I'd like to have some piece of advice as I'm thinking of buying some Pilot model. It would be nice if anybody shares some experience with the Zenith brand.
Actually, I always look at the long term relationship especially with watches. To me, one should better cheat on wife than timepiece.
The problem is I'm a bit obsessed with the reliability and the cost of the ownership. Currently I've got about 7 watches on the base of 7750 and 2892 calibers from Tissot and Longines brands and I like these watches very much for both design, details and reliability.
I have heard that the Zenith calibers are a bit capricious and require a very gentle treatment.
1. How expensive is the service and repair comparing, say, to Longines or Omega?
2. How reliable the Elite 679 caliber is comparing, say, to 2892? (manual wind, rotor, etc)
3. How reliable the El Primero caliber is comparing, say, to 7750? (manual wind, rotor, etc)
4. What is more reliable, El Primero or Elite 679 ?
I need to decide which movement to choose and estimate if the service/repair will be affordable for me.