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Zenith Vintage Chronograph White Dial Steel Bracelet 38MM 156D (1950's)

Fixed price R 44 999
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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Ready to ship in 6-10 days
Expected delivery
Aug 17, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021

Reviews: 129
This dealer is from Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Basic Info

Listing code AATS89
Brand Zenith
Reference number 156D
Dealer product code ZEN-008
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1950 (Approximation)
Condition Good (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location South Africa, Johannesburg


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber calibre 156D


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 38 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Dial White
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Steel
Bracelet color Steel




Despite the tremendous amount of devastation inflicted upon Europe during the Second World War, the bulk of continent was very much back on its feet after a few years of rebuilding. By the late 1940s, artisans and craftsmen were returning to their trades and resuming their pre-war work, and the following decade saw a tremendous surge in high art and design. Nowhere was this more apparent than in wristwatches, and demand was at an all time high around the world.

This can be attributed, in part, to the hundreds of thousands of GIs returning home with issued timepieces, as World War II was the first war in which most troops had wristwatches instead of pocket watches. The idea of the wristwatch as a fashion item took hold with a tremendous surge in the post-war years, and manufactures in both Switzerland and the United States were back in business.

A solid 18k gold case sized at an impressive 38mm with a simply perfect two register dial layout. This particular example also features the Calibre 156D movement, a high grade unit provided by Martel, the movement house also responsible for supplying many of the Universal Geneve Compaxes of the era with their guts.

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