WOW, great work! As if I needed another reason to lust for this watch.
great job indeed and keep it going
well done... now need to look for 1 reasonably priced A386
The A386 will never be reasonnably priced
I’ll be napping till you find such, wake me.
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.
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.
indeed, great work here. i used to own one, but have been thinking about obtaining another...the itch!
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.
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.
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
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
This is a great work, and the price trend is very interesting.
Are you planning to expand you work to other watches?
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:
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
Abercrombie and Fitch Seafarer 2447 (Heuer)
Will enjoying reading it, in particular the section related to the Patek 570.
I've now updated to add (well, did a while ago, but forgot to share here!)
Thank you for the hard work. This is interesting read indeed!
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