Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

Postby koimaster » August 22nd 2018, 9:00am

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Re: Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 22nd 2018, 9:11am

Not bad. I kind of like it.
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Re: Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

Postby foghorn » August 22nd 2018, 9:24am

I like it a lot,but my days of buying chronos have passed.

I noticed that it was stated in the video that it was an ISA quartz movement. I contacted Zodiac last week inquiring as to the movement used and got this response.



Kiran (Zodiac Watches)

Aug 14, 4:07 PM CDT

Dear Jeff,

Thank you for reaching out to Zodiac Watches. We apologize for the delay in our reply. We currently have a high volume of requests and are working towards resolving each issue. We are delighted to hear of your interest in our Zodiac Grandrally Collection! Please note, the chronograph movement style used in this collection is Antima.









WTF is Antima?
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Re: Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

Postby 3Flushes » August 22nd 2018, 9:50am

foghorn wrote:I like it a lot,but my days of buying chronos have passed.

I noticed that it was stated in the video that it was an ISA quartz movement. I contacted Zodiac last week inquiring as to the movement used and got this response.



Kiran (Zodiac Watches)

Aug 14, 4:07 PM CDT

Dear Jeff,

Thank you for reaching out to Zodiac Watches. We apologize for the delay in our reply. We currently have a high volume of requests and are working towards resolving each issue. We are delighted to hear of your interest in our Zodiac Grandrally Collection! Please note, the chronograph movement style used in this collection is Antima.









WTF is Antima?


Antima was a low end house for many years, really cheap to almost decent merch.

It appears in the following from the 3flushes library that Zodiac acquired an Antima building in 2013- or a building in Antima- I couldn't find too much more and nothin about the work that's done in that building other than the link; found nothing to indicate any manufacturer makes movements there. The link has an interesting time line and Hx about Zodiac- I think you'd like it foggy.

https://www.zodiacwatches.com/pages/history
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Re: Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

Postby Pubbie » August 22nd 2018, 9:52am

Looks like a Fossil group movement maker.

ISA went bust. They made the shit movement in my cheap LIP. Workable until the battery dies, then changing it has a good chance of breaking the movement apparently, even with requisite skill.
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Re: Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

Postby Rusty » August 22nd 2018, 12:49pm

I like the look but I think it is about $200 overpriced compared to a Chinese chrono that may very well have a Seiko mecha-quartz movement.
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Re: Watch Closely: The Zodiac Grandrally Chronograph

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