A classically proportioned men’s Zenith gold dress watch is always going to make an elegant addition to any collection.  Model reference 33-0190.225.


Sadly the hallmarks on this watch are Swiss, which don’t carry a date code.  Likewise information from Zenith themselves is thin on the ground, so we have to look elsewhere.  Tissot used the same base movements in their watches between 1983 and 1992, which also fits the styling and size of this watch, so we think this was made circa 1987.  This also fits the time period where Zenith were only making quartz watches.


You could say that dress watches are only for black tie events, or weddings.  But you could wear this this Zenith with a suit, or shorts, to a wedding or to Wetherspoons.  It is not flash, but just understated quality.  The thin case is solid gold, and apart from a few small marks is in good shape – the worst mark is on the side of the case near 4.  The movement is a set and forget ETA 955.412 quartz with quick set calendar.  There is no second hand, so nothing gives away that this is not one of the later mechanical watches.  We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred – black would look more formal for example.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  35.5 mm

Width without crown  34.0 mm

Between lugs  17 mm

Lug to lug length  41.5 mm

Case Thickness  5.2 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

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.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.