From 1953-1954 and in wonderful condition, a classy vintage all steel Pilot watch by Zenith, that has been professionally serviced in-house by Localtime. It is an excellent condition through, with nothing really to report, other than what you see in the photos. The case measures a handsome 34.50mm or 36.50mm if you count the crown at 3 o’clock. It is 44mm lug-t0-lug (L2L) and 9mm thick including the newly installed plexiglass. It has long and elegant 18mm lugs and is wearing one of my own ‘Bund’ calf leather straps in brown that I also sell separately in the store in many colours and variations. During its time at the Spa, we also gave it a brand new mainspring, a rare part in itself. It has a beautifully aged dial with a lovely and very even patina with only two tiny ageing marks (one at the centre and one at 2h) that you would probably missed had I not told you about them. As with all the watches that I handle here at Localtime, the listed price includes a written 6-month warranty from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for any questions that you might have.
Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected or serviced by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches (leather, canvas, suede, rubber) are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.
Extra: Try my military Bund calf leather straps: You can see them in the last photo here and they are also listed separately under Accessories & Straps in the store.