Tuesday, September 8, 2009

VERY RARE VINTAGE SEARS ROEBUCK MONDIA STELLARIS GENTS WRISTWATCH






BRAND/JENAMA: VINTAGE STELLARIS GENTS WRISTWATCH

MADE IN/BUATAN: USA BY SEARS & ROEBUCK (NORTH AMERICAN) WATCH INC.

CIRCA/TAHUN: 1960's

MODEL: S4

CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC

MOVEMENT/ENJIN: 17 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT

DIAL COLOR: GOLD CHAMPAGNE/KEEMASAN

FUNCTION/FUNGSI: DATE AT 3:00

HANDS/JARUM: GOLD TONE/ KEEKMASAN

MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: GOLD & BLACK TONE STICK/KEEMASAN RANTING EMAS & HITAM

CASING : GOLD TOP & STAINLESS STEEL BACK / KEEMASAN ATAS DAN BELAKANG KELULI

LUGS: 18mm

MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 39mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 41mm LUG TO LUG

DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: S4

CROWN: GP/ SADUR EMAS

STRAP/TALI: NEW GENUINE BLACK LEATHER/ KULIT ASLI WARNA HITAM BARU

SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"

WORKING CONDITION, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL

PRICE/HARGA: USD130/RM480


BRIEF HISTORY OF MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO WATCHES

1875 • George Favre-Jacot succeeded in his goal: to produce reasonably priced, precise fob watches.His company employed one-third of the working population of Locle.




1896 • Manufacturer won Gold Medal at the Swiss National Exhibition.

1903 • First prize in the Neuch√Ętel Observatory competition for chronometers.

1911 • George Favre-Jacot retired and left the flourishing business to his descendants, under the name ZENITH.

1917 • Death of George Favre-Jacot.

1920 • First wristwatch models.

1954 • ZENITH won the Neuch√Ętel Observatory prize for wristwatch chronometers.

1960 • ZENITH took over MARTEL WATCH Co.

The UNIVERSELS caliber 749 and 285 became the ZENITH 146 family.

1969 • Birth of the EL PRIMERO movement, the first chronograph in the world equipped with a winding crown with central rotor.

ZENITH became a member of the MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO holding company.

1970 • The CRONOMETRO TIPO CP2 aviation chronographs with anti-magnetic case and 60-minute rotating lunette, manufactured for A. Cairelli in Rome.

1971 • The American ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION took a majority stake in the MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO group.

1978 • The group returned to the hands of Swiss investors, with DIXI, the financial and mechanical constructions group, as major shareholder.

1984 • MOVADO taken over by NORTH AMERICAN WATCH Co, and the name ZENITH appeared alone on the watch dials.

2000 • ZENITH taken over by L.V.M.H group.

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