1970s Zenith Automatic Silver
Zenith is a brand that I have the utmost love for, their build quality and movement quality has transended through the years since the early days of the brand up to today! This beautiful 70s Zenith is no exception! The glossy silver dial is actually curved towards the outer edge of the dial, creating an unusual and mesmorising glow to the dial in certain lights. The case shape slopes over the wrist perfectly, in regards to vintage Zenith, a watch like this is quinticential to what they offered!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and comes with no box or paperwork, the watch is paired on a generic black leather strap. The watch has no service history, however it is running and running okay for a watch of it's age. The condition is good, with a few marks to the dial.
I personally own a Zenith and it has been everywhere with me! There are very few watches I own that I wouldn't sell if the right price came up, however my Zenith is one of them! So the brand... Killer! Their watches? Even more killer! Treat yourself.
- Automatic Zenith Calibre
- Specific Age
- Case Size
- Case Thickness
- Lug to Lug
- Box & Papers
- Case Material
- Stainless Steel
- Service History
- Unknown Service History.
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Where to even begin with such a beautiful watch like this? Let's get the facts out of the way! This is an 18ct Gold Zenith from 1954/55 running a beautiful manual wound movement from Zenith! This watch was serviced in October 2016 and had it's mainspring replaced, therefore as you can expect it is running very well for a 63 year old watch! The dial is also immaculate and untouched, it being preserved in the condition it is in would suggest to me that this was purchased by someone who would only take it out for very special occasions, therefore rarely seen time on the wrist!
If I had to choose just one dress watch I truly think this would be it! Believe me I'm keeping the photos of this one on my phone for the future hunting, I'll want another one for me!
I have now sold and handled a fair few examples of the Combat Sub by Glycine and each time they never fail to amaze me in build quality and overall how well they wear on the wrist, they have a slim profile with tapering lugs that just hug the wrist. The watch offers everything you could want in a dive watch, great water resistency, build quality, lots of lume... But majority of people who wear dive watches don't dive with them, so it's a great thing they also nailed the aesthetics of this watch.
Easily a great option for someone looking for a quality diver watch on a budget, even if budget isn't an issue I think this watch brings a lot to the table. Treat yourself and realise why some people go mad for these!
Points of Mention
The overall condition of this watch is very good, few hairline scratches here and there but nothing major at all. The bezel has some difficulty moving, it can be very, very stiff. The watch comes paired on it's original bracelet, all spare links included.
If I was to buy an affordable diver watch I would very easily be tempted to buy one of these over a Seiko Diver, it offers more in build quality in my opinion. Plus I just really like how the watch looks, your traditional diver aesthetics you'd come to expect but with a little bit more, plus the options for these are endless!
Some of you will remember this watch, I sold it with first refusal to buy it back, when that offer came up I took it back in a second, transferred the money on the spot and put it straight on my wrist! I love this watch, the design is so strong and prominent, the case size is perfect on the wrist, the strap just pops in the light and the dial plays so well... Can you tell I really, really like this watch yet?
The dial of this watch reminds me of a wallpaper straight out of the 80s. The design is very clearly inspired by the Cartier Tank but it has a whole different feel, the design is very fun and colourful. This is perfect for the guy or gal who wants a rectangular watch, don't miss out on this one! Or do so I can keep it longer, I'm cool with that too... Hehe!
Points of Mention
Battery was replaced in 2017 and a new strap ordered from Raymond Weil directly to get the exact replacement to the old crocodile strap, they had 6 left in stock so I rushed to get it! The gold plating is in overall great condition, few signs of wear as you can see from the photos.
No need for this here, I may have gone over the top with my main description. I love this watch... Buy it, don't buy it... I'm cool as long as I get to keep it a bit longer haha!
There is some serious charm when it comes to a vintage watch that is essentially a mystery, this is exactly one of those! "Waterproof" stated on the sector dial with bold syringe hands, sub seconds at 6o’clock and lovely Arabic numerals. The design of this watch is what speaks most, the contrast of the high gloss gold ring on the outer edge against the vibrant blued hands… From dial, to case shape and size, this watch is all charm, both on and off the wrist!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and comes with no box and paperwork. The watch has no service history, whilst it is running and keeping time a service would be recommended with any vintage pieces that are sold with no service history. The case is base metal and showing signs of wear, the crown requires you to pull and hold to change the time.
Is it perfect? No! Is it charming? 100% yes! This is one of those watches for a true collector, someone who enjoys something a little out of the ordinary and something that stands out in a good way. This will certainly attract questions and spark an interesting conversation.
When I saw this watch I just couldn't help myself, I had to buy it! Yes it is a homage to the AP Royal Oak, but this is so much fun for such little money in the grand scheme of things. The dial has developed a patina which has given it an almost star dust finish which is hard to capture, but when in the right light it really shows itself off! The bracelet is super comfortable and the wrist presence is very nice.
I think if you're dreaming of that Royal Oak but aren't quite there, this watch is the perfect thing for the meantime! It scratches that itch whilst still standing on it's own merits and being enjoyable... Who knows, when you get the Royal Oak you might still pull this out of the watch box for a bit of fun!
Points of Mention
The watch has a lovely black dial which has patina'd and developed an almost stardust effect, quite difficult to capture but feel free to email me and I can do my best to get some natural shots showing this effect. The case does bare scratches and the bracelet has some stretch, this wasn't a safe queen and was worn and loved. The folding clasp is still secure and snaps nicely, it comes with its entire bracelet and will fit a very large wrist. The watch will be fitted with a new battery.
I really like this watch and truly had to buy it when I saw it! Didn't even blink. I will be enjoying this watch from time to time until it can go off to its new home, I'll be quite sad when it does! But a watch like this deserves to be enjoyed.
Pinion is a very exciting British brand with their "Ambition in making fine watches is to succeed not in doing more, but doing better" as the found Piers Berry said! Who is also a great guy!
The dial on this watch is what gets me every time, it is on you can continue to look at and find new details each time. At first you think it is just a flat blue dial but then you realise it actually is so much more than that, the way the light plays with the polish of the hands and the numerals. It is a very well built watch that will treat someone very well.
This watch is 58 years old... And yet still looks so perfectly suited on the wrist as I'm sure it did 58 years ago. The Omega Seamaster is easily one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable watches alongside the Speedmaster and yet can still be head for a great price. This 1961 Seamaster is a desirable reference 14389 featuring applied roman numerals and subsidiary second hand, beautiful even patina throughout the dial adding to the charm. Seamaster caseback with Omega signed crown and featured on a leather NATO with an Omega signed buckle, what more could you possibly want?
As we all know Omega released a special edition Omega Seamaster 1948 based on the original Seamaster from 1948, this this isn't that reference it's pretty close. I think we will see the prices of vintage Seamasters continue to grow past what they already have in a short amount of time!
Points of Mention
The watch was serviced in 2017 and is in good working order. The dial does have patina as you can see, please view the images and make your own decision on that, we personally love it. The watch is paired on a leather NATO with an Omega signed buckle. Omega Seamaster caseback and Omega signed crown. Overall great condition with some signs of wear to the case, which is to be expected for a 58 year old watch!
This is my favourite reference of vintage Omega Seamaster as it combines all the things we love about the model but is still one of the most affordable versions! The patina on the dial is beautiful, the case is nice. Plus this is a definite strap monster! If I had the cash, this wouldn't even be displayed on the store right now!
In 1938 Oris invented a watch that was to be used by Pilots and aid them in their tasks, it would feature a Big Crown which is now synonymous with Oris and also featured a Pointer Date, where the date is indicated by another hand pointing to the date on the outside of the dial. A very simple yet effective way of displaying information on the dial with ease of use via the big crown, Oris created a classic then and it still looks great today.
This reference is one that is not seen often, the pointer date actually goes anti-clockwise which is different to most. It has a lovely bold coin edge bezel, large luminous hands and a offset sub seconds. Not to mention the texture on the dial, the whole design is just so right on this watch. Whilst a little on the smaller side at 33mm, I can safely say you don't realise the size on wrist as the dial and bezel give the illusion of a much larger watch.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only, therefore it comes with no box or paperwork. The bracelet has no spare links and will fit up to a 6 3/4inch wrist. This is a pre-owned and worn watch from the 90s, therefore signs of wear will be seen. No significant marks or damage to the watch.
Oris is another one of those brands that really help kickstart me into watches, the iconic red rotar in their movement which allowed me to view and become fascinated with the inner workings of a mechanical time piece. All these thoughts and emotions come back with any Oris I handle, this one is a lovely one and will make a collector or even some new to watch very happy!
This beautiful Grand Seiko has one of the most interesting “White” dials I have ever seen, the way it is finished makes it look creamy and it plays with the light in so many different ways! Grand Seiko truly offer so much value for money, this piece is a Hi-Beat, beating at 36,000 BPH which produces such a beautiful sweep of the second hand. The movement is also finished impressively, as is the entire watch which is no surprise from the brand!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as a complete set with it’s original box and papers, the watch also comes with it’s full bracelet and links. This watch is sold as a pre-owned watch, however the overall condition is very good as it was owned by a collector of many pieces and worn in light rotation.
Whilst the appreciation for Grand Seiko is no doubt growing each and every day, it still has so much further to go! That makes now a very interesting time to buy into the brand as I do believe we will see them not only trade stronger in a few years but also be far more desirable by the general market too!