Zenith Victorious 026 A 040

Zenith Victorious 026 A 040

Regular price £399.00 Sale

Vintage Zenith Victorious Stainless Steel Mechanical Watch // 026 A 040 // With Genuine Leather Strap // And Subdial

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 is in good working order with it keeping accurate time and the 'wind-up' function being tested. The watch's dial has acquired beautiful light patina (around the edge of the dial) over the many years (patina refers to this natural aging process of the timepieces that generally alters the hands, hour markers, and dials of the watch face. Collectors believe this patina adds character as every scratch, faded numeral and discolouring represents a story of the watch's past. This timepiece has a stainless steel steal case, domed glass and a steal coloured crown. The watch still has it's original back case and has been given a new, brown, genuine leather strap with a matching stainless steel buckle. The subdial counts the seconds for the watch and the entire watch keeps time accurately.

What makes this time-piece so special however, is that this watch comes with a genuine Zenith watch box, which is bound to impress any watch enthusiast.

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 genuine Zenith box, great for a gift or to simply keep the watch in.

Technical Specs:

CASE SIZE: 35mm including crown.
STRAP SIZE: 18mm at lugs
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
BRACELET: Brand New Brown 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.