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Zenith A386 price trend chart and case project

  1. aap Apr 11, 2018

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    WOW, great work! As if I needed another reason to lust for this watch.
     
  2. georgeszaslavsky Apr 12, 2018

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    great job indeed and keep it going
     
  3. ping pong patina Apr 12, 2018

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    well done... now need to look for 1 reasonably priced A386
     
  4. georgeszaslavsky Apr 12, 2018

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    The A386 will never be reasonnably priced
     
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  5. TexOmega Apr 12, 2018

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    ::yawn::


    I’ll be napping till you find such, wake me.
     
  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 12, 2018

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    I owe you a massive debt of gratitude for helping me find and get mine, even people who know nothing about Zenith love how it looks and I get comments like "I love how these days watches are getting more colourful and interesting" from people that don't know its half a century old. Such a cool piece and just so quintessentially Zenith at its aesthetic best.
     
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  7. subregister Apr 13, 2018

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    Thanks @Mlafra, I see both of the same items you mention in Mk 1 vs Mk 2/3 (including the sub-production batches within Mk 3).
    The only other difference that jumps out to me is that the service hands have more defined edges (around the lume there seems to be a slight different).
    I'll add that as another section hopefully in the next week or so. I have the pics, just need to arrange in a way that will be easy for people to digest.
     
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  8. esspee1200 Apr 13, 2018

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    indeed, great work here. i used to own one, but have been thinking about obtaining another...the itch!
     
  9. subregister Apr 17, 2018

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    I forgot to add...
    If anyone has an Extract with the production/sale date, would be great to see what dates Zenith has provided. I have just a few verified dates from Extracts and I'll start adding if I can get some.
    FYI, Zenith has reduced the price of their Extracts.
     
  10. Paulomega Apr 23, 2020

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    Thank you so much @subregister. Unbelievable commitment to work and then to give it away, my hats off to you.
    You have helped me immensely. :):):)
     
  11. moyrules Apr 23, 2020

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    That info help me too when I was trying to find one.

    I ordered four extracts a couple of months ago, and now have the results (De Luca, Sub Sea, ...).

    if I ask for the A386 extract (I will do an extract or a full inspection) I will be happy to contribute
     
  12. subregister Apr 23, 2020

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    You're welcome @Paulomega and @moyrules - glad it could help!
    Thanks in advance @moyrules for Extract info when you receive it, would be great to add to the database
     
  13. Ness Apr 23, 2020

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    This is a great work, and the price trend is very interesting.

    Are you planning to expand you work to other watches?
     
  14. subregister Apr 23, 2020

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    Thanks @Ness
    Yes, I actually have a number of pieces up on the site with this type of detailed information. Please check out the 'Watches' section on alphahands.com (https://alphahands.com/).

    Additional pieces include:
    Heuer 3646
    Mido Powerwind 5907
    Omega Seamaster CK 14364
    Breguet, Girard-Perregaux and Mathey-Tissot Type XX
    Universal Geneve 881101/01 "Eric Clapton"
    Universal Geneve 885103/02 "Nina Rindt"
    Universal Geneve 884100/02 "Big Eye"
    Vacheron Constantin 4072

    I am in process with a number of others, including:
    Patek Philippe 570
    Breitling Duograph Split-Second
    Rolex 6034
    Abercrombie and Fitch Seafarer 2447 (Heuer)
     
  15. Ness Apr 23, 2020

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    Fantastic.

    Will enjoying reading it, in particular the section related to the Patek 570.

    Thank you.
     
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  16. subregister Jul 15, 2020

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    I've now updated to add (well, did a while ago, but forgot to share here!) :whipped:
    https://alphahands.com/vintage-watch-research/zenith-a386-el-primero/
     
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  17. Masterofkarate Jul 18, 2020

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    Thank you for the hard work. This is interesting read indeed!
     
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