Finally . . .

Feb 12, 2011,10:15 AM
 




. . . my first Zenith ;-) . . .

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Heeeeeeey Art!

 
 By: amanico : February 12th, 2011-10:29
Very happy for you, my friend! If I had to get my first Zenith, it would be a S 58 or this one. Enjoy! Best, Nicolas.

Grazi, Nico! . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 12th, 2011-11:18
. . . the New Vintage 1969 captured my imagination when it was introduced in '09, and my affection a year later when it arrived in Los Angeles. Now, it's mine ;-) . . .

Congrats, Art!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : February 12th, 2011-12:18
Looking good! May we see a wrist shot? Give her a good life! Best Blomman

Workin' on it, boss! . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 12th, 2011-12:27
. . . hopefully a few choice shots tomorrow, if all goes as planned . . .

"The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of"

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 12th, 2011-12:18
Sincerest congratulations dear Art Great decision! Every day prevailed over races very proud and happy for you Your Damjan

Thank you, Damian . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 12th, 2011-12:31
. . . this is my first new watch in just over three years, and it was a long time comin' ;-) . . .

you made the right choice

 
 By: LouS : February 12th, 2011-15:05
between this one and the Striking 10th IMO. I predict you will find this far more versatile than you anticipate, and anyway it is the more "Zenith-y" of the two!

It really was a tough call, Lou . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-06:36
. . . and it came down to realizing I'd be looking for reasons to wear the Striking 10th. Better a watch you'd want to wear often than one for special occasions . . .

Nice one, Art!

 
 By: Davo : February 12th, 2011-15:56
It's a beaut! Congrats. Looking forward to seeing and learning more about it.

Thanks, Davo. The first lesson learned was . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-06:42
. . . that legibility diminishes around 6:30, when hour and minute hands are positioned in the black chrono hours register.

Yes, its true....

 
 By: LouS : February 13th, 2011-07:08
...one could have wished for the white hands of the A 386 here.

After going . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-07:58
. . . "chrono-less" for years, Richard, it's a welcome addition to my collection . . .

Congratulations, Art ...

 
 By: AndrewD : February 12th, 2011-20:35
Very pleased you chose this piece. We looked at a few Zenith's together and this watch is really 'you'. Look forward to the wrist shots and your experiences with it. Andrew

It's so difficult to convey . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-08:13
. . . in writing, Andrew, but yes, I felt an affinity for this design on sight. Enthralled, Art...  

Looks great on your wrist, Art! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : February 17th, 2011-11:08
One to consider if/when I start with Zenith… Best Blomman

Wow! Now that is how you celebrate the Zenith Forum!

 
 By: AlexSunrise : February 19th, 2011-21:55
Looks great on you, Art! Huge congrats! Enjoy it dearly, Alex

Art, wow, may I congratulate you

 
 By: Valentin Blank : February 12th, 2011-22:05
for this excellent choice! It's a timeless beauty. I think it is a very worthy addition to your tasteful collection of watches. Enjoy your El Primero! Thanks, Valentin

No arguments here, Valentin, it is . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-08:37
. . . an attractive watch, all the more so as it combines two classic Zenith elements - the dial of the A 386 and the Zenith signature cushion case - for the first time. An hommage to a watch that never was, but easily could have been . . . cordially, Art

if I had to buy one Zenith among those launched in the last 5 years...

 
 By: Dje : February 13th, 2011-00:49
Hi, That would be the one. This is a winner design IMO. I've had it on my wrist and it is all I like about Zenith: a strong and casual design, a great calibre, a readable chronograph. I don't understand why they have made nearly all the chronographs in th... 

Merci, Jerome . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-08:47
. . . your words speak volumes. There are a few recent Zeniths that beckoned, but this one captured my attention at first glance, and affection the moment I tried it on. Most cordially, Art

Thanks, Stefan . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-08:54
. . . this will be the watch that gets the call for shooting pool, attending sports car races, and hanging out with friends . . .

Congratulations

 
 By: Rickr25 : February 13th, 2011-11:01
Now that's a classic!

Thanks, Rick . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 13th, 2011-17:18
. . . and fully agreed - the New Vintage is an instant classic!

A hearty congrats.

 
 By: Hororgasm : February 14th, 2011-20:42
I can so totally understand your choice, even though I was leaning towards the Striking 10. I must say the dial design and layout is superb, I do not find it crowded at all, and cushion case...haven't had one for a long time. Look forward to your ownershi... 

Wore it yesterday at my favorite . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 16th, 2011-10:37
. . . seaside bar 'n pool hall, Horo . . . . . . life is good!...  

A real beauty, wear it in health!

 
 By: v76 : February 15th, 2011-12:34
Congratulations, that is a truly handsome watch! My favorite modern Zenith as well, seems to capture many of the characteristics that made the original designs so charming.

Coincidentally, I recently tried on . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 16th, 2011-11:03
. . . one of the original El Primero cushion cases . . . . . . which is a little smaller than the New Vintage, and unusually, didn't sit quite as well on my wrist....  

Congrats, Art!

 
 By: dxboon : February 15th, 2011-15:03
Looks like a winner to me! I was definitely into this watch once I saw it in person! Cheers, Daos

Do you recall our exchange . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 16th, 2011-11:49
. . . in this thread, Daos? zenith.watchprosite.com 'Twas a long time coming, but worth the wait ;-) . . .

I do recall it...

 
 By: dxboon : February 16th, 2011-21:40
...and admit to being transfixed by the watch once I saw it in person! Enjoy it! Cheers, Daos

How did I miss this?

 
 By: ED209 : February 15th, 2011-18:31
Belated Congrats Art on your new Zenith! Looks fantastic on your wrist. Can't wait to see it in person soon. Regards, ED-209

No worries, Ed! Let's just say . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 16th, 2011-13:34
. . . there are more pressing matters that take up your attention, like analyzing balance sheets of billion-dollar corporations and tending to ATM, and leave it at that ;-) . . .

:) [nt]

 
 By: ED209 : February 16th, 2011-19:07
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Really looks good on your wrist!

 
 By: Echi : February 16th, 2011-01:00
I had my doubts when I saw it in the store. But then again, I never tried it on. It really goes to show that you really need to try a watch on before dismissing it. I thought it was too big. But it looks just right on your wrist. Very beautiful watch! Con... 

It really does feel . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 16th, 2011-14:37
. . . "just right" on my wrist, Echi. It's due in large measure to the cushion case design that conveys a sense of subliminal heft while retaining sensible dimensions . . . cordially, Art

Congratulations, Art

 
 By: TdotBean : February 16th, 2011-22:04
This Zenith is a looker I saw the title changed. Are you relinquishing your previous duty at GO? Best Tyler

Not at all, Tyler . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 17th, 2011-10:48
. . . still there, and co-moderating with Marcus here . . .

Congrats Art!

 
 By: fernando : February 18th, 2011-19:46
Looks perfect on your wrist and has all the characteristics you would want in a classic! Best fernando

Thanks, fernando . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 19th, 2011-09:44
. . . I knew from the moment images circulated that it was well-suited for my wrist, and fit the sports-watch niche that badly needed to be filled . . . cordially, Art

Beautiful, Art!

 
 By: Tony C. : February 19th, 2011-17:32
Warm congratulations, and I look forward ti more images! Best regards, Tony

Pic of the litter . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 20th, 2011-07:25
. . . pun intended ;-) . . ....  

A bit late...

 
 By: aboen : February 21st, 2011-00:41
..OK...maybe a lot late :-( Congrats Art ! I LOVE your new Zenith, its a must have for me at some point in the near future. (maybe after my SS GO PML XL) That Beauty look so good on you Best Drew

Some day, sooner or later, I believe we'll see . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 21st, 2011-12:40
. . . a Striking 10th on your wrist! Seriously, Drew, it's top drawer . . . if you enjoy racing, this is the one to have. Cordially, Art...  

Wow - that is a beauty!!

 
 By: nikolaj : February 24th, 2011-10:01
Congratulations on this one Art! I am sorry for being so late but I hope that you agree that sincere compliments cannot be untimely. I just enjoyed your very honest reply to Marcus on how you went back and forth between the striking 10th and this one. Lol... 

Vielen Dank, Nikolaj. It was . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 24th, 2011-10:35
. . . the right decision, I think . . . not a twinge of regret on my part. Best regards, Art