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View Poll Results: Which dial colour do you like best

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  • Blue

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  • Grey

    5 5.88%
  • Silver

    38 44.71%
  • White

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Thread: Zenith 1969

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    Zenith 1969

    I’ve long had a hankering to find a replacement for the Zenith I stupidly sold some time ago. I really like the 38mm 1969 El Primero, great size, great movement and it’s not a Rolex..

    Pretty much set on the blue dial, on a bracelet, but will try and get the black strap and deployant to give it a different look.

    Like I say, it’s the Blue dial for me, although I’m quite taken with the grey, so if one popped up at a favourable price I wouldn’t be to bothered.

    Interested to see which dial combos others prefer..

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    Silver
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    Sorry I cannot help but one word of advice is to see and try it out in person as sometimes web images can be misleading.
    Here is my 42mm El Primero "Champagne" dial.

    Mark

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    That champagne is very nice indeed


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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalystGuy View Post
    That champagne is very nice indeed
    Agreed, stunning.

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    Silver gets my vote

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    Silver for me.

    You going for 38mm or 42mm version?

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    Silver 38 please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny View Post
    Silver for me.

    You going for 38mm or 42mm version?
    38mm will look better on my weedy arms..

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    It was a good decision. It looks fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    It was a good decision. It looks fantastic.
    Cheers Matthew.....just reread my previous post and it looks like I bought the 42mm..... what I meant to say was I saw the 42mm in Grey..

    I still went for the 38mm👍👍

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    Lovely watch, congratulations. Have looked at these in the past but never quite pulled the trigger.

    Just had a look at Goldsmiths, and there appears to be 2 similar models at the £5500 mark, any real difference between the two?

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    I like the style, but personally I would prefer the sub dials to be the same colour

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    Silver gets my vote.

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    Absolutely love these, silver would be my favourite closely followed by white.

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    I have the silver dial version, great watch, but it's hard to read the time at a glance because of a lack of contrast with the hands.

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    That's not an easy choice! I think I'd go silver although if I was concerned about legibility it would be the blue.

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    Blue for me with silver a close second.

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    White, I will add one at some stage.

    I can’t see white dial on the zenith site?
    Last edited by Stuno1; 18th July 2019 at 20:25.

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    What if they are all bloody great?
    Blue and silver get my vote.
    (Sorry canít narrow it further down.)


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    I've always liked the silver dial but could see that legibility may be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    I've always liked the silver dial but could see that legibility may be an issue.
    One of the reasons I sold my old one was legibility or the lack of it.... what a mug, I should have just put my glasses on


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    Silver the pick of the bunch for me but the blue is a close second.

    Lovely watches.

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    I'm pretty sure the silver and the white are the same watch under different lighting.

    Last edited by Skyfire; 19th July 2019 at 11:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyfire View Post
    I'm pretty sure the silver and the white are the same watch under different lighting.
    Thanks for this...... looking at the codes, I’d say you’re spot on... the what looks like white is silver

    So I need to add the silver and white together which makes it the clear winner for those that voted..


    Blue 03.2150.400/53.M2150
    Grey 03.2150.400/26.M2150
    Silver 03.2150.400/69.M2150
    White 03.2150.400/69.M2150

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    One of the reasons I sold my old one was legibility or the lack of it.... what a mug, I should have just put my glasses on

    Such a nice gold chrono! A real looker!

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    Thanks for the comments and votes folks.

    Iíve made my decision, and as the grey is the least popular thatís what Iím going for.... I just think itís the most legible, and as I sold my last on due to lack of legibility, I donít want to make the same mistake again..

    Anywho, Iíve negotiated reasonable deal with a local authorised UK agent, so Iím going for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Thanks for the comments and votes folks.

    Iíve made my decision, and as the grey is the least popular thatís what Iím going for.... I just think itís the most legible, and as I sold my last on due to lack of legibility, I donít want to make the same mistake again..

    Anywho, Iíve negotiated reasonable deal with a local authorised UK agent, so Iím going for it.

    Nice! Look forward to pics and thoughts on the watch.

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    I would normally head towards the Blue as a natural first choice, but looking at the pics in the OP the Sub dials on the Silver dial just look the business and are more stricking than the layout on the Blue dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I would normally head towards the Blue as a natural first choice, but looking at the pics in the OP the Sub dials on the Silver dial just look the business and are more stricking than the layout on the Blue dial.
    I do like the silver dial, but for my ageing eyesight, thereís not enough definition between the hands and the dial...they sort of blend in a bit to much for me, spoiling the legibility.

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    If your a Harrisís reward member they are doing 10% off Zenith until Sunday


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    Silver would be my choice, with the open dial.

    I know some don't like it, but who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Silver would be my choice, with the open dial.

    I know some don't like it, but who cares?
    I like the open dial, but sadly, they donít do it in 38mm

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    Well thatís the order placed, and deposit paid.....delivery will be end of Aug beginning of Sept due to Swiss holidays..

    But fair does to the AD, they did me a sweet deal on a genuine Zenith strap and deployant so I can change the look with a complete package..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Well thatís the order placed, and deposit paid.....delivery will be end of Aug beginning of Sept due to Swiss holidays..

    But fair does to the AD, they did me a sweet deal on a genuine Zenith strap and deployant so I can change the look with a complete package..

    Gray sunburst is great, and it's also really great that on this model they've given the chrono minutes priority over the hours where they overlap

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    Good choice :)

    ...and my favourite. My 49 year old A386 el Primero only loses about 30secs a month, and as far as im aware has only been serviced twice in its lifetime (hope I havnt tempted fate now!) :)

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    Very nice. I've just sold my explorer so for the foreseeable future, my zenith 1969 is going to be my one watch. Might treat it to a nice rubber or nato strap to switch things up a bit

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    very very nice watch , color combo looks brilliant as well ..

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    Beautiful. The sunburst grey is stunning.

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    Congrats, beautiful watch.


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    That's not helping my current bout of Zenitwantitis... great pics of a lovely watch; enjoy!

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    Great photos, congratulations.

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    It looks great. I tried on the white and grey dials and thought I would prefer the white, but in person the grey has this slight sheen that gives it a bit of depth.




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  43. #43
    This is a beauty,I hadn't seen much of the El Primero by Zenith I was put off by the rumoured outrageous servicing costs. That aside you have done very well Splendid purchase!!

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    [QUOTE=Thewatch1;5187993]This is a beauty,I hadn't seen much of the El Primero by Zenith I was put off by the rumoured outrageous servicing costs. That aside you have done very well Splendid purchase!!

    I checked out service costs on the Zenith website - my only stumbling block is I could only find the price in Swiss Francs.

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