Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:20 am

Well got this bad ass watch today
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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by BSears » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:30 am

Damn that movement looks spotless. And I can't even spot the dial repair at 11. Glad you got it so quickly, Mike. Now, get us a SOTC shot!
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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:29 am

I was looking at this before I found this great looking Zenith for a few 100 more just had to work harder for it with bank wire and using google translator but was worth taking the risk and more work but the Lemania Deck watch was just as hard but you end up with stuff in great condition you cant get off fleabay or in the states or you do find it in the states they want a arm and a leg for it like high way robbery. Good deals like this are getting harder to find maybe my last the way cool vintage watches are going.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-GERMAN-lu ... Sw44BYFjZa

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:33 am

Look what this one sold for only one I found on fleabay insane with replacement crystal.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-Special- ... 7675.l2557

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:24 pm

Just switched straps put on this gunny nato leather strap I forgot I had. Think this mite work better. More comfortable.
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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:56 am

A few more photo's
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Side view a cool case and knuckled bezel that has a rotating bezel and original beveled crystal.
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Case back still has most of it's chrome most don't
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A few better photo's of the movement a 15 jewel with snail cam regulator and maybe the first see through back it has glass cover over the movement when you take off the metal case back. Really a cool watch.

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by YOHOHO » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:14 am

Wow. Great looking piece!

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by Tony C. » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:53 am

Remarkable condition! Congrats!

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:40 am

Well heard back from Zenith about the archive letter. They wanted better photo's there web site had one flaw when you want a archive letter so many pixels for photo's only way for low pixels was a crappy cell phone photo. So sent better photo's through email they wanted a photo of the glass cover over movement that all originals Zenith Specials had and a photo of the case back for any engraving wonder if they were hoping for Czech issue marks ? some were issued wondering if some of the early ones were unmarked and they did hint my watch mite of been made in 1931 they did say this about my watch in there email (very interesting Zenith Hand-wound Pilot-type Wristwatch) looks like they were excited about it to probably not many archive request for these early Pilot watches. Should get the archive letter in a week or two.

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:02 am

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Dam Imgur much better than photobucket and faster doing a test

A few more since photobucket holding my photo's hostage not going to pay the 400 buck ransom photobucket can kiss my ass..
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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by ncstate1201 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:48 am

Nice watch Mike...we have similar tastes in mil watches so reading your posts usually adds to my buy list...enjoy it

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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by River Rat » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:51 am

Well the archive letter from zenith is done they sent a paper one in the mail and also one in a mail.
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Info on the movement.
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Also got a new leather NATO strap for it.
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Re: Another incoming Zenith Special 1930's Pilot watch

Post by Grahamcombat » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:46 am

That's pretty badass Mike. I enjoy your dives into the histories and progeny of the watches in your collection as much as the daily pics of them. You are a true collector, my friend. This is really cool.


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