Anyone jumping on this?

At Wind up Watch NYC, Zodiac released a 500 unit run of a ceramic COSC sea wolves for $1600 bucks (which is about $7000 Canadian with our total shite exchange rate, taxes and duties, brokerage fees, and a poke in the eye with a sharp stick).  Add to that my watch savings account is growing in negative direction due to recent and accelerating interest rate spikes. 

Anyway, my COSC Super Sea Wolf is awesome, and I'd jump on this in a heartbeat under different circumstances.  The only issues with my SSW are that it needs a date window and needs better lume - I think this edition addresses both issues.

My SSW:

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The ceramic is on the zodiac website and there only a few left.  

Just curious if anyone taking a flyer on this one!

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I have a Zodiac on my wish list and this one was very tempting but I decided against it for now as I have my heart set on something else. Hopefully we will see more of these in the future and I will jump on board down the road. Zodiac has some great brand heritage so it’s a box I’m keen to tick off for sure. Timing is everything as they say!

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Although I disagree that the date window is an improvement, this is a watch I’d wear. If my bank account weren’t a consideration, I’d be thinking real hard about this. 

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Yo, @JaeBust! We got a watch for you! Buy one of this for WC to gawk at and lust after, please? 😛🫣

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I wish the case wasn't so shiny. For some reason gloss black cases don't work for me. If it was matt/basted... now that would be something but I actuallt prefer the DLC coated diver they have over this one.

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I couldn't see any limit and also it is not under the limited edition section?

EDIT: I mean it seems like it is available for longer, not limited.

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MegaBob

I wish the case wasn't so shiny. For some reason gloss black cases don't work for me. If it was matt/basted... now that would be something but I actuallt prefer the DLC coated diver they have over this one.

Mod it with some 18k white gold bezel and hands. Problem solved 😛😂

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As a fellow Canadian I feel your pain. I sit at home thinking how awesome 2008-2009 was as a Canadian consumer when our dollar was briefly worth more than the USD. If only one could time travel or send money and instructions to past selves.

Anyway I like the Zodiac Seawolf Line a lot but I to will pass on this one due to exchange rates and potential duty charges. I $1700 like Zodiac I do not $7000 like Zodiac lol. I honestly will not buy a watch worth more than $300 again from any source outside Canada at least until our dollar recovers (may be a while).

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nice colour combo on the new zodiac

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The LE doesn't look like much after the pop of color from your SSW.

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AussieWatchGuy

I have a Zodiac on my wish list and this one was very tempting but I decided against it for now as I have my heart set on something else. Hopefully we will see more of these in the future and I will jump on board down the road. Zodiac has some great brand heritage so it’s a box I’m keen to tick off for sure. Timing is everything as they say!

I know right?  A brand from 1882, and one of first diving watches in 1953 with the Sea Wolf.  

And STP is owned by Fossil - so they have as much right to say 'an in house movement' as Omega, or about a hundred other companies.  

We can keep in eye out and maybe snag one down the road ?

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dgstng

I couldn't see any limit and also it is not under the limited edition section?

EDIT: I mean it seems like it is available for longer, not limited.

You're right!  When I was on their site last night, it had said 'only a few left' and now that seems to be missing.  When I heard the watch discussed in an article about Wind up Watch Fair (I forget which one) they had mentioned a 500 unit limited run.

So maybe that's changed?  Guess wait and see.  I do know that they retire designs more frequently than many companies so most of their models are limited, though with much higher numbers 

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The issue with this release is that it's misleading to call it ceramic. It is a steel case with a PVD ceramic coating. That is very different from a true ceramic watch (e.g. Tudor black bay ceramic, a multitude of Rado releases, etc). Ceramic watches are usually much pricier than $1700 and they seem to be intentionally misleading folks by calling it a Ceramic Sea Wolf.

From this article: http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2022/10/25/watch-alert-zodiac-super-sea-wolf-ceramic/ 

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admit_to_IM

The issue with this release is that it's misleading to call it ceramic. It is a steel case with a PVD ceramic coating. That is very different from a true ceramic watch (e.g. Tudor black bay ceramic, a multitude of Rado releases, etc). Ceramic watches are usually much pricier than $1700 and they seem to be intentionally misleading folks by calling it a Ceramic Sea Wolf.

From this article: http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2022/10/25/watch-alert-zodiac-super-sea-wolf-ceramic/ 

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Good point!  

I hadn't really focused on that point, but you are correct.  I have a Rado Capt Cook that's full ceramic and they use a Ti for the back casecover and a steel (or ti?) threaded tube for the metal crown to screw onto.  

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Seems this Zodiac model has a steel cage inside.  My full steel sea wolf is still a very light watch relative to most of my other steel watches, so I wouldn't be too worried that this one is too bulked up or heavy.

While the article states it's a 'coating' in the pic it appears it's got quite a bit of width to it.

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So it's good to keep in mind it's not a full depth ceramic, but the principle reason to go ceramic is that it's got a unique deep black color and it's got insane scratch resistance.  So luckily these traits would still be present even if it has an internal steel cage.   👍