This men’s Zenith Port Royal is from the fifth incarnation of this long running product line, and is model reference 01.0250.887
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
While we greatly admire Zenith watches, they can be difficult to date. We know from the Manfred Rossler Zenith book that the Port Royal V was produced between 1994 and 1999. and we have an interview from 1998 with the MD of Zenith UK stating the automatic Port Royal V was about to launched, but the quartz was already available. We have also seen watches with stamped guarantee papers from between 1995 and 2001, so we are estimating 1997 as a likely year of production for this particular watch. LMVH bought Zenith in 1999.
This Port Royal V is in good condition. There are a few small marks on the case, which are hard to see with the naked eye, and the bracelet also has small scuff marks but you should expect these on an unpolished 20+ year old watch. The movement is an ETA 15 jewel, branded Zenith 877 is working perfectly. One screw is missing from the case back, which we are trying to replace. The syringe hands are lumed, as are the quarter hour pips on the art deco inspired dial. The aftermarket bracelet is very long, so much so that the photos and video show the watch with two links removed (they can be refitted if required, and will come with the watch). This watch has conventional lugs and could be worn on a 20 mm leather strap too, which would totally change the look of the watch. The curved sapphire crystal is perfect. This Port Royal comes in a Zenith small cardboard box, possibly from a battery repair rather than the one when the watch was new.
This watch will be supplied with a small Zenith presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 31.2 mm
Width without crown 29.0 mm
Between lugs 20 mm
Lug to lug length 42.9 mm
Case Thickness 7.2 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 216 mm
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. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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