The calibre 106 and its multitude of variants were an early workhorse of the well-known swiss brand. It is not exactly known when production began but examples can be found dating to the late 1930s with product running for at a minimum of 20 years with product ending most likely in 1957. With a serial number in the mid 3 millions, this particular calibre 106 most likely was produced in 1948 and was a part of this first variation of the movement with a beveled edge and a small seconds hand. It is believed that 49,000 were produced.
The 33mm stainless steel case is in good condition. The design is simple with curved lugs and a flat crown. The snap-on case back features the case number on the outside of the case and Zenith logo is printed on the inside of the case back. The watch is fitted with a Forstner Komfit bracelet.
The Dial and Hands
The dial and hands are in good condition. Applied hour marker dots provide some simple decoration to the dial along with art deco style numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9. The dial is most likely an earlier reprint but is of a high quality.
This watch features a hand wound Zenith calibre 106 movement. The watch is running and the service history is not known.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Manual, Cal. 106|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Forstner “komfit” stainless-steel|