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    New Zenith Elite

    Hmm. I'm a big Zenith fan, and I like the simplicity of the design, but I think this one might be too big at 42mm--that's a lot of empty dial. Would have preferred a small seconds instead...

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    So pleased to see a company having the guts to leave space on a dial! Central seconds and no date!! Is the tide finally turning?!

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    Dunno, but I think 39mm would have been a better choice. Still large for a dress watch, but not so much of a vast expense of emptiness on the dial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Dunno, but I think 39mm would have been a better choice. Still large for a dress watch, but not so much of a vast expense of emptiness on the dial...
    Difficult to judge from stock photo, but that texture isn't so much empty as uninterrupted

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    Time will tell. (No pun intended)

    No price shown, of course, but if it's similar to past Elites, I'd guess it should be well under $10k in SS.

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    Perfect size and well balanced dial. Looks like a winner.
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    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Hmm. I'm a big Zenith fan, and I like the simplicity of the design, but I think this one might be too big at 42mm--that's a lot of empty dial.

    Sure is. Your eyes have no focusing point with large and sparsely-populated dials.

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    42mm is a ridiculous size for a watch with that refined of a dial. Which is an utter shame because I like EVERYTHING else about the watch. Before I read what the size was, I thought Zenith pulled off a masterpiece.

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    I am with Der Amf on this one. Besides, 42 mm is a good average size for current times, IMO.

    Cheers!

    Dan

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