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    Zenith help...

    Hoping for some help on this Zenith.
    I had the case opened to regulate the watch and compared the movement to Dr. Ranfts webpage.
    The movement was allegedly a cal 126-6; however it doesn't appear to be one.
    I haven't seen photos of this watch either.
    Any help in identifying the movement is appreciated.







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    Re: Zenith help...

    That sure LOOKS like it!

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    Re: Zenith help...

    Quote Originally Posted by huntershooter View Post
    Hoping for some help on this Zenith.
    (...)
    Any help in identifying the movement is appreciated.





    Huntershooter, please take a closer look on the digits under the balance wheel. Thats the caliber in question.
    your "local" chemist

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    Re: Zenith help...

    Quote Originally Posted by dbl_ View Post
    Huntershooter, please take a closer look on the digits under the balance wheel. Thats the caliber in question.
    Looks like a Cal. 126-6 to me. The Cal. 40 is nearly identical to the Cal. 126 but has different keyless works. Compare:

    bidfun-db Zenith_40_0: Zenith 40

    ...with:

    bidfun-db Zenith_126_2: Zenith 126-6

    The Cal. 126-6 differs from the Cal. 126 insofar that it has shock proofing. The Cal. 126-5 has an indirect central second hand and, if you hadn't guessed it yet, there is also a Cal. 126-5-6 with both features. The double arm on the balance regulator is indeed more characteristic of the Cal. 40 and I wouldn't exclude the possibility that a part not intended for the Cal. 126 had been used. However, that is not the only example of the Cal. 126 I have seen with a double arm.

    Your watch is from around 1950 or slightly after (movement serial number 4.2 million).

    Hartmut Richter
    Last edited by Hartmut Richter; September 5th, 2010 at 21:57. Reason: Typo in the calibre designation, leading to ambiguity!

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    Re: Zenith help...

    I appreciate your effort gentlemen.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Zenith help...

    Hi huntershooter,

    simply read under the balance. I can make out at least "-6" from "126-6" in
    the photo, and the rest should be readable with average eyes instead of a
    long-sighted camera.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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