Zodiac 17J Autographic grade 1424 wind indicator wrist watch, RGF & SS round water-resistant case

Zodiac 17J Autographic grade 1424 wind indicator wrist watch, RGF & SS round water-resistant case

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Zodiac 17J Autographic grade 1424 wind indicator wrist watch, case #414113, vintage mechanical manual-wind nickel split plate movement with bold red ruby jewels, black metal dial with raised gold fancy Arabic-style numbers and chevron markers with luminous inserts, gold hash mark minute markers and a gold marked wind indicator in an arc under the center post has some small specks of discoloration across the dial, some flaking of the black at the edge and a few of the luminous inserts have patina and no longer retain their luminous properties, fancy skeletonized gold steel wedge-style hands, a gold sweep second hand and a short gold steel indicator hand with a triangular tip.

Rose gold filled (RGF) & stainless steel (SS) round water-resistant smooth polish case with a sloping bezel supporting a domed glass crystal and elegant tapering extended lugs, case is showing normal even wear overall with a number of small scratches and some brass showing on the lugs, frame and crown, additionally the auto-winding rotor is not properly applying power to the train, it appears it may be catching on the back cover when the watch is closed up as it swings freely when the back is removed, the watch can be wound manually as expected and we are selling the watch as a manual wind to reflect this issue, measures approx. 32mm in diameter x 41mm lug to lug x 11mm thick (crystal included), deeply textured red-brown leather strap band. A very high quality and desirable watch watch from the 1950s, ready to wear daily or for a motivated collector to restore to full functionality, in good overall condition!
  • Year Made: 1950s
  • Company: Zodiac
  • Jewels: 1117J
  • Setting/Movement Type: manual-wind
  • Model/Grade: Autographic grade 1424
  • Serial #: (case) #414113
  • Movement Finish: nickel
  • Movement Details: wind indicator
  • Dial Material: metal
  • Dial Color: black
  • Dial Details: luminous markers
  • Hand Style: skeletonized - standard, sweep second hand, wedge
  • Case Style: round
  • Case Material: Gold Filled - Rose, Stainless Steel
  • Case Details: water resistant (WR)
  • Case Width, without crown: 32mm (1.26 inches)
  • Case Length, lug to lug:  41mm (1.61 inches)
  • Case Thickness:  11mm (0.43 inches)
  • Interior Lug Width:  18mm (11/16")
  • Band Size: 7in. to 7.99in.
    (measurement range includes watch length & band)
  • Band Material: leather strap
  • Crystal Material: glass
  • Condition: Good
  • Gender: Gentlemen's
This watch is in our Mechanic's Special section because we consider it to have serious cosmetic or mechanical problems that are currently cost prohibitive to repair in-house, but the watch itself is of a high enough quality that it may be of interest as a repair project for some of our customers. Please read the Full Description, where we attempt to note the specific flaws or problems with the watch. In many cases, these problems do result in the watch not running, winding, or setting properly as is.

With that in mind, we do NOT offer our standard 30-day return on any Mechanic's Special items.
On these items, all sales are AS IS and FINAL.

Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.

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In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>. <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

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