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    The website 14 years ago

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

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    Is that 5513 still for sale?

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    That PRS-6 WWW watch looks very interesting! its not calming my eagerness to buy a PRS-29A at all!!! alas an imminent house move has scuppered that for a few months. And knowing my luck they will be out of stock by the time I have the spare cash!! Hows stock on those Eddie?

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    Where does time go? I joined not long after this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanbooth78 View Post
    That PRS-6 WWW watch looks very interesting! its not calming my eagerness to buy a PRS-29A at all!!! alas an imminent house move has scuppered that for a few months. And knowing my luck they will be out of stock by the time I have the spare cash!! Hows stock on those Eddie?
    I still have about 60 (out of 200)

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    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
    I still have about 60 (out of 200)

    Eddie
    Thank you, I may have to sell one of the kids so I don't miss out! , on a serious note I will be saving hard, that watch ticks a lot of boxes for me and my recent PRS-25 purchase has completely sold me on the brand!

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    My how times change

    Couldn't agree more about the Everest, a lot of watch for the money, bought one in March/April as a holiday watch, but wear it quite a lot.

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    Seriously that was 14yrs ago.... Blimey where has the time gone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I still have about 60 (out of 200)

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    Given how splendid the PRS 53 is, I can't help wondering how much a PRS 6 costs today?

    *Edit* That was some optimistic misreading there!
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    I recall the site, the yellow and brown color scheme, seems like yesterday.

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    I must be old because I remember that. I also remember and still have the Zeno watch what I ordeted from TF 2001


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    I must be old because I remember that. I also remember (and still have btw) the Zeno watch what I ordered from TF 2001


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    Just looked at the tz-uk archive, shame I could not log in and see sales corner! I am sure I remember lots of new rolexes @ below RRP, particularly those being shipped from new York by 'the general', or is my mind playing tricks on me?

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    Pity those "order" buttons don't work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    Given how splendid the PRS 53 is, I can't help wondering how much a PRS 6 costs today?

    *Edit* That was some optimistic misreading there!
    Indeed... Yes I think that Eddie is saying that he still has about 60 (out of 200) of the PRS-29A... Not that he still has 60 in stock of PRS-6... At least I think that is what it means... If not there will be a nervous queue forming to purchase some Broadarrow PRS-6's!!! ;-)

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    A new Zex for £80!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanbooth78 View Post
    That PRS-6 WWW watch looks very interesting! its not calming my eagerness to buy a PRS-29A at all!!! alas an imminent house move has scuppered that for a few months. And knowing my luck they will be out of stock by the time I have the spare cash!! Hows stock on those Eddie?
    Exactly the watch I am wearing today! A very nice and not spoken about watch of Eddie's. I might be wrong, but I think there was a similar Zeno version too.


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    ^^^^Stunning!!!

    that is very nice indeed (nice photo too), So Eddie, is it about time you re-issued some of these???

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    The website 14 years ago

    That’s the price I paid 14 years ago as a nipper in university for my prs 3 broad arrow. Then regretfully sold it to redmonaco. My mother still has the broadarrow flight case style box to keep odd bits of jewellery in. Time has flown .

    The forum seemed smaller (obviously it was) Ming thein and Crusader on every corner educating me on mil spec watches . Everyone seemed to want or have traser watches back then and the ‘collections’ were all aspired towards mil watches . Not all the bling of today

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    That’s the price I paid 14 years ago as a nipper in university for my prs 3 broad arrow. Then regretfully sold it to redmonaco. My mother still has the broadarrow flight case style box to keep odd bits of jewellery in. Time has flown .

    The forum seemed smaller (obviously it was) Ming thein and Crusader on every corner educating me on mil spec watches . Everyone seemed to want or have traser watches back then and the ‘collections’ were all aspired towards mil watches . Not all the bling of today

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    You should really say thanks to Crusader for doing that. ;-)

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    Wore my PRS 3 earlier in the week, still enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    You should really say thanks to Crusader for doing that. ;-)

    I did at the time. Haven’t seen him around on here much.

    If I have not already - thanks crusader on that in depth review you gave of what constitutes a pilots watches !

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    Wow!

    I bought the 'Eterna "Anatomic" 25 Jewel Automatic Date - New Old Stock circa 1967'.

    Still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    I did at the time. Haven’t seen him around on here much.

    If I have not already - thanks crusader on that in depth review you gave of what constitutes a pilots watches !

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    That was an excellent write up.

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    Really like the look of that Aéro Pilot. Only14 years too late for it.
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    Never mind 14 years ago, how about today (unless this is old news or my eyes are deceiving me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That was an excellent write up.

    Do you remember it vividly ? I do it was lengthy to say the least with all the mil-specification numbers allocated for certain batches of watches, the military blueprints for the design requirements- rather like Eddies design spec breakdowns on the time factors watches subforum and site .


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    I did at the time. Haven’t seen him around on here much.

    If I have not already - thanks crusader on that in depth review you gave of what constitutes a pilots watches !

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That was an excellent write up.
    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Do you remember it vividly ? I do it was lengthy to say the least with all the mil-specification numbers allocated for certain batches of watches, the military blueprints for the design requirements- rather like Eddies design spec breakdowns on the time factors watches subforum and site .


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    I certainly do. Happy days. Thanks, Crusader . ;-)


    Edit. I see abraxas posted in that thread, I bought my DA37 from him after no little pestering, back in 2007 I think it was.
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    I miss abraxas, he always posted very informative and interesting bits and bobs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    I miss abraxas, he always posted very informative and interesting bits and bobs!
    +1 and wonder what happened to Crusader?

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    Blimey seems like yesterday!


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    Thanks Crusader! :-)

    Those were the days, see when I joined ...

    Nice to bring this up, Eddie!

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    The "good old days" eh?

    Long before my time, didn't know about Timefactors in those days.

    Good stuff Eddie :)
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Ah the good old days of Glycine and checking through the A to Z in watch sales to see what had come in❤️❤️

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    I was here - cannot believe that much time has passed!!

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    Around the time I joined - nice to see some names on the member list that are still here!.
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    The website 14 years ago

    The price increases are shocking, but also how fast the years have passed....


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