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1969 Zenith El Primero ‘Brown Dial’


rare zenith A385 with Luminova ‘brown’ dial


Zenith El Primero chronograph from 1969 with an amazing brown ‘luminova’ service dial by zenith. Actually this is the only dial known for this zenith model which is totally brown, only supplied as a service dial which is very rare as i only have seen one other piece with this dial in the last 10 years.

Super rare piece which is highly sought after just as other chronograph watches featuring this amazing movement which has also been used by rolex for their cosmography daytona,

The case of the watch is in unpolished great condition. The movement has been serviced and is running great. The case is very sharp and could be polished on request, here at Vintage Times Amsterdam we like too keep the watch in vintage ‘worn’ condition, of course it could be polished like new again.

All functions of the watch are working and and its keeping time great. One of the chronograph pushers has been changed in the past. The dial of this watch is really what makes it a killer piece, its a very classic watch and its nice to combine with different leather straps. You will get one extra strap by choice when buying this watch!


– Case size 38mm
– brown luminova dial
– original tritium hands
– zenith el primero movement
– unpolished case


For more information about this rare zenith, more pictures or trade offers please contact us by email or telephone,

Price: 5350,- Euro

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at Vintage Times Amsterdam, we are specialized in evaluating vintage rolex timepieces, chronograph watches and other vintage watches. If you are interested in selling your vintage watch, you are always welcome at our office in the centre of Amsterdam. We love to share our knowledge and passion about vintage (rolex) watches with other collectors and watch enthusiasts. Our team has lots of contacts in the world of watch auctioneers, dealers, collectioneurs and traders. So if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us we are always willing to help you.

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