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    Another Zenith

    Good morning !
    I am considering acquiring my second Zenith watch.
    it seems to me this watch is in good shape .. a bit small perhaps (34mm) ..movement seems clean.
    Not sure about the model or the age of the watch .. could you help me ?
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    Thank you for your attention,

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    Re: Another Zenith

    I think the watch is from the 60s, 35 mm without the crown. I remember handling one of these. The model no. escapes me...


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    Re: Another Zenith

    Considering the dial logo it should date after 1973 (unless the dial has been replaced).

    It should have some sort of number on the back, that could help.
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    Re: Another Zenith

    Quote Originally Posted by sempervivens View Post
    Considering the dial logo it should date after 1973 (unless the dial has been replaced).

    It should have some sort of number on the back, that could help.
    The number on the back is 902A372.
    Thks for your interest

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    Re: Another Zenith

    This is a really weird one and one that is definitely not 100% bona fide:

    1. Case serial number points to ca. 1963-1967

    2. Dial logo points to post 1972

    3. Movement points to ca. 1966-1975. I looks like a Cal. 2541, the last of the subseconds Martel movements (the rest of the 25xx series went up to 2572 but this version got stuck at "4")

    4. The hands match the dial markers but the blued subseconds hand looks a little out of place. Still, unusual but not a no-go, that one

    To me, there are two options, both are shady: (i) the dial has been redone and a modern logo was added or (ii) a replacement case back from an older watch was donated to that watch. In both cases, it's not 100% original.

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    Re: Another Zenith

    Good morning Hartmut !
    As usual, lots of information .. I will perhaps make proposal to the seller for a much reduced price.
    Thank you very much !

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    Re: Another Zenith

    Case number dates it to ca. 1967.

    Therefore the dial is definitely a redial or a replacement.

    Since the indices fit with the hands and the style is late 1960's, I think it is a redial. Case style is correct for the late 1960's. The case could be 34 mm or 33 mm.

    Movement should be a late cal 2531 or an early 2541.

    The movement should have a serial number and cal. designation below the balance. The movement seems to be missing screws to hold it.

    Like Hartmut said, the blued seconds hand is also a replacement.
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    Re: Another Zenith

    Thank you Sempervivens for yr info that matches Hartmut info !
    I made a counterproposal that was not agreeable to the seller .. this watch aint gonna become my second Zenith thus .. it will be for next time !

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    Re: Another Zenith

    I saw another one with a similar dial which is another strange model.

    Dial and hands are similar to the one you posted, which therefore perhaps is not a redial but a replaced dial (service dial) after all.

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    This looks like an unusual but genuine model from the late 1970's or 1980's, see here for more pics
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    Re: Another Zenith

    Let us know if you finally bought it! Very nice condition for a 60s/70s watch..

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