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  1. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 27, 2017

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    Post COA pictures

    MarkIII.JPG

    lume shot.JPG

    line angles.JPG

    El Primero on Display.JPG

    dial.JPG

    Crown.JPG

    DSC02565.JPG

    bevels look great.JPG

    A386.JPG

    19mm lug width.JPG


    IMG_4084.JPG




    pre COA picture showing the internal lug bevels and the movement
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    Movement.jpg



    A joy to wear, and a perfectly styled, low profile, vintage JB Champion NOS strap to protect it while on the wrist. "No metal can touch your skin!" I think it straddles the line well between sporty-dressy just as Zenith intended with their esthetic design.

    And after last night......

    https://www.phillips.com/detail/ZENITH/NY080117/41

    I think these A386's have graduated to the Big Boy table.



    Thanks again to LouS for his pioneering research.

    Besides the service hands, anything I missed? Comments appreciated.
     
    Edited Oct 27, 2017
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  2. Mlafra

    Mlafra Oct 27, 2017

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    amazing case and amazing dial! as you already pointed out service hands-set and slightly later crown (the correct one has still the same star but it is slightly bigger and especially the circle that is aroud the star is slightly larger). Your crown is the same as the one of the example sold by Phillips, also not 100% correct, but still much better IMHO than the later 70's service crowns with the inverted star.
    You did not post pics of the caseback but it should have a star engraved on it, being a MKIII.
    Overall a great piece, wear it in good health!
     
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  3. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 27, 2017

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    Thanks, outstanding condition, no doubt....

    case back:


    Case back edited serial.jpg

    Somewhere between seller's pictures and packing the jewelers wax was removed::censored::::facepalm1::
     
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  4. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 27, 2017

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    On the way home stuck in traffic

    F59BB5E6-D406-4B84-95F2-BDD3389CDAAF.jpeg
     
  5. jhross98

    jhross98 Oct 27, 2017

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    spectacular piece. yes. . this is a big boy watch now!
     
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  6. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Oct 27, 2017

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    Incredible watch, condition is amazing, just beautiful. Well done Tex!
    I know of at least one U.K. OF member who’ll be drooling on his Cornflakes when he sees this at breakfast time on Saturday morning.

    All the best

    Nathan
     
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  7. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 27, 2017

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    Thank you
     
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  8. lhs1978

    lhs1978 Oct 28, 2017

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    Great looking watch!
     
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  9. wristpirate

    wristpirate Oct 28, 2017

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    Nearly choked on my cornflakes. Lovely piece, DIBS DIBS DIBS
     
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  10. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 28, 2017

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    Gottcha down:thumbsup:
     
  11. sohail

    sohail Oct 28, 2017

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    The best I have seen so far . Congrats
     
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  12. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Oct 29, 2017

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    Beautiful A386 exemple!!! I join and confirm @Mlafra comments...

    Well done!!

    I am not a fan of the strap though...
     
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  13. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 29, 2017

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    Thank you...

    PM me when you see a Zenith leather strap and buckle for sale, or Bracelet.
     
  14. josephgsy

    josephgsy Oct 31, 2017

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    looks amazing ::love::::love::

    waiting for the day that i get to own one
     
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  15. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 31, 2017

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    That's the first step, it gets very slippery now, watch out.........(so to speak!:D)

    And thank you
     
  16. jhross98

    jhross98 Oct 31, 2017

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    heard today from a well known dealer that they are being offered good mk Is for 30k+

    oh my!
     
  17. Mlafra

    Mlafra Oct 31, 2017

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    really who? If it is possible to say. There is currently what seems a very very nice MKI for 25k EUR here in Europe, probably with at leas a little room for negotation ( I imagine that I dont know for sure, I haven't ask as I already thankfully own one!). 30k+ USD or EUR?
     
  18. jhross98

    jhross98 Oct 31, 2017

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    i'd rather not say. . .30k usd
     
  19. Mlafra

    Mlafra Oct 31, 2017

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    Thx. Still pretty high. Let's see where they will go, but I think conditind and set will make a huge difference going forward.
     
  20. jhross98

    jhross98 Oct 31, 2017

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    agree. the philips one was very good but i dare say polished and wrong crown
    if i were offered a perfect unpolished one at 25k eur i think its a buy myself
    then again. . maybe best is go buy a great a3817, a3818, or a384 / a385 which now look truly absurdly underpriced
     
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