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What about this El Primero ("tropical" A 384)

  1. citizenrich Metal Mixer! Oct 8, 2013

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    how about this one?

    I just put a bid on it...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300982311447Purchases made through these links may earn this site a commission from the eBay Partner Network
     
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  2. SeanO Oct 8, 2013

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    I was only just wandering thru the Zenith aisle on EBAY and I got a little bit of sticker shock. They really think that a 40's stainless steel manual wind Zenith with a dirty sub dial is worth a thou'?

    seriously?
     
  3. haga888 Oct 8, 2013

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    No, but they probably think an automatic 1969 original (as far as I can tell) Zenith El Primero A384 is worth a $1000 (at least). Aside from the faded dial (which some find attractive) it looks in very good condition. I'd set the over/under at $3,000. And I'm taking the over. If he shipped international, you might have some competition... ;)
     
  4. haga888 Oct 8, 2013

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    actually with that case number it's probably closer to 1971.
     
  5. cvalue13 Oct 8, 2013

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    This one is gorgeous - in my fan-of-the-70's-stylings opinion.
     
  6. haga888 Oct 8, 2013

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  7. sohail Oct 8, 2013

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    Brown one looks to be in much better shape
     
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  8. haga888 Oct 9, 2013

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    I agree. If you could buy both and swap the dials, you'd have something that looked almost like NOS.
     
  9. haga888 Oct 12, 2013

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    $4,150 with 6 hours to go. What’s the record for an A384?
     
  10. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 12, 2013

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    not a lot of data, but I have USD4614 for a confirmed sale in 2011
     
  11. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Oct 12, 2013

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    I'll bet that wasn't a "tropical" with no bracelet... pretty good price on this one so far.
     
  12. haga888 Oct 12, 2013

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    Pretty good as in cheap or high?
     
  13. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 12, 2013

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    As MMMD already has one of these 'tropicals,' when he writes "good," he means high. ;)
     
  14. haga888 Oct 12, 2013

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    $5,100 with no bracelet. New record?
     
  15. ulackfocus Oct 12, 2013

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    Unless it gets delisted because the shill won.
     
  16. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 12, 2013

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    No shill. The winner is legit - I'll take the opportunity to congratulate him. It is indeed a record, and for a very fine example of an A 384.

    as it is a record, I take the opportunity to fix the images for the forum. This a really good example of how one of these cases should look in its unpolished state.

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  17. Jamey S Oct 19, 2013

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    It was a lot for a 384. That said, I love tropical dials and these are hard to come by to say the least. Dial is almost perfectly faded with small shade blemish on minute register. Beyond that case is in excellent shape. I am a happy man. hope everyone enjoying their weekend
    Jamey

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  18. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Oct 19, 2013

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    Congrats! That's a nice shade of cocoa.
     
  19. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 19, 2013

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    I'd call you a lucky devil, but I realize it was work, not luck. So just you devil you :thumbsup:
     
  20. cvalue13 Oct 19, 2013

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    Really one of the more beautiful watches I've seen in a long time. Congratulations.