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richy176

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I have recently been reading about Zenith and the celebrated El Primaro chronograph. Interestingly, I came across this famous watch not through Zenith but through writing a post about Mondia, another watch company involved in the development of that particular model. This was in the days when Zenith was part of the Mondia-Zenith-Movado group of companies, with the El Primero appearing in 1969, some 7 years after development of the movement began. I do like Zenith watches, and the examples that you show are very nice. In my own collection, I do have a couple of ladies' Zenith watches but no gents examples. I can wish...

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I know that you enjoy doing research into watch companies. The `bible' for Zenith is probably `Rossler' and although I have a copy that I could loan to you, I would need it back. However, I was given a copy of the Dealer's 2011/12 collection that also shows quite a bit of the history of the company and I could bear to part with that.

I believe I saw a post saying you are waiting for a hip replacement so it might be something to read while you are `laid up'. If you would like it then please pm me with your details and I will get it in the post

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One of the photos Duncan sent me after he'd sericed it. It has the new bezel with different font and shade of red, after the 710 scratched the previous, new, bezel, wasn't happy :scared: don't like the new bezel :sad: Compare it to the original bezel in the post above.

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Here's mine. Zenith Port Royal Open Concept

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Titanium case, display caseback, carbon/kevlar strap and a translucent dial with a sapphire overlay. 

 

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I had to delete and repost due to hosting issues...

Here are my 3 vintage Zenith's, all have Zenith In-house automatic movements, Pilot 2572 PC E,  Automatic 2552 PC, Respirator 2652 PC,

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I have been lucky enough to inherit a few Zenith's and they really are lovely watches. Photo's below

XLTronic Quartz (c1973) - could do with a bit of a clean up

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Sporto (1956)

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Zenith Elite (with original wooden presentation box) - which my wife has commandeered as she loves it and wears it everyday (maybe it is the blue cabouchon jewel in the crown that she likes?)

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..the back is quite lovely too..

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1937 9ct gold Dennison case (now with my elder daughter...there is a theme developing here!)

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my El Primero (c.1973)...this is not going anywhere

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my other El Primero...a Dunhill Moonphase Chronograph, with the Zenith El Primero movement.. which I think is quite lovely (but very confusing!)

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..and the back

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Hope you enjoyed these!

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...just realised that I missed this from my father's collection and clearly as a Mondia it needs to be in this group, especially with the original box :whistle:. Apparently it is from the late 1960 with an AS1937 movement.

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On ‎29‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 14:16, it'salivejim said:

Have you got a pic? I think that's the point of the thread, Unless you're just speed posting of course?

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My (IMNSHO) beautiful 2015 Captain Moon Phase. 40mm stainless steel, Display back. Elite 691 calibre.   :whistle:

 

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Pic taken on holiday  --  no prizes for guessing where :hmmm9uh:

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This one was a grail for me a Zenith Pilot manual wind cica 1945 :thumbsup:

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A little video introduction to my Captain Moon Phase . . . .

 

 

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ive had more zenith than any other watch. 

On 21/11/2019 at 16:33, yokel said:

 

A little video introduction to my Captain Moon Phase . . . .

 

 

lovely 

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