Identifying Zenith Pilot watch

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    Identifying Zenith Pilot watch

    Hi all,
    Can anyone help me identify which model is this zenith watch? i can't seem to be able to find it online

    Also any idea on whether this is authentic?

    Much thanks in advance :)

    MINTY RARE VINTAGE SWISS "ZENITH PILOT" WATCH!!...NR!! | eBay

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    Re: Identifying Zenith Pilot watch

    It has a re-finished dial which would put me off as, with a bit of patience, it should be possible to find an original. Something like this. Note the painted star on the dial.



    Dave

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    Re: Identifying Zenith Pilot watch

    The painted star was quite common around that time so it's not a fake or redial on that account. Nevertheless, the dial is so pristine that I agree that it has been redialled. And the painted star makes that a little easier.....

    The watch will have a Cal. 12-4-50-6 (the 50 stands for indirect central seconds hand, the 6 for Incabloc) which was used in these watches prior to the Cal. 120. The serial number dates it to the early fifties.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Identifying Zenith Pilot watch

    Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated :)

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    Re: Identifying Zenith Pilot watch

    I just picked up my Zenith from a full service and was browsing the old web to get an idea on what these are going for, as I have had it for a number of years now.
    I saw this link and thought that the pic Gombrich posted looked similar. Looking closer I am convinced it is the same watch if you look close at the patina. It's a small world even for watches.

    Any way, while not my most valuable vintage watch, it is right up there as my favourite. It just works in every way in my opinion.
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    Re: Identifying Zenith Pilot watch

    I think that you might be right! Yes, it's a small world. A number of years ago, someone here presented an EP Ref A3818 - and by the case serial number, we were able to identify it as the very one used by Rössler on the cover of his book!

    Hartmut Richter

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