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It's Primero Day 2013

  1. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 10, 2013

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    On this day, January 10, 1969, El Primero was introduced to an awestruck world. Today. 44 years later, it remains -- essentially unchanged -- at the front of the pack, among the finest automatic chronograph movements existing.

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    Raise a glass in honor of El Primero and post 'em if you got 'em

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  2. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 10, 2013

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    On this red-letter day in horological history, what else am I gonna wear? Well, except maybe these:

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    Happy Birthday El P!
     
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  3. pascs

    pascs Jan 10, 2013

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    Some beautiful chronographs :thumbsup:
     
  4. avantnoire

    avantnoire Jan 10, 2013

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    On my wrist today
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    happy EP day!
    cheers
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  5. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Jan 10, 2013

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    Happy EP day guys!::psy::
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  6. Veritas99

    Veritas99 Jan 10, 2013

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    No 3019, so I'm going with the next one in line...an A3818 with service replacement 40.0 movement:
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  7. danomar

    danomar Jan 10, 2013

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  8. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jan 10, 2013

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    Not such a good photo, but I haven't seen it since just after I bought it (at the watchmaker's being serviced)

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  9. Jamey S

    Jamey S Jan 10, 2013

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    My first. Found hiding in the back of a case at a watch show a couple of years ago. NOS with box and tags. Only now realize how lucky I was to find! bracelet added.
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    Recent addition which many will recognize. Yes, I still have a nosebleed. Nicer in the flesh than expected though and a long time keeper.
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    A Less than great over and under shot with Señor DeVos from a while back. Unlike David I do not have adoring students generously providing bracelet gifts!
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    Love the forum.....wishing everyone well
    Jamey S
     
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  10. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 10, 2013

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    Currently drowning in my own drool.
     
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  11. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 10, 2013

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    Jamey is on the right side of the watch gods, that is for sure.

    Well, I must say this has turned into rather an excellent thread! A very worthy and fitting tribute - thank you one and all for a very memorable Primero Day!
    Here's to many more like it in equally good - preferably the same - company!::beer::
     
  12. papaebetu

    papaebetu Jul 18, 2013

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    WooW Jamey nice A386 :p
     
  13. BGBG

    BGBG Jul 19, 2013

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    Jamie that is a great shot of the two a386 as it goes to show the difference in the case design from senor d evos [ mark II or mark III] case on the top, to your [ mark I ] 539dxxx case on the bottom. I see in the picture above you have the later font arrangement on your [mark I] and ticker sub dial hands, did you change the dial and hands? The pictures of your [mark I] 539dxxx you sent in response to my thread [ OVER VIEW OF THE ZENITH A386 CASE] in the pictures the watch has its original skinny sub dial hands and original early font arrangement on the dial.
     
  14. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 20, 2013

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    Only just noticed these A386s and that mint looking blue dial, damn fine pieces!
     
  15. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jul 20, 2013

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    Those are three absurdly nice examples of my three favorite steel El Primero references. Every time this thread gets bumped, my heart breaks a little.
    Probably hopeless, but it must be said: dibs on the A3818. ;)
     
  16. avantnoire

    avantnoire Jul 20, 2013

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    BCBG: It was I who inadvertently switched the cases when doing a little crystal cleaning and dusting of dials when I had the two watches open...now as you notice Jamey's is back up to snuff, and mine has since left for another wrist..
     
  17. BGBG

    BGBG Jul 20, 2013

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    AHA I was just starting to think was it possible that Jamey has the good fortune to own two [mark I] a386 thank you avantnoire .
     
  18. sohail

    sohail Jul 20, 2013

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    It's a great feeling to own one of these.... Lovely design and watch