Zenith 2600 Automatic

Written by feltedhat on . Posted in Watches

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.

Zenith 2600 Automatic

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. đŸ™‚ 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.

Zenith 2600 Automatic

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.

Zenith 2600 Automatic

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.

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Comments (1)

  • Turner


    I like the look of the older, 50s/60s dresswatches more and more. That beeing said I am the proud owner of two not-quite-so-vintage and not-so-low-key Zenith De Lucas (late 80s and early 90s).


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