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Zenith A386 Just Arived

  1. BGBG

    BGBG Apr 27, 2013

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    042.JPG 056.JPG 057.JPG 058.JPG 059.JPG 060.JPG This little beauty came in the post the other day, it is a very rare A386 539DXXX, it has its original dial hands movement case in perfect condition. I bought the watch with the chrono hand poped off, it was sitting on the dial and I put it back on, gave the crystal a little polish and here it is. What do you think chaps?
     
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  2. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Apr 27, 2013

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    Another gambler rewarded!:thumbsup: I'd say you did VERY well at the price. It was listed with middling to poor pictures that did the watch no favors, and with the second hand loose in the case as you mention. You had the courage to propose a very good price (for you) to the seller, who was clueless enough to take it - well played! The watch looks all authentic and never polished, a perfectly correct very early example of the A 386.

    Now, I'd suggest you get it serviced as it obviously was not well cared for by prior owner - but be sure the watchmaker does not dare polish it.
     
  3. BGBG

    BGBG Apr 27, 2013

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    Judging by the nice clean condition of the watch I would say that it has been sitting at the back of a drawer for most of its life. I could not believe the condition when I opened the package, the luck of the Irish hey lous.::psy::
     
  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 27, 2013

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    How does everyone but me have one of these now lol
     
  5. dxbzenith

    dxbzenith Apr 28, 2013

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    Congratulations!
    I always enjoy others getting their hand on one; coincidentally wearing mine today!
     
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  6. BGBG

    BGBG Apr 30, 2013

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    Well thank you dxbzenith , Now the wife wants me to get a shirt just like yours and it dose not look cheep, DAMM
     
  7. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Apr 30, 2013

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    Beautiful example. Congrats!
     
  8. BGBG

    BGBG Apr 30, 2013

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    Thank you.
     
  9. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Apr 30, 2013

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    congratulations, that's a real keeper
     
  10. BGBG

    BGBG Apr 30, 2013

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    Thank you , i always seem to sell a watch after a year or two but this a386 is different it was made the year I was born and maybe the month [august]
     
  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 1, 2013

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    I don't either :(