Movement : Manually Wound Zenith Cal. 2320
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1977
Case Size : 30mm
Case Thickness : 6.5mm
Lug to Lug : 44.5mm
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 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch only" and therefore comes with no original Zenith box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 16mm leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1977 and is sold in worn unpolished vintage condition, but overall in very fair condition, it still retains some of its original sticker on the case back, as you can see from the photographs. Some signs of wear will be seen. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15hyRDBIJSfgCcwCpl9cjFXq3i-2XNIJi?usp=drive_link
4K YouTube video, skip to 24:17 - https://youtu.be/4Rj3XfUnuAI
Here we have a rare 1977 Zenith Manually Wound "Tank" Blue Dial 01.0640.171 with an unpolished 30mm stainless steel “Tank” shaped multi-faceted case that sits on your wrist with flat-ended lugs. Chamfered angled sides create an interesting octagonal profile leading to a lug-to-lug length of 44.5mm and a case thickness of just 6.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit. Brushed sides and polished upper surfaces transition with crisp lines and play with the light as you rotate your wrist. On the right side, a signed crown and a flat crystal follow the contours of the octagonal case above a vertically brushed blue dial. Slender steel batons painted white and Roman 12 and 6 printed in white mark the hours, two elegant slim baton hands painted white complete this sophisticated understated dress watch. At 12 o’clock we have the Zenith motif. On the reverse a snap-off case back which still retains parts of its original sticker, inside a manually wound Zenith Cal. 2320, 17 jewels, beating at 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with its original 16mm leather strap.
It is no secret I have a weakness for Zenith as a brand and the Cartier Tank, so when this model was offered to me I had no choice but to buy it and own it myself for a while, unfortunately I cannot keep them all so here it is for sale... I wouldn't sleep on this one as it is a very fair price and I suspect won't stick around long, plus, if it does I'll find a way to justify keeping it for myself!
Zenith was founded in 1865 by 22-year-old watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot. Their manufacturing was based in Le Locle Switzerland. Famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911 and the North Pole in 1926, wore Zenith watches on his expeditions. In 1999 Zenith was purchased by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) joining brands like TAG and Hublot. Zenith is one of the only Swiss manufacturers to still produce their in-house movements. Their most recognised movement is the El Primero; it was released in 1969, went into production in 1975, and was re-issued in 1986.