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    The arrival of 3 Zeno icons :-)

    Received my three new Zeno's today from James.... and I felt like a kid in a candy store

    After unwrapping a bomb-proof package.... this made my palms sweat.... which one to open first?




    Package nr. 1 - The Military PRS-53

    Reason to start showing of this one is because it was the trigger which started the idea of wanting another Zeno again.
    Shown off by James here http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...highlight=zeno

    To be honest, I've had the manual wind and auto before as the "Precista PRS-53", but being a flipper traded/sold it again. When I saw this I immediately wanted one again, however.... I wanted the Army Diver and Zex as well, so put it on hold first.... but the itch was to strong and just before shipping, ah well, this made the holy trinity complete :-)

    In reference to the previous ones there a some changes, no marks of the PRS-53 anymore. This was a plus imho, as I've seen a few from Zeno with the PRS53 Arrow and markings on the back and the Zeno logo on the front, for me a big no-no. This however makes it for me complete and even more pleasant to know.... the ETA automatik has hacking this time!







    Package nr. 2 - The Zeno Explore "Zex"

    This was a must-have for me.... imho it's the closest to the "real-deal" and yes, although it's an homage, it's still an icon on it's own being "the Zex"
    Difference on the previous ones I had (Miyota and ETA version).... this one has the AS 5206 version. The movement feels a bit crude, but appearantly that's how the AS movements are build, rough and rugged.

    Although the bracelet looks cool and matches the style of this model.... a basic nato is the way to go








    Package nr. 3 - The Zeno Army Diver

    This one was definitely a nice surprise. Having had the old 485 model (the orange "Doxa" type) with ETA 2452 movement, I remembered the lacking of the quickset date and the hideous screwing of the crown (which even caused loosing thread at one point). This one however has a smooth running ETA 2824 with quickset date and a non-screw crown! Definitely an improvement on this model

    Again, lovely on bracelet (which is very solid and well build btw).... but still, I prefer it on nato :-)







    And finally a group-shot of course





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    Great looking trio Marco. I do like the PRS-53..

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    Three classic Zeno Marco. Very nice indeed!

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    Marvellous!

    Although I often wear my Zex on a Hirsch or Eulit Perlon it invariably ends up back on its bracelet. Interestingly its one of the few bracelets that I have been able to achieve an acceptable fit with.

    Looking at the price of 1016's I reckon the Zex is the closest I will ever get to wearing one!

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    Excellent Marco. Enjoy them!
    Best,
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    Forget to say, Ive had Zex's with Miyota, ETA and AS movenents

    The AS has been the best performer

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    Give it afew weeks and atleast one will be on sc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Give it afew weeks and atleast one will be on sc.
    Cynic


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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Cynic


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    We know what Marco is like. Lets hope he does not get his mod head on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Forget to say, Ive had Zex's with Miyota, ETA and AS movenents

    The AS has been the best performer
    +1. My 2014 example still runs at a consistent +4s/day.

    Lovely trio, though I'm a big fan of the Zex - nicely made and belies the price, especially if you can't afford a 1016 (like me) - and who wants a knackered old watch anyway? :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Give it afew weeks and atleast one will be on sc.
    You'd wish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco-T View Post
    You'd wish
    OK, to me then Marco, especially the Zeno ' Army '.

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    Pics not showing for me this morning, on ipad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robti View Post
    Pics not showing for me this morning, on ipad
    Heres some pics of my ZEX to keep you going until he fixes his pics





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    I don't know what happend to the pics, but I've copy-pasted them again :-)

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    Marco, you know the 'Army' is going to be tooo BIG for you.

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    I've gained a few pounds, so neh, fits perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco-T View Post
    I've gained a few pounds, so neh, fits perfect

    Your going to have to do some gym work to loose it again.

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    Nice trio especially the Army


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