Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Zippo ZPW001

Today it's another watch by a manufacturer more famous for something other than watches.

The watch is made by (or for)  the well known lighter brand Zippo. The Zippo lighters are famous worldwide, and one of the most recognised lighters I know. Many people are collectors of Zippos, but I've not come across so many collectors of Zippo watches.

This model is the ZPW001, which from the model number could be one of their first. It is a 3 hand dial design and has a styling a little like some of the G-Shock dial designs. The case was assembled in China, and has a 10 bar water resistance rating.

For the date, I'd assumed that the previous Zippo I'd blogged was late 80s or early 90s, and this watch seems an older style. That could also be misleading, so I'd guess this is also a late 80s or early 90s release.

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