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Thread: 17C 'Mission Timer'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    The thinking man's Speedmaster.

    **runs away while the Moonies protest**

    Everytime I see this, I want it more and more.

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    Exciting to hear that this is finally going to happen - I've had multiple chronos with that movement, which has a lot of advantages, especially the jumping hour hand for travel, and the resettable chrono hands to turn it into a countdown timer.

    I really like the idea of the destro version with the running seconds subdial at 12 - I often cut it close to catch my ferry and would like to have the accuracy that comes with that display. Military types sometimes have to co-ordinate to the second, too, so a guesstimate to the nearest 20-30 seconds is less useful.

    Would also like to have really good lume. I'm not a fan of the original 17c hand style, but I also didn't like much the short gladus hour hand that my Revue Thommens had, since the over-large counterweight from the chrono hands largely covers it when the hour hand is at 6 - makes it hard to read the time in the early morning. Worth thinking about when planning the hand design.
    Last edited by HappyJack; 1st May 2021 at 18:02.

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    I must have missed it if itís already been mentioned, but do we have any idea of the likely cost - before I check my watch fund for tomorrow?

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    What has gone wrong with the ordering?

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    The PRS-40 (Nato watch) with the cut-down ETA 251.264 BD would make an interesting "Mission Timer"... Just saying.
    Watches Are Now Jewellery, eeew !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The PRS-40 (Nato watch) with the cut-down ETA 251.264 BD would make an interesting "Mission Timer"... Just saying.

    Yes, yes, 100% agreed, why didn't I think of that?

    Eddie?
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The PRS-40 (Nato watch) with the cut-down ETA 251.264 BD would make an interesting "Mission Timer"... Just saying.
    I was proposing using the running seconds sub-dial and with the current pusher/dial configuration, that would put running seconds at 3 and I haven't yet worked out what it would do to the date.

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

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    No bezel then?

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    The rendering above was not done by me. In the ETA 251.264 BD the running seconds is in the 6 o'clock position so with a bullhead the running seconds will relocate to the 3 o'clock position.



    Anyway. This is my proposition. A running seconds dial (even a date) would spoil the balance.
    Last edited by abraxas; 4th May 2021 at 09:51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The PRS-40 (Nato watch) with the cut-down ETA 251.264 BD would make an interesting "Mission Timer"... Just saying.
    No I think itís awful ! Sorry.

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    The PRS-40 wouldn't be the case of choice for me either.

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    Me neither.

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    Sorry, not feeling that in the slightest. No bezel, and my least favourite TF case design.
    Elation (that it is going ahead) to desolation very quickly.
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    I do like it John, but we seem to be in a minority....
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    I donít mind the PRS40 version, but I have to say that I prefer the proposed ďMerlinĒ version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Chilli View Post
    Definitely Precista for me.

    42mm would be a great size for it.
    That size is already covered by the A13. 40mm please.

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    The PRS40 design is the best yet - by far - love it, most original take I've seen on this concept

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    I do like it John, but we seem to be in a minority....
    Give it time. It takes time. Me love long time.
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    Really hope this is branded as Smiths, sorry I've never liked the look of the Precista logo.

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    I love centre minute chronos but in that PRS 40 case, Iím out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    I love centre minute chronos but in that PRS 40 case, Iím out!
    It'll certainly be an unusual design, but not one I've ever found attractive.

    M
    Breitling Cosmonaute 809 - What's not to like?

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    Original design for me personally, but great to see this coming to life again.

    [Lume tips on the chrono hands...?]

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    As an aside Eddie. When Paul Walker repaired my 17C last year when the movement died* he had to source an already opened movement of unknown provenance. If you are ordering movements to be made it may be worth stocking spare movements for 17C and Mission Timer owners.

    *The end game of a story that started several years earlier with a cack handed high street jeweller over-tightening a battery strap screw.

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