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    PRS 40?

    Will there ever be new stock of the PRS 40?

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    NH15 movement eh? So that means we can expect an auto version in the future, or have I got hold of the wrong end of the stick?

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    Iím not sure how I would feel about a mechanical movement in the PRS40; it kind of takes away some of its ďno frillsĒ simplicity.

    Having said that, I could live with a hand wound rather than automatic.

    Iíve had two and sold them both but I think s third would be a keeper.

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    The NH15 is the 6R15, better quality than the usually used NH35. When it was only a quartz, I had many enquiries for an automatic version. Now I'm doing it as an automatic, the first comment is "I'd prefer quartz" :-)

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    Maybe Iím in a minority of one Eddie!

    Iím sure I could live with an auto though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The NH15 is the 6R15, better quality than the usually used NH35. When it was only a quartz, I had many enquiries for an automatic version. Now I'm doing it as an automatic, the first comment is "I'd prefer quartz" :-)

    Eddie
    Is it feasible to offer both, like you did with the PRS 18? I guess the auto version will not be 195 quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Is it feasible to offer both, like you did with the PRS 18? I guess the auto version will not be 195 quid.
    The minimum order is 300 per model so there can be only one.

    Eddie
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    An auto version? Now that looks interesting...
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    Very nice.
    I imagine this is a few months away yet Eddie?

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    I would also be in the quartz camp for this; I can see the crown being a massive PITA with the strap being in behind it. No big deal on a quartz where it's set and forget for 6 months but potentially more annoying on an auto. Perhaps it could be mitigated by a push/pull rather than screw-down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    I would also be in the quartz camp for this; I can see the crown being a massive PITA with the strap being in behind it. No big deal on a quartz where it's set and forget for 6 months but potentially more annoying on an auto. Perhaps it could be mitigated by a push/pull rather than screw-down?
    It's never been screw down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's never been screw down.

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    Ah well that's that then!

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    Auto is great, I can add that to my quartz version and they could be a couple :). Still no date is a winner imho.
    Itís still a great no frills design, my cheapest watch, but it gets the most attention.
    Last edited by Daddelvirks; 7th May 2018 at 21:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The NH15 is the 6R15, better quality than the usually used NH35.
    Eddie
    Eddie, The NH15 is a mid size movement (23.8mm diameter) with rather modest timekeeping claims (-35 ~ +55 s/day). The 6R15 equivalent is the NE15 with a 27.4mm diameter and much better timekeeping (-15 ~ +25 second per day). I guess the reference to NH15 on the spec sheet for the PRS40 may be a typo.

    Martin

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    Ah yes, well spotted, it should be the NE15.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Yes indeed, it should be the NE15.

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

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    In that case it looks like yet another winner and future purchase :)
    It's just a matter of time...

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