Vintage Zenith 1954 Gold Plated Mechanical Watch

Vintage Zenith 1954 Gold Plated Mechanical Watch

Regular price £475.00 Sale

History of Zenith:

As far as my local watchmaker is concerned Zenith is the "watchmakers watch", as you take a brief look at their history you can understand why he believes this.

Back in 1865, the founder of Zenith, Georges Favre-Jacot, revolutionised watch production by uniting all the watchmaking professions under one roof, thereby inventing the very concept of a Manufacture in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. His commitment to creating exceptional timepieces with the finest craftsmanship was encapsulated by a name synonymous with success, power and the highest point reached by a celestial body, none other than Zenith!

Over the past 148 years, Zenith has continued to create beautiful hand-crafted watches in very same location. Zenith is one of very few watchmakers that produce its pieces entirely in-house.

From creation to completion, a Zenith watch will spend nine months in their Swiss headquarters. During that time, they are meticulously crafted and tested. In fact, when all the watchmakers, designers, scientific researchers and engineers are considered, each watch is created by 80 different talented individuals!

The luxury brand’s autonomous spirit and high-end pedigree are reflected in the kind of inspiring individuals who have relied on their timepieces over the decades, and you are in good hands here as Mahatma Ghandi, the preeminent father of Indian nationalism, used a Zenith.


About this watch:

This rare Zenith vintage watch has been dated by to 1954, it has a beautiful white dial with lovely gold plating on the case and watch hands. This timepiece has domed glass and a steel coloured crown. The watch has it's original back case and has been given a new genuine leather strap with a matching gold buckle. The Cal 106-6 movement is in great condition and the watch keeps accurate time.

Movement: Mechanical, has been time checked.
CASE: Great condition.
DIAL: Great condition.
BACK CASE: Great condition
CROWN: Great condition.
CRYSTAL: Great condition.
OVERALL CONDITION: Has been tested, cleaned and checked over and is in excellent working order.
PRESENTATION: Presented in a vintage style presentation box, great for a gift or to simply keep the watch in.

Technical Specs:

CASE SIZE: 33mm to crown (31mm without crown)
STRAP SIZE: 18mm at lugs
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
BRACELET: Brand new black Genuine Leather Strap.


Worldwide shipping available, all items are shipped fully insured and sent as priority mail.
For outside of the EU customs or import charges will be paid by the customer (if applied).


The watch is guaranteed to be in full functioning good working condition when it is posted from our store.

For your peace of mind Wilberforce Watches offers a 30 day mechanical limited warranty for all watches, please see full terms and conditions for full details, available at email request.

Whether it be two days after the sale or two years, please let us know the issue as we have got your back. However please bear in mind that due to the nature of vintage watches, we do expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their new owners. So, no cave diving or base jumping please.