Zenith Defy vintage diver's watch - reference 01.1070290 with a so
called octagonal “Miura” case. The name Defy means "challenge" from the
French (défi). Zenith wanted to point out the robustness of this watch.
The present watch is from the early 1970s. The blue sunburst dial shows
some lovely aging around the center- many dials of this model are aged
badly, hard to find a perfect one in original condition.
Mint ones appear to have
restored dials or service dials.
The silver inner ring has been preserved without any flaws, the lume of
hour indications is complete and shows a creamy yellow.
The lume of
the minute hand is a bit different in color but Tritium lume as well.
Dial is protected by a hardened mineral glass with shows minimal signs
steel case of this 50 year old watch has sharp edges, it has been never
still in original condition. The reference number on the
case back is clearly visible.
Another Zenith-typical feature is the position of the
screwed crown and the date between 4 and 5 o'clock. The movement caliber
2562 with an automatic winding runs flawlessly in all functions. Crown
is original - not a replacement!
The original Gay Frères
stainless steel bracelet completes this offer. Nowadays these ladder
bracelets are as rare as the vintage watches which they accomponied in
those early years. It fits to a 20cm wrist.
date - central second - screw-down crown - luminous hand - screwed-on
blue – sunburst finish
stainless steel, Gay Freres
Type of clasp:
Zenith 2562 PC
Year of Manufacture:
unpolished – honest condition
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