This Zenith pocket watch is running nicely and quite scarce to find with the original fitted box.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1964. What is remarkable is that Zenith made this movement from 1905 all the way until 1982, and we have found an advert from 1920 for a very similar design. Our watch has just slight differences, most noticeable being shock protection on the balance, but from the outside only the bow is different.
There are many reasons to buy a Zenith pocket watch. Zenith were founded in 1865, so spent their formative years only making pocket watches and this is what established their reputation. The fact the 18-28 calibre movement was made for 77 years is testament to the quality of the original design, and while improvements were made over time none were significantly different to the original movement. The most noticeable and practical improvement was the addition of shock protection on the balance – many pocket watches have broken balances due to the lack of this feature. This zenith pocket watch has a base metal case that is original – many gold pocket watches were scrapped for their gold cases and the movements added to generic cases, but the inside of the hinged case back is stamped Zenith on this watch. The dial is not cracked, but does have light spotting. The blued spade hands are nice and catch the light beautifully. The oval bow is just the right stiffness, and the case hinges are strong.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 58 mm (excluding bow)
Width without crown 48.6 mm
Case Thickness 14.3 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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