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I recently purchased a ZAIGOR wristwatch which may or may not be military. It is a 17J mvt with ZA 4213 stampped on back. Wesolowski's boo does'nt have it. Can any one identify what the AZ is? It is a non-hack mvt.
Bob Farricy, IHC #259
A firm named Girards has the above watch listed for sale. Is it like yours? The Girards discription claims it was used by the British military in the 1960's / 1970's. The above is said to have a 21 j movement. The seller claims it is marked RA947 on the back, which they claim was stamped into the watch by the military.
First, to me this watch does not look like a military watch used by the United Kingdom. Second, the marking "RA947" does not appear to be consistent with the NATO stock codes used by the U.K. at that time. Finally, no broad arrow property mark is noted. It might be a nice watch, but I don't think it was issued by the U.K. Many sellers are attempting to cash-in on the military watch trend.
BTW, I checked Pritchard for the name "Zaigor" and it was not listed. Thus, the watch might or might not be Swiss, maybe Russian, Chinese or Japanese? Zaigor is an odd name. One I have not yet seen.
Thanks for your post.
Thanks Greg for the info. No my watch does nt look at all like the one you pictured. I thought the AZ might stand for ANZAC but there was no arrow. The case back markings are in English (waterproof,etc.) I appreciate your effort.
I think that "ZA" is sometimes used as a two-charater symbol for South Africa.
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