Vintage Zenith Watches

Zenith is best known for the high beat rate movements found in the El Primero range of chronographs but there is so much more to the brand. From making the movements that powered generations of Rolex Daytonas to the Defy range of watches, the world of vintage Zenith watches is rich with history.

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November 12, 2020

Zenith A277 Caliber 146HP Chronograph

Curated By... Man of Many. Zenith’s A277 model was introduced as a waterproof chronograph in the late 1960s, only a few years prior to the introduction of the El Primero.

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October 26, 2020

Movado Datron HS360

In the 1960’s and 70’s Movado had a partnership with Zenith that gave them access to the 3019PHC El Primero movement, and they created the Datron HS360 featuring this movement to be their premier ...

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October 02, 2020

1970’s Zenith Surf

While some brands get to lay claim as the first watch on the moon or the first watch on the top of Mount Everest, Zenith has the distinct honor of being the brand of choice of Mahatma Gandhi.

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September 08, 2020
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1970s Zenith Defy Reference A7682

When it comes to business strategy in the watch world, no decade beats the 1960s.  Many brands felt the automatic chronograph coming— a race was on to develop the first.