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    Thanks for the info. The speedychronos link was the article I was referring to in my previous post!

    My “new” watch is serial 17040435.
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    On 26th September 2016 Eddie said, "There are no more 2783, the next batch will have the 2824." A couple of replies below that he wrote, "500 have been made with the 2783."

    Here Eddie says, "2017 was the year they had the 2824, before that they were all 2783."

    The Latest News section on the Timefactors website still shows, "The Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver is back in stock and available from 23 May 2017."

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    I now have #560 up in the Peak District. It is a bit smaller than I am used to, and I am slowly getting used to not having the date, but its a great watch!

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    Really appreciate you updating this thread as the PRS 82 is on my wish list, hopefully a mint early version has my name on it somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    On 26th September 2016 Eddie said, "There are no more 2783, the next batch will have the 2824." A couple of replies below that he wrote, "500 have been made with the 2783."

    Here Eddie says, "2017 was the year they had the 2824, before that they were all 2783."

    The Latest News section on the Timefactors website still shows, "The Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver is back in stock and available from 23 May 2017."
    Perhaps a little conflicting, as my serial # would suggest it is number 435/500, but also suggest it was manufactured April 2017.

    Though, just looking at the first link, there is a post dated late 2016 saying they got to serial 433, which is 8 digits after mine! Colour me slightly confused.

    Also, Giants fan?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRockNRoll View Post
    Perhaps a little conflicting, as my serial # would suggest it is number 435/500, but also suggest it was manufactured April 2017.

    Though, just looking at the first link, there is a post dated late 2016 saying they got to serial 433, which is 8 digits after mine! Colour me slightly confused.

    Also, Giants fan?

    Cheers
    I'll add further to the conusion. I have to get 300 cases manufactured at a time but we didn't have 300 movements, the watches bearing the 17 date were actually cased up over a 2 year period as movements became available. The serial numbers weren't cased up sequentially, it was random plus there are two batches of the 400-500 range, albeit with different date prefixes.

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    Haha, I guess Iíll have to open it up and take a look!

    Thanks Eddie,

    Cheers.

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    Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver (re-edition) owners list

    Very interesting info, sure to perplex and delight PRS-82 enthusiasts for years to come.

    Should some of these details be added to the first post in this "Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver (re-edition) owners list" thread? Having two batches of serial numbers "in the 400-500 range, albeit with different date prefixes" might have minor implications for the numbering of the owners list?

    I love my PRS-82. It's hard to find a more enjoyable watch, at least for me. I imagine in 20 years Eddie's re-edition will have a cult status comparable to the original 82.


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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post


    I did have a quick glance through, and couldnít see any duplicated serial numbers. Who knows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    Very interesting info, sure to perplex and delight PRS-82 enthusiasts for years to come.

    Should some of these details be added to the first post in this "Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver (re-edition) owners list" thread? Having two batches of serial numbers "in the 400-500 range, albeit with different date prefixes" might have minor implications for the numbering of the owners list?
    Yes I will definitely do that, will have to give some thought as to the best way to proceed...

    Great to have the back story from Eddie. Tales from behind the curtain!

    Good thing Iím not tracking PRS-25 models!

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    571 has just arrived in Nottingham.

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    Apologies if this has already been shared, but here is a fairly recent overview of the PRS-82 from CLOCKWORKTIME on YouTube:

    https://youtu.be/L4r3umliEnw



    I am not associated with the channel, but I am happy to see this video. The PRS-82 certainly deserves more attention.

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    Nice! thanks for sharing

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    Very cool. Thanks for posting.
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    I always liked the PRS-82 and loved the connection to the original through the use of the NOS movements.
    I was lucky to get one which I reviewed here;

    https://www.speedychronos.com/single...made-for-abuse

    Then for some idiotic reason I sold it on...

    Happy to report that I was lucky enough to get another. So 14050232 is now with me!


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    # 596 Enroute from the U.K. do have a A.F. 0210 strap from Australia incoming and a British marine strap from Silvermans coming also.

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    Would you mind posting a picture when your strap arrives please.
    I'm very interested in hearing your views on the strap, they do look like a cracking strap.

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    I suspect that the PRS82 will be too heavy for an AF.0210 strap and be at risk of slipping off the strap every time you unfasten it from your wrist. I could be wrong but be careful.

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    I am also interested in seeing photos of the A.F.0210. strap.

    I just noticed that the PRS-82 is listed as sold out on Timefactors. Are more on the way?

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    #232 now living in the New Forest, Hampshire, UK.

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    Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver (re-edition) owners list

    Quote Originally Posted by simesman View Post
    #232 now living in the New Forest, Hampshire, UK.
    Cheers simesman, Ií will get yours up on the map etc. later today.

    Hope all PRS-82 owners are doing well out there!
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    Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver (re-edition) owners list

    #69 alive and kicking in pontypool butt

    No, Iíll have to check the serial number, bought one from initial release, sold it, regretted but, bought another initial release.

    Superb watch

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    #201 still entertaing the locals.



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    I may have missed this here on TZ-UK, but from Facebook it sounds like the PRS-82 will eventually return with Sellita SW200 movements and stainless steel bracelets.


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    Thatís good to hearÖ I had one of the originals but long gone now. I would love it with a cleaner lume colour this time around.

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    Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver (re-edition) owners list

    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    Thatís good to hearÖ I had one of the originals but long gone now. I would love it with a cleaner lume colour this time around.
    Agreed - thatís why I sold mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    That’s good to hear… I had one of the originals but long gone now. I would love it with a cleaner lume colour this time around.
    Good idea. I have an issued 1982 Precista & can confirm that the lume on one of these rare beasts is quite a bit paler than the TF PRS82. I’ll post an image later.

    There you go....quite a bit lighter!



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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Good idea. I have an issued 1982 Precista & can confirm that the lume on one of these rare beasts is quite a bit paler than the TF PRS82. Iíll post an image later.

    There you go....quite a bit lighter!



    Have you seen the one on MWR that is for sale.
    As you say much lighter lume than on the TF reissue
    On the original subject the PRS82 is still one of the best value watches I have owned and I do miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Have you seen the one on MWR that is for sale.
    As you say much lighter lume than on the TF reissue
    On the original subject the PRS82 is still one of the best value watches I have owned and I do miss it.
    Wow, if that's the going rate mine's been a good investment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Wow, if that's the going rate mine's been a good investment!
    I am sure it was!
    Itís a very rare but very good looking watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Wow, if that's the going rate mine's been a good investment!
    Yours looks fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Yours looks fantastic!
    Thanks, it is. Practically NOS but also means it hasnít seen any action. Iíve been advised that the NATO strap is the original issued one as well.

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    I've just seen these will be back in production next year. I'd love to get another, but I just can't get on with the faux aged lume. Anybody else agree? Would love to see some with the regular superluminova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRockNRoll View Post
    I've just seen these will be back in production next year. I'd love to get another, but I just can't get on with the faux aged lume. Anybody else agree? Would love to see some with the regular superluminova.
    Definitely agree with you there - thatís why I sold mine.

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