A men’s 1950’s Zenith Pilot watch in a stainless steel case is a sure fire winner.


From the serial number on the movement we can date this watch to being made circa 1959.


The light gold dial is very clean, and we are not absolutely certain if this has been restored at some point.  There is very light pitting to the dial, and the minute dots appear hand applied rather than machine done.  This could be original, as there is no overlap paint on the applied markers (even around the applied logo) and the minute dots are normally not even attempted.  But we have priced the watch as if it had been redialed, and took a close up photo to allow you to decide for yourselves.

The hands have had the lume removed.  The 18 jewel calibre 120 in house movement is a pleasure to wind via the original signed crown, and has a hacking feature normally reserved for military watches – this was to allow Pilots to calibrate the watch to the plane, hence the nickname.  Some watches did feature the name PILOT on the dial and caseback, but not on this example.  For a hand winding watch to still have the original crown after nearly sixty years suggests the watch has not had a hard life,  The stainless steel case, so popular with collectors, is good and you can still see the bevels on the lugs.  The strap is new.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  33.5 mm

Width without crown  35.6 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  39.9 mm

Case Thickness  9.9 mm

Bracelet maximum length   mm n/a

All sizes are approximate

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.