***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***
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    ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    10th of January is El Primero's birthday: it is the day when Zenith presented the world's first automatic chronograph to the press (10th January 1969).

    Over at the Zenith forum we celebrate it every year, and since it is relevant for the vintage forum as well, I thought I should post a link here
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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    Very cool bit of history for a great movement!
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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    And a Happy Birthday also from me to this, probably the most famous of all movements. I'm wearing mine as I type this.

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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    On top of the wish list! Hopefully 2015 will bring me a beautiful vintage Zenith El Primero.

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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    Vintage? You mean real vintage?! I.e. before the cessation in the 1970s? I wish you luck since the competition is getting stiffer by the year. There were only ca. 36000 made in stainless steel or gold plate and another 4000 made in gold so finding a good and entirely original one is getting harder.

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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    Here is a short review of the vintage Zenith El Primero ref. A3817:

    Vintage Zenith El Primero A3817 review


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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    Soon will hit 50 years.Happy Birthday THE classic.

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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    Happy Belated Birthday! Very cool!
    Thanks for posting.

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    Re: ***Happy Birthday, "El Primero"!!!***

    Quote Originally Posted by sempervivens View Post
    10th of January is El Primero's birthday: it is the day when Zenith presented the world's first automatic chronograph to the press (10th January 1969).

    Over at the Zenith forum we celebrate it every year, and since it is relevant for the vintage forum as well, I thought I should post a link here
    Happy birthday, El Primero !
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