A mint condition, gun-metal cased, key-less wind Swiss lever hi-grade 15 jewelled pocket watch by the famous firm of Zenith. The watch with a rare black military dial and white numerals, and keeping excellent time. The watch retailed by Brook & Son of Edinburgh. The gun-metal case in fabulous condition, most unusual to find from watches of this period. The watch just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker and keeping very good time for a 90 year old pocket watch. This is a beautifully made man's pocket watch, dating from ca. 1918.
THE DIAL: 100% mint, the original matt-black enamel dial with large over-sized white Arabic numerals and in bright condition with no chips or hairlines. The dial with white filled steel spade hands. Diameter is 40 mm. The domed crystal is also in excellent condition. The dial with subsidary seconds dial at 6.00 and the dial below the 12.00 is for the alarm setting. The dial further signed by the retailer, Brook & Son of Edinburgh in very bright condition, do note the multiple reflections on the domed dial.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with finely gilded plates and a Bosley regulator, and blue steel screws. A cut two arm bimetallic balance, with hairspring and lever escapement. The movement overall of very good quality, and jewelled to the balance and through the train with 15 jewels. The watch ticking away on my desk as I type this, and keeping very good time for a 90 year old watch. The watch with fully signed, Swiss Made and Zenith to the plate. The hand-set by depressing the pusher at 11.00 and then turning the winding crown, and in full working order.THE ALARM: 100% mint, and in full working order. By winding the top crown and then depressing the push-piece at the 1.00 clock position the alarm can be easily set and used. It has been tested over this last week on a few early mornings, not for the faint hearted!!.
THE CASE: 100% mint, the the gun-metal case measures an impressive 48 mm. The front and rear covers are excellent, both are hinged and close tightly. The case with case number of 107,xxx. The outer rear cover flips out, allowing the watch to stand on a desk or bed-side cabinet. The gun-metal finish in really exemplary order, most unusual for a watch of this period. This is a very fine quality watch and of jewel like quality.