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ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 am

Discovering its desire for travel and exploration, Zodiac originally created the Aerospace in 1966 as an evolution to the famed Super Sea Wolf. With a Swiss-made ETA2893-2 automatic movement, this reimagined, limited edition style is the pinnacle of expert timekeeping with a universal Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) tracker that allows you to tell time in two places simultaneously. Extremely precise, this high-functioning watch's accuracy is only matched by the classic simplicity of its stainless steel design. Expected to ship by 03/28.

Case size: 40 mm x 48 mm
Case thickness: 13 mm
Lug width: 20 mm
Movement: Automatic
Origin: Swiss Made
Packaging: Zodiac Black Box
Warranty: 2 Year International
Water resistant: 20 ATM
https://www.zodiacwatches.com/products/ ... teel-watch
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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by Aaron Shapiro » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:44 am

Nailed it.


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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by james80 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:44 am

Yes please and some NATOs!

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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by JBZ » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:52 am

I really like a lot of the stuff Zodiac has been putting out lately, including this one. And they're doing a lot of stuff in 40mm and not too thick, which is also nice to see.
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Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:02 am

I really like the look. Why do they make everything so limited? They need to use sapphire for the bezel at that price also. 2nd hand discount would make it an attractive buy.

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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:26 am

Whoa, these are awesome Terry ! :o :salute: Seems like every time Zodiac comes
out with a watch now, it's awesome, or one that I would want. Just love these !!! :excited:

Really appreciate you finding, and posting about them !

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Post by tmw » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:33 am

Ok, and I like this one. Well, not 1700 watch like, but like it.

I have a super sea wolf, and they are done well....
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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:11 am

Another new Zodiac, pretty cool looking.


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Post by Jeep99dad » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:28 am

I like these a lot and beat anything Tudor put out today

I like this GMT a lot it even if I’d prefer a different crown. But mostly i wish they had developed their own mvt with jumping hour hand like Alpina did.

Price isn’t crazy for that brand given gmt Micros like Monta and Farer go for 1500-2000$ too
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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:52 am

So much yawn at Basel this yr.

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Post by Nellipj » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:56 am

Not bad at all.

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Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:47 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:I like these a lot and beat anything Tudor put out today Image

I like this GMT a lot it even if I’d prefer a different crown. But mostly i wish they had developed their own mvt with jumping hour hand like Alpina did.

Price isn’t crazy for that brand given gmt Micros like Monta and Farer go for 1500-2000$ too
Good call on the crown, that's a dress watch crown.

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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by River Rat » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:59 pm

Personally I like this one better and cheaper to even gave it some thought in buying one.
https://www.zodiacwatches.com/collectio ... olf-zo9266

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Post by Jeep99dad » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:49 pm

River Rat wrote:Personally I like this one better and cheaper to even gave it some thought in buying one.
https://www.zodiacwatches.com/collectio ... olf-zo9266
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But not GMT, so if someone wanted GMT, it’s the only current Zodiac offering I think
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Post by tmw » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:45 pm

I actually keep looking at this one.

It’s the damn price on it knowing how much you can get these discounted for the seawolf models.
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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:46 pm

The limited edition is pretty small though. I think 182 pieces of each version.


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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:29 pm

So tempted but wondering why they are adding tax in TX

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Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:53 pm

Aaron Shapiro wrote:The limited edition is pretty small though. I think 182 pieces of each version.


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I don't get why they would make it such a limited edition. Is that all the ETA movements they could get? Time for an STP GMT movement.

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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by Steve O. » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:56 am

MikeyLikesIt wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:29 pm
So tempted but wondering why they are adding tax in TX
Fossil (Zodiac) is based in Texas.

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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:03 am

Honestly, I am impressed with Zodiac. With such a polarizing show so far it looks like they nailed this model. Hopefully, this is a sign of the times for Zodiac and shows some of Fossil's intentions with the brand (if we the Sea Wolfeses didn't already). I'd love to see STP step up their game and create an accurate GMT movement. Can you imagine this watch, sapphire crystal, and bezel, plus a flyer's GMT at around ~$1800 MSRP? I'd be a buyer.

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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:56 pm

Steve O. wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:56 am
MikeyLikesIt wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:29 pm
So tempted but wondering why they are adding tax in TX
Fossil (Zodiac) is based in Texas.
Did not know that. Looks like it's all sold out

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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by matt.wu » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 pm

Aaron Shapiro wrote:Honestly, I am impressed with Zodiac. With such a polarizing show so far it looks like they nailed this model. Hopefully, this is a sign of the times for Zodiac and shows some of Fossil's intentions with the brand (if we the Sea Wolfeses didn't already). I'd love to see STP step up their game and create an accurate GMT movement. Can you imagine this watch, sapphire crystal, and bezel, plus a flyer's GMT at around ~$1800 MSRP? I'd be a buyer.
There’s a big gap between making nice watches with outsourced movements and making nice watches with in-house movements. If Zodiac was able to produce that, it probably be at a much inflated price point.

It’s precisely what’s so impressive about brands like Nomos. Small brands doing legitimate movement design and production at a reasonable price point. The style often is polarizing, but the value is unmatched.

Certainly, some big brands do it too (Seiko) but it’s a little less impressive.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:37 pm

The orange one is sold out now
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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by Ryeguy » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:43 am

matt.wu wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Aaron Shapiro wrote:Honestly, I am impressed with Zodiac. With such a polarizing show so far it looks like they nailed this model. Hopefully, this is a sign of the times for Zodiac and shows some of Fossil's intentions with the brand (if we the Sea Wolfeses didn't already). I'd love to see STP step up their game and create an accurate GMT movement. Can you imagine this watch, sapphire crystal, and bezel, plus a flyer's GMT at around ~$1800 MSRP? I'd be a buyer.
There’s a big gap between making nice watches with outsourced movements and making nice watches with in-house movements. If Zodiac was able to produce that, it probably be at a much inflated price point.

It’s precisely what’s so impressive about brands like Nomos. Small brands doing legitimate movement design and production at a reasonable price point. The style often is polarizing, but the value is unmatched.

Certainly, some big brands do it too (Seiko) but it’s a little less impressive.
Alpina has done this with an in house modified Sellita movement. While it certainly isn’t a true in house movement, but it bridges the the two camps by providing an additional feature (jump hour hand GMT) in a factory supported / warrantied package in a sub $2K MSRP.

I guess since Alpina is the only “affordable” brand I can think of who does this, they might be considered to be the exception that proves the rule.

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Re: ZODIAC Limited Edition Aerospace GMT

Post by gonzomantis » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:33 am

The minute hand is too short. It should be lengthened so it goes halfway across the dial markers, like the SSW.

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