1960's Zenith JFK John F. Kennedy Vintage (Respirator) Automatic Mens Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 4211

Today's offering showcases this very classic Zenith so-called Kennedy watch, so named because John F. Kennedy allegedly owned a similar watch. In our opinion it makes the short list of best looking square vintage watches.

This is one of the true "Kennedy" versions. It has a simple, pleasing, and balanced design, and this watch has a cool monochromatic style.

It uses the Respirator case which has an usual waterproof case design. The movement is housed within an impermeable container and the crystal is designed to seal from the top with a gasket.

Powering the watch is an excellent Zenith caliber 2542PC 25 jewel automatic movement.

The smoke gray has been freshly restored.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.


Since 1865, when Georges Favre-Jacot was first inspired by a dream of building a true watch 'manufacture', Zenith has been crafting exclusive watches made to exceptionally exacting standards. Having won over 1500 awards, the company enjoys a long, prestigious history and today enjoys a growing popularity among collectors.

  • Manufacturer: Zenith
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 737A754
  • Year built: c. 1964-1969
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Pleasing condition, scratch-free
  • Dimensions: 30mm diameter (without crown), 40mm long, 11mm thick
  • Dial: Smoke gray, steel applied indexes, aperture for the date. The outer dial has been expertly restored. A few of the number on the date wheel, which is original, are partially worn
  • Hands: Original, steel batons
  • Movement type: Zenith caliber 2542PC, 25 jewels, monometallic balance, shock resistant
  • Jewels: 25 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 20mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, flange around edge, excellent condition
  • Note: The gaskets had a tendency to melt and stain the dial. This watch is offered with a partial custom-made gasket.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

    All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

    The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

    Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

    To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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