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Incoming of two strong Grails, a 105.012-66 HF and a Zenith A386 MK II

  1. JanV

    JanV Apr 11, 2019

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    Ok, so I didn’t get anything from Bukowskis auction, instead headed to the west coast of Sweden and got this 105.012-66 and to Helsinki for the El Primero.

    My first 321 and my first Zenith. :)

    Ruined the bank account, and can’t feed the cat for a while, if I had one...

    But the trigger for me was to see these two in all original condition (except crown on the EP and the Speedmaster maybe having a very light rebrush of the sides?), as you really don’t get them in this condition and configuration easily anymore.

    The Speedy is in need of service and a visit to the spa. The El Primero is fully serviced and ready to go.

    And now i found the perfect candidate for my vintage Decimal bezel, maybe next a JB Champion mesh bracelet? Opinions?

    What do you guys think, worth skipping the auction?
     
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  2. stahlmotte

    stahlmotte Apr 11, 2019

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    Beautiful watches:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Love the Zenith.
     
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  3. wristpirate

    wristpirate Apr 11, 2019

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    I think you've done pretty well there ;)
     
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  4. flqt-9000

    flqt-9000 Apr 11, 2019

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    Love that speedmaster! Is the decimal bezel an original vintage one?
     
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  5. JanV

    JanV Apr 11, 2019

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    Yes, and in some lovely condition as well.
     
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  6. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Apr 11, 2019

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    Splendid duo, congrats!
     
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  7. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Apr 11, 2019

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    Beautiful pair! If that Speedy has had a light refinish it’s been done very well, looks great.
     
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  8. werdna77

    werdna77 Apr 11, 2019

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    Hardest decision will be which one to wear.
     
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  9. JanV

    JanV Apr 11, 2019

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    I think only the brushed sides may have been touched up lightly at some time, not the polished or curved surfaces. But it is very faint.
     
  10. mikkoi

    mikkoi Apr 11, 2019

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    Great pair Jan V! Where did you get that Zenith in Helsinki?
     
  11. JanV

    JanV Apr 11, 2019

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    Longitudi has a great selection. :)
     
  12. mikkoi

    mikkoi Apr 11, 2019

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    Yes! I know, they are great guys. I just visited there while ago.
    We also had nice fair here in Turku about a month ago and they had a great collection there also
     
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  13. lillatroll

    lillatroll Apr 11, 2019

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    Congratulations on two very nice watches. Going to Helsinki in the summer, my wife is from Finland, will have to checkout the watch shop you mentioned.
     
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  14. Enzo

    Enzo Apr 11, 2019

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    Two beautiful watches, congratulations ::love::
     
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  15. JanV

    JanV Apr 11, 2019

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    Walking distance from downtown, at Korkeavuorenkatu 3, a nice picturesque shop with great watches.
     
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  16. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Apr 11, 2019

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    Wow. Lucky you!!!!! Enjoy.
     
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  17. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Apr 11, 2019

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    That Speedmaster is full of win.
     
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  18. ejj

    ejj Apr 11, 2019

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    Nice! Came for the Speedy, stayed for the Zenith.
     
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  19. JanV

    JanV Apr 11, 2019

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    I need to take better pictures of it after it’s serviced and cleaned.
     
  20. starcraft

    starcraft Apr 11, 2019

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    Doesn't get much more iconic than a 321 and an el primero! Well done, enjoy them forever.