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Need help with a Zenith pocket watch

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Hi all together,
this is my first post and it starts with a question. I hope that is ok. Normally I am more interested in wristwatches. But now I got here a watch from the inheritance of my grandmother. It probably already belonged to her parents, so my great-grandparents.

It says Zenith on it and on the back is a woman. Next to it is "Summer" in French. Of course, I know Zenith from the wristwatches. Defy and El Primero make them.
Is this pocket watch from the same Zenith company? Or was there another one in the past? Is this watch something special, or is this rather watch junk that no one wants to have anymore?
Does anyone here know anything about it?

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Per my copy of "The complete guide to watches", #32 from 2012 Zenith dates back to 1875 so pre WW1 production would have all been pocket watches such as yours. By 1920 they had made 2 million watches. Considering the wear in the case engraving it was carried for many years by the owner I suspect. Listed prices circa 2012 start at $185 and top out at 35K for a watch with maximum complications in mint condition so apparently not junk. Any quality marks on your case or the movement such as jewels count or case material marking?
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