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    Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    Hi,

    I have a Zenith El Primero 36 000Vph, which I bought last Year. Its still under warranty and is my only watch. Lately, Ive been thinking about selling it because I feel it is not the perfect "one watch" for me. Also, the overlapping subdials have started to disturb and I feel that the dial is a bit too busy. I have developed a taste that leans more towards simple, understated watches.

    What I really need is a watch that fits all occasions (dressy and sporty), but one that preferably would have a screw-down crown, date, possibly lume but not a must-have and looks equally good on bracelet or leather. Also, Im not quite sure if black is the color I want, I usually find myself drooling over white-dial watches.

    My budget is around 6000 or ~8000usd. I have been seriously thinking about a Grand Seiko SGBH001 or SBGH083 (its cheaper, but black-faced which makes it a bit sportier). I have a trip coming up in July, when I will have the possibility to check the GS models. Also, a Rolex Datejust 2 would be nice but I hesitate owning a Rolex, my purpose is not to attain too much attention.
    I have gone back and forth between different options such as an AT 8500, UN Maxi marine chronometer, JLC Master Compressor etc but, as this would be my only watch for many years to come, I want something a bit more unique. Also, what makes my decision a bit more complex is that my plan is within 5 years to own 2 watches, that suits sporty and dressy events. Therefore, I do not want anything in the middle. GS SBGH001 would therefore suit perfectly as an all-rounder but still represent the dressy piece in my collection when its time to buy my second watch.

    I would be interested in some more suggestions in this price range. Pictures borrowed from the net. The last one is mine.

    BR,

    John
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    Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 blue

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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    People do not notice other peoples watches..
    WIS are the exception to this rule. I have worn a Rolex for over 40 years,
    and have only received 4 comments....Four in fourty years!!
    No one in the real world cares about your watch....Wear what you like.
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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    The mythical "one" watch. The same place that offers Ponce de Len's anti aging elixir and gives rides to kids on unicorns sells those timepieces. I think the store is in Florida somewhere.

    ps - I think you need to edit your signature. One lone watch does not constitute a collection. You need at least 3.
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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    I'm sorry but I fail to understand the meaning of Your post.

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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    Quote Originally Posted by jef83 View Post
    I'm sorry but I fail to understand the meaning of Your post.
    I think he means, it's like potato chips..."You can't eat just one."
    So, a WIS can't own one watch.
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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    Quote Originally Posted by jef83 View Post
    I'm sorry but I fail to understand the meaning of Your post.
    There's no such thing as one single watch to handle every occasion.

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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    Quote Originally Posted by pastawatcher View Post
    There's no such thing as one single watch to handle every occasion.
    I'll go out on a limb with this one.
    I say the ONE good watch you own is the one to handle every occasion. The better it is, the better it handles EVERYTHING.
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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    I say the ONE good watch you own is the one to handle every occasion. The better it is, the better it handles EVERYTHING.
    Nice. Agree.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    I think you're crazy to give up the Zenith. But, the seikos you linked are beautiful. Get one in addition to what you have, not as a replacement. And, if you're going to go GS, go spring drive.
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    Re: Contemplating selling my Zenith El Primero

    Being surrounded by other watch enthusiasts on this forum made me way too paranoid about wearing a specific watch in certain settings when in reality, most people won't care or notice unless it's something super blingy or ostentatious.

    Wear what you like to wherever you like. If it makes you happy then bingo, that's your one watch for all occasions. That being said, Grand Seiko's are one of my faves, superb in every way!
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