About This Watch:
The Triple-Date Moonphase Zodiac Ref 908 is a classic example of the elegant and quality timepieces Zodiac produces. This version, released in the 1950s, features a moon phase function, day, date, and month functions, housed in a stainless steel case and powered by an A. Schild Calibre 1402 movement.
The History: The Zodiac Watch Company was founded in 1882 in Le Locle, Switzerland by Ariste Calame. Ariste came from a long line of master watchmakers and set out to open his own workshop and focus on creating unique and dynamic timepieces built with the highest quality. They began production in 1908, and in 1930 launched the first automatic sports watch with the Zodiac Autographic. In 1953, Zodiac produced the innovative Sea Wolf, and later the Super Sea Wolf Dive watches, with the Super Sea Wolf being utilized by the U.S. Navy Seals in the 1970s.
The Watch: The Zodiac Ref 908 Triple Date Moonphase features a stainless steel 34mm case with a stainless steel case back and an acrylic crystal. Powered by an automatic A. Schild 1402 movement, the 908 has moon phase, day, date, and month functions. The case has four correctors on the sides for adjustment of the day/date/month and moon phase indicators. The black dial features gold indices and Arabic-style numerals for the hour markers, gold hour, minute, and second hands, and a gold date hand with a red-tipped indicator for the outer date scale. The day and month windows are located beneath the 12 o’clock position, with a moon phase window above the 6 o’clock position.
The Details: This Zodiac Ref 908 Triple-Date Moonphase is in good condition, with visible wear on the case and lugs, consistent with this timepiece's age. The crystal shows some light surface wear. The hour and minute hands, as well as the indices, have developed a patina. This timepiece comes with an aftermarket black leather strap with stainless steel buckle.