So I walked into a watch shop…

Mar 11, 2023,04:15 AM

and saw this. I'm smitten, but have not pulled the trigger just yet. 

Opinions appreciated 🙏

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Dangerous to ask. But well ...

 By: brauner : March 11th, 2023-06:26
I like the black case and strap as well as the movement. I don't like the shape of the case.

I think the matte black goes well with the case,

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:25
but I appreciate your taking the time to look and offer your opinion. Thanks!

It reminds me of…

 By: ArmisT : March 11th, 2023-06:41
the AP ROO End of Days with its general shape and how the strap inserts. I like it a lot actually, because it distinguishes itself from the other El Primero pieces in the line.👍🏽

Thank you. Good comparison.

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:26


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 11th, 2023-12:20

Thanks guys. It’s funny, the black case

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:28
seems to be a bit polarizing here, and I can see why. I guess some like the “military” vibe more than others..? In any case thank you very much for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Thanks! I greatly appreciate your opinion.

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:29
I think it’s pretty cool.

The Force is strong with this one.

 By: KURT_DAVID : March 11th, 2023-09:13
Clearly legible, functional, and the more I look at it the more I warm to the dark elements. Listen to your head and heart. Purchase what you like, what makes you smile, that’s all that matters.

Haha, well put.

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:30
Funny as I hadn’t thought of the Darth Vader vibe but now that you’ve alluded to it I like it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

I know that mood

 By: Weems@8 : March 11th, 2023-10:05
For me it is a sign the watch is not enough to go for.

Thanks for chiming in!

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:32
Yeah, I know what you mean here, but that being said I keep thinking about it. But, to your point, I haven’t pulled the trigger so…

Yes, I see where you’re coming from.

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:34
I also tried the steel version and the material plays very well with the angled case; it has a vintage vibe that the matte black titanium does not. Thanks for your thoughts!

Good luck

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 11th, 2023-17:04

Go for it 👍

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 11th, 2023-12:38

No hesitation there!

 By: RabidManatee : March 11th, 2023-15:36
Thanks… jury’s still out but I’m getting close. Appreciate your opinion (and push…😁?).

Ok, so you asked for our opinion

 By: Larrykelley11 : March 11th, 2023-17:18
The case shape is not my cup of tea, it has a modern vibe but the pushers seem old school to me. The matte finish does not work for me and the sub registers seem too simple. I don’t like it, then again I didn’t like the AO Royal Oak when I first saw it ba... 

Thanks for taking the time to provide your honest opinion.

 By: RabidManatee : March 12th, 2023-01:44
While I will certainly make this purchase decision based on what I think, I value the opinions of my fellow forum members. Thanks again for your honest feedback.

I love everything Zenith…

 By: myles721 : March 11th, 2023-22:13
Love this one but…..check this out… ...  

Yes, I saw this one on the Zenith website.

 By: RabidManatee : March 12th, 2023-01:46
Not sure how I feel about the multi-colored dial. But I understand it’s no longer available, so my assessment is perhaps a moot point. Thank you for taking the time to post this, much appreciated.

I’m still on the fence.

 By: RabidManatee : March 13th, 2023-16:58
I was supposed to go back over the weekend but got busy doing other stuff. One detail I’m not sold on is the omission of a minute track. But I still might get it. I hope your friend enjoys the new watch!

The only nit I had with this EP . . .

 By: Dr No : March 14th, 2023-21:32
. . . is the absence of minute markers. The aesthetic is admirable, but if an El Primero is essentially a tool movement, it's difficult to come around to what is essentially a dress implementation. Inset grooved minute markers would've been interesting, a... 

I have come to agree with your assessment.

 By: RabidManatee : March 14th, 2023-22:03
And have decided not to pick this one up. Nitpicky? Perhaps. But I can’t unsee the lack of minute markers, and as you state this watch should be about precision.