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    ....................Ultimately, I think the only...

    ....................Ultimately, I think the only truly "Perfect Watch" that can exist in an objective sense is what each person within himself subjectively perceives it to be
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    Don't be offended, and I sincerely hope you get...

    Don't be offended, and I sincerely hope you get the exact watch that is definitively perfect for yourself, GM, just like I sincerely hope I get my own someday, and my only real "argument", as such,...
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    I more and more think that this stuff is so...

    I more and more think that this stuff is so subjective that the "perfect watch" is largely an exercise in the ethereal as if chasing a chimera that appears of very different substance to each mortal...
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpdyQCW7I0c ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpdyQCW7I0c

    https://wornandwound.com/eyes-secret-microphone-wristwatch-worn-cold-war-spies/

    With former British Intelligence Officer Ian Fleming putting spyware...
  5. I think the guiding "lights" of Rolex might...

    I think the guiding "lights" of Rolex might likely see themselves more as setting trends rather than following them, but the new party balloon dial colours do look suspiciously like those popular(?)...
  6. Also very glad you didn't sell TF, Eddie. I...

    Also very glad you didn't sell TF, Eddie. I don't know if you'll ever again make the kind of watches I most want to buy, which would be something like a "real" Mark 11 or '56 Smiths Deluxe GS 6B/542...
  7. Will the CCP "Crackdown" on HK affect TF Watch Production

    I greatly regretted at the time, and still, Timefactors' loss of Roland Kemmner's superlative watchmaking talent and skill when this gentleman so unfortunately suffered health problems that forced...
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    You're really on a roll with all these new TF...

    You're really on a roll with all these new TF watch introductions, Eddie

    As with Kingstepper above, would the bezel's 5 round recesses, like a screw-down caseback's notches or round recesses,...
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    Great revue of the PRS-14, BTW. Though I can see...

    Great revue of the PRS-14, BTW. Though I can see from Eddie's spec sheet/diagram of the '82 showing its internal construction that it has the same engineering features of the Rolex "TripLock"...
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    You might take a look at this one >>>>-------> ...

    You might take a look at this one >>>>-------> https://www.timefactors.com/prs52.htm and this one >>>>-------> https://www.timefactors.com/prs68willard.htm as both are equipped with full...
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    This one really turned out nice, Eddie. I spend...

    This one really turned out nice, Eddie. I spend so much of my hard-to-find spare time searching down three particular models of your older and now sadly long discontinued watches that I haven't been...
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    If you might want to go exotic while not spending...

    If you might want to go exotic while not spending a lot now or in the future, you might try this Ebay seller from Vietnam of all places. I've never tried these but have seriously thought about it...
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    +1 --- I think that's very well said

    This is an interesting question actually.

    My gut tells me acrylic for two reasons:

    1. Sapphire is a great material for scratch resistance, but when it fails it fails catastrophically. On the...
  14. Thread: One for 2020

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    PC, I've always been under the impression that...

    PC,
    I've always been under the impression that the military aviation purposed "Type 48" dial/hand pattern used for most of the Mk XIs was these "obscure"(?/!/?) timepieces' most distinctive...
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    Eddie, Ever since first getting into watches...

    Eddie,
    Ever since first getting into watches years ago, I've always held the original JLC/IWC Mark XI Navigator Grade Pilot's Watch as the ideal, and this one is aesthetically absolutely beautiful...
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    I imagine I might beat every poster on this...

    I imagine I might beat every poster on this thread in lacking actual diving experience, but for whatever it might be worth, my best guess would be to judge the best "divers watch" in the context of...
  17. Thread: Future plans

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    Eddie, Though I've been greatly impacted as to...

    Eddie,
    Though I've been greatly impacted as to spare time of late, I have had enough to look in and see all the new planned watch models you're gearing up for next and they're quite impressive. I...
  18. Thread: 36mm plays 37mm

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    Thanks on that as I was curious about it. Each...

    Thanks on that as I was curious about it. Each of the four very nice, but what first struck me was the very wide range in the sizes of these TFs --- from 36mm across X about 47mm on the lugs with an...
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    Anybody I've ever asked (I hope it was not more...

    Anybody I've ever asked (I hope it was not more like pestered) over the years to sell me one of Eddie's original 300 TF Precista PRS-53s, the watch that first drew me to Timefactors and TZ-UK, very...
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    Thanks for clarifying that and I can see your...

    Thanks for clarifying that and I can see your concerns, and especially as to a pass-through/one-piece canvas like the Haveston abrading against the sharper edges of the watch's lugs in daily wear. I...
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    Given that my experience with canvas watch straps...

    Given that my experience with canvas watch straps is the opposite of vast, having only had the chance to put to use one of Eddie's older TF 2-piece Canvas, I still have to say that particular single...
  22. Mr.W, Thank you on that comprehensive response...

    Mr.W,
    Thank you on that comprehensive response to my question----I hadn't realized so many factors were involved in getting the bezel problems these Seiko's can have sorted out. BTW, I think the...
  23. Hi Mr. Wozza, Seems to have turned out...

    Hi Mr. Wozza,
    Seems to have turned out beautifully and almost looks Seiko factory in that it lacks any of the "hacked &/or whacked" look some mods appear to me to have.

    As I think I've seen...
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    Type of acrylic crystal used foe ZEX?

    M&W,
    Hello to everybody here and I have a question if somebody could please enlighten me as to the answer.

    As many will likely remember as it was somewhat of a icon then and still, there was the...
  25. I'd been away from the Forum for months until...

    I'd been away from the Forum for months until recently and am just now sporadically catching up so was very unaware of these as a new TF project when I opened this thread earlier.

    If my own...
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