Zodiac ZO9266 Just Landed

Saw this on sale yesterday and couldn’t resist, it has been on my want list for at least three years I think.

I am blown away, it’s truly a stunning piece in person (if you like that sort of thing!)

Zodiac seem to have taken on board criticism over the hard-to-remove endlinks and have fitted these quick release springbars! Having just used them to remove the bracelet prior to sizing, I now wish every bracelet came with these as standard!

now on to the pics:

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Finishing up with the Super Sea Wolf on a modern, brown, FKM Tropic style rally strap. 😍👌 

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Nice watch, good for you! 👏 👏 👏 

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Attractive watch, I like the different take on the bezel. Looks good on the strap. 

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Congrats! 

What's the significance of the 3 minute intervals on the bezel? 

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Great purchase! Enjoy it!!

Btw, the movie Zodiac is amazing, just in case you haven't watched it, David Fincher is amazing at making thrillers

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IanCognito

Congrats! 

What's the significance of the 3 minute intervals on the bezel? 

Pinched from a Gear Patrol article:

"...Cozumel, 2016, 85 feet down, you’re swimming past the coral heads on Palancar. Your dive computer starts beeping; it’s time to ascend. At 15 feet, you pause for a three-minute safety stop to let your body off-gas accumulated nitrogen. Hovering there, drifting in the blue, you count down the minutes, not with your digital dive computer, but with the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 on your wrist. Feels just as good as it did 40 years ago."

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IanCognito

Congrats! 

What's the significance of the 3 minute intervals on the bezel? 

I'm pretty sure that's a leftover feature from vintage designs (and more commonly seen on chronographs).

Goes back to the days of payphones and having to pay a nickel for 3 minutes. 15 cents gets you 9 minutes so you can set the bezel to avoid the call ending early.

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Enjoy that awesome watch!

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I was just thinking about this watch! Enjoy it!

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Zodiacs are great watches. Congratulations and enjoy it!

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Well, I have been defeated by the bracelet. I tried three different bracelet tools, but none of the pin pushers are long enough to get the pins out and they are impossible to pull with (covered) pliers. Ugh. 

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Update: I have triumphed over the bracelet lol 😆 

Worst bracelet resizing ever!  Just be aware of that if you get one. 

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Awesome swap out on the band! Great watch!!!