This Zenith Port Royal V is an easy to enjoy, grab and go watch on the original bracelet – it even has a Zenith pin badge!  Model reference 53.0250.887.


Without papers or an inscription, it is not possible to date Zenith watches of this period with 100% accuracy, but we know this model of Port Royal was available in the very late nineties.  We do have a 1998 brochure with this model, and the price then was £945.  Unfortunately the warranty card has not been completed, but the print date for the guarantee booklet is from 03.99


There have been several generations of the Port Royal, each quite different from the last, and this was the fifth generation.  Zenith have had a mixed history with quartz watches – during the 1980’s they only made quartz watches, and today they only make mechanical watches (ranging from £5,500 to over £70,000).  In the mid nineties they launched their first mechanical watch for a long time, and this Port Royal is from just after that where they are keeping a foot in both camps!  For those of us that enjoy having a quartz watch for the simplicity and accuracy then this is a fine choice.  The black dial has a retro look, a little like Franck Muller designs, and the lumed hands make it very clear to read the time.  The case is unpolished and does have a ding on the right hand side, near 5.  We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.  The original bracelet is quite long and our sister website,, may have extra links if required.  The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.  The bracelet gold parts are 18k gold capped, and the crown is 18k gold.  If you wanted to wear this on a leather strap it would be possible, and would change the appearance quite dramatically.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, uncompleted papers, a Zenith lapel badge and our Certificate of Authenticity.  The watch cushion is losing the PU coating, which is very common for watches from this time (and shows the box is from the right period!)

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Width with crown  31.1 mm

Width without crown  29.0 mm

Between lugs  20 mm

Lug to lug length  42.7 mm

Case Thickness  6.9 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 186 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

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.