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    PRS-30



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    Re: PRS-30

    Is that 100m/300ft or 1000m/3000ft, Eddie?
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    Re: PRS-30

    Never mind the depth rating.... it's a beauty.....

    What is the planning Eddie before or after the CAF and the trenchwatch....? :wink:


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    Hello, where did this little fella spring from?? :lol:

    Not normally one for Roman numerals but that's very interesting - I particularly like the cut out dots for the hour markers.

    If there's text on the dial , could we consider a Panerai-style yellow/cream to match the lume?

    Cheers,

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    I think this is the 40mm version, innit?

    Not sure about the crown guards. Would prefer it straight and classic....

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    I should say, I do like that for some reason, and I don't normally like Roman numerals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkwindmill
    Hello, where did this little fella spring from?? :lol:

    Not normally one for Roman numerals but that's very interesting - I particularly like the cut out dots for the hour markers.

    If there's text on the dial , could we consider a Panerai-style yellow/cream to match the lume?

    Cheers,

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    You're sure about that? Hmmmm


    Nother mock-up without CG's....

    Think I'd prefer it white.
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    Re: PRS-30

    Interesting. Dressy. Modern.

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    Without the crownguards and the writing. How about a California dial? :D

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    I like Mike's version without the crownguards and with the Prescita text

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    I really like that dial, even though I normally stay away from Roman numerals .. not sure if I like the crown guard though.
    /vince ..


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    Undecided.

    Although I am glad to see a move away from sterile dials. I don't like them.

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    Like it :) ! Modern and beautyful. Would it come with 24mm lug width?

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    Quite nice I think, though I'd prefer a sterlie dial myself.

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    Movement is...?
    I hope its not another of those monsters. If it has an OD of 42mm I ight consider it.
    I consider it an improvement by all accounts over the PRS20. Quite classy indeed.

    Even so, I prefer to wait for the PRS-32 (PRS-14 V.2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
    ...I consider it an improvement by all accounts over the PRS20. Quite classy indeed.

    Even so, I prefer to wait for the PRS-32 (PRS-14 V.2).
    I actually much prefer the '20.

    A PRS-14 V2? When was this mooted? :shock: And what are the changes?

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    A PRS-14 V2? When was this mooted? :shock: And what are the changes?
    I'd like to know this too!

    Neil

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    Any chance of that in a ladies size - say 34mm ?

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    I like it and would buy one,im not afraid of telling the time with roman numerals and would love it even more with a californian dial,sizewise the bigger the better :)

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    I fancied a 20 but couldn't make up my mind but now I now the 30 is the one for me!!!!! :D

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    I normally cannot stand Roman numerals but those are very appealing. :)

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    I like it with, and without, the crown guard. Great dial layout - beautifully balanced though I'd prefer it with the 'Precista' script :)

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    very nice.
    'Precista' above the pivot, and the depth below. It will look much more balanced that way, imho.

    Best wishes,
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    I like the crown guards; I love the dial. I'm in for either version. Any number will be fine with me.

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    Re: PRS-30

    Quote Originally Posted by Dean in Canuckistan
    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
    ...I consider it an improvement by all accounts over the PRS20. Quite classy indeed.

    Even so, I prefer to wait for the PRS-32 (PRS-14 V.2).
    I actually much prefer the '20.

    A PRS-14 V2? When was this mooted? :shock: And what are the changes?
    Yes. Please tell us more about the PRS-14 V2.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by twigfarm
    Quote Originally Posted by Dean in Canuckistan
    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
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    Even so, I prefer to wait for the PRS-32 (PRS-14 V.2).

    A PRS-14 V2? When was this mooted? :shock: And what are the changes?
    Yes. Please tell us more about the PRS-14 V2.
    I always liked the PRS-14 and would have bought one if it was thinner (I can live with no anti-magnetic case) and with the 12 instead of the big triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Pottinger
    'Precista' above the pivot, and the depth below. It will look much more balanced that way, imho.
    Agreed.

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    Like this?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973
    Yumm! The "Precista" script could be a tad larger, but other than that, it's pretty much perfect. Very, very good looking. Would probably look pretty fantastic on a Lumpy too!

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    I was thinking 42mm for the Unitas and a 38mm unisex with the Ronda 715Li.

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    42mm sounds good to me skinny wristed as I am :D

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    Likewise. :D

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    Both sound good, I reckon my wife would like the 38mm very much.
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    I'd even consider the 42mm version with a good quartz movement!
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    42mm sounds perfect :D ! Lug size would be 24mm, wouldn't it :wink: ?

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    This looks excellent! especially like it with a crown guard :D
    24mm strap would be a plus for me too!

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    Re: PRS-30

    I'm thinking for this one:

    Water resistant crown but not screw down (rated 100 metres)
    Regular style screw back
    24mm lugs on the 42mm with regular springbars and drilled lugs
    20mm lugs on the 38mm with regular springbars and drilled lugs

    If nobody has any objection to the Seagull "Unitas" (which is highly regarded), then these could both be relatively inexpensive watches.

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    Re: PRS-30

    I've no objections but why not just go quartz? I mean, there's no second hand...

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    The Seagull Unitas is well proven and would be fine with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73
    I've no objections but why not just go quartz? I mean, there's no second hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    I was thinking 42mm for the Unitas and a 38mm unisex with the Ronda 715Li.

    Eddie
    Well that'll be one for me (42mm) and one for Margreet (38mm) then..... in time for Christmas?

    Jeroen

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB
    The Seagull Unitas is well proven and would be fine with me.
    Goes for me aswell :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    I was thinking 42mm for the Unitas and a 38mm unisex with the Ronda 715Li.

    Eddie
    I prefer the PRS-20 but my fiancee may go for the 38mm, she likes my '20 but it's too big for her [and she likes Roman numerals]

    Looking forward to seeing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    I'm thinking for this one:

    Water resistant crown but not screw down (rated 100 metres)
    Regular style screw back
    24mm lugs on the 42mm with regular springbars and drilled lugs
    20mm lugs on the 38mm with regular springbars and drilled lugs

    If nobody has any objection to the Seagull "Unitas" (which is highly regarded), then these could both be relatively inexpensive watches.

    Eddie
    What if one person has a poor objection? :D

    I would hate to see timefactors go down this road. What if timefactors slippery sloped it all the way to chinese cases and movements and assembled in China? Oh well, I'll shut up about this.

    FWIW, I like the crown guards and the lugs - but I need a seconds hand.

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    Am I allowed to say that I'm a little ambivalent to this design?! The case looks similar to my Millemetri, but for some reason this isn't 'doing it' for me. Is it too shiny? I do like the dial, I like the dial a lot, but definately sans 'Precista' logo as per the first mock-up. I reckon this style of watch needs some kind of modernist logo/typeface and that the Precista logo really doesn't work with it. Plus the watch doesn't feel Precista to me for some unbeknown reason...

    Neil

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    Re: PRS-30

    not for me
    this is "wrong" to my eyes...

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    Personally, I'd prefer the Vanguard model come through to production!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkwindmill
    Hello, where did this little fella spring from?? :lol:

    Not normally one for Roman numerals but that's very interesting - I particularly like the cut out dots for the hour markers.

    If there's text on the dial , could we consider a Panerai-style yellow/cream to match the lume?

    Cheers,

    Guy :)
    Hi everyone, let me introduce myself.

    Iím Chris, a 28 year old designer from Yorkshire.

    Later this year Iím getting married, honeymooning in Australia via Singapore where I intended to purchase a new watch to commemorate the occasion. Iíve spent months surfing net looking for that special watch, learning more and more daily.

    After reading a review about the Dreadnought I got in touch with Eddie to see if he would be interested in making a watch of my own design. My first attempt was a update to Timefactorís PRS-20 which appears on this thread as the PRS-30. For me the 20 is too close to Paneraiís Radiomir so I set about first addressing the dial, then case, lugs, crown guards and strap creating a watch that has obvious influence of Panerai but is equally unique.

    The comments so far have been fantastic and it looks like this watch or at least a tweaked version of could become a reality which would make a fantastic wedding watch for me, whilst saving me a few quid at Singapore airport too. Beauty!

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    Welcome, Chris. :)

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    Hello and welcome, Chris!
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