Hi folks, as you have already noticed, I also like to be bewitched by the appearance of a pocket watch. Therefore I would like to introduce a fine modern watch to you, which I could not pass by.
From a complete brochure of Zenith in the early 1930's I know that for women there were no more pocket watches and for men about 50 % of the offer referred to wristwatches. With the pocket watches there were from Zenith on the one hand the simple undecorated simple watches often in chrome-plated nickel case with additional 24 hour display in the outer ring. Beside the "function watches" for railwaymen etc. were still Tula cases in the offer however ouh their great artful time of the pictures was past. Probably adapted to the mechanization of the working processes, there were usually "chipmunks" in some variations and similar clear patterns. New were flat and very flat tailcoat watches which came up slowly in the middle of the 1920's and appeared in a noble simple as well as in a courageous design. Savonnettes, which were just here in Germany once again completely gold-plated and flat on "en vogue", were hardly to be found in the brochure. Maybe the brochure from around 1930 was still too young.
Zenith already made it possible around 1928: A little extravagance for the cosmopolitan man :
The dial is made of slightly domed mother-of-pearl with applied indices:
The silver case is covered with green dyed lizard leather, that I cannot assign exactly:
The movement is the so-called BAS version, which is a somewhat flatter built 17 3/4 VSI with a height of 4.25 cm. So, this watch is not yet one of those extra flat watches, which were equipped with the 3.4 mm high EPVS, or to satisfy the demand, a purchased movement from another manufacturer. According to the movement number, this movement was built in 1927/28.
I hope you enjoy this gem like I do
Best whishes for 2020