Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
hmmm...hint? Is it German?
Edit: Stitchy beat me to it.
Yes- pre-owned makes pricing a wild-card, that's why I'm giving the retail price of new watch as comparable to the retail price of the Speedy 9300 (around $8500-8900 depending on where you're at). So the new one retails in that ballpark.
And it's not a GO.
I was looking at both the incoming piece and the Speedy 9300 new some time ago, and went with the Speedy because I had very few sporty watches. The other one isn't a dress watch - but it's one I would happily wear with a suit - something I wouldn't generally choose to do with the Speedy.
Hammer nails the brand.
I'll take a guess and say it's in the 36'000 VPH collection? There are some dressier Chrono's in that collection
I'm not naturally coy, so I won't tease out the specific model - here are a couple random web pics of the watch in question - the Captain Chronograph:
that is a very beautiful watch. look forward to seeing your on your very own wrist!
Roger congrats!!! I really love the rose hands and hour markers on the silver dial with the white metal case. They have a nice contrast.
Can't wait to see pics
Ha! Was going to guess the Striking 10th, but I see what you mean about "dressier chrono". That's beautiful, Roger, congratulations! Now bring those pics....(and you, Hammer)
Sweet! Looks like a great choice, Roger.
Brown croc FTW!
Cool fact on the El Primero, when you pull out the crown to set the time, the first stop is for the minute hand, rather than the date wheel.
This is opposite from all of my other watches with a date function day counter.
Oy, what a beaut. Congratulations! Wrist shots ASAP!
Thanks gents. This may be the most fun watch purchase ever. In chatting with the buyer, we discovered that we have a mutual friend (and fellow watch nut) so the three of us are meeting for lunch followed by a round of golf tomorrow. Pics on Thursday for sure.
I've owned a number of Zeniths in the past (Rainbow, Chronomaster, Port Royal) but it's been a good many years since the last one. The long years of Thierry Nataf design extravagance did not sit well with me. But he is long gone and the brand is now moving in the right direction, IMO.
Best wishes on the upcoming lottery win - learned a bunch from this thread myself and continue to do so. The PPs will be waiting for you - and if you ever make it to NYC let me know too so we can check out the watch scene.
In the meantime, I love the 114270 and the 116520. Good stuff, and let us know if you decide to get 'em!
I am in Colorado for a business trip and spotted this wall clock in the resort where I'm staying. Nice touch, 'no? Lovely young staffer - who I engaged in casual conversation because I was interested in the wall clock, not her personal attributes necessarily - tells me that their former General Manager was Swiss and was the one who picked these out (there were three of them).
On the 5119 no less! Thanks for sharing these pics. Where are they from?
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