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    Zenith High Beat

    Recently I saw photos of a Zenith Sporto. The dial was labeled 28800 under Sporto. The movement appeared to be a cal 2552C-photos weren't the best, but I'm fairly certain.
    I've read the 2562 was used in the "High Beat" Zeniths, was the 2552C used as well?

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    Re: Zenith High Beat

    Hi there,

    the generation Zenit 256X was the first with 28800 bph, and therefore
    every earlier calibre in a watch with 28800 on the dial makes it a Franken
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    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Zenith High Beat

    How high is high beat?! Some people would only consider 5Hz (36000 A/h) a tue high beat movement. The first Zenith non-chronograph movement of that type was the Cal. 405 (408 if date only) which was provided by Movado.

    Dr. Ranfft is correct, I'm afraid - if the watch is 28800 A/h but has "2552" on the main plate under the balance, it is a franken suspect.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Zenith High Beat

    Hi Hartmut,

    if the dial is labeled "Sporto 28800", as huntershooter mentioned, it is more than just suspicion

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Zenith High Beat

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Hartmut,

    if the dial is labeled "Sporto 28800", as huntershooter mentioned, it is more than just suspicion

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Good point!

    Hartmut Richter

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