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    Rare Breed -- 1/10th EP Baumgartner

    Realizing that some folks do not care for the overlapping sub-dials, it is nonetheless a fantastic looking watch. Here is the front end:

    EP St 10 Bum.jpg

    And here is the back end:

    EP St 10 Baum Back.jpg

    Who has one of these and what do you think of it?

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    Looks nice from your pics!!
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    I don't have the tri-color Stratos, or a Striking Tenth for that matter. I do have a black dial regular on strap and it's brilliant. I actually have two El Primeros that look very similar. Next time I get the Stratos out I'll take some pics of them together.

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    I look forward to your pictures. These were taken when I did a factory tour back in 2013.

    Cheers,

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    I've not seen that one before, very nice. I have one of the two 36'000 vph Reds that I know of on IWL. I will say it's a shame to hide that beautiful movement...

    Zenith Red EP Small 1.JPGZenith Red Medium Back 2.JPG

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    I have been looking at one of these really hard, but I am afraid it will be too big for me with a 54mm lug-to-lug width.

    Very sweet looking otherwise.

    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
    Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    I've not seen that one before, very nice. I have one of the two 36'000 vph Reds that I know of on IWL. I will say it's a shame to hide that beautiful movement...
    Love that red! Thanks for sharing!

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    I have been looking at one of these really hard, but I am afraid it will be too big for me with a 54mm lug-to-lug width.

    Very sweet looking otherwise.
    Needless to say, it is a big watch. My largest watch in my collection is 52mm, but since it is made of Ti, it feels just fine! But I tell you this, if you jumped out of a balloon that high up, the bigger the watch the better to read!

    LoL!

    Dan

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    My first post here but tomorrow is El Primero day after all!


    I purchased this model from a member of the Red Bull Stratos mission team in early November of last year. It is easily my favorite watch and would be the last one standing in my collection. It was a model I had very high up on my list to acquire but had not seen it in the flesh so I took a chance on it buying it sight unseen.


    I have 8” wrists so the size wasn’t so much of an issue for me. The watch weighs 195 grams with the bracelet so it's heavy but fits like a glove. Wearing the watch on the rubber strap tends to center the watch on the wrist better due to adjusting it tighter if needed. I’m considering brushing the polished center links but will give it some more thought before rushing into that decision. At some point I will purchase a leather strap and complete the trifecta.


    I’ve never had an issue with the overlapping sub-dials but to each his/her own. I had looked at the 42mm and Striking 10th models but felt the dials looked a little unbalanced for some reason. I like the added minute markers inside the dial and feel it gives it more depth and balance. I like the date at the 6:00 position and have noticed it is much easier to pick up glancing at the watch.


    The color combination of the dial goes extremely well with pretty much anything I’ve worn. I like the ceramic bezel and feel it gives a nice warmth to the watch. I do miss not seeing the movement but the front of the watch does make up for that.


    I could go on and on but I think the pictures do the watch justice.

    Everestx Zenith Stratos 11.6.14.jpg
    Everestx Zenith Stratos 11.18.14.jpg
    Everestx Stratos 11.7.14.jpg
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    Last edited by everestx; Jan 9, 2015 at 02:02 PM.

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    That is quite a cool story you have behind that! Congrats!

    The sub-dial issue will never go away. We just need to remember we are buying what makes us happy and leave it at that.

    Thanks for sharing and wear it in good health!

    Dan

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