Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 70s Watches (But Were Afraid To Ask)

ZENO – THERMOMETER – JUMP HOURS


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ZENO – THERMOMETER – JUMP HOURS

ZENO WATCHES – THE THERMOMETER AND JUMP HOUR WATCHES


En esta otra galeria,podemos contemplar otro modelo de los 70 cuando menos curioso y sin duda otro gran coleccionable de la casa zeno

el primer reloj con termometro quiza?…seguramente.

También algunos jump hours con diales en diversos sabores


los zeno spaceman se podran ver mas adelante en su galeria correspondiente.

un poco de historia de la marca:

ZENO-WATCH BASEL
Fabricante de Relojes Suizos desde 1922
Nuestra historia comienza en 1868 con el fabricante de relojes Jules Godat,
fundador del reloj pequeño de bolsillo en la compañía en La Chaux-de-Fonds,
situada en el corazón de Suiza, manufactura de relojes.
Produjo, en pequeñas cantidades, relojes finos de bolsillo con cajas
de plata y relojes de señora colgantes. Construyó una pequeña factoría,
que fue comprada en 1920 por la compañía, Eigeldinger & Fils.

El negocio familiar, Eigeldinger, especializado en relojes de pulsera con armis.
Produjeron relojes en acero inoxidable, plata, oro y platino, con movimientos
mecánicos de hasta 43mm. Ensamblaron diferentes piezas de relojería garantizadas.
Las marcas registradas fueron, ZENO, STRAND y SOLVEX. El hijo del propietario,
Andre-Charles Eigeldinger, introdujo ZENO. El nombre fue creado bajo la influencia
del filósofo griego, Zeno y viene de Zenodopolus o Zenon, que significa
“Regalo de Zeus.” (Conocido ZENO’s: Zeno de Elea, filósofo griego,
“paradoja de Aquiles y la tortuga”; Zeno de Verona, obispo católico).

El primer reloj ZENO fue fabricado en 1922. Cada pieza fue marcada con una
cruz suiza en el fondo de la caja. Desde entonces la compañía ha seguido
innovando técnicas en la manufactura de los relojes. En 1949, los relojes ZENO
fueron expuestos por primera vez en la feria Suiza de Relojería en Basilea.
En 1966, los mayoristas Dr. Peter Atteslander y Eric Enggist compraron los
derechos a ZENO y se los vendieron a Felix W. Huber en 1973. Sr. Huber
había trabajado para la compañía desde 1965/66.


Los talleres lograron un prestigio internacional en 1969 con el legendario
y futurista Spaceman, con la producción del reloj de buzo “Compressor,” y la absorción de varias marcas suizas de relojes.
La pieza estrella de ZENO es el famoso “Pilot Classic” colección (40mm).
Una nueva versión de los relojes pilot de1965 (37mm), el modelo de hoy se compara muy favorablemente con el modelo original vintage ZENO Pilot Basic de 1965.
Las características técnicas, sin embargo, les dan una ventaja innegable.

Hoy en día los relojes ZENO watches son producidos por uno de los últimos fabricantes independientes Suizos y compañía tradicional, ZENO-WATCH BASEL.
La marca suiza ZENO simboliza una excelente elección de relojes de pulsera vendibles. Estamos orgullosos de nuestra pequeña, pero tradicional, fábrica
de relojes y nuestra colección elegante. Los relojes son conocidos y reconocidos
a nivel internacional por su calidad, diseño e innovación, el alto estándar de
calidad conjuntamente con precios muy competitivos.
La rama de productos se extiende desde la tecnología mecánica a la de cuarzo
en relojes de pulsera con esferas analógicas para señoras o caballeros siempre
en una combinación de materiales. Relojes de pulsera de coleccionistas,
relojes de pulsera, de bolsillo, militares, de submarinismo o cronógrafos deportivos.
ZENO no esponsoriza ningún deporte, ni estrellas de cine, ni apoya ningún viaje
a Marte ni tiene grandes campañas publicitarias.
Nuestro esfuerzo esta volcado en la calidad.

http://www.zeno-watch.ch/

http://www.zenousa.com/history.htm

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ZENO WATCHES – THE THERMOMETER AND JUMP HOUR WATCHES

in this gallery another model  interesting from the 70´s

and a great collectible

The first thermometer wristwatch  maybe? … surely.

as well as several different flavors jump hours

the zeno spaceman will be seen later in the corresponding gallery.

a little history of the brand:

The ZENO-WATCH BASEL Story Independent Swiss Watch Manufacturing Since 1922

It all began in an idyllic house in La Chaux-de-Fonds, where Jules Godat had
set up a modest workshop. Like many watchmakers in his day, his spent the cold winter
months as a seasonal worker. In 1868, he set up in business on his own and by doing
so laid the foundation for ZENO watch production as we know it today. In his little workshop,
he made silver Pocket watches. After Jules Godat had left, production was converted to the
manufacture of railway Clocks and watches. In 1900 the workshop was enlarged and equipped
with electric power to drive the machines.

In 1920, André-Charles Eigeldinger took over Godat watch production. He specialized in the manufacture of observation watches for military purposes, slide rule watches and Pocket watches
in silver, gold and platinum. In 1922, Eigeldinger & Söhne registered the ZENO brand.
This name is a reminder of the Greek philosopher Zeno of Kition and means “gift of Zeus” or “god given”.

In the manufacture of ZENO watches, great care is taken to make high quality timekeeping instruments with a good cost-benefit ratio. Since 1922, the watchmakers at ZENO have
been making individual pieces with a prominent personality, distinctive character
and timeless beauty.

Demand for wristwatches rose constantly and in the inter-war years production was therefore converted
to wristwatches. The first ZENO wristwatches were made of gold and intended solely for export.
In 1937, to mark the 15th anniversary of the ZENO brand, the first watches with an integral stop
function and acoustic telemeter were made. In 1949, ZENO took part for the first time in the
Swiss watch fair in Basel. In the years that followed, the ZENO engineers developed a number
of digital watch models with “jumping hours”, pendant watches for nurses and “watches for boys”,
until in 1960 production temporarily moved to the Atteslander workshops in Biel where
the first mechanical airmen’s watches were developed.

The rapid pace of progress is bringing constant changes to our lives. But in the ZENO watch work-
shops, mechanical wrist and Pocket watches are still being made by traditional techniques with
the exceptional calm and concentration of experienced watchmakers. For over eighty years,
ZENO watches have been produced largely by hand.

ZENO and Basel In 1965/66, Felix W. Huber developed the first mechanical ZENO watch which

set the tone for all future ZENO models. When the company was taken over by the Huber family,
the assembly of wristwatches and the service department were transferred to Basel, on the river Rhine.
The very first Basel creations included the first vacuum diver’s watch, the “Compressor”, which
was launched in 1969 at the Watch and Jewelry Fair. Very successful was the famous “Spaceman
from 1972 – 1978. In addition to in-house manufacturing,
the Huber family took over commercial representation for the whole of Switzerland.

As in the case of the manufacture of the first watches back in 1868, ZENO-WATCH BASEL still
sets great store by the manufacture of high quality measuring instruments with their distinctive
character and timeless elegance. We owe it to the energy of Felix W. Huber that over one hundred
new watch creations are developed every year and often manufactured in extremely small series based
on the historical original models. These are mechanical precision time measuring instruments
which combine traditional workmanship, technology and design at the very highest level.

As it was not easy to find sufficient qualified personnel in the Basel region, cooperation with other watch making workshops was sought at an early stage. ZENO Pocket watches have been produced in sunny Ticino canton since 1975 where the dials are also printed. Fashionable Quartz watches are mostly made in the region around La Chaux-de-Fonds and Neuchâtel.

With the new addition of the first airmen’s watches made in 1965, ZENO is celebrating the renaissance of a truly great classic. The wristwatches in the latest Air Force collection follow on from the great tradition of professional airmen’s watch making. The mechanical timepieces are intended for connoisseurs of timeless design and a transparent cost-benefit ratio. Zeno does not invest in advertising but in the product.

Experience for yourself the quality, love of detail and expert workmanship with which the different materials are crafted. We invite you to visit a retail store near you to have our watch collection presented to you in person. We thank you for your interest in our watches and very much hope that you will like our timepieces made with such care. We would be happy to pass inquiries on to your regional representative. Please contact us for further information or suggestions.

Thank you for your interest in our watches.
Have a good time with ZENO watches – Objects of Pleasure and Quality

http://www.zeno-watch.ch/

http://www.zenousa.com/history.htm

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