Feb 08, 2023,19:28 PM

The Doublematic is a watch I am sort of surprised was not more popular. In my mind, the IWC Big Pilot launched the popular pilot aesthetic and is rightfully an icon. The GO Navigator is a delightful take on the style incorporating their Panodate feature. Obviously chronographs in the Pilot style are abundant on the market, as are world timers.
With the Zenith Doublematic one gets all those features with the addition of a mechanical alarm. The alarm function is exceptional too. The crown with integrated pusher is an ergonomic delight. The on/off button is easily manipulated with one’s thumb, and the crown rolls easily with just the fore finger.
Initially I found the 30 minute chronograph lacking for tasks such as timing a flight, but I learned a trick. Instead of using the alarm hand to set the alarm, align it with the hour hand when starting the chronograph to allow timing of longer intervals. Of course the on/off indicator at 8:00 assures one won’t set off the alarm inadvertently.
One criticism I have to agree with is that the red numbers on the evening segment of the world time ring are difficult to read in anything buy bright conditions. Another comment is that the alarm is faint; this may be a blessing since my wife does not appreciate the volume of my Amvox 1 alarm!

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Always had a soft spot for this one!!! It is still on my wishlist!!!

 By: The Swiss guy : February 8th, 2023-19:49
This is a timeless piece, it is still lookung very sharp and up to date! Enjoy urs in good health!

Thank you.

 By: roundel : February 8th, 2023-20:27
I just swapped out the OEM strap for a 22x18 tropic strap. I think it freshens up the look for a change. Enter text ...  

Thank you for bringing this to attention.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : February 8th, 2023-20:32
I have not known this one and it didn't come up here on this site too yet, I think. Very good looking and very functional Zenith! Great package.

I saw one of these in the wild recently

 By: blau : February 9th, 2023-01:57
It was on the wrist of a guy sitting at the next table at a cafe. I couldn't believe my eyes! Only a true enthusiast wears this watch.

I’ve never seen another.

 By: roundel : February 9th, 2023-15:07
I would be pretty confident if I struck up a conversation with someone wearing a Doublematic that they would have watch opinions.


 By: blau : February 10th, 2023-03:17
He seemed to be in a pretty serious business discussion so I let him be. It was the first time I had seen one!

What a great travel watch

 By: g_schroder : February 9th, 2023-15:21
Thanks for sharing this, I don't think I've ever come across one of these in the wild before. It's not every day that you see a watch you didn't know existed on this site, so thanks again for sharing it.

 By: frnkvizr : February 9th, 2023-16:07
I also never heard of this Zenith. I think it is wonderful. Just too large for me at 45mm :-( But wonderfully designed with great functionality.