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  1. neilp Apr 14, 2021

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    I've been hankering after one of these for some time and finally pulled the trigger. I'd never worn one prior to the purchase so I was interested to wear the watch - I'm very pleased with how well it wears, it's very comfortable on this strap. It also came with the original bracelet which I have yet to try. It feels thinner than a Speedmaster or the IWC chronos that I have owned. This makes it two Zeniths in the watch box, and as I am trying hard to keep to "one in, one out" a Rolex is leaving and soon to be listed here.

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  2. timoss Apr 14, 2021

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    Nice. These are good value, I think.
     
  3. Dan S Apr 14, 2021

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    I think I had that same watch. I remember the deployant for the strap was really uncomfortable on a bone in my wrist so I actually tracked down the original bracelet. Unfortunately, I never bonded with it.

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  4. Medinatalzahra Apr 14, 2021

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    Congrats! M
     
  5. amcclell Apr 14, 2021

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    Congrats M, these are nice watches. Being as Dan recognized it, I might as well post a photo of the 3019 EP on my wrist today, that he once owned, as well.

    The strap is a new one that I purchased from @jankoxxx

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  6. Dan S Apr 14, 2021

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    Looks really good on that strap.
     
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  7. wristpirate Apr 15, 2021

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    Cool strap! These C Case El Primero are unbelievable bang for buck still
     
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  8. neilp Apr 15, 2021

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    I think they are too, compared to the price when new and current new prices I think they are a great used purchase.

    Mine came with the leather strap pictured on the watch. It's an aftermarket non-Zenith deployant that is very comfortable. I'll try the bracelet
    at some point I'm sure, but I prefer the look on leather and it is very comfortable.

    They are good value and I looked at a few, but I'm just not a fan of that case deisgn. Maybe one day!
     
  9. amcclell Apr 15, 2021

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    You made a good choice, Neil. The 1990's - early 2000's EPs have some nice, understated designs and are great value and yours is lovely. I have several cushion case watches and like the chunky 70's designs but they don't appeal to the masses, hence the low prices. I wanted a 3019 but the A384 and 386 were just too expensive for me. I have a two-tone, blue dial Rainbow from the early 90's as well.
     
  10. Medinatalzahra Apr 15, 2021

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    Agreed. These are very good value, and still have the EP movement -- which is a fantastic, incredibly underappreciated by many collectors. M
     
  11. BAJJ Apr 15, 2021

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    You have great taste, I love mine, original strap and happy with it. IMG_20200902_192201.jpg
     
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  12. neilp Apr 19, 2021

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    I agree. I also have the one pictured below. I love the style of that era of Zenith and they are a great value, in my opinion.

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  13. amcclell Apr 19, 2021

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    The chronomaster moonphase is one of my favorites. I love the SS with Roman numerals, like yours. The black is just as nice. The Blancpains from that era have similar styled case designs. I am not a big fan of the huge cases in today's designs.
     
  14. Rado63 Apr 19, 2021

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    This era of El Primero definitely has a lot of appeal. I believe you have a 38mm, hand wound 420 movement. Looks great on your wrist.
     
  15. Walrus Apr 19, 2021

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    Those are all beautiful. Everyone. The moonphase even more so. I really like those el premiro they always make me turn my head.
     
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  16. neilp Apr 20, 2021

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    I think 38mm is correct, although both of mine are automatic. I think there is a very similar hand-wound version of the black dial chrono.

    Yes, I almost bought the black dial version of the triple date moon-phase. I think that may be my favorite watch and I have far too many to chose from - not an admission I would make in front of certain family members ; -)
     
  17. neilp Apr 27, 2021

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    That strap does look great. I wonder if they still sell them ... Deployant or buckle?
     
  18. BAJJ May 1, 2021

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    Buckle, I really like the contrasting stitching, this is probably the best picture I have of it. I did try a while ago to see if I could get another one but gave up as I couldn't seem to find aone, maybe I didn't look in the right places.
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  19. neilp May 3, 2021

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    I'm also a fan of brown straps with contrast stitching. If you ever find a source for those straps please let me know! Does the strap have the Zenith part number embossed inside like many Omega straps?
     
  20. BAJJ May 3, 2021

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    I'm away at work at the moment and not wearing the watch, when I get back home on the 13th I'll take some better pics and see if here is any part number on the inside, although I am not sure that there is.