Posted 2 years ago
I inherited this Zenith from my late father-in-law in 1992 and I still wear it every day as my main watch. I'm curious to know more about it. He received it in 1977 as his 25 year long service gift from De Beers Consolidated mining company inKimberley, South Africa. He wore it daily until he passed away in 1992. It is gold and appears solid as there is no degradation in the surface after 35 years of service. I searched online and one person had a similar one which was titled a "380 Cal 2572". It must have been manufactured before 1977. I have no idea if this is accurate. The one shown by that person had a stainless steel back. I suspect De Beers purchased hundreds and replaced the back with the gold one and embossed it with their logo (as shown in my pics) and then as required engraved the recipients name (in this case my father-in-law, I.L Bell).
Does anyone have more information, or thoughts about this watch?