Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression ZO9269 ‘Watermelon Candy’ Watch Hands-On

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression ZO9269 ‘Watermelon Candy’ Watch Hands-On

I love tones and I love exemplary watch plans delivered for the sake of entertainment tones. So you can envision my grin when I saw this variant of the Zodiac Sea Wolf Compression jumper (the refreshed name Zodiac is utilizing for the beforehand named Super Sea Wolf 53 ) being delivered for 2018 when meeting with the brand during Baselworld a couple of months back. Zodiac has no absence of inventive fun with their traditionally motivated current plunge watches –as large numbers of the brilliant restricted version models validate. For this specific rendition of the Super Sea Wolf the imaginative group was roused by a vintage jumping veil that I accept is from the 1960s or 1970s. Delivered in coral orange and sea blue, the specific tones help me to remember some watermelon enhanced treats. Without an authority name beside the reference ZO9269, I currently consider this the “Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Watermelon Candy Diver.” Feel allowed to come up with your own name motivated by these charming summer colors.

All pictures by Ariel Adams

Watermelon Candy or vintage jumping hardware (regardless of what pictures you consider when seeing this amicable looking variant of the Super Sea Wolf), the tints are striking and polarizing. Not every person will actually want to pull off these tones nor will everybody need to. Zodiac plainly delivers more traditionalist adaptations of the Super Sea Wolf  yet these more in vogue renditions do unquestionably draw in somewhat more visual consideration. I think the objective for Zodiac is to utilize wild models like the Watermelon Candy to get you to see more chic components – yet they understand most purchasers will like the general plan and offer yet pick a more conventional dark or blue dial.


For those of you acquainted with the last couple of ages of Zodiac plunging watches, you most likely review a correspondingly styled steel metal arm band with a real opening fasten (not a security style wristband deployant). Zodiac updated this arm band so it has a similar Jubilee-style look, however with a butterfly deployant framework. This is an overhaul, in my opinion.

The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression plunge watch itself is 40mm wide in tempered steel and water-impervious to 200m. Over the dial is a level AR-covered sapphire gem and a hard mineral precious stone (solid than acrylic) is utilized over the turning diver’s bezel to give a “bakelite” look (or on the off chance that you are more current, a sapphire gem look). The tones for me are fun and striking, and I call it “Watermelon Candy” in light of the fact that as opposed to being the genuine red and green of watermelon natural product, this helps me to remember fake tones utilized on some watermelon candy I’ve experienced throughout the long term. These kid cordial tones help cause device watches to feel somewhat more fun and summery. The message to me is that this is a watch to wear when you are feeling anything other than genuine. Once more, it is a genuine device watch with a not really genuine skin (simply the manner in which I like it).

Inside the watch is extraordinary compared to other mechanical developments at this value point. For the last age of these models Zodiac has been utilizing their in-house STP 3-13 programmed development. STP and Zodiac are both possessed by the Fossil Group, which is the reason the term “in-house” is utilized. The STP 3-13 has a couple of enhancements over the past STP programmed developments utilized. Most remarkable is the capacity to all the more finely change the development to keep up better accuracy.


It is additionally intriguing that Zodiac didn’t plan for this reference ZO9296 watch to be a restricted release. This will be a full creation unit (for the present) however I don’t figure it will be delivered perpetually for quite a long time to come. For the individuals who need a moderate and adaptable games watch, in a generally unconventional tone, this “Watermelon Candy” (otherwise known as vintage plunging veil) Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression jump watch could be ideal for you. Cost is $1,395. zodiacwatches.com