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Zenith Revival El Primero A3817

  1. wristpirate May 18, 2021

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  2. kov Trüffelschwein. May 18, 2021

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    Need to see this one on my wrist. I like the colors and the fact that it’s not limited :thumbsup:
     
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  3. preacher May 18, 2021

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    Seems to be a good job, apart from the fake aged tritium (IMO)
     
  4. Awetaylor May 18, 2021

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    I was literally thinking, if only there was a Revival that had the three different colours as well...

    Next I'll think a big pot of money to buy it with, and hopefully that will materialise too!!
     
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  5. LRX_12 May 18, 2021

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    Beautiful, one of my grails (with the A386)! Great that they kept the diameter on the reasonable side and not go to "clock" sizes!
     
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  6. amcclell May 18, 2021

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    This is absolutely beautiful.
     
  7. jhross98 May 18, 2021

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    while in general i hate these vintage re-issues. . .i gotta be honest this might be the first one i seriously consider buying
     
  8. Zuke May 18, 2021

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    I think it's looks incredible. Zenith really did an amazing job with these re-issues.

    Still prefer the original, but if I didn't already have one I'd definitely pick one up.
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  9. amcclell May 18, 2021

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    Like you, I also prefer the original but the really nice ones are beyond my reach. For that reason, I could settle for the next best thing.
     
  10. timoss May 18, 2021

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    Hmm. I am philosophically opposed to 1:1 reissues, or even most “heritage” models, but this is one of my favorite EPs and I have not been able to find a decent vintage one at a reasonable price, so I may to try one of these on soon to see if it scratches the itch.
     
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  11. cchen May 19, 2021

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    A very nice re-release that pays tribute to the original!
    Now, the real question that I've been unable to confirm since they started doing these re-releases is, does the new bracelet fit the vintage models?
     
  12. brokenblinker May 19, 2021

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    Can I ask why you are opposed to 1:1 reissues?
     
  13. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 19, 2021

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    My birthday is only 11 months away, feel free to accept my gratitude :whistling:
     
  14. pitpro Likes the game. May 19, 2021

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    gorgeous, but as the watch is such a faithful copy,
    the second chronograph register should be
    more of a robin's egg blue.
     
  15. wristpirate May 20, 2021

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    Also referred to as French racing blue. I'm a real fan of that blue hand on the vintage model.

    The A3817 is commonly seen with that shade of blue and also a dark navy blue. For the A3817 Revival it seems the designers settled on a shade in between.
     
  16. timoss May 20, 2021

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    Well, I believe in progress and avoiding the pitfalls of nostalgia. Looking back to "the great days of the past" and trying to re-live them is a failure of imagination and an unwillingness to do the harder work of improving our present and future. So, while re-issues sometimes appeal to me on a gut level--why wouldn't they? I like the originals!--I am intellectually opposed as a rule to the concept of regurgitating the past. Not limited to watches, btw. Feel the same about cars, motorcycles, interior design, etc.... I know that's just me and don't begrudge others who buy these...
     
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  17. maanu May 20, 2021

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    I am so glad Zenith is doing this. I missed the cover girl and that was one of the biggest mistake for me. Can’t wait to get this new reissue.
     
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  18. jhross98 May 20, 2021

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    its not just you. i feel exactly the same way. take inspiration from the old designs not exact copies. does patek just re issue old watches ?
     
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  19. brokenblinker May 20, 2021

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    Thanks for your nuanced response! I don't quite always agree, but I think you expressed your viewpoint very well.

    I'm on the fence for this new release. I think I like my Shadow Revival case/dial a little bit more, but I wish I had a bracelet option. I'm debating trying to trade in my Shadow for the 3817.
     
  20. timoss May 20, 2021

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    You don’t love your shadow? I’ve come THIS close to pulling the trigger on one many times.
     
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