After multiple attempts to bid and win on a few watches this seller had for sale I managed to land this one. Not my top pick but still a fun one for a low price.
The watch is a Turtle (Zell Bros) Duomatic. I noticed that it was a Turtle without the Zell name on it anywhere. Based on that I believe this is a Zale's Turtle based on the info below....
Not by any means the most beautiful of watches but it has that strong 70's vibe with the big case and brown dial.
The listing said running and keeping time but every listing they have suggests a service. Which is reasonable and while covering them it at least shows that they are not going to pull the usual "Fresh service" line to sell you a dirty watch.
The date lines up nice and centered So that is a good thing.
Hands look good and the dial looks clean. Keep in mid that I am still bottom feeding. Watches under $75 and usually under $40 is the preference. A running stainless automatic with a good movement, clean dial, and good condition case.....under $40 shipped....I would be dumb to pass it up.
The case sides show nothing of ever being polished. Correct crown with little wear.
The back is clean and free of any engraving or scratches.
The dang thing looks like someone got it and it was "Ummm thanks for the, uh...watch" into a drawer with this thing. Or "Clearance price for a Swiss automatic...sure." then "Why did I buy this big thin on impulse?" into a drawer with this thing.
The case is marked stainless steel but then it looks like Favre was added with All Steel Case. I wonder if this was done because it was an import piece so it had to be marked with the maker and case details.
Not sure of the movement cal yet. I know it is a 17 jewel AS.
Whole thing looks to be about 40mm+ in the tip to tip. Wish he had more details on the size of the watch but it was a quick ending auction so I just ran with it. I am betting on 18mm to 19mm lugs. But I will have to wait to go find a band for it. Will update once it is in hand.