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My Zenith El Primero A386 Story - Experts, Please Critique!

  1. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 22, 2015

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    Only you can say if it is worth that much to you.
     
  2. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jul 22, 2015

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    Amen. Valuations be damned. This isn't an investment, it's a hobby. Can you wear it and be happy seeing it on your wrist or is it always going to nag? And I'm NOT editorializing here - I have a few frankens in the box.
     
    Edited Jul 22, 2015
  3. E-diddy

    E-diddy Jul 22, 2015

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    +1. Now that u have everyone's input, u need to go with your gut.
     
  4. luzer

    luzer Jul 22, 2015

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    i have decided....
    (two of those straps do not belong)

    Heuer Carrera 2447 NST (18mm)
    Universal Geneve Tri Compax - Deco Dial (19mm)
    Zenith A386 (19mm)
    Heuer Carrera 7753 NST (FS) (18mm)
    Modified Seiko (18mm)
    Clebar 'Panda' (18mm)
    Omega Speedmaster 145.012 (67) (20mm)
    IMG_1982.jpg
     
    Edited Jul 23, 2015
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  5. ELV web

    ELV web Jul 22, 2015

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    Can we have a better picture of the tri-compax :p
     
  6. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jul 23, 2015

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    They won't have much trouble selling it after they have given you back your money then.
     
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  7. luzer

    luzer Jul 23, 2015

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  8. luzer

    luzer Jul 23, 2015

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    thank you all!

    so... i kept it. they refunded me a chunk of change...

    also, if you have a 538D-539D caseback for sale, please PM me! :whistling:
     
  9. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 23, 2015

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    If you're happy, I am happy for you, congrats.[emoji322]



    For a real DIY watch project .... melt down that chunk of change and forge your own case back! [emoji3]
     
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  10. jsaen

    jsaen Jul 24, 2015

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    Very cool collection. What's your favorite? Do you wear them all regularly?
     
  11. andy_s

    andy_s Jul 25, 2015

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    Bargain I reckon. Fair play by you and seller too.

    Oh, and wonderful collection too!
     
  12. luzer

    luzer Jul 27, 2015

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  13. mahamithra

    mahamithra Aug 1, 2015

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    It is not the money it is the object, you work long hours to accumulate money you trade that for an object you desire, There is no imperfection in your work your money why trade for something less than your own personal efforts!
    Matt Bain is reasonable, although probably not anxious to take it back if you press hard he will, I believe
     
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  14. sohail

    sohail Aug 29, 2015

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    Is this case back belongs to similar watch like this one?
    image.jpg
     
  15. luzer

    luzer Aug 29, 2015

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    yes
    i believe so, either the A384 or A385
    Serial 903DXXXX
     
  16. luzer

    luzer Aug 29, 2015

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    you have another one to trade?
     
  17. sohail

    sohail Aug 30, 2015

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    image.jpg image.jpg Is this dial for 384 or 385 ?
     
  18. nicolas07

    nicolas07 Aug 31, 2015

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    I would say A385...?
     
  19. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 31, 2015

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    A 384
    [​IMG]

    A385
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Aug 31, 2015

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