You know us – we’ve been big fans of the usually quite-colorful stuff that Zodiac has been putting out here since they sort of relaunched the brand a few years back. Most of those have been very dive watch-focused as well. If you’ve been looking to time more than your dive (or parking meter) times, well, now you’re good to go with the Zodiac Sea-Chron watch.

As this is a vintage reissue with it’s roots somewhere in the 1960s, it should not be any surprise that the Zodiac Sea-Chron has a very familiar three-register layout. In the subdials you’ve got the running seconds (as the “main” seconds hand is for the chronograph), and then the chronograph minutes and hours being captured. Wrap all that in with the tachymeter scale on the chapter ring, and the twenty minute scale printed right on the main timing bezel, and you’ll be able to time just about anything.

And hey, if you want to time your dive, you can do that with the Zodiac Sea-Chron as well. The timing bezel can be used just as any other Zodiac diver would, and the 200m WR rating will keep things dry (just don’t activate the chronograph pushers under water).

Also, do note that the colors on the handset are going to be hard to see if you’re under water, even with the lume on the hands, dial, and bezel.

Starting out, there are two color schemes of the Zodiac Sea-Chron available. There’s the reverse panda that we’ve shown here, and then a very sharp blue-and-black color scheme that comes across as even dressier.

We’re also liking the looks of the new 5-link bracelet that is on this model, which also enhances the vintage feel. It’s available now for $2,495 directly from

Tech Specs from Zodiac

  • Sku: ZO3604
  • Case Size: 42MM
  • Strap Width: 20MM
  • Movement: Swiss Automatic
  • Case Color: Silver
  • Case Material: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Strap Color: Silver
  • Dial Color: Black, White
  • Strap Material: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Platform: SEA-CHRON
  • Case Water Resistance: 20 ATM
  • Closure: 2-touch Deployant/Butterfly
  • Strap Inner Circumference: 200+/- 5MM
  • Battery Type: No Battery

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Last Update: June 14, 2023