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    Default Zenith military watch marking...Pheon plus Capital I beneath: WW1 Indian army issue?

    Hi all,

    I recently bought an old Zenith pocket watch, which is marked Favre Leuba/Zenith on the dial.
    The nickel case (50mm) has the Zenith factory stamp within.
    However on the rear is stamped a Pheon with a capital I beneath.
    Bearing in mind the historical connection between FL and Zenith in respect of the former being a retailer of Zenith products in Bombay at least, is it entirely possible that this watch is in fact Indian military issue?

    I'll post some pics later today hopefully.

    Thanks and regards
    Piers

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJQL View Post
    However on the rear is stamped a Pheon with a capital I beneath... is it entirely possible that this watch is in fact Indian military issue?...


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    I believe the above descriptor was originally from Ziggy's book.

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    Thanks Dave...

    Is that the only illustration ? My mark is more defined....and more akin to the most commonly seen pheon on military pocket watches.

    Piers

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    Ok...here is it

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    What do we think people?

    Also the 'A' on the movement....significant?

    Thanks,
    Piers
    Last edited by PJQL; 05-17-2017 at 08:58. Reason: Incorrect photo URL

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