Zenith & the Art Deco era
Like Tree5Likes
  • 2 Post By Zenithconnoisseur
  • 2 Post By SilkeN
  • 1 Post By SilkeN

Thread: Zenith & the Art Deco era

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member Zenithconnoisseur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    35

    Zenith & the Art Deco era

    A Zenith caliber 10.5" N.V.S.I, Art Deco, chrome plated with a bicoloured face. The case can be opened via a little hinge. The connoisseurs can see this exact watch featured in Rössler (page 167). It is dated early 1930 but I wouldn't be surprised if the watch has an earlier date of birth. The movement with Breguet spring and 15 jewels has been fully overhauled by a skilled watchmaker. This movement was the predecessor of the Cal 106, a reliable handwound mechanism that I used to enjoy on my 1940 Zenith WW2 watch. Of the calibre featured in this picture, approximately 68.400 pieces were made between 1926 and 1937. Also, I really like the small subdial and numerals on this watch. Very delicate. What a watch to still wear today on a gentleman's wrist!


    Any other members that own a Zenith from between the 1920-1930 era/ art deco era? Would love to see some more examples !

    Sent from my BV9500Plus using Tapatalk
    Longjean and probep like this.

  2. #2
    Member SilkeN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,620

    Re: Zenith & the Art Deco era

    Difficult to me to restrict the Art Deco Aera between 1920 -1930. A lot of persons count the art nouveau and to me the late "bauhaus" is in my definition as well Art Deco and the era ends around 1940. I look more on the style of a watch. I've a posted quite simular one a while ago as yours silver casesd one only with printed Numbers dated by sempervivens in 1927

    Name:  Artdecouhr.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  95.1 KB

    Name:  WErksilberuhr.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  144.7 KB

    Name:  Wristseite.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  73.5 KB

    THis one is made within the early 1930 in a chrome nickel case

    Name:  AUartdeco.png
Views: 21
Size:  1.34 MB

    Inside is tha caliber 8 3/4 NSI and the Patent CH155170 of the shock protection Herold figured out date her after september 1931.
    Name:  8dreivirtelschockprotection.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  207.8 KB

    Hartmut and sempervivens agree that this movement and watch is made in Besancon. To me it is art deco as well and with the 11 mm strap probably for a woman. The race to build watches as small as possible was not yet open. To me it is an art deco style watch.

    If you allow Pocket watches I post my "Queen of pure art deco" again here in the attachment also.

    REgards Silke
    Attached Images Attached Images

    Last edited by SilkeN; 3 Weeks Ago at 22:19.
    probep and sempervivens like this.
    That's what I think about today:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUGeY7MWVo

  3. #3
    Member Zenithconnoisseur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    35

    Re: Zenith & the Art Deco era

    You are so right, perhaps it is better to define an era by type of style versus a strict chronological timeline. This style was indeed also present in the 40's and became less popular slowly onwards .


    Wow, lovely pieces you uploaded. Really interesting to see the red marking too on the dial! Never seen that before.

    Also, thanks for sharing that pocketwatch, it looks absolutely gorgeous.



    Sent from my BV9500Plus using Tapatalk

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Zenithconnoisseur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    35

    Re: Zenith & the Art Deco era

    Is the dial made out of pearl?

    Sent from my BV9500Plus using Tapatalk

  6. #5
    Member SilkeN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,620

    Re: Zenith & the Art Deco era

    Yes it is mother of peal. I postet details here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f27/li...s-5106379.html

    Regards Silke

    attachment a "late Art Deco" Bauhaus one
    Attached Images Attached Images

    Zenithconnoisseur likes this.
    That's what I think about today:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUGeY7MWVo

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •