It’s been a while that I have written something about a watch. I love watches but strangely enough I hardly wear them anymore. A watch, so I feel, is something for a special day. And a watch is one of the sole jewelry that I feel comfortable to wear. To say: basically the only one.
What you see here is a Swiss made Zenith 2600 Automatic from the 60ies. And I must admit I really like me my vintage watches! This Zenith was as common back in the 60ies as the Swatch is today. Well, almost. 🙂 But it was nothing really fancy, nothing really overly priced and it was difficult to impress somebody with it back than. But as I said a classic and even today the 2600 automatic are still produced by Zenith.
To me this 2600 Automatic really has all the classic style aspects of this area that I like so much. Not to small, not too big. Not overly thick. Basic material with a gold plated case on the top side (below you’ll find regular steel) and a white dial. The lug-arms are not too long nor fancy. The only thing that is a bit odd is the placement of the date. But all in all very, very classy. And just to my taste.
I had this one serviced not long ago as it would not work any more. Now together with a new wrist band I am extremely happy with it and I don’t have a guilty conscience to put it on and use it as an everyday watch as Zenith is not this highly sought after watch and sometimes even hard to recognize. I understand the company back than released many models with differing dials, writings and material. So it is not so easy to spot a real from a fake or to be sure if it is a redial.