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    Vintage Zenith captain

    Hi all,

    A new addition to the collection.
    Zenith Captain cal 133.8, I believe from around 1958. Comes in Huguenin Frčres case- one of the most beautiful watchcases I have encountered with the long slim lugs.

    Cal 133.8 was one the first automatic movements and amongst the first with a central sweeping second hand. A so-called hammer movement. Cal 71 has a date function (only 14.000 were produced). The caliber 133.8 was designed by Ephrem Jobin - the constructor of the famous cal. 135. Around 77.000 pieces of cal 133.8 were produced between 1951 and 1958. Comes with the original crown.



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    Congratulations, looks great.
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    Beautiful piece. Does it have the pin and slot to lock the movement to Case? Only found on Huguenin cases to my knowledge

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    Thank you ! That is an interesting point. I never dissembled the watch myself so I am not sure..... Perhaps another member in this group knows more about those specific cases ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenithconnoisseur View Post
    Thank you ! That is an interesting point. I never dissembled the watch myself so I am not sure..... Perhaps another member in this group knows more about those specific cases ?

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    I thought maybe since you had the back off you had also removed the movement. I have the same locking system on 3 Zenith’s with Huguenin cases and 133.8 caliber. Huguenin are probably more known for their decorative medals for events etc but they also provided cases and assembled watches under the Huguenin name. This is a Huguenin piece made for Zenith

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    Quote Originally Posted by design-of-the-times View Post
    I thought maybe since you had the back off you had also removed the movement. I have the same locking system on 3 Zenith’s with Huguenin cases and 133.8 caliber. Huguenin are probably more known for their decorative medals for events etc but they also provided cases and assembled watches under the Huguenin name. This is a Huguenin piece made for Zenith

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    The previous picture was from the auction, so I have not removed the caseback myself yet.

    Wow, very nice piece. I also like the "official dealer" sign in the background.

    Yes, I visited their website. They have quite an extensive history with a nice narrative. I think their core business is commemorative coins and so forth at the moment but it is nice to have their stamp in the caseback too. They also did amazing work with pocket watches. Have you ever seen their "nilo" cases ? I would still love to own such a piece one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenithconnoisseur View Post
    The previous picture was from the auction, so I have not removed the caseback myself yet.

    Wow, very nice piece. I also like the "official dealer" sign in the background.

    Yes, I visited their website. They have quite an extensive history with a nice narrative. I think their core business is commemorative coins and so forth at the moment but it is nice to have their stamp in the caseback too. They also did amazing work with pocket watches. Have you ever seen their "nilo" cases ? I would still love to own such a piece one day.

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    No I have not seen those. I’m only interested in Zenith wristwatches.

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    Congrats!


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    Re: Vintage Zenith captain

    Lovely!

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