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    I'm wondering how many octagonal Defy models Zenith made late 60's and early 70's? I collected here some data and photos about the basic Defy models (some reference/catalog numbers are guesses):

    -A3641(?) Green/brown sand dial with elongated indeces. Made only with cal. 2552PC.



    -A3642 Grey sand dial with almost square chunky indeces. Made with cal. 2552PC and cal. 2562PC (latest versions text 28800 on the dial).



    -A3643 Silverwhite dial with elongated indeces. Made with cal. 2552PC and cal. 2562PC (latest versions text 28800 on the dial).



    -A3644(?) Shampagne white dial with almost square chunky indeces that were used also on El Primero Espada. Made only with cal. 2552PC. A rare one.



    -A3645 Black/charcoal dial with rectangular bar indeces that have lume stripe in the middle. Made with cal. 2552PC and cal. 2562PC (latest versions text 28800 on the dial).



    -A3690(?) Turquoise dial with almost square chunky indeces. Made only with cal. 2562P (always text 28800 on the dial).



    -A3691 Red/burgundy dial with almost square chunky indeces. Made only with cal. 2562PC.(always text 28800 on the dial).



    And then there are the models where crown is at four o'clock, gold versions (with two different dial?) and womens Defy models.

    Were here all the basic octagonal Defy models? And please, correct if some details are wrong above.
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    I’ve attached a photo of my gold one for reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidevans0 View Post
    I’ve attached a photo of my gold one for reference.
    Thank you, this looks great! Especially the bracelet seems like new.

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    Re: Octagonal Zenith Defy models

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidevans0 View Post
    I’ve attached a photo of my gold one for reference.
    Nice! Are those plated or solid gold? Hard to come by the solid versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTSP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davidevans0 View Post
    I’ve attached a photo of my gold one for reference.
    Nice! Are those plated or solid gold? Hard to come by the solid versions.
    It’s solid! It has been in a safe for however many years and I only really wear it on special occasions. No idea of its value!

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    Re: Octagonal Zenith Defy models

    That’s terrific. I believe the production numbers on solid gold models were very low. It look to be in terrific condition.

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    Re: Octagonal Zenith Defy models

    Hiding this beauty in a safe is an absolute crime!!
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    Here’s a few more pics for anyone who’s interested.

    I put it on to a leather strap to preserve the bracelet and it probably gets worn about once a year. Could probably do with a service can anyone recommend anyone reputable in the U.K.?
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    Re: Octagonal Zenith Defy models

    A wonderful watch. I think that we had some idiot on this forum a number of years ago who had one of these melted down for scrap since he couldn't find a buyer who would pay him what he wanted..... (Or maybe it was some other solid gold Zenith model.)

    As for servicing, we have a sticky on the Vintage/PW forum for this sort of thing. Here it is - I hope that it will be of some assistance:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/wa...s-3433002.html

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    Re: Octagonal Zenith Defy models

    Interesting, bracelet marked 1/71. Could you show another pic of the back or tell us the case number? Helps to date it.
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