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    Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    This is the model DEFY El Primero 21 44.mm - 95.9000.9004/78.R582

    My AD is offering this piece to me at a great price. It’s a new movement so am reluctant to make the plunge, looks great and the chrono is just bonkers when it gets going

    Thoughts on the looks, movement and would you buy it?

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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    my 2c...

    Watch movement is pretty amazing. The high-beat sweep is beautiful.
    Design is modern and fresh, but does not look hubot-esque (not too much at least). I think it's pretty awesome looking

    Movt is relatively new and unproven - so there is that. At the same time - Zenith brand is strong, and LVMH umbrella should provide servicing should it be needed 10-20 years down the road.

    I thought the watch was very impressive and a serious contender in a crowded chronograph space.

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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    Been wearing mine for over a month straight now. Absolutely amazing; best watch I've ever owned.

    I have a 7 inch wrist and the lugs aren't even near to extending out. The polished and brushed titanium looks amazing.

    The depth of the movement catches my eye every time. I'm used to wearing a Rolex, but this watch is truly remarkable. The two balance wheels, star shaped escapement, polished hands and hour markers- everything about it makes you look for an extra second or two and say "wow."

    I run the chrono multiple times a day every day and no issues so far.

    I'm not one for leather bands but this one works; it looks awesome and brings the whole look together.

    My only complaint is the clasp. Just doesn't feel great; I might swap is for the titanium bracelet.

    Let me know if you want any more details.

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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    Hard to say anything bad about Zenith. Love my Annual Calendar. Go for it.

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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gfwl9p86t...3d8H6eWba?dl=0



    Apart from the fact that it’s very hard to read the dial the watch is quite a production. It’s extremely light weight and easy to wear. An interesting addition it if you have quite an extensive collection but don’t think it would be practical if you’re looking for something for frequent use.

    The link above is a slo-mo video which shows the chronograph movement in action. You can measure the frequency of the 5Hz main movement by watching the hairspring


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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    Amazing movement! So much bang for the buck. Watching the chrono escapement is mesmerizing!

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    Definitely a lot of look! I am a very happy Zenith owner but this skeletonized face is just to busy for me. The Defy with the closed dial on the bracelet really has my interest. This one not so much. But hey, if you love the style and the size, it sure is some amazing technology to have on your wrist! Be bold — go for it!

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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    Right, update...

    I've been haggling with my AD as I normally do. I managed to get the price down to 6,800 GBP from 9100 GBP. Good deal?

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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    With a bracelet that is a great price.

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    Re: Any opinions on the Zenith Defy El Primero 21?

    Quote Originally Posted by RolexDeals View Post
    With a bracelet that is a great price.

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