Scottish Watches Podcast #362 : The History and Future of Zodiac Watches With Mike Pearson

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Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast – Episode 362! We have not only a new guest today but also a brand that hasn’t gotten its dedicated podcast till now. Michael joined the watch industry 17 years ago, falling particularly in love with the story telling side and building connections with his customers. Through the years he’s worked for himself, various boutiques, Bremont, Wolf, and Zodiac now as Brand Director.

He talks about how the brands long history, since 1882, affects modern pieces, how the acquisition by Fossil has benefited them in terms of design and technological development for their movements. Plus, he hints at new colorways, materials, and complication coming shortly!

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Wristwatch check: Michael and Rikki are wearing the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin Automatic ZO9212 A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA black watch on a white surface Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing LEGO, toy Description automatically generated The second watch sent to us was the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Automatic Stainless Steel ZO9286 A silver and black watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing weapon, knife Description automatically generatedDave is wearing his Japanese domestic market Seiko Solar Land Tracer. No need for abuse. He had it already.A person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence The car propelled Michael into getting involved in the industry was the Peugeot 206.Here's Why The Peugeot 206 Is UnderratedWe’ll get to how the Zodiac killer stole Zodiac’s logo.undefinedWatches on the Screen: Zodiac Ariste Calame set up a workshop to produce specialized watches in 1882 continuing the legacy of his watchmaking family. This involved patenting both mechanisms and calibers. Over time this evolved into the first Zodiacs when he patented the name in 1908. Two examples of their mechanical prowess was the Zodiac extra flat pocket watch with a Zodiac caliber 1617 movement in 1924 and in 1930 their unique shock-proofing system that utilizes a z-shaped spring clip over the balance. Zodiac Triumph (Olympus) Locle & Geneve pocket watches with blue sapphire jewels | WatchUSeek Watch Forums1937 – Launches the 10.5 Ligne, 8-day wristwatch movement.1949 – Autographic had a gauge measuring hours of power, one of the only two watches at the time to have a power reserve collection.A vintage ad for the Zodiac Autographic Zodiac Autographic ref. 666 Power Reserve Automatic for ฿113,071 for sale from a Seller on Chrono24 In the 1950s Zodiac launches their most popular model, the Zodiac Sea Wolf. A vintage ad for the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf1950’s Zodiac Triple Date Moonphase Automatic. Michaels favorite complication from the brand. Servicing a Vintage 1950's Zodiac Automatic Moonphase Calibre A. Schil – ClockSavantZodiac Vintage Triple Date Moonphase Automatic WatchIn 1969 Zodiac launched the Astrographic featuring floating minute and hour hands and a small red moon that orbits the dial while counting the seconds. A vintage ad for the Zodiac Astrographic1972 Zodiac Astrographic Mystery dial automatic movementThe Olympus, launched in 1970, had the same floating hands as the Astrographic, but in a manta ray inspired case. A vintage ad for the Zodiac OlymposZodiac Olympos Watch | The CoolectorZodiac released the Dynotron as the first Swiss electronic watch in 1968. Zodiac Spacetronic (ESA Cal. 9150)… | The Watch SpotThe Fossil Group bought the brand in 2001 and introduce design updates and colors. Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Worn and Wound Limited Edition A watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidence Graphical user interface Description automatically generated with low confidence A watch on a table Description automatically generated with medium confidence https://www.ablogtowatch.com/visit-stp-watch-movement-manufacture-fossil-group-answer-eta/ Logo Description automatically generated A close up of a tire Description automatically generated with low confidence A picture containing indoor, kitchen, ceiling, miller Description automatically generated A picture containing indoor, cluttered Description automatically generated Zodiac Special Edition Super Sea Wolf Aquamarine Dream ZO9283 Zodiac Introduces the Super Sea Wolf Aquamarine Dream | SJX Watches A watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated A picture containing text, watch, blue, close Description automatically generated Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Automatic ZO9269 A watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidenceSuper Sea Wolf collection. https://www.zodiacwatches.com/en-us/watches/collections/super-sea-wolf/?&page=2 

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro Diver ZO3554 Graphical user interface, application Description automatically generated Zodiac Super Sea Wolf-53-Compression A group of watches Description automatically generated with medium confidenceZodia Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression ZO9275  A picture containing watch Description automatically generated Vintage Sea Wolf A person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Skin Automatic Stainless Steel ZO9213 A silver watch with a black face Description automatically generated with low confidence OG world timers.A picture containing watch, floor, different Description automatically generated Super Sea Wolf World Time ZO9410 A picture containing text, watch, floor, indoor Description automatically generated A watch on a leather surface Description automatically generated with low confidence Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation Automatic ZO9509 A picture containing watch, black Description automatically generated Olympos collection https://www.zodiacwatches.com/en-us/watches/collections/olympos/ A silver watch with a black band Description automatically generated with low confidence A watch on a stand Description automatically generated with low confidence Zodiac Olympos Military Worn and Wound Edition A couple of watches on a person's wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidence A person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence 

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Michael’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mikepearson6/ 

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