Zenith did a good job of breaking up the monotony in the Dive watch world in the 60s and 70s. During this era, Movado and Zenith worked closely together to introduce innovative designs and advancement to the watch world, but due to their forward-thinking designs, they often received poor sales and inevitably resulted in low production numbers. Which of course, is why Zenith Dive watches are so coveted by collectors, like the Zenith ref. A3736, this reference has a truly unique design but is Rarely seen on the open market, especially in good condition. The ref. A3736 would make for a vibrant and durable daily driver.
This specific Zenith features the impressive 17 jewel Zenith 146-HP movement, which is also used in the Movado Super Sub Sea ref. 206-705-504 as well as a variety of Other Chronographs from this era. This was the last Manual Wind movement caliber by Zenith-Movado before being superseded by the Automatic El Primero movement.
|Dial||Black ” Reverse-Panda”|
|Bracelet||Zenith “Gay-Freres” Flip Lock Ladder-Link Bracelet W/ ZG End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The lightly polished case retains strong angles with light signs of use. The inner rotating bezel retains its tritium arrow at the 12 o’clock position, remaining in perfect condition and functions flawlessly. The pushers and Zenith signed crowns all remain original to the watch. The original and elusive Zenith “Gay-Freres” ladder flip-lock bracelet remains in excellent condition with almost no stretch and retains its original ZG end links.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte Black reverse panda dial is in exceptional condition with the silver sub-dials remaining clean and bright. The original hands are striking, with large arrow minute hand and orange “lollipop” chronograph hand. Both the dial and the hands have aged to a warm yellow coloration, showing no degradation or lume loss under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time perfectly. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.