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    #455 is in Brisbane.

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    Brisbane is now on the map - hard to believe there are only four in Australia!

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for adding me to TZ-UK Forums. I'm looking forward to learning about watches from everyone here.

    About the PRS-82, I have #424 in Dubuque, Iowa.

    Cheers!

    Willie

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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    Hi all,
    About the PRS-82, I have #424 in Dubuque, Iowa.
    Great looking watch Willie, nice bracelet.
    You're on the map!

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    New owner of #166

    Hi… 1st post in the TZ forum.
    #166 now resides in Chester, Cheshire.
    Absolutely delighted with the watch ...when I figure out how to post pics here, I will 👍

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    Hello,

    Number 439 is now in London!



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    #451 now residing in Hampshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukeott View Post
    #451 now residing in Hampshire
    Thanks, I've added you to our list & map!

    Your photo makes the crystal look very domed, more traditional acrylic looking!
    e.g. I don't see the bevelled edge...

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post

    Your photo makes the crystal look very domed, more traditional acrylic looking!
    e.g. I don't see the bevelled edge...
    That's more by luck than judgement
    I'm very pleased with the watch though.

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    Just an update, I no longer own 364 but I am now the proud owner of number 240


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    I have had two of these now, think it's time for a third.

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    Just got one on the way from California. Are they numbered on the case back or a cert? I don't see a number on the TF photos.

    Thanks

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    If it's the one I'm thinking yours is serial number 137. It's the last three digits on the case back and the card.

    Regards.

    Quote Originally Posted by parsig9 View Post
    Just got one on the way from California. Are they numbered on the case back or a cert? I don't see a number on the TF photos.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfpasttwothirty View Post
    If it's the one I'm thinking yours is serial number 137. It's the last three digits on the case back and the card.

    Regards.

    Ah I see now. Got it! You watching the auction too I see.

    I thought it seemed like a nice example at a fair price. It can be added to the list on page one as being in Hillsdale MI USA...well on Thursday anyway.

    Drew

    Now to find a 14. :)

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    even though it is given to my dad i am putting this in for him a proud owner of serial 170 :)


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    13070028 is now in Liverpool. Owned by a close friend of mine. Not a member here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    13070028 is now in Liverpool. Owned by a close friend of mine. Not a member here


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    Glad he likes it Aris! Is he wearing it on the rubber?

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    Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver (re-edition) owners list

    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    Glad he likes it Aris! Is he wearing it on the rubber?
    He liked it with the strapcode oyster so after a quick crash course on springbars and springbar tools he ordered the bracelet as well!


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    #320 is in Brisbane.

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    #283 in southern California, USA.
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    Should have added this about two years ago but number 24 is in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    He liked it with the strapcode oyster so after a quick crash course on springbars and springbar tools he ordered the bracelet as well!


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    I think that that bracelet could have been made for it

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    If anyone has one that they want to get rid of let me know - I would be glad to join the owner's list :)

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    435 Lives in the Rother Valley, West Sussex. Really pleased with it, pictures don't do them but will take one soon :)

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    416 lives with me in the north...

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    I was wondering why, in this day and ("Internet") age, that the majority of the PRS-82 seem to end up in the UK.

    I would speculate that this holds up across other Timefactors models as well, but just guessing there.

    Quickly playing with some data for PRS-82 watches where the country is known....



    "Multiple" is the ratio of a country's PRS-82 representation (%) vs. the country's population as a % of all countries with PRS-82 owners.
    (Maybe I should have used Units per Capita, but it seems to work out the same...)

    Takeaways:

    The UK is quite over-represented.
    The USA is massively under-represented.

    Theories

    Geographic preference for type/size of watches? (e.g. 40mm / diver) -> Unlikely: the PRS-82 is not an extreme size
    Local marketing? Unlikely: I don't think Eddie exactly markets / advertises the brand heavily.
    Media coverage? Unlikely: searching for Timefactors Precista reviews, shows the only major coverage has been by Worn & Wound, which is based in USA - would assume high % of USA readers.
    Word of mouth / Hey WWRUW? -> Maybe... would give a multiplier effect for a country.
    Repeat buyers -> Small effect, some owners do buy more than one, for friends / relatives.
    British company -> Small effect? preference among UK (and EU?) buyers due to less (and known) costs vs. international buyers (shipping & esp. duties can be steep)
    Historically British brand/military watches -> Likely: more interest among UK buyers, particularly the "Royal Navy" PRS-82 ?
    I assume many UK residents could be familiar with the original PRS-82, perhaps through military service, or just general (local) watch knowledge.
    Also is the non-UK representation reflecting an "ex-pat" community - or those with such a family background - vs. those with zero UK affiliation?

    Language: We should assume a preference among English-speaking countries, due the website being in English only etc.
    e.g. so even though say Japan has quite a large population, one would not expect it to have proportionally as many buyers.

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    Economics:
    Ideally one would account for the economics of each country, and adjust the Population to represent only the "Market" - only those with disposable income for such things.
    Consider a theoretical buyer in one of the BRIC countries (to make it easy) - where a watch might be several year's wages for most people in that country.
    If say China was on our list, and the population there is 1.4 Billion people, then I would suspect only some some "Millions" of people would be the market.

    While I'm not really familiar with various countries economies, glancing at the list doesn't really suggest any such outliers.
    It's not like 90% of the USA is working for subsistence incomes or something...
    the Market population of the USA really probably IS as relatively large as the population data would suggest.

    Demographics:
    I guess one should probably also account for Demographics too...
    but I still can't imagine that would explain anything away.
    The UK and USA are probably fairly similar in terms of Gender and Age distributions.

    World Population Data:

    http://www.worldpopdata.org/map
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    I enjoyed reading that, thank you!

    Jim

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    *cough*

    no.83, reported stolen/lost about 3 years ago, just discovered in the back of a cupboard in a Pelican pen box.

    No, me either.

    Not embarrassed at all.

    Oh no.

    But very glad to see it again!

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    Very interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    Takeaways:

    The UK is quite over-represented.
    The USA is massively under-represented.
    Surprising, isn't it.


    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    I assume many UK residents could be familiar with the original PRS-82, perhaps through military service, or just general (local) watch knowledge.
    I doubt it. The original watch would be virtually unknown to most, even amongst most WISs I'd think.

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    240 is now resident in Newbridge South Wales

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    No 38 is now residing in Manchester.

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    And 301 is in Yorkshire where it belongs!

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    Very happy to say No 435 is now in Lancashire, I'm very impressed.

    Cheers

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    Time to update the location list, #69 now in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    Time to update the location list, #69 now in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.
    Ah it is still around.. i was the first owner and have just replaced it!

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    I saw your post, thought 'hello, I recognise that number' and thought I'd better update the list.
    Great watch minkle, and appreciate your new one 👍

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    And yes i did ask for 69..

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkle View Post
    And yes i did ask for 69..
    LOL should have worn it destro style then...

    Don't have you on the list minkle - if I missed your new # just let me know, cheers.

    Happy Friday!

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    #443 If it is the last 3 digits on the back.

    Burford, Oxfordshire

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