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post #26521 of 48312
Thanks for the replies and advice. The watch I am looking at is below on a brown strap. Not the actual watch of course. Under $4K new so even if I do want to flip in the future I don't think it will be a huge hit given the price I'm getting the watch at. I'm a little afraid of getting the Daytona because I work at a conservative place and being the junior guy (I'm not that junior) with a Daytona might not be looked at favorably. I'll probably end up getting it as well in a couple of years. This is not an either or proposition. I do want to get something with a moonphase and at the price of the Zenith, it seems to represent good value. I know the dial is a bit busy but something about it really appeals to me. I've been thinking about getting it for months now.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachments/f27/579116d1323974802-few-questions-abouth-zenith-chronomaster-gt-img_1463.jpg
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Ranjeev:

 

 I like it.  But personally I think the Daytona just has a cleaner, more enduring design.  If I were lusting for a Zenith I think it would have to be the Striking 10th, just for its difference from anything else.  If you like chronos and moonphases, maybe take a look at the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonphase too?  They are pretty accessible used, and you can have enough left to start saving for the Daytona too next year, when you get your promotion!  Anyway, regardless of all that, two important pieces of advice that amount to the only true watch-wisdom I've managed to acquire in 15 months reading this thread:

 

- Buy the one you really want.  Not one that's a bit like the one you really want.  If it's a substitute for something you'd like to have one day but can't get now, it's not going to endure.  Best get something completely different that you already love for itself, rather than a stepping stone.

 

- Try it on.  I don't know how many times now, but I have been surprised again and again when putting something on my wrist, by how much more I like it, or less, than I did from the pictures: imagine how foolish you'd feel to jump one way, then realise that the other one sings on your wrist in a way the one you bought just doesn't.  I'd even suggest going to try them on while wearing what you normally wear for work.  It really makes a difference seeing it in real life against your suit and shirt.

 

 

Frilly,

 

I always thought you were a one-off; now I know you're part of the World League of Pinoy Awesomeness.  That's kind of scary. But way cool.

 

 

Shanghai,

 

Nice - I have a real soft spot for GO, especially since I've seen more in the flesh lately.  This is a subject to which I shall return shortly!  Part of me always thought of them as being a kind of Lange substitute, and I lust after Lange like an Asian dude on Kate Upton.  But I think that does them a big disservice: although there are plenty of Glashuette-common design cues, their models have enormous personality, and a certain quirky, jazzy, friendliness about them that makes Lange seem rather deliberately serious.  I love them both, but I'm starting to see that they're increasingly different.  Anyway, nice watch man!

 

 

Steel,

 

*Sigh*.  Lovely.  This is just the watch that is never wrong.  I simple must have one, some day.  I'm sure you loved your Panerai, but I can't think of anything that looks so timelessly perfect and relevant as the Sub.

 

 

Tifo,

 

I told you your missus was wrong about the black dial/brown strap!  Just don't say that out loud.  You can think it, but never, ever say it.  Now get a suede one too for a more casual-weekend-jeansy feel.  But that's fabulous. :)

 

 

Apropos,

 

LOL!  I'm so glad that was you instead of me.  Because I kind of expect myself to do that in every post.  Weird thing is, though, I think it looks brilliant with the onion crown.  Shoot me now...

post #26523 of 48312
Thought i would share this here. A dial screw came lose on my watch, but thankfully it got caught between the movement and the case back to didnt bounce around messing things up. Was a quick 5 min fix and check up at the service center and thankfully nothing was wrong with the rest of the watch. Keep in mind this isnt saying anything about the company since i do wear my watches like an ass and this has also happened to my VC as well.

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Glad there was no harm done - I find that quite alarming!

 

Can we have a proper look at your PP and VC now, please? :)

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Glad there was no harm done - I find that quite alarming!

Can we have a proper look at your PP and VC now, please? smile.gif


They have been posted on here before! wink.gif
post #26526 of 48312
+1 glad it worked out.


Still surprised that would happen (twice) unless you're wearing them under very active/extreme conditions.

I don't necessarily baby my watches, but that's why I have sportier ones, and even a couple of true "beaters" for the really rough stuff.
post #26527 of 48312
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Personally I disliked what Zenith was doing for a while there with their semi open faced dials etc... It seems how ever they are headed back in the right direction and i have been eyeing up their "new" 1969 chrono with the tri-color dial. Was going to add a speedy to the collection this christmas but may postpone that for this one.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I have the "New Vintage 1969" version of this Zenith, with the old style case. It's one of those (not so-?) limited editions. Mine's number 400-something out of 500 I think.

Per TWAT's recommendation, I have been wearing it on a mesh bracelet. If anything I'd like to give it more wrist time, but there's only so many days in a week.

Great watch, and a classic movement of course.

If you can stand a little French, this guy has some amazing pics....I can never do it any justice with my camera phone:

http://forumamontres.forumactif.com/t78043-zenith-new-vintage-1969
Edited by Keith T - 11/21/13 at 8:54pm
post #26528 of 48312
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To all who did and didn't chime on my Speedmaster strap decision... I decided to go OEM.
OEM chocolate brown croc with OEM deployant:


Where did you get the strap and deployant? Ofrei?
post #26529 of 48312
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Where did you get the strap and deployant? Ofrei?
I got them both from Watchuseek members. The strap was new and the clasp was used.

Ofrei would have been my choice if I didn't find them on the forums.
post #26530 of 48312
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well, i guess its meant to look like a 5119.

which is awesome.. so yeah! shog[1].gif
post #26531 of 48312
So uhhhh that new Hodinkee video... guy opens his Rolex 4113 with a cheese knife. eek.gif
post #26532 of 48312
Met up with a friend yesterday. Her 4936J Patek ladies annual calendar in yellow gold is bigger (37mm) than mine (36mm 3970P). And sometimes that's just the way I like it!

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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
post #26533 of 48312
Is the Nautilus a watch that only works in steel? The gold one looks great but "soft" if that is the right word.
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which is awesome.. so yeah! shog[1].gif

you gone kop?
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Is the Nautilus a watch that only works in steel? The gold one looks great but "soft" if that is the right word.

what color gold do you refer to?
post #26535 of 48312
yellow "gold" gold
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