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  1. cchen

    cchen Jun 21, 2019

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    Surprised this hasn't been discussed yet....
    Zenith is doing an A384 revival that looks true to the original. The most interesting part of the release for me is that there will be a ladder bracelet option.
    For many of us an original GF ladder bracelet for A38xx models is unobtanium - BUT now it seems that the re-released ladder bracelet could be a suitable alternative?

    Does anyone know if Zenith will sell the bracelet separately?

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  2. balmung0

    balmung0 Jun 21, 2019

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    Yeah I know! The revival information was released several days ago but it seems no one cares about Zenith :/
    Even official website does not have any information about the new piece except for instagram.
    Its price point is pretty high which is $7,900. I would rather go for previous generation of 1969 38mm with discount price instead of paying premium though..
     
  3. preacher

    preacher Jun 22, 2019

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    Very nice idea, difference with original should be crown, movement and case back. In my opinion also the font of “CHRONOGRAF AUTOMATIC” is a bit different.
    The bracelet should be ispired by original GF but branded Zenith.
     
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  4. cchen

    cchen Jun 22, 2019

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    Hoping this new bracelet can fit my A3817
     
  5. preacher

    preacher Jun 22, 2019

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    It will be ok, the case is the same and this is the end link of the new bracelet, different from the rigth ZKM only inside
     
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  6. cchen

    cchen Jun 22, 2019

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    Now the real question is - will zenith sell the bracelet separately?
     
  7. Lonestar

    Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Jun 22, 2019

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    I think the issue is also that it looks very white-ish compared to the original... Just like the re-re a386 looks less appealing than the original.no sunburst on the sub dials, and too much lume on the hour markers.

    Lastly, Zenith has been pretty much blowing it lately with their brand equity diluted by endorsing rappers and other celebrities which make Charles Vermot turn in his grave...
     
  8. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jun 22, 2019

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    More like HuBLOT-ing it, amirite?
     
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  9. preacher

    preacher Jun 22, 2019

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    I’ m in love with vintage Zenith, particulary with end ‘60 first ‘70 years.
    I think new Zenith watches are innovative and different from all the others new watches but they are very very very big, too much big for me, no weareble.
    New defy 36/38 mm would be very nice, if El Primero defy 21 was 39/40 mm it would be fantastic, 44 mm is more an enemy than a watch
     
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  10. amcclell

    amcclell Jun 29, 2019

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    I agree with Preacher. Huge watches will go in and out of fashion but the 33-38mm cases are always elegant. The pinnacle for design in my mind was the 1950's-60's but Zenith hung on into the 70's when most other manufacturers were cutting quality to get their cost down to compete with the quartz invasion. I have a couple of early 70's Zeniths that I love.
     
  11. krh7

    krh7 Jul 9, 2019

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    is this a 19mm or 20mm bracelet?
     
  12. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jul 22, 2019

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    Their website says the strap is 19/16 so I figure that bracelet will be 19mm as well (otherwise might be a tight fit) :)
     
  13. krh7

    krh7 Jul 22, 2019

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    damn, i need a 20mm in this style to fit my new vintage 1969. i'd love to see it next to the new a384 to compare size...
     
  14. wristpirate

    wristpirate Jul 23, 2019

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    Everyone has fallen asleep here. There A384 reissue is ridiculousy good. If I was after a modern Zenith this is what I’d be looking for. I was lucky enough to try one on in BaselWorld. Afaik the bracelet is still under construction, any photos of the A384 reissue with bracelet are with the a vintage GF bracelet.

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  15. krh7

    krh7 Jul 23, 2019

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    release date on these? i'll have to seek out a zenith dealer in chicago to try on - don't think i've ever noticed one here....
     
  16. wristpirate

    wristpirate Jul 24, 2019

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    I believe it's expected end of Autumn
     
  17. krh7

    krh7 Jul 24, 2019

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    hopefully they can get the bracelet figured out by then. "still under construction" is an odd description...
     
  18. moyrules

    moyrules Aug 20, 2019

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    Dealers all over the world already (should) have one for sale ... I already check it in one of my spanish reference dealers

    Now is for sale only with leather strap ... I love it, there is a hard work after it, trying to do a perfect replica, but honestly, I want to wait for the steel bracelet, and no one seems to have any information about it
     
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  19. wristpirate

    wristpirate Aug 20, 2019

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    From what I've heard the bracelet will be available as a separate purchase in 2020. Originally was meant to be ready for release at the same time as the A384 Revival hit the shops, guess they have had some teething issues.
     
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  20. guaranteed.rohu

    guaranteed.rohu Aug 20, 2019

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    beautiful! would definitely consider it... probably second hand