1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
Ref: 350300

1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
1940s Zais Watch Chronograph Hinged Lugs Landeron 13
Regular price
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Sale price
£650.00
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Specification

Reference : 350300
Movement : Manually Wound Landeron 13
Age :¬†ÔĽŅ1941/1950
Specific Age : Circa. 1940s
Case Size : 32.5mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs :
 16mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch

Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original ZAIS Watch box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited 16mm leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1940s and is sold in worn, vintage condition and signs of wear and age can be seen throughout. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.


The Watch

ZAIS Watch was one of the brands registered for G.Leon Breitling SA as well as many other brands including Coco, Koco, Locarno, Nicely, Refery, and Rising Sun. Many of these chronographs were used by the German Luftwaffe during World War 2.

Here we have a 1940s Zais Watch Chronograph with a 32.5mm stainless steel case, attractive hinged/articulating lugs that hug the wrist¬†with a lug to lug of 46mm and a case thickness of 12.5mm to ensure a comfortable fit. Down the right side, we have the square chronograph pushers and a large crown in the centre, a slim bezel holds a domed crystal above a faded multi-scale dial, the dial shows signs of ageing throughout but has an appealing vintage aesthetic.¬†Around the outer edge is a Telemetre scale that measures the distance between the user and the event seen and heard, it was used to calculate when artillery fired, when you saw the flash of the shot of the artillery, you push the start button and push the stop button when the thunder of the explosion was heard. An inner 60-minute track has thick black lines marking the hours,¬†the centre Tachymetre scale has faded over time. At 3 o‚Äôclock a 30-minute register and at 9 o‚Äôclock the small second's register completes this enchanting vintage timepiece, slim thermally blued pencil hands are complemented by a red chronograph hand each hitting its mark.¬†At 12 o‚Äôclock we have the Zais Watch motif with ‚ÄúChronographe‚ÄĚ printed above, in the centre ‚ÄúAnti Magnetique‚ÄĚ.¬†On the reverse, a snap-off case back, inside a Manually Wound Landeron 13, 17 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour, this early column-wheel chronograph was also used by Heuer during the same time period. The watch comes fitted on a 16mm black leather strap.


Personal Note

It's not every day that you come across a wonderful 1940s Chronograph, especially one with hinged/articulating lugs that just look fantastic and really add a sense of added size on the wrist, all powered by a rarely seen Landeron movement used by some of the big boys at the time like Heuer! If you are looking for a vintage Chronograph, I'd highly recommend considering this one, especially for such a fair price!