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  1. John Chris Il Duca de Luca Feb 23, 2013

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    Laurent is a VERY hard act to follow, but here is the A3817 I was finally able to nail down, with rather plain original Zenith leather strap and steel buckle. Won in a sales contest in Indiana in 1971 by the late brother of the very fine gentleman from whom I obtained it. Zenith produced 1000 of these, in 1971.

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  2. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Feb 23, 2013

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    That's beautiful Chris.
     
  3. avantnoire Feb 23, 2013

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    John, my favorite reference! Beautiful original watch!
    cheers
    David
     
  4. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 23, 2013

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    Very nice sir!
     
  5. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 23, 2013

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    Well done, Chris. She looks a peach!
     
  6. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Feb 23, 2013

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    Huzzah! Accolades and epithets!
     
  7. John Chris Il Duca de Luca Feb 23, 2013

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    Thank you, gentlemen. Somehow it feels more robust than the similarly-dialled A386. Maybe it's just that the strap feels less delicate than my 386's Gay-Freres ladder bracelet. Anyway, a rare prize find that has managed to avoid most of the horrible things that happen to 40+ year-old watches.

    Chris
     
  8. ulackfocus Feb 23, 2013

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    I'm tendering my resignation from the Zenith forum immediately. ::censored::
     
  9. danomar Feb 24, 2013

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    ::jumpy::
     
  10. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 24, 2013

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    Good Luck, I just checked and Lou never filled your paper work with the Forum Applications Committee. So unless you want to re-file with the $55. fee, your off the hook!
    However, no coupons for eBay Zenith discounts (you wouldn't have won anyway, $$.)
     
  11. Noodia Feb 24, 2013

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    A beauty, I have a crush for this blue hand
     
  12. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 24, 2013

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    I like it a great deal too. It is the classic French Racing Blue and reminds me of Talbots and Bugattis and Alpine Renault - such a nice detail.