1950s Zenith Automatic Cal. 133.8 "Bumper Movement"

Zenith has created some truly iconic watches over the years, the El Primero being the most obvious. But well before the brand was known for announcing to the world the arrival of the first automatic chronograph, they were already building robust and beautiful timepieces the world over. Some, like this stunning Cal. 133.8 were so well made that you'd be hard-pressed to find a watch 50 years younger in as good of shape.

Stock # ZNTA1338
Brand Zenith
Style Automatic
Model N/A
Serial 886XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Aged
Millimeters 35
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The stainless steel case measures in at 35 millimeters with a slightly wide sloped bezel and substantial lugs, giving the case a more powerful footprint than you might imagine from its on-paper measurement. Further, the lugs feature a beautiful tapered bevel and the overall condition of the case is, while worn, unpolished and razor-sharp. It is accompanied by a coordinating tan leather, 2pc handmade leather strap.


The dial is in fantastic condition with only slight spots of discoloration, having aged to a beautiful cream color. The watch features blued steel syringe-style hands, inlaid with golden honey-aged radium.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.