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    Just spent my lunch hour reading this thread. Fantastic looking watch. Clear and simple. Personally I like the green tip to the second hand. I've never owned a PVD watch as most offerings look too busy. I will however be looking forward to the launch of this watch with my credit card in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarky View Post
    How long until I can put my name down on the list for one of these?
    Never.
    Believe me - never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loddonite View Post
    Never.
    Believe me - never.
    From what I've seen on other treads regarding a new release, folks are waiting at the computer to "Add to basket".

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    Quote Originally Posted by krawl View Post
    From what I've seen on other treads regarding a new release, folks are waiting at the computer to "Add to basket".
    That's correct wait for release date and then stand by your mouse!!

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    This is so nice wish it was actually real and available for purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    This version looks fantastic! Been following the thread for a while and subscribed to it today. Haven't been overly interested in a PVD watch previously but seeing this has changed that, and as usual I want it now!! The nearest counterpart for me being maybe Hamilton's Titanium Field Chrono but like so many others, the simplicity of the Smiths Seafire face trumps all. I would personally include a date window IMHO but regardless I'm really looking forward to future updates and hope this watch becomes available to purchase soon!

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    Me too, I am quite a fan of Hamilton, I own 3 but this one won me over too so I hope I can own one soon

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    Add me...

    Totally stunning looking watch...

    Love PVD, love the simple face

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    Agreed maybe in the meantime Eddie could paint something black to keep us happy, Pvd Everest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Agreed maybe in the meantime Eddie could paint something black to keep us happy, Pvd Everest?
    Maybe you should be satisfied with this.



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

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    Fair point, I love that watch and had forgotten bout it, can you make some more please?

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    The NATO is looking good.

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

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    ^^^^^^^ Well, hello beautiful…..

    Is it just a change to the hands? Makes it look more rugged and like a dial from a cockpit.
    Last edited by OliverCD; 3rd June 2014 at 10:48.

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    Red face Looking good !

    So close...... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    Eddie
    So quartz movement is the decision then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    So quartz movement is the decision then?
    A sweeping hand quartz? That would be lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    A sweeping hand quartz? That would be lovely!
    Define "Sweeping"?

    >> Central hand, 4 steps per second

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    Eddie
    Looking good!

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    Nice, but that crown did grow up a little

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    Oh. Yes please. Love it.
    Glad you've kept the green-tipped seconds hand.

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    Oh my! Just came in from the PRS-40 thread. This is also a very handsome instrument design and the 4 steps per sec will probably look great!

    Keep up the good work,
    Gert

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    Eddie

    Are you going with those hands on the ones in Chris' image? I rather like the minutes hands in Chris' image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvax View Post
    Nice, but that crown did grow up a little
    The image is not to scale,the crown is 5.5mm diameter.

    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 dave View Post
    So quartz movement is the decision then?
    Oh bum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Oh bum!
    +1, perfectly stated.

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    Nice to see an update on this thread

    Movement looks interesting and can't wait to see photos of the finished watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Oh bum!
    Nope; with the Miyota in the Seiko tribute having a pick up and go quartz is ideal. PVD watches are hardly dress items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glamdring View Post
    Nope; with the Miyota in the Seiko tribute having a pick up and go quartz is ideal. PVD watches are hardly dress items.
    +1 - I like the idea of quartz for this. This is going to be my grab and go so quartz is ideal although I'm going to have to learn to cope without a date (which would spoil the dial if it had one anyway).

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    Any idea on price?

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    -1. Mechanical oh mechanical please

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweepinghands View Post
    -1. Mechanical oh mechanical please
    The speedo dial will be mechanical.

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

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    I think that looks fantastic. For some reason I think a plexi on that would look great .
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    So quartz movement is the decision then?
    Excellent decision. There's certainly a place in your inventory for an affordable quartz 'grab-and-go' watch since the discontinuation of the PRS-10 and this one looks superb

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris W View Post
    Any idea on price?
    Eddie never reveals that but I agree, even a ball-park figure would be good so I can see whether it'll even be a possibility for me. I'd rather deal with any disappointment now than when the watch is actually available.

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    Mmm - This or the Smiths Speedo?

    Nice dilema

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The image is not to scale,the crown is 5.5mm diameter.

    Eddie
    Thank you for the info.
    It΄ll be something like this then:


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    I really like the clean look of this one. Coupled with the sweeping seconds, I'm sure it will be a succes. Only question is when can we buy it?

    PS: Please make it in 40mm.

    Cheers,
    Catalin
    Last edited by Inq24; 8th June 2014 at 13:44.

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    I like the PVD look, I'm just always worried about scratching it down to the steel. It eventually happens

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    I'm a bit confused by the movement end of life indicator.

    The movement is supposed to tick 4 beats per second, but on their website it states the EOL is shown by 8 ticks every 2 seconds.

    Can someone explain this please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisdg View Post
    I'm a bit confused by the movement end of life indicator.

    The movement is supposed to tick 4 beats per second, but on their website it states the EOL is shown by 8 ticks every 2 seconds.

    Can someone explain this please?

    I assume it is badly worded and means it jumps 2 seconds every 2 seconds… but I maybe wrong!

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    Love the watch and looking forward to its release. Hopefully it's not too soon though - am just about to buy a PRS-82 and will need time to save up for a Seafire.

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    I also love this watch but not sure about quartz

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    I love the green colour... and it also lends itself to its brother watch, being a bit bigger with a mechanical movement, red lettering and tip of the second hand... to be known as the Smiths Hellfire.

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    Just seen the Smiths Speedo NEED one and a Seafire

    PLEASE do a mechanical seafire too!

    But I need a speedo too! It seems to have gone quiet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gedlar View Post
    PLEASE do a mechanical seafire too!

    But I need a speedo too! It seems to have gone quiet...
    The SMITH speedo hasnt gone quiet, that thread is quite lively as well.

    Looking forward to both, whereas the SMITH Speedo is already "purchased" (in my head) whereas the Seafire is still in the "nice to have" department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrover View Post
    The SMITH speedo hasnt gone quiet, that thread is quite lively as well.

    Looking forward to both, whereas the SMITH Speedo is already "purchased" (in my head) whereas the Seafire is still in the "nice to have" department.
    Perhaps he just needs some new swimming trunks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    Me too. I didn't like the sound of the green tipped seconds hand but I like it, a lot.

    A few thoughts...

    - I like the idea of a manual wind

    - It's be great with a '68 style inner domed and beveled sapphire - or maybe even double domed.

    - Definitely better without a date - don't even mock one up :-)
    Agree with you on the date, as I get older I tend to have more appreciation for 'fitness for purpose" in design.

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    I'd probably buy it sans date but would prefer one.

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