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    Ewan and I discussed this when it was still a concept and I'm glad that it's gone ahead, I look forward to seeing the results.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ewan and I discussed this when it was still a concept and I'm glad that it's gone ahead, I look forward to seeing the results.

    Eddie
    Good to know... I do think there will be a demand for it, when it gets released!
    Just like the PRS5 is currently sought after!

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    The one on eBay just went for 294, the seller was honest enough to admit a quirk with the movement so good on him. Not bad though.

    I will look forward to seeing how the Newmark project develops also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwoodroffe View Post
    The one on eBay just went for 294, the seller was honest enough to admit a quirk with the movement so good on him. Not bad though.

    I will look forward to seeing how the Newmark project develops also.
    Not much of a bargain if the movement's poked ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk View Post
    Not much of a bargain if the movement's poked ....
    No I wouldn't call a bargain at all. By "not bad" I meant the seller did well to get the price he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoCop View Post
    Love my modified one.



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    What a difference the correct handset makes, no offence to Eddies choice of using syringe hands but they didn't quite work with the PRS-5 for my taste.

    I'm also following the Newmark project with interest.

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    I like the syringe hands better. Reminds me of Sinn.

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    Eddie, may I ask whether a Poljot-movement version might work?
    Thanks for the clarification on the Seagull movement issue, but I also see (from a sales post I think?) that you previously also used the Poljot movement.
    My basic searches indicate that the Maktime factory may have closed, but new 3133 chronos seem to be readily available, so I can only assume someone else has taken over production.
    Perhaps I am wrong
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Eddie, may I ask whether a Poljot-movement version might work?
    Thanks for the clarification on the Seagull movement issue, but I also see (from a sales post I think?) that you previously also used the Poljot movement.
    My basic searches indicate that the Maktime factory may have closed, but new 3133 chronos seem to be readily available, so I can only assume someone else has taken over production.
    Perhaps I am wrong
    Dave
    The last Poljot movements we got were supposed to have been "premium grade specially selected" because Felix Huber of Zeno knows the European MD of Poljot. They were so specially selected that we got 80 working movements out of a batch of 100.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The last Poljot movements we got were supposed to have been "premium grade specially selected" because Felix Huber of Zeno knows the European MD of Poljot. They were so specially selected that we got 80 working movements out of a batch of 100.

    Eddie
    Specially selected & you got a 20% failure rate = That'd be a definite NO! Wouldn't it...!!
    Last edited by K.I.T.T.; 31st January 2017 at 12:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.I.T.T. View Post
    Specially selected & you got a 20% failure rate = That'd be a definite NO! Wouldn't it...!!
    I would imagine that a 20% failure rate is unacceptable by any realistic QA system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    I would imagine that a 20% failure rate is unacceptable by any realistic QA system.
    Yes.

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    neil at Chronomaster currently has a Broadarrow for 395

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    Thanks for the answer Eddie, what an atrocious failure rate.
    Seems like a re0birth is nay, nay and thrice nay....
    Dave

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    Love my modified one.



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    Brane
    I owned a modified PRS-5 as well. It had NOS Precista 6BB 7733 hands substituted and was just a beauty.


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    Each to his own, but there's one of the original PRS5s that will be staying as intended....




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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Each to his own, but there's one of the original PRS5s that will be staying as intended....



    How come these say 'swiss made' on the dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwoodroffe View Post
    How come these say 'swiss made' on the dial?
    Where do you think they're made?

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    There are clear regulations relating to the use of the words Swiss Made. You won't have any trouble finding them online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwoodroffe View Post
    Well that was unhelpful, I don't think they're just made in Switzerland - thats why I'm asking.

    Given we have here a russian made movement and a sheffield owned company it's not just straight forward so if somebody could elaborate in a less retarded way that'd be much appreciated.
    What a nice person.

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    You have decided to make new friends on the internet?
    Good job!

    As you've already been told one cannot print 'Swiss Made' on a dial without fulfilling the requirements. Google them.
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    The Broadarrow PRS-5 was made by Zeno in Switzerland. More erudite members know this.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The Broadarrow PRS-5 was made by Zeno in Switzerland. More erudite members know this.

    Eddie
    Eddie,

    Did Kemner make the Precista PRS-5?

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    Eddie,

    Did Kemner make the Precista PRS-5?

    Dave
    Yes.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwoodroffe View Post
    The one on eBay just went for 294, the seller was honest enough to admit a quirk with the movement so good on him. Not bad though.

    I will look forward to seeing how the Newmark project develops also.
    The one mentioned above is now listed on eBay with a staring bid of 430 pounds. Never mention the previous sellers problem. I wonder if he got it fixed? I am sure that is why it went so cheap.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/162393194969...84.m1436.l2649

    From Previous sale:

    I have just been testing the chronograph function, and winding of the watch, and the winding works fine and the time keeping appears to be good. However, I have noticed on a couple of times when starting the chronograph if I do a longer press it can make the chrono jump back a few seconds backwards so starts a little before 0. However if you do a short, quick press it appears to be fine. The reset of the chronograph works fine.
    When I listed the watch all functions tested fine, but I wanted to add todays finding for complete honesty.
    Sorry for any misunderstanding this may cause.
    So if any of the current bidders wish to pull out of the sale and retract the bids they have made, I will understand.
    From memory this was a known thing to occasionally happen on this movement in all watches it was used in, but I am not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nactex View Post
    The one mentioned above is now listed on eBay with a staring bid of 430 pounds. Never mention the previous sellers problem. I wonder if he got it fixed? I am sure that is why it went so cheap.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/162393194969...84.m1436.l2649

    From Previous sale:

    I have just been testing the chronograph function, and winding of the watch, and the winding works fine and the time keeping appears to be good. However, I have noticed on a couple of times when starting the chronograph if I do a longer press it can make the chrono jump back a few seconds backwards so starts a little before 0. However if you do a short, quick press it appears to be fine. The reset of the chronograph works fine.
    When I listed the watch all functions tested fine, but I wanted to add todays finding for complete honesty.
    Sorry for any misunderstanding this may cause.
    So if any of the current bidders wish to pull out of the sale and retract the bids they have made, I will understand.
    From memory this was a known thing to occasionally happen on this movement in all watches it was used in, but I am not sure.
    I hope for the sake of any prospective buyers, that the problem has been fixed.

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    Was thinking of bidding on that. Are they fixable by some of the people recommended on here eg Genesis? Were there any notable problems with the PRS5? I love the CWC reissue but not @1700

    Went for 460
    Last edited by mrushton; 19th February 2017 at 22:41.

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    Sold for 460 just now.

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    Anyone on here got it? I set the bar at 450. I didn't want to get into a bidding war on a watch that 'may' have a history.

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    I made a thread about the movement in this Watch.
    I wasn't bidding.

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    A PRS-5 has just gone on e-bay with a starting point of 395 and a BIN 625. Stated as mint but the pictures are not great.

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