Zenith retailed by Barraclough, Leeds, steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1935
A rare mid-sized multi-faceted top-wind tonneau-form wristwatch with two-tone dial
A fabulous example of an early wristwatch design, this Zenith has a multi-faceted upper case with a recessed winding crown placed between the lugs above 12 o’clock. This positioning of the crown provides it with practical protection from accidental knocks and also ensures that the sharp lines of the case sides remain uninterrupted. The silvered dial has a wonderful two-tone design, the second tone being rendered in a higher sheen and contained within the outer minute track thereby giving added depth and contrast to the dial’s surface.
The movement has unusual precision cam-form disc regulation which is based on a patented design first registered by Zenith in 1903 (patent 27541).
[M] Zenith 10 1/2”’ frosted gilded manually wound movement, 17 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision cam-form disc regulation [D] silvered two-tone dial, black painted baton hour indexes and minute track, the hours at the quarters with Arabic numerals, blued steel sword-shaped hands [C] steel 3-piece case, multi-faceted tonneau-form upper case with polished finish, steeply chamfered bezel, snap-on case back [S] case, dial and movement signed
Length including lugs: 38.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 14mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee. A Black Bough certificate and presentation box will accompany this watch.