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New A386 El Primero Arrival & My First Zenith

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 6, 2014

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    Took me quite some time to buy my first Zenith but it was totally worth the wait, this one was just as you like a watch to appear, crappy photos, crappy crystal, but clean dial, hands, unpolished case and all original. LouS was awesome in helping land it from an eBay seller that didn't want to deal with Australia and he was absolute right about these, just a superbly comfortable and detailed watch.
    I didn't actually realise from pictures how three dimensional the dial was and how much the subdials caught the light as its hard to see in photos, I can see now why you guys have been snapping them up.

    The colours of the dial also work very well with my orange party shirt which is tremendous too.

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  2. ulackfocus Jun 6, 2014

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    Duuuuuude! Nice snag. :thumbsup:

    …. and what a shirt! It reminds me of the old color tv sets when the vertical hold was out of whack. :p Now go get those cuffs starched. :D
     
  3. pitpro Likes the game. Jun 6, 2014

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    that's awesome!
     
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  4. JohnSteed Jun 6, 2014

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    That watch really stands out to me [ even with the colourful shirt :p ]

    Really is a nice catch!!!
     
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  5. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jun 6, 2014

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    Nice one Ash :thumbsup:
     
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  6. cell1010 Jun 6, 2014

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    Congrats with the most posiotive envy ;-)

    This is really in outstanding piece and has all you can wish for. The patina is gorgeous!!!

    Enjoy!
     
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  7. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jun 6, 2014

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    Gorgeous example. Well done.
     
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  8. Zuke Jun 6, 2014

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    Wow - that's stunning.

    First time I'll use this - dibs
     
  9. haga888 Jun 6, 2014

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    That's a nice one. Congrats! What I love about the A386 is it works with any strap. Seriously, throw the most ridiculous strap you have on it and somehow it just works.
     
  10. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 6, 2014

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    Wow, Trev's cat was right, you are an evil bastard. :mad: .
    Wish I could say it doesn't suit you. :D
     
  11. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 6, 2014

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    What ::confused2:: . afraid to show the back?
     
  12. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jun 6, 2014

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    If Lou was advising, it's not a "360" unless Ash has really upset him.
     
  13. marturx Jun 6, 2014

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    Pure envy! That one is no 1 on my most wanted list.

    My first DIBS, but unfortunaly just second on this watch :unsure:
     
  14. cristos71 Jun 6, 2014

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    Looking great !!:) And I just love the colour of that lume :thumbsup:
     
  15. Dablitzer Jun 6, 2014

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    That's just....just....there just aren't enough words! I want one! ::popcorn::
     
  16. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 6, 2014

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    NATO Star caseback, also NATO star crown

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  17. Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Jun 6, 2014

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    Nice. And I am only going to wear my party shirts with mine in future.
     
  18. pitpro Likes the game. Jun 6, 2014

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    Cuff matches the....uhhh......watch :p
     
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  19. NT931 Jun 7, 2014

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    Nice one Ashley! I've wanted one on a GF bracelet ever since I saw Gavin's at our GTG but haven't quite found the right one at the right priCE. It's a killer watch - photos can't capture all of its awesomeness
     
  20. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 7, 2014

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    I think I've got a GF bracelet and endlinks lined up from a member here, should have it before too long
     
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