Monday, June 13, 2011

5) ***1910 ZENITH ANTIQUE MEN SILVER WRISTWATCH WORLD TIME DIAL ( SOLD )


MODEL - WRISTWATCH  CONVERTED FROM POCKET WATCH. UNIQUE VERY RARE!!! 
        This watch is called a “Transitional" era watch. It was converted for use as a wristwatch.
     These conversions started showing up by world war I during the wars of the trenches and smaller versions were used by medics and nurses  that continued up until world war II. The majority of the big size ones were converted in Europe for jet fighter pilots and other air force and navy officers.
        This was quite common back then, as it became “fashionable” for men to wear wristwatches (and stop carrying pocket watches around) they would send a pocket watch to the original factory or jeweler to be retrofitted. It is an important part of watch history and tells the story of the wristwatch as it grew in popularity.
  
DIAL - two-tone enamled metal dial have INSCRIPTION "ZENITH". This dial features a arabic numbers with outer 24 hours numerations and many world's cities. 
CASE - It is a signed model that features a three-piece, HINGED SILVER case is ORIGINAL and was made especially for Zenith Watch Company and is in great condition, truly superb.
Peeking inside I find that the inside of the outer case lid is stamped with the Zenith company’s mark graphic and reads  "ZENITH" with German and Swiss hallmarks and serial number #2456663 8433. All this hallmarks and serial number repeat on the inner case lid.

MECHANISM - Lifting this second lid reveals a routinely serviced and high quality, 15 Fifteen Jewel manual wind gold plated, screwed gold settings lever escapement movement with red Ruby jewel settings that is signed "ZENITH" with serial number #1142067.

This beautiful wristwatch has the Original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.
        
BAND - It comes complete with a new 22mm strap genuine leather with matching chromed buckle for a most excellent look.
The watch is running well and keeps correct time.

Measures:Diameter (with crown):                        60 mm
Diameter (without crown):                   50 mm
New dome plastic glass diameter:        43 mm
Long from lug to lug:                            60 mm
Thickness:                                               11 mm

RM2800
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SOLD
BUYER FROM KL
17JULY2012