"Big Lemon," a stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date

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Zenith has been known for precision and accuracy throughout the company's history. The demand for dive watches grew in the 1960s with the surge of a growing aquatic sport, scuba diving. While many anticipated an obvious air tank and swimsuit as key gear, a timepiece became a necessary accessory to achieve success, as it is essential to keep track of depth and time elapsed under water. With this in mind, they created the "Big Lemon" with its eye-catching dial and bezel for ease to divers.

Honest Vintage: The Greg Selch Collection

A native New Yorker from a family of connoisseurs, Greg Selch has collected watches for over 20 years, among many other things. Over the years, Selch has become well-known for his passion: “orphan watches” as well as well-worn watches with patina, for which a term has been created:  #selchism.

Condition Report

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The watch is in overall fair condition with moderate wear throughout commensurate with age. Case is in fair condition with moderate surface wear. Bracelet has moderate signs of stretch and surface wear throughout commensurate with age. Dial is in fair condition. Hands are showing signs of wear. Crystal has visible scratches. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. All watches sold in this collection are in their 'as found' vintage state and may include replacement parts or modifications.



Dial Color(s)


Dial Numerals


Movement Type


Case Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Case Size (mm)


Case Back


Band Material

Stainless Steel

Dimension Notes

Fits a wrist size of 7.25 inches or smaller.

Clasp Type

Deployant buckle

Clasp Material(s)

Stainless Steel



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