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I recently acquired Zodiac Sea Wolf with somewhat strange dial / hands combination.
Before I commit to service it would be nice to know how rare this version is.
I couldn't find much on the web. One site listed it as a "transitional model" whatever that means.
If anyone could help dating and providing more info regarding this model it would be greatly appreciated.

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Mid 70s. The last Sea Wolfs using the AS 1687 based 72b movement. The transition is away from the 72b movement and traditional Sea Wolf style to ETA movements and a Rolex/TAG aping style. This particular model was made in few different dial colors and bezel combinations. As rare as the earlier Vietnam era Sea Wolfs.
 

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And how rare Vietnam era Sea Wolfs are? On a scale from 1 to 10? I'm not familiar with Zodiacs at all. Is it worth servicing?
 

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This is a beautiful piece and in an excellent condition! The rarity of Sea Wolves is mostly relevant to their condition not to their frequency of appearance for sale. Finding one in such a condition can be rather difficult. I would certainly service it and wear it!


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And how rare Vietnam era Sea Wolfs are? On a scale from 1 to 10? I'm not familiar with Zodiacs at all. Is it worth servicing?
I think it is worth servicing, but I collect Sea Wolfs. If it isn't worth servicing to you, it is certainly worth selling.

I wouldn't call Viet Nam era Sea Wolfs rare, but then again, I'd say 99% of what I see described as rare isn't what I would consider rare.
 

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Mid 70s. The last Sea Wolfs using the AS 1687 based 72b movement. The transition is away from the 72b movement and traditional Sea Wolf style to ETA movements and a Rolex/TAG aping style. This particular model was made in few different dial colors and bezel combinations. As rare as the earlier Vietnam era Sea Wolfs.
^This!

Case 966. Issued in two versions - date and day/date.
With black, blue and white dials.
Various bezel color known. Definitely it is a keeper.
And one correction to above statement. This one is not the last one with 72b movement. Last one was 906 case. See below:
 

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