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Siblings / The Most Shared DNA Posted By: jeff stein
In Response To: I don't own a Zenith nor six Zeniths... (Chicagoland Chuck Maddox)
Nice to see this collection of Zeniths.
In terms of the gene pool, here is the one of yours that is closest to mine, wouldn't you say??
No. I wouldn't agree entirely. In terms of external appearance and function, they are the closest match, but the Black Annodized Aluminum shares the same guts as your non-El-Primero Zenith, so under the caseback, it is a closer match in my opinion.
The biggest problem with this watch is it's silvertoned hands. They really need to be painted white for visablility.
When all is said and done, I probably prefer your bezel (as the hours are useful for second timezone), but prefer the overall design of mine [as you know, with all respect to the Speedmasters and Daytonas, the fixed tachy scales don't do much for me]. I imagine that my chrono may be a shade smaller (with lug-to-lug at 46.5 mm, across the dial at 40 mm, and total depth, including crystal of 13.5 mm).
Actually in some instances the El-Primero's are pretty compact designs. The Pilot-Diver's looks bigger than it is/wears. It has a bit of an optical illusion thing going on with it.
Both of these are awesome Tool Watches; clearly built to do a job!!