My First Zenith

Look what I found for five bucks last weekend. A 1940s or ’50s Zenith. I’ve lost my watch opener, so I haven’t been able to study it more, so all I can tell you is that it’s been keeping perfect time. I like its freckled face and I’ve always been a sucker for a sub seconds dial.

Zenith watches are a favourite amongst the watch cognoscenti because of their excellent movements. Gandhi had a Zenith pocketwatch.

(Actually, it’s a bit of a lie that this is my first Zenith — I had a Frankenwatch with a Zenith movement once. Just not the same, though.)