From 1964 and in wonderful condition, a Calatrava-style classy vintage all steel dress watch by Zenith, that has been professionally inspected 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 33.50mm or 35mm if you count the crown at 3 o’clock. It is wearing one of my own ‘Prestige’ calf leather straps in Tan that I also sell separately in many colours and sizes, under eBay item number 401912861166. This line includes a few colour options of the usually sought after 17mm and 19mm sizes. 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 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 include a written warrantee with my buy it now price and I always describe what I have changed, if anything, on the watch.
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 Prestige Classic calf leather straps: Wonderful value for money when you don’t want to spend four times that (sometimes even more) for the branded ones, these lovely calf leather straps are super soft, flexible and very comfortable. They come in 13 different colours and in 6 sizes [16-17-18-19-20-22mm] and with 2 keepers (one fixed, one floating). Their length is approximately 95/120mm. I will include a pair of good quality spring bars with each strap. You can see them in the photo below and they are listed under eBay item number 401912861166. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.