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Vintage 1950s Zenith 18K Gold Chronograph cal. 156. TIME CAPSULE WATCH!!
Offered here a fantastic example of a vintage 1950s Zenith Chronograph in 18K rose gold case.
The case measures 38 mm across and has the case number 19518, the lugs are 20 mm.
What any knowledgeable collector notices right away is the MINT condition of the case!!
This watch looks like it spent the last 50 plus years in a safe or a drawer.
Look closely at the bezel finish, the lugs finish and that of the pushers. Incredible!!!
The white dial with black and blue tachometer printing appears to be original.
Rose gold applied numerals 12 and 6 and stick hour markers.
The minute and hour hands are slightly curved along the length.
The blued steel chronograph hands are mint!! The crystal is very nice although it has a couple of small scratches, seen only from a certain angle.
The watch is powered by a Zenith cal. 156 manual movement which is working great.
Now to the bracelet…
The bracelet was most likely made by Guy Freres but it is unsigned. It only has an engraved 750 which attests to 18K gold.
The links are spring loaded so the bracelet will stretch some if needed.
Right now it fits a 7.5 inch wrist comfortably w/o stretching.
This bracelet is very much in demand by vintage Rolex collectors because it would fit very nicely with vintage Rolex Chronographs.
If you want to buy the watch w/o the bracelet let us know.
The watch as shown weighs 83.3 grams. This is a watch for a serious collector. More pics. for serious buyer.
Payment by bank to bank wire transfer to our 20 established business account at Bank of America or by Zelle or bank wire transfer to Chase Bank.
The bank wire runs $20 in the U.S. to send and $20 for me to receive. It is very safe for you and me.
If you are comfortable with a cashier's check or U.S. Postal Money Order I am fine with these too.
I have 20 year unblemished reputation as an Internet seller and buyers all over the world.
My feedback on Ebay is over 1000 over the last 20 years.
My monthly E-Bay listing limit is over $1,000,000 !! That tells you what E-Bay thinks of me as a seller.
You are welcome to see my listings under afinewatch user name.
30 years in jewelry field of which 13 in a brick and mortar store, 20 years buying and selling watches.
If you want to fly to Vegas and pick it up in person? Fine with me. Plus beers on me.
I ship worldwide by Fedex insured.
For overseas the shipping is $100.
In U.S. shipping by Fedex is $40 2 day service.
All shipments insured with Parcel Pro. Please e-mail me at mila_d at cox.net if interested.
Thanks for looking.