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  1. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 13, 2013

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    A nugget found while panning for watches

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    The hook is the dial

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    The back - very unusual - has not only the case number but a date which fits the date of manufacture of the watch. I can't find any other sign of an inscription - looks likes a factory marking

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    An early 133.8 inside

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    not bad for a random find

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    What's the only thing that could make an anonymous Zenith better?
    Catalog validation from the 1953 edition!
    (catalog credit Nicola1960)
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  2. Interstatetime Sep 13, 2013

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    Wow Lou...what a great find. Love the dial....love it all!

    JohnCote
     
  3. ulackfocus Sep 13, 2013

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    NFW! :thumbsup:
     
  4. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 13, 2013

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  5. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Sep 13, 2013

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    2 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: in a circle!

    Love the guilloche,
    gatorcpa
     
  6. ulackfocus Sep 13, 2013

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    Nice Living Color reference. :p The two gay movie critics were one of the better sketches, although I still prefer the homeless drunk Anton.

     
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  7. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Sep 14, 2013

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    Lovely. Interestingly, it has an earlier movement than my 133.
     
  8. BGBG Sep 14, 2013

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    That is a very nice watch lous ,just wondering is it 35mm without the crown
     
  9. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Sep 14, 2013

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    Ditto.

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    By Jove, LouS, you've done it again!
     
  10. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 14, 2013

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    Yes

    Very curious.
     
  11. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Sep 14, 2013

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    That is some hook, no escape :thumbsup:
     
  12. Time Exposure coordinates his cast with his car's paint job Sep 14, 2013

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    Fantastic example!

    I was going to comment on the notes found on the reverse of the strap (DARK TAN) then realized that's a great idea for those who are not able to distinguish between colors.

    Another great find! Your collection adds up to a very fine museum-quality assemblage!
     
  13. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 14, 2013

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    The point of that is simply so that I can order the same thing again if I want to. There are so many variations they are hard to recall and keep straight
     
  14. cristos71 Sep 14, 2013

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    Good work there.
    That is a great looking dial. It's very nice to see a Zenith with the waffle effect coming from around the same period as many of the lovely Omega waffles that we regularly see on here, I guess it was in vogue with the various manufacturers of the day.
     
  15. CdnWatchDoc Sep 15, 2013

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    Great piece Lou...the dial IS the hook, glad you were able to reel it in! Congrats!
     
  16. sohail Sep 15, 2013

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    Great find marking on the case back is really unusual , the only one I have seen on any watch . what is the case size?
     
  17. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 15, 2013

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    35mm. I thought the date had to be part of an inscription, but if it's been polished out, it's been done very skilfully - I can't find any sign of it.
     
  18. MKelley Sep 15, 2013

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    :thumbsup:
     
  19. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Sep 16, 2013

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    133 Movement.jpg For the record, here's my 133. It is younger than MMMD's.
     
  20. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Sep 16, 2013

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    Younger and better looking. Great photo.