1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by kempoman » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:58 pm

He surely a one watch guy and the watch had being his tool. Cool story man!
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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by demer03 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:19 pm

As an update, I just heard from Mr. Dellow’s son. They are interested in getting it back to the family. He said his mom told him his dad took it to a watchmaker who said it couldn’t be repaired. I am having it serviced now. So, if they want to cover my costs, I’ll send it back to them. I’d want the same if it was my dads.
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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:22 pm

demer03 wrote:As an update, I just heard from Mr. Dellow’s son. They are interested in getting it back to the family. He said his mom told him his dad took it to a watchmaker who said it couldn’t be repaired. I am having it serviced now. So, if they want to cover my costs, I’ll send it back to them. I’d want the same if it was my dads.
Outstanding Mike, that is very kind of you.

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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by Chocodove » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:43 pm

Nice to see the circle almost being closed. Very well done.
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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by gwells » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:44 pm

:cheers:

very nice. too bad someone can't go knock that watchmaker in the balls a few times.

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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by dukerules » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:56 am

Good on you, Mike :cheers:

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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by rockmastermike » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:23 am

Outstanding

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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by Steve O. » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:14 am

Hmm...you know Mike, looking through some old pics, it appears that my Dad had a Gruen with cool shovel hands back in the day... :think:
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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by demer03 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:21 pm

Steve O. wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:14 am
Hmm...you know Mike, looking through some old pics, it appears that my Dad had a Gruen with cool shovel hands back in the day... :think:
Lol
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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by demer03 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:47 am

It turns out the family decided not to purchase it back. I feel guilty being happy about that as I really dig having it. At least I gave them, as his son said, a trip down memory lane.

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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:01 am

This is outstanding! You did the kind thing by offering, but now you have a cool watch and a great story. Winning!

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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by Bradley_Goodchil » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:07 am

Wow what a story!
And you cant beat a Zodiac
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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by snootydog » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:05 pm

Wow, I missed this post somehow. What a brilliant and interesting story. I'm glad they didn't want the watch back. With it's history and even photos to go with it , it probably means more to you than too the family. Like most people back then he probably moved on to a new fangled quartz watch which the family would be more likely to remember him wearing. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1966 Zodiac Seawolf and a surprise

Post by demer03 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:57 pm

Wearing it down in Florida today too :)

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