Review of Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback

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The first watches of the Zenith, which was to my liking – a Flyback Rainbow. They were specially made for the USA Ministry of Defense and surprisingly looked in the 1990s. Why is the USA armed force are constantly making a new watch? Maybe these guys are just a great group of lovers of good watches.

I always wanted to see the return of the Rainbow. And now … the Stratos can now name their official heir.

Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback

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  • 45mm case
  • 15mm case thickness
  • Stainless steel case
  • Round shaped case
  • Stainless steel bracelet band
  • Analog dial
  • Scratchproof Sapphire
  • 50 hours power reserve
  • Water resistant: 350 feet
  • Functions: date,hour,minute,second,flyback chronograph.
  • 3 years warranty from zenith.

There are two very similar versions of these watches. There, El Primero the Stratos Flyback, and the El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th. They are very similar to each other. Watch Flyback Stratos is easily identified by the red inscription Stratos on the dial.

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I can safely say that if you forced me to choose just one model of watch that I would have to wear in 2011, I would not hesitate to choose the Stratos. These watches are sexy as hell, have a timeless design and are the perfect balance between sports and business style. Detailing also fantastic, I like the texture applied to the clock. In this model, everything is clear and understandable.

There is an automatic mechanism 405B caliber. It operates at 36,000 revolutions per hour (5 Hz) with a reserve of about 50 hours. There is also a 12-hour column wheel chronograph. The automatic movement is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal on the reverse side of the watch. Water resistant – 350 feet.

Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback has a 45.5-mm wide and perfectly sit on your wrist. Steel body looks amazing, has a model with a special coating – Alcorn. It is a very hard metal resistant to corrosion. Fortunately, even in the black version is perfectly visible polishing hours – matt surface pleases the eye.

There is also a two-tone model with a black Alchron coated with the addition of rose gold. There are several variants of belts, such as leather (which looks like a high-tech fabric), alligator leather and metal bracelet. Watches with metal bracelet will come to a special limited edition of 500 pieces.

How often it happens now, the model has a ceramic insert. Dial Flyback Stratos is very beautiful and easy to read. The hands and hour markers are easy to see on a dark dial, they are covered with glow-structure for easy viewing of time in low light conditions. Sapphire crystal is AR anti-reflective coating on both sides for optimum clarity. This is a great and convenient thing, and I absolutely do not get bored, enjoy the dial. We can say that the brand Zenith has done a fantastic job with the design of this model.


Zenith Stratos will not be cheap, but the price seems fair. For example: Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback stainless steel with alligator leather strap will cost you about $ 6700, Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback steel with metal bracelet – at $ 7600, Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback black finish Alchron and leather strap alligator stands at $ 7200, but what price watches Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback black finish Alchron + pink gold and alligator strap is $ 13 800. The need to spare no money in such cases, because you get a quality product with a beautiful design that will look good for decades

The need to spare no money in such cases, because you get a quality product with a beautiful design that will look good for decades.

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