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El Primero Day 2016

  1. Bienne2998

    Bienne2998 Jan 9, 2016

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    It's El Primero Day. 47 years ago in 1969, on january 10 the first automatic chronograph was announced by Zenith.

    Let's celebrate and show us your El Primero's in this thread.
    Happy Birthday El Primero!

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  2. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jan 10, 2016

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    Who was first - that can, will and should be debated. Only one had an integrated auto chronograph movement that showed the seconds ticking...

    I own and love examples of each - the Seiko, the cal. 11 and the El Primero. If I had to choose only one - my choice would be the El Primero.

    Here are mine:

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    And some close but less intelligent (slower) relatives:

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  3. nicola1960

    nicola1960 Jan 10, 2016

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  4. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jan 10, 2016

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  5. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Jan 10, 2016

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    My "little" one and only EP:
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  6. khmt2

    khmt2 Jan 10, 2016

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    My sole EP

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  7. Bienne2998

    Bienne2998 Jan 10, 2016

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    Thanx for joining the parade
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  8. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jan 10, 2016

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    My three
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  9. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 10, 2016

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    My only, not vintage of course,....someday.

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  10. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jan 10, 2016

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    I can't play this year :(

    Three are with a watchmaker and the other three are in a bank vault.
     
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  11. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jan 10, 2016

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    Shame on you for not keeping file photos readily at hand. :whipped:
     
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  12. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 10, 2016

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    Happy Birthday, El P!

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  13. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Jan 10, 2016

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    Happy EP day. Love all the vintage. I hope the brand can lift itself to greater heights with one of its future offerings.
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  14. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Jan 10, 2016

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    So much eye candy in this thread (and reminders that I need to take some decent pics of mine!). Here are mine.
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  15. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 10, 2016

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    Incredible watches so far...with more to come!::love::

    Happy El Primero Day 2016 everyone!:thumbsup:
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  16. Zuke

    Zuke Jan 10, 2016

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    I really love the El Primero!

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    My A3818 needs a little TLC, will be sending it to the spa soon (new plexi and red chrono paddle hand)
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    Hope to add a few more to the collection.
     
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  17. Mick Tock

    Mick Tock Jan 10, 2016

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    Here are two older shots of the first El Primero, ref. A386, but in a later execution.

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    Enjoy,

    Mick
     
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  18. Mick Tock

    Mick Tock Jan 10, 2016

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    This is a Zenith El Primero ref. G381.

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    Cheers,


    Mick
     
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  19. stef2010

    stef2010 Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jan 10, 2016

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    Bon anniversaire !


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  20. alam

    alam Jan 10, 2016

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    Lots of good looking Zs! One remains wish listed. :)