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    Great, loving the directions this is settling on.
    Points on the lume - great
    5-6-7 flow - great
    Drilled lugs and shoulderless bars - magnifique
    6B/159 style dial/hand option is also a total winner - call it the PRS29-6B

    Dave

    ps - Can I just add that the overall look of the 29A was so much more refined than the B (for me) because the minute hand on the A was noticably thinner than the hour hand, but on the larger B version the difference was minimal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Where? It's not in this thread.

    Eddie
    I've put it in a few threads over the years... thought you might of got bored of seeing it popping up every now and then. I roll it out about once a year!

    I think 300 of these would go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    I've put it in a few threads over the years... thought you might of got bored of seeing it popping up every now and then. I roll it out about once a year!

    I think 300 of these would go.
    You're welcome to put your own money into it ;-)

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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 Dave+63 View Post
    Have you seen that white dial mock up with blued hands?

    If so, any chance of you making some?
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You're welcome to put your own money into it ;-)

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    I guess thatís a no then!

    Out of interest, can you get dials and handsets made in smaller quantities or are they a minimum of 300 too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You're welcome to put your own money into it ;-)

    Eddie
    I had always felt, that was going to be the resulting answer I'd get! hahaha. :-D

    O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm considering drilled lugs with shoulderless springbars to allow a wider range of straps to be fitted.

    Eddie
    That would be really great!

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    I posted 2 pictures because the first doesn't show the seconds hand counterpoise clearly and the second doesn't show the seconds hand clearly.

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

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    Yes please!

    And if you could do it in 39mm, even better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post

    I posted 2 pictures because the first doesn't show the seconds hand counterpoise clearly and the second doesn't show the seconds hand clearly.

    Eddie
    Well, hello!

    That is the idea indeed... I think it could be a lot of white dial at 39mm. This would look better smaller in my opinion (and my opinion might not sell watches!). I always thought the 29a case would work perfectly and you'd then cut down on costs as its already designed.

    Its a simple, elegant look.

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    Are we going to see the watch later this year? I'm keen!!


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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    Well, hello!

    That is the idea indeed... I think it could be a lot of white dial at 39mm. This would look better smaller in my opinion (and my opinion might not sell watches!). I always thought the 29a case would work perfectly and you'd then cut down on costs as its already designed.

    Its a simple, elegant look.
    34mm please, Eddie. 36 at a push.
    Thanks for considering drilled lugs in the 29a too!
    Edit: using the 29a case makes perfect sense of course. Unless you want a whole load more hassle!

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    Fixed bars is more in keeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Fixed bars is more in keeping.

    As above. With all of the "how about this or that" it's becoming a different watch to the original concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    As above. With all of the "how about this or that" it's becoming a different watch to the original concept.
    Exactly,

    what next a redesign of the PRS-82,if itís good and it works and it sold out.

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    Agreed!! I'd be happy with another batch of 29a's. Pretty much perfection (if I'm being ultra picky I'd like the second hand a fraction wider).


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    Drilled lugs please! I'd buy another one with 20mm lugs and more strap options straight away. Any chance of changing the crown? Less sharp and maybe a logo?

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    Personally I am delighted about the sapphire crystal and 20mm lugs.

    Dave

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    Itís like buying an Aston Martin DB5 and putting alloy wheels and a plastic bumper on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    It’s like buying an Aston Martin DB5 and putting alloy wheels and a plastic bumper on it.
    Well, its a different watch, it could be called "PRS-29c", then its like an DB6 :)

    Tomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post

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    I posted 2 pictures because the first doesn't show the seconds hand counterpoise clearly and the second doesn't show the seconds hand clearly.

    Eddie
    Looks great. Would work well with the same case, caliber and crystal as the upcoming 29-A! You'd "just" need a new set of blued hands and a lovely white Smiths dial in the supply chain. I know these do not make themselves, of course.

    And I fully agree that drilled lugs and shoulderless spring bars would make the watches more versatile for most users.

    Cheers,
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    Watching this with interest, I would be ok with 20mm lug width but liked the fixed bars on the original 29a

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    No, it was in the British 1940s style watches thread. Someone made s mock up in a 29a case.

    Looks lovely.

    I really like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMint View Post
    I really like that.
    You may be in luck, see post 57!🤞

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyd30 View Post
    Great to see this watch may well return. Buying one of these from SC is what lead me to ultimately buying an original Smiths W10.

    Having compared the new dial layout to my PRS-29A, the 6 on the original is indeed lower than the 5 and 7. For me inline 5, 6, 7 looks a little unbalanced.

    This suggestion may divide opinion, but something that really looks good on my W10 is the way the lume has aged on the hour markers. Faux aged lume option anyone?
    Aged lume like this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyd30 View Post
    Aged lume like this:

    Complete with deformed luminous pillows? Both mine have done this.

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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 posted 2 pictures because the first doesn't show the seconds hand counterpoise clearly and the second doesn't show the seconds hand clearly.

    Eddie
    Instant purchase!

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    Love it! Is there any way you could make it a full lume dial with non-lumed hands, without losing the aesthetic? Or have lumed blued hands that still look like the originals?
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    Need one...

    Have to get a Prs-29a...let us know when you are thinking of releasing the new fella into the wild Eddie...kicking myself for not getting the previous edition...

    A fantastic looking timepiece....

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No. The 29A outsold the 29B by a ratio of 4:1 and with a minimum order of 300 pieces, it's a lot of money to be tied up in slow moving stock.

    Eddie
    ^ This makes me even happier with my first batch 29B

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm considering drilled lugs with shoulderless springbars to allow a wider range of straps to be fitted.

    Eddie
    Couldnít agree more. Drilled lugs and the box sapphire is a big plus on the 29B.

    The use of spring bars opens up a complete new world. Even folding clasps...




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    All this talk on the 29A prompted me to give mine a wind. Having worn it for a few days I can honestly say it is perfect as it is. For me, no change required.

    Would drilled lugs open up a whole world of straps? Possibly, but the long lugs will leave a big gap to the case...





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    I don't think the 20mm lugs works as well as 18mm overall.

    The white dial blued hands version is amazing. Can they be properly blued? Any chance of a sub seconds dial, or is there no suitable movement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    I don't think the 20mm lugs works as well as 18mm overall.

    The white dial blued hands version is amazing. Can they be properly blued? Any chance of a sub seconds dial, or is there no suitable movement?
    Iíd guess that the 29a and the ĎWWWí would both use the same movement in order to keep costs and order sizing down.
    Heat blued hands would definitely be preferable!


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyd30 View Post
    All this talk on the 29A prompted me to give mine a wind. Having worn it for a few days I can honestly say it is perfect as it is. For me, no change required.

    Would drilled lugs open up a whole world of straps? Possibly, but the long lugs will leave a big gap to the case...
    I agree. Itís just perfect as it is.

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    Iím usually one who complains about watches get unnecessarily big, but in this case Iíd welcome the 39mm size with drilled lugs as an affordable alternative to the $3000 IWC MK XV I keep hankering after. I already have an issued (to me) 1981 Fat Case CWC Navigator, which doesnít get much use, in part because itís a little small and can only be worn on a NATO. Thatís a major reason I didnít buy a 29A or 29B. A 6B type would be different from my CWC; with white dial and blue hands (lumed if at all possible) it would be very different - especially with drilled lugs and he ability to wear it on a nice leather strap. And those differences would make it much easier to justify a purchase.

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    I saw this Longines on Instragram over the weekend and it put me in mind of the Ď29cí againÖ another mock up with the logo, in an egg shell white (creamy) colour and more of a bright white. I the cream colour is probably close to the new Longines re-issue, white would really make the blue hands pop Iíd think.




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    I still think that if you created the PRS-29a or PRS-29c larger than the 36mm they currently are (or might be) it would be to much dial. Lots of empty space... some deigns just can't be scaled up and keep the same proportions (Rolex OP works at 36mm and under, just not right at 39mm to my eye).
    I say this and I'm wearing the 29b... but the hands have been thickened and proportions slightly enlarged to fill up the space.

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    An egg shell or white dial with heat blued hands would be brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joppers View Post
    An egg shell or white dial with heat blued hands would be brilliant.
    The problem is, finding the Pantone number for a white dial which looks like it's vintage. Pure white would be wrong.

    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 OliverCD View Post
    I saw this Longines on Instragram over the weekend and it put me in mind of the Ď29cí againÖ another mock up
    ...
    Sorry, but the hands on the Longines, though like the original, and not to put too fine a point on it (pun intended) are inelegant and just awful. Compare with the lovely hands on an original 6B/159.

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    When might this be available Eddie? So pleased with my prs-18 cosc. This looks too tempting. Cheers.


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