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SOLD 1972 Zenith El Primero MKIII. Unpolished. Incredible Patina. Zenith Service. Extract & COA.

  1. ndgal Jul 21, 2020

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    For your consideration is this highly attractive 1972 Zenith A386 MKIII "El Primero" automatic chronograph.
    This watch was acquired from the original owner's daughter who discovered it in an attic where it sat in a box for the past 25 years.
    The watch was super grimy when found, and it was not working. (see pictures of the watch as it was found).
    The caseback was so tight (due to the grime) and could not be opened so the watch had to be sent to Zenith's Heritage Department in Switzerland.
    The watch has been fully serviced by Zenith Heritage Department with strict instructions to leave all important parts intact and to not refinish the case.
    (The only non-movement parts that were replaced are the pushers and date wheel. All original parts were returned by Zenith and will be included with the watch).
    The watch just returned from Zenith this past May fully serviced & covered by a Zenith service warranty.
    The watch is accompanied by a Zenith Certificate Of Authenticity, and a Zenith Extract Of The Archives, as well as a service receipt.
    This is one of the nicest, purest examples of a MKIII A386 from the very last run of these amazing watches.
    The patina on the dial & hands on this example is simply sublime and rarely seen with this incredibly even & custardy patina.
    This is a rare opportunity to obtain a fully documented virgin example of a MKIII El Primero sourced directly from the original owner's family with full provenance.

    Price: [Watch is SOLD] $29,995.00 net. Worldwide shipping included.
    Payment by wire or PayPal (Buyer covers fees).


    Located in Los Angeles.
    F2F deals are always welcome.

    Extremely huge versions of the images found in this ad can be e-mailed to an interested buyer upon request (they are too large to upload here).
    I will offer a 48 hour inspection/approval on the watch.
    Full refund only if grossly misdescribed or not 100% authentic Zenith.
    (No buyer's remorse returns will be accepted).
    If returned, the watch must be in 100% exact same condition delivered.
    *Please note that due to PayPal's recent user agreement update, any watches returned that were paid via PayPal will be subject to a 5% re-stocking fee as PayPal is now keeping the processing fees even if a payment is refunded.

    Thanks OF for the space!

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    Edited Feb 1, 2021
    sneer, Lonestar, Pazzo and 5 others like this.
  2. Maganator Jul 22, 2020

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    Absolutely sensational.
     
  3. TexOmega Jul 24, 2020

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    grime is good.......it protects the SS till found.:thumbsup:
     
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  10. AESTime Oct 17, 2020

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    Incredible. GLWS