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Since the SWATCH didn't go over so well, how about a Zenith?

I thought I could never be able to obtain one of these, but as soon as Daytonas became easily available now, they have FLOODED the market at half price! So I sold a Rolex Date Just at a hefty profit to my brother and snagged this from Crown and Caliber.



A great chrono with plenty of history and a solid design! I love it! Great choice Marzy!!!


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That caseback is just awesome! At a recent watch event at my local authorized dealer for basically everyone except Rolex I had a fantastic time taking to the Zenith brand representative. I’m mostly an introvert but if you put me in an event with lots of watches or motorcycles I’ll talk to EVERYONE enthusiastically and have a blast doing it. Big Grin


On the subject of grail watches the Zenith is one I hope to one day add to my “evolving” collection.

This baby is my grail watch. That said it is also one I don’t think I will ever own. Having managed to score my grail watch and then have to find a new grail watch to fill the void only to get that one too I believe a good deal of the joy is in the chase. There is a lot of fun to be had day dreaming about owning your “ideal watch”.

This one ticks all the boxes and has that little bit of extra charm that the titanium DLC Grand Seiko diver I am so fond of seems to lack.

Meteorite dial (super cool!)
GMT
Pepsi bezel insert
Prestigious pedigree
Timeless, iconic looks





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Just added this to the rotation and so far I’m very pleased!!


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The SMPUD isn't just a wrist biscuit, it's a chunky monkey!


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Wrist biscuit, that's a new one, and fits well with some of these Big Grin




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Zenith simplified the 400 into the 3600 and converted some of the high wear parts to silicon. They need no lubricarion. Rolex has done this in a few movements and the holy grail manufacturers have also done so. All Omega automatics have a silicon balance spring.

The Zenith, the escapement is silicon because it beats at 36000 an hour.



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That Zenith is nice. Looks very thin, too.


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That Zenith is nice. Looks very thin, too.


They are my friend. They are 100 times better in person. Don’t go look at them unless you want to immediately feel like your current watch collection is lacking that special watch.

Zenith is arguably one of the most beautiful, elegant and well designed automatic mechanical watches in existence. IMO they have to be considered amongst the top tier of watches on the market excluding the gaudy Uber expensive shit watches millionaires and billionaires gravitate towards.

One day I hope I am fortunate enough to own one. My local AD picked up Zenith last year and their sales VASTLY exceeded their expectations. They are making the Zenith display case (and a few other brands) much larger to accommodate demand. Smile


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This baby is my grail watch. That said it is also one I don’t think I will ever own. Having managed to score my grail watch and then have to find a new grail watch to fill the void only to get that one too I believe a good deal of the joy is in the chase. There is a lot of fun to be had day dreaming about owning your “ideal watch”.

This one ticks all the boxes and has that little bit of extra charm that the titanium DLC Grand Seiko diver I am so fond of seems to lack.

Meteorite dial (super cool!)
GMT
Pepsi bezel insert
Prestigious pedigree
Timeless, iconic looks




My grail watch too. If I had unlimited funds, this is what I'd go for. It seems like just four or five years ago, these were going for less than $30K at ADs, but that might be my fading memory. It's in white gold, but I'd be perfectly content to buy one in stainless steel, if they ever offered one with that option.

I see Rolex is advertising these new at "$42,900.00", and that's probably what you'd pay for one at an AD (if they ever had one offered). Way out of my league, but I guess that's what true "Grail" watches are supposed to be.


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My old $2950 2015 Seamaster Diver 300M ‘needed’ to be replaced so I wanted to get the newer 2024 version but when I found out it didn’t have date on it… hard pass.


Guess I’m stuck.


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Yeah, the lack of date would be a no for me too! Oh well...




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The more I thought about the no date thing the more I realized I don't care what day it is.
Then there is that price + tax thing...

So yesterday I picked this one up:

43mm SS case - faux alligator leather band - 30M water resistance

...and it was one of the free give away items at a local Indian Casino!

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That time of year, when I swap bracelets for NATO straps…


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My latest addition, an Islander ISL-04. Picked up a lightly used one for $105.



https://longislandwatch.com/is...c-dive-watch-isl-04/

It's sort of a Yachtmarine MaSKXter. Combines design elements of the Rolex Yachtmaster (bezel), Seiko Marine Master 300 (indices and hands), and Seiko SKX (case).
 
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Treated myself to an upgrade today.

 
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Congrats Rick Lee!!!!!!! That is one of my absolute favorites!

I have a Steinhart 39 GMT (originally with a black bezel) that I modded with a Steinhart fully lumed Pepsi bezel insert. It’s one of my autos that gets compliments from strangers.

One day I hope to get the real thing.

Awesome watch. Cool



rkentm, Doxa Sub! 300T? 1200T? Doxa is one brand that I adore because of their timeless look and feel on the wrist. They are a true watch enthusiasts watch. Cool


RogueJSK. That is a good score! I like the 6 o’clock day window. The day/date window at 3 o’clock on the original SKX is my favorite but that is a nice twist on a classic watch. With what the Seiko SKX now costs these Islander watches are the new SKX. Original, unmodified SKX watches appreciated MUCH more than I expected them to.

Z06. Nice clean dress watch. Jomashop had Calvin Klein dress watches made by Swatch and with ETA 2824 automatic mechanical movements for $115 a few years ago. I picked up a few of them to part out simply because the movement in the watch is easily worth $115. To my surprise I kept a few of them stock and enjoy wearing them from time to time. Smile.

I really like a clean, elegant dial like on your Nine West.


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I was searching on the HELM Watch website and found a Titanium Engineer bracelet for the Ti Khuraburi. Ordered and installed.





I own 3 automatic watches, which I appreciate for the intricate mechanism that they use. I have two quart watches which keep time within several seconds per month. However, I decided to try a quartz Watch noted for accuracy within seconds per year. By my eye, this new watch has gained 1 second since March 10, when I set it for DST. The Bulova Lunar Pilot with a 262k Hz quartz movement.






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I get it. If you’re gonna own a quartz watch that is one of the coolest ones on the market.

I had one for a bit but gifted it to my father.


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rkentm, Doxa Sub! 300T? 1200T? Doxa is one brand that I adore because of their timeless look and feel on the wrist. They are a true watch enthusiasts watch. Cool



It’s a Sub 1500T Professional, which has a 45mm case. I probably get more compliments on it than all other watches I wear, combined.


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My latest addition, an Islander ISL-04. Picked up a lightly used one for $105.


That's pretty sharp, man, and a good deal to boot!




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