A rare ZentRa mechanical watch for ladies has arrived in our vintage collection: this stunning gold-tone timepiece with a unique dial design. The watch pairs a delicate gold-tone case and bracelet, ensuring a timelessly elegant look. With a long history of watchmaking, ZentRa is well-known for its reliable watch models, with durable German and Swiss movements.
We're excited to host this one in our collection. This vintage watch is fully functional, it has been preserved in amazing condition and it's gold-plated. We highly recommend it as a gift for ladies, given its impressive preservation.
Condition: Very good.
Case width: 20 mm. Wrist size: small (ladies). Mechanical movement. Gold-plated. Stainless steel back.
The watch is in working condition.
ZentRa watch brand
Zentra (usually styled ZentRA or ZentRa) is a German watch brand dating to 1927.
The watch co-op Markenuhren-Verein or Markenuhr GmbH ("Watch Brand Company") was founded in 1924 by Willi König and Willibald Felsing of the Zentralverband der Deutschen Uhrmacher ("Central Association of German Watchmaking"). The company soon began using the name Centra or Zentra (a shortened form of "central") on watches and founded the ZentRa brand on September 4, 1927 in Berlin.
The company focused on building the brand throughout Germany and soon "ZentRa" watch stores were widespread. As was typical at the time, Zentra watches were built from various components: Most cases came from Germany, while movements were German (PUW) or Swiss (A. Schild and Minerva). The company advertised using the slogans, "die Uhr mit dem Reifezeugnis" ("the watch with a certificate of maturity") and "die treue Gefährtin" ("the faithful companion"), emphasizing reliability.
The main competitor for Zentra at this time was Dugena, another popular and widespread German watch brand.
About mechanical watches
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically, with the help of a small battery.
A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring which must be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.
Mechanical watches are classic vintage pieces, beautiful displays of minimalism and old-school features. Some of the most elegant mechanical watches, for true vintage enthusiasts, are now available in our vintage mechanical watch collection.
From our collection of vintages and antiques, only the best pieces make it through our selection for this platform. Our goal is to locate the finest vintage pieces and reclaim their original, timeless beauty.
The process behind our brand is a complex one: restoring antique and vintage pieces, making them look flawless, carefully reconstructing what is broken and capturing them as accurately as possible so that these articles get a chance to a second story.
The age, the brand and all the work behind every product, are all reflected in the price of our items. You can read more about the story behind our brandhere.
Our vintage watches are extensively verified by local watchmakers that we work with. Any repairs needed are done by professionals, so rest assured, all the watches are in perfect working condition. They are additionally checked for another 24 hours, once the order is placed, before shipping.
The pieces we sell are vintage, so they may present marks of the passage of time. Make sure you have a close look at the photos of each product. We try to capture them as accurately as possible. Colors may differ slightly.
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