Zenith - dresswatches & their lugs
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    Zenith - dresswatches & their lugs

    Hi everyone , as attachment my favorite dresswatch.


    Rosegold, with iconic teardrop lugs, very popular for this era. Dramatic models produced around 1950-1955- previously seen on models of Rolex, IWC, Patek Phillipe and Vacheron Constantin as well. Caliber 126, one of the high volume production calibers of Zenith. It is 0.85 millimeters thinner than the caliber 120 and can thus be fitted to thinner movements. Less chronometer versions were produced of the caliber 126, however.

    Do you own any Zenith watches with extrordinary lugs ?

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    Re: Zenith - dresswatches & their lugs

    Very nice. Going by the dial style (and case style) I would estimate it was produced in 1949/50. Since you say it is in gold (not quite visible in the picture), it is likely that this was one of the first cal 126 produced. Case number, movement number? Is it simply cal 126 or 126-6?
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    Re: Zenith - dresswatches & their lugs

    Thank you for the insights! It is really appreciated.

    Unfortunately I don't have the tool here to open the caseback , but I do have pictures of the original sale. I attached them.

    The caseback is signed Zenith and states 8741041 on the back.
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    Re: Zenith - dresswatches & their lugs

    Definitely a Cal. 126-P:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Zenith 126-P

    The movement serial number looks like it starts with a "38" which would be around 1949-51.

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    Thanks for the clarification

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    Re: Zenith - dresswatches & their lugs

    Case number also puts it in that period, c. 1950 (give or take a year). Interesting and rare, the rose gold plated case.
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