empressissi™ is pleased to offer this fantastic early and sought after ZENITH dress watch for men from the early 40s, an original 14K solid gold watch retailed by Jean Louis Roehrich, a New York Jeweler known for his exquisite taste in watches and head of the Horological society of New York, also known for putting Henry Ford's watch collection together. The barrel shaped movement dates to 1938 according to known public records.
The watch houses an early top class Zenith 8 3/4 manual wind caliber with sub seconds, running on 17 jewels. It is cased in a ZENITH signed 14K solid yellow gold in excellent condition with a good crown and original mineral crystal with faceted edge with very few signs.
The dial is factory original and features very little wear; beautiful icy silver with raised gold plated numerals and original set of hands.
This collectible ZENITH watch measures 22mm side to side (excluding crown) and 41mm from top lug to bottom lug.
Attached to this watch is a brand new old stock 15 mm wide quality genuine lizard band in tan brown tone. The band may be a tad short for a male wrist.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards;
To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.