Fratello buys a Defy
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    Re: Fratello buys a Defy

    Having seen this watch in real life, I also support all the enthusiasm. Matter of fact, a Vacheron Boutique recently opened here in Vancouver. Of course, I was attracted to the Overseas and when I saw it, I really loved it. However, shortly after my Zenith AD got this Defy, same configuration as Fratello, and I absolutely love it! One of my first reactions was Wow! this is just as good, if not better, than the Overseas. Especially when you consider the Defy is all titanium. The bracelet alone is a work of art, and closest I have seen at this price point to AP or Rolex President. Apparently, polishing titanium is a lot more difficult and time consuming than stainless steel. And this blue dial is absolutely stunning.

    I wonder if they will add more dial options in the future. I can only imagine what a black or silver dial would look like!

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    Re: Fratello buys a Defy

    I really liked the older overseas version with the guilloche dial. My dad has the older dual-time version and it's really nice. Just wish it had a display caseback!
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    Re: Fratello buys a Defy

    It is an interesting review (floating markers! Didn’t notice that before) but only watchaholics would say that it is not expensive at $6,500 !
    Anyway I find it a rather cool watch.

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    Re: Fratello buys a Defy

    Which is your Zenith AD? I'm in Vancouver and considering this watch.

    Did you get it? Any discount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDagon007 View Post
    It is an interesting review (floating markers! Didn’t notice that before) but only watchaholics would say that it is not expensive at $6,500 !
    Anyway I find it a rather cool watch.
    That's because it punches above its weight and can easily be has for 4k with an outstanding bracelet 😉
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    Re: Fratello buys a Defy

    Quote Originally Posted by Contaygious View Post
    That's because it punches above its weight and can easily be has for 4k with an outstanding bracelet 😉
    Yeah, well then we could compare to the Tudor Northflag which offers a somewhat similar construction and a very accurate long PR movement at, say, half price.

    But I do like the new defy. I have 4 vintage defys.
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    Re: Fratello buys a Defy

    Excellent article, and without any doubt, one of the watches that are on my (large) list of desires.


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