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Zeno, Swiss Made

A very successful small but fast growing watch company outside the traditional watch territory in Switzerland. Located in Basel, Zeno has lately produced bigger and bigger watches, excessing 50 mm case diameter excluding crown. While I like some of there watches, I do not think that those huge watches will make an imprint in watch history nor be able to sustain a very high resale value.
The Seahunter below is not one of those fashion watches, but a classic and great looking Diver's watch, although it is only rated 100 m WR. The watch has a great looking bezel with orange printing and an equally beautiful broadarrow hour hand.


Discontinued

Discontinued

Discontinued
MSRP was  $455 in the USA!
Brandnew Zeno Sea Hunter with White Markings, Ref 500

ETA 2824-2

Acrylic* Crystal
100 m WR

MSRP was  $455 in the USA!
Brandnew Zeno Sea Hunter with Orange Markers, Ref 500

ETA 2824-2

Acrylic* Crystal
100 m WR

Brand new ZENO 300 m RETRO Army Diver. Looks like this style has provided inspiration for the  DREADNAUGHT. The watch has also been dubbed "Poor Man's" DOXA on www.PMWF.com!

ETA 2452

Acrylic* Crystal
300 m WR

 

Only USD 299
+ USD 30 (Heavy wooden Box) shipping to USA
other countries...
Only USD 299
+ USD 23 (new lighter Zeno box) shipping to USA
other countries...
Only USD 479**
 + USD 23 (new lighter Zeno box) shipping to USA
other countries...

*ZENO calls their acrylic crystals "Hesalith - extra thick, extra shock resistant and easy to polish"
**ZENO prices have increased a real hike. Euro/USD exchange rates were given as the reason

Hesalith = Acrylic = Plexi glass, are all the same

While many watch collectors are not happy to use acrylic crystals, acrylic crystals have their advantages. They are extremely pressure resistant, thus found on my diver's. Also their shock resistance is superior due to the flexibility of the material. And rebuffing or re-polishing of an acrylic crystal is really easy with either a bit of tooth paste (that is right!) or an aluminum oxide based polishing paste. In addition to these afore mentioned features, I like the light weight of acrylic crystals. I am always very careful with my watches. If you are a "door frame banger", e.g. you often hit objects in your office or at home, then I suggest you go for a Sapphire crystal. If you are a reasonably careful WIS, then you will have no problem wearing a watch with an acrylic crystal!