Shot of the day: Zodiac 1750 SeaWolf Datographic

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In my collection I have a lot of “odd” watches. Odd in the sense of only one or T.W.O of the brand and/or model…

Often due to that I got attracted by the model and found one, but never came to peruse it all the way, or at least I haven’t so far…

The Zodiac SeaWolf is one of these “odd” watches for me…

Since I never went deep into Zodiac, I don’t know much about this model but from the document I found, the date version is a so called SeaWolf Datographic, most likely reference 1750.

Zodiac SeaWolf – 1750 Datographic

It looks like a common assumption is that the reference 1750 is the bakelit bezel version of the SeaWolf… 1750B for blue bezel and 1750W for white bezel.

But this document I have illustrates the 1750 with the metal bezel version. One could think that the W is referring to the dial colour and not the bezel colour. B as in black dial and W as in white dial… Food for thoughts…

Zodiac SeaWolf – catalogue

With a case size of 35 mm in diameter, big triangular luminous index and a external rotating bezel the SeaWolf have a lot of common point with other divers watches from the late 1950’s and 1960’s.

Zodiac SeaWolf Datographic – many common points with others

On the back there is a snap-on case back telling the depth rating, 20 ATM / 200 meters / 660 ft.

Zodiac SeaWolf Datographic – waterproof down to 200 m

Inside is the Zodiac Calibre 70-72 based on the AS 1987/1988.

I must say that I find the Zodiac SeaWolf very charming! Not sure why I never followed up on this…

Another watch from the same time period with a very similar case is the Girard-Perregaux reference 7897.

35 mm case, water resistant down to 200 meters, Calibre GP 31-09, based on the AS1649. Yes, the similarities are many.

Girard-Perregaux Deep Diver – Zodiac SeaWolf Datographic

On the Girard-Perregaux 7897 – I did peruse it all the way! But that is a story for another day…

Girard-Perregaux Deep Diver 7897 – six in a stack

Stay tuned, more on its way!

PS. For anything Girard-Perregaux related – please visit the The GP Chronicles!