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Zenith A386. I need your comments :)

  1. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Oct 22, 2016

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    I found this A386, what do you guys think ?

    To me case is really good
    dial is original
    bezel is original
    hands are originals
    sub register hands are originals
    crown is original
    pushers, i dont know

    Lumes plots are quite dark. I would have wanted to have something more yellow, but most seem to be like that...

    It looks to be a late version of the A386 (according to the back case and the fonts on the dial)
     
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  2. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 22, 2016

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    Mark III, looks good to me.
     
  3. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 22, 2016

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    It's had some pretty decent casework done
     
  4. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Oct 22, 2016

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    Agree with LouS, that case looks awfully sharp!
     
  5. papaebetu

    papaebetu Oct 23, 2016

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    Sorry Lous, but for me casework are completly wrong.
    Sharp lugs...

    In photo, how are correct for my 2cents opinion

    GIGI
     
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  6. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 23, 2016

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    Missed the case totally (I am 80% of the time using the phone), with an ipad if looks very odd indeed....
     
  7. wristpirate

    wristpirate Oct 23, 2016

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    If you zoom into @Frederic_gva 's third photo the lugs do look to have the bevelled edge like in @papaebetu 's second photo. It might just be the angles and shadowing we are seeing in the photos, perhaps some further photos will help?

    I do suspect that these bevelled edges may have been lost over the years due to excessive polishing and the recent casework restorer has added these. The first photo gives the impression that a lot of metal has been lost on the edges of the lugs
     
  8. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Oct 23, 2016

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    thank you all, i'll try to get more detailed photos os the lugs/beveled edges ASAP
     
  9. m neuman

    m neuman What, me worry? Oct 23, 2016

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    Nice, but bracelet is short at least one link. Should be 7 and 5 this one is 6 and 5
     
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  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 23, 2016

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    I think there are bevels - just not visible in the photos.
     
  11. plexyforever

    plexyforever Oct 24, 2016

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    I saw them in pic number 3, nice and wide.
     
  12. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 24, 2016

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    It loooks flat out connected to the main case body....
     
  13. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Oct 24, 2016

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    photos will follow very soon, thanks everyone
     
  14. naidu

    naidu Oct 24, 2016

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    It's a nice mk3, I think too there are bevels, just not clearly visible on the first pictures.
    Hands are interesting, indeed the 3 small hands seems to be like the hands of a mk1 (very thin). I have already seen some mk 2 with these hands but this is the first mk 3 that I see with them.
     
  15. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Oct 24, 2016

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    some photos with the lugs. it looks like the bevel edges are present
    however serial number is almost missing due to polish
     
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  16. lwong

    lwong Oct 24, 2016

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    Looks like pretty decent casework to me. If only all refinishers held such high standards.
     
  17. E-diddy

    E-diddy Oct 24, 2016

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    i've never seens
    agree. register hands are interesting. i've never seen mk1 sub register hands on a mk3 case. don't get me wrong, love mk1 hands, just never have seen them in this configuration.
     
  18. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Oct 24, 2016

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    MarkIII register hands should be thicker ? Could be "transitionnal" reference... register hands box was not empty and had to be finished before opening a new one LOL....
     
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  19. naidu

    naidu Oct 24, 2016

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    To compare : mk 3 on left, mk 1 on right.

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  20. papaebetu

    papaebetu Oct 26, 2016

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    Sorry for comment about lugs, was a really bad pic
    Buy it, it's ok ;)

    GIGI