I want to share a project I have been working on around the Zenith A386 (mods: I hope this is OK to post, if not of course feel free to delete!) around price trends and case numbers, as well as model details.
I am not an A386 expert, just someone who is really interes....er, obsessed with this watch.
I would love whatever feedback you have - case numbers, specs, details of the components, etc...please reach out to me anytime via PM.
My case number project includes information for every Zenith A386 I have seen on the web (no lie..don't ask how long it took!), and is categorized by case number plus traits of the watch, including dial type, caseback, main hands, bracelet, bracelet date, etc., with the ability to search, sort and filter the information.
I have also developed a Zenith A386 price trends chart. The data is mostly asking prices, of course, as private sale prices are unknown. You can filter the chart to select auctions only, however, which will show known sale prices from eBay and auction houses.
Lots of other information included comes from the community here (big thanks to @Lous of course, @sempervivens, and everyone else), GTGs, and so on – I really appreciate everyone's help in assembling.
If you are willing to include A386 information you have (for your watch or otherwise) to help me as I keep building my project, please feel free to reach out.
Still to come are more A386 case numbers from other sources, analysis around the case number data and watch specs, and a couple more detail sections (hands, movement, adding one more caseback type)...but even in advance of those, hopefully the page will help people learn more about the Zenith A386 and buy smart!
Oh, and who knew that 4,500 Zenith A386s were produced? Not me! Thanks to Rossler (2014).
My post count isn't high enough so I can't post the link , but the website is called alphahands. Then just click on "Zenith A386" in the menu.
Enjoy the research. I hope it is useful, and please let me know any suggestions or corrections you have!