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Introduction to my Zenith Cover Girl aka A3818

  1. Zuke

    Zuke Mar 19, 2016

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    I'm very pleased to share with you my latest acquisition.

    You really don't see these come up for sale very often, so when I found one for sale a few months ago I had to have it.

    The pictures simply do not convey the beauty of this watch. In my opinion it's the nicest looking of the vintage Zenith El Primero's. I can’t help but find myself staring at it for longer than I care to admit.

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    Now here is the crazy part of this story. About a month ago luck was in my favor one more time and I purchased a second A3818. Yes, two A3818's in a matter of 3 or so months. I feel like Hugh Hefner with a Cover Girl on each arm so to speak.

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    For those who may be interested I’ll be posting one of them FSOT in the next day or so. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to trade for another grail piece.

    This is the one that I'll be posting
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  2. LawBrk

    LawBrk Mar 19, 2016

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    Do dibs apply? Beautiful watches, what a fortunate few months you've had, great finds. Congrats!
     
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  3. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Mar 19, 2016

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    My gateway watch! Congrats!
     
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  4. x3no

    x3no Mar 19, 2016

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    Some guys have all the luck. But really, congrats man! It will be a dog fight in the coming days, for your A3818! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. ossfm

    ossfm Mar 19, 2016

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    I really like these Zeniths. I like that they have the date complication to go with the chronograph. I may have to get one some day. I've seen a lot of dial colors. I guess they had a lot of variation from the manufacturer.
     
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  6. tcsasser

    tcsasser Mar 19, 2016

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    I have a terminal case of watch envy going on right now, Zuke. An a3817 sandwiched between two a3818s - that will haunt me.

    Wear her in good health and let the games begin on your spare!
     
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  7. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Mar 20, 2016

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    I really like these, beautiful watches.
     
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  8. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Mar 20, 2016

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    A very nice brace of A3818s!

    I can't imagine one will actually hit the sales forum, the PMs are flying I am sure. ::popcorn::
     
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  9. Zuke

    Zuke Mar 20, 2016

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    Yes it's definitely a gateway watch. There is simply nothing like the 3019 PHC movement running at 36,000 vph. So advanced for it's time, both beautiful and technically stunning.

    You will be become addicted, you've been warned!
     
  10. wristpirate

    wristpirate Mar 20, 2016

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    Thanks for the photos. Nice twist in the story too! Lucky guy
     
  11. BlueBoy

    BlueBoy Mar 20, 2016

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    Hugh Hefner's dolly's have nothing on these stunners
     
  12. Zuke

    Zuke Mar 20, 2016

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    This is truly a grail watch for me, and if I didn't have the good fortune to own two I would not be putting one up FSOT (post made earlier today). The one that I'm keeping will need to be "pried from my cold dead hand"
     
  13. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Mar 20, 2016

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    I'll be sure to console your wife after you pass, and ensure its well taken care of :whistling:
     
  14. Zuke

    Zuke Mar 20, 2016

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    That's what good friends are for, right....
     
  15. Bullfr

    Bullfr Aug 5, 2019

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    Hi! I've found this post and I was wondering if you have the reference of the strap in the first picture. The light brown leather one with blue stitches. I have a "cover girl" that would look lovely in it!

    Thanks
     
  16. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Aug 5, 2019

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    I believe it’s a Bulang and Sons (B&R) strap? @Zuke ?
     
  17. Zuke

    Zuke Aug 5, 2019

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  18. Zuke

    Zuke Aug 5, 2019

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    I like it on this strap as well
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  19. Risto

    Risto Aug 6, 2019

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    Grail watch! Love the case of these A38x(x) models.
     
  20. Hijak

    Hijak Aug 6, 2019

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    Me too...but honestly wouldn’t this look great on just about anything!::love::
     
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