea Wolf, one of the first commercial purpose-built dive watches. On October 1, 2001, Fossil Inc. purchased the worldwide rights to the Zodiac brand name for approximately $4.7 million.