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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Yep, fortunately or unfortunately for different people.

    Looking towards end of the month.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Since the question keeps coming up, I added a description of the reservation process for the first 50 pieces in the first page of this thread.

    Rick

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Thanks Rick :wink:

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Updated first page with Eddie's picture of the corrected dial.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Having had a mark XII and a mark XV in the past, I can hardly wait! :) ( Love the 'Great Britain' at either side of 6.00)

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    I really like the look of onion crowns on these pilot watches.

    Will it be possible to replace the standard SB3 crown with an onion crown ?

    If so, are they all standard sizes and therefore can be sourced from anywhere or will it have to be offered by Eddie to make it a viable option.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by Spy
    I really like the look of onion crowns on these pilot watches.

    Will it be possible to replace the standard SB3 crown with an onion crown ?

    If so, are they all standard sizes and therefore can be sourced from anywhere or will it have to be offered by Eddie to make it a viable option.
    My opinion is that an onion crown would significantly detract from the 'classicality' of this SB3, I do not think it would look right at all! :bounce:

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Is the dial on this going to be soft iron like the PRS-14? I think the dial colour and texture on the PRS-14 is one of its greatest strengths and the extra prominence its gets on a watch like this would be even better. The thickness of the dial in the drawing and the anti-mag spec suggest as much, but I don't remember seeing it confirmed.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by cam1210
    I think Eddie should introduce a really sly link hidden deep somewhere on the Timefactors website to purchase the watch a couple of days before it goes on the main page. Kind of like a treasure hunt. :D
    :D ................................. :P ................................. :D

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by raysablade
    Is the dial on this going to be soft iron like the PRS-14? I think the dial colour and texture on the PRS-14 is one of its greatest strengths and the extra prominence its gets on a watch like this would be even better. The thickness of the dial in the drawing and the anti-mag spec suggest as much, but I don't remember seeing it confirmed.
    It is soft iron and it has an anti-magnetic movement cover.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Quote Originally Posted by raysablade
    Is the dial on this going to be soft iron like the PRS-14? I think the dial colour and texture on the PRS-14 is one of its greatest strengths and the extra prominence its gets on a watch like this would be even better. The thickness of the dial in the drawing and the anti-mag spec suggest as much, but I don't remember seeing it confirmed.
    It is soft iron and it has an anti-magnetic movement cover.

    Eddie
    Updated first page with these details. Probably a pointless exercise at this stage of the project since the release is iminent. Just doing it to be complete.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Beautiful watch! Me likeey

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Another hour nearer the starting gun. :D :D :D :D

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    On your marks!
    :walk: :clock:

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    ....set....

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    AHA!!!!

    then it IS a full lume dial!!!
    that's fabulous.
    I need a gift, so count me in... I'll find the money somehow. :shock:

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Well......................it's fair fair..........so much so...............................I'm freaking well buying one like of as of when I can!! :) :D
    I wont be filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, I am not a number, I am a free man, my life is my own!!!
    Be seeing you
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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Didn't noticed this data yet....

    How much weight head alone ?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Didn't noticed this data yet....

    How much weight head alone ?

    Thank you.
    Anyone ?

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Didn't noticed this data yet....

    How much weight head alone ?

    Thank you.
    Anyone ?
    Head weight is 73.4g or in old money 2.58 oz. :)

    And for the wag who will shortly ask for the weight of the bracelet(without springbars), the answer is 85.1g or in old money 3.0 oz. :lol:

    How sad is that, having these answers? Lol! :roll:

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by KavKav
    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Didn't noticed this data yet....

    How much weight head alone ?

    Thank you.
    Anyone ?
    Head weight is 73.4g or in old money 2.58 oz. :)

    And for the wag who will shortly ask for the weight of the bracelet(without springbars), the answer is 85.1g or in old money 3.0 oz. :lol:

    How sad is that, having these answers? Lol! :roll:
    That doesn't add up to the weight qouted by Eddie of 165 g

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jr
    Quote Originally Posted by KavKav
    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Didn't noticed this data yet....

    How much weight head alone ?

    Thank you.
    Anyone ?
    Head weight is 73.4g or in old money 2.58 oz. :)

    And for the wag who will shortly ask for the weight of the bracelet(without springbars), the answer is 85.1g or in old money 3.0 oz. :lol:

    How sad is that, having these answers? Lol! :roll:
    That doesn't add up to the weight qouted by Eddie of 165 g
    The scales I used are postal scales which are accurate to the nearest 5 grammes.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    That would explain it then.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jr
    That would explain it then.
    My scales are accurate to one tenth of a gram :toothy7: and are in current calibration . :laughing6:

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Kav I'll be using your weights in the Museum then if that is OK with you.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jr
    Kav I'll be using your weights in the Museum then if that is OK with you.
    My pleasure, friend!

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    I just made what I think is the last update to this Speedbird III spec thread which just informs people to refer to the Timefactors site for the definitive specification. While it's been fun to track the development here, Eddie's information on the sales site is truly the last word on this.

    Rick

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Expert guys can you say a few words concerning the time accuracy of the SBIII. Is it a good time keeper?

    thanks

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    It is as good as the ETA 2482-2 ever is. At the moment unadjusted versions seem to be running well under +/1 20s a day. Mine, the non-LE version, is under 10s a day. Adjusted and you can get it down to one or two seconds a day.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    I have adjusted mine to around 1 or 2 seconds fast / day.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Impressive facts

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    I have
    Quote Originally Posted by eychenne
    Expert guys can you say a few words concerning the time accuracy of the SBIII. Is it a good time keeper?

    thanks
    No "epxert":
    I have had two so far - both were 20s a day fast.
    On the first one I had my watchmaker (very trusted an recomended) do some adjusting - but it didnt get much better - sounds strange but I am sorry I dont really remeber the facts. On the second one I didnt even try, I was just mad about the +20s as I thought the first one was just an exception.

    I badly do want a speedbird - well actually I want a Mark15 but I wouldnt spend 2000+ on an ETAbased watch.
    So my next try will be a LE which came with COSC-movements.

    Cheers

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by EliStone
    I have
    Quote Originally Posted by eychenne
    Expert guys can you say a few words concerning the time accuracy of the SBIII. Is it a good time keeper?

    thanks
    No "epxert":
    I have had two so far - both were 20s a day fast.
    On the first one I had my watchmaker (very trusted an recomended) do some adjusting - but it didnt get much better - sounds strange but I am sorry I dont really remeber the facts. On the second one I didnt even try, I was just mad about the +20s as I thought the first one was just an exception.

    I badly do want a speedbird - well actually I want a Mark15 but I wouldnt spend 2000+ on an ETAbased watch.
    So my next try will be a LE which came with COSC-movements.

    Cheers
    The ETA2824 is supplied 20 seconds fast by default. I've got mine to +3 seconds adjusting it myself, if your watchmaker can't do the same I wouldn't take him anymore watches.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    +1

    I have adjusted mine to pretty much +/- 5 MYSELF! And I'm no watchmaker, used the trial/error method!
    I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    great watch for very reasonable price.
    Very interesting the material: stell 316l same as rolex

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanauz
    great watch for very reasonable price.
    Very interesting the material: stell 316l same as rolex
    I thought Rolex's used 904L steel????

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    How long is the supplied bracelet on the SB3? I'm wondering if it will fit my 8.5"-9" wrist.

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    It really looks great ...

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    If only I WAS RICHER

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    is this a 'homage' watch?

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    It follows in the style of the IWC XV with an uprated spec case, excellent bracelet though not IWC's version of the ETA 2824-2.

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    This is a lovely watch. I like the idea of no brand appearing on the dial!

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by UKWatchGuy
    is this a 'homage' watch?
    You've asked this question about two watches now, have you read the forum for answers before asking?



    Eddie
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    I like the look of this alot, classy piece. Will have to investigate further!

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    It's easy. Give Eddie some money and he'll send you one. It's worth it. 8)

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Was looking at buying this for weeks, until tried a DA36 and realised the size might be too small to wear as a daily beater. (they should be VERY similar in size? 40mm vs 39mm)

    Would love to take a look at one in person; hopefully someone wil bring one along the next meet :!:

    Tried searching for this info on the forum and through Timefactors, but to no avail:
    Does Eddie do custom engravings on the caseback of his new watches?

    If this info has been circulated, then don't shoot me :lol:

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    Re: Speedbird 3 Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Floyd
    Was looking at buying this for weeks, until tried a DA36 and realised the size might be too small to wear as a daily beater. (they should be VERY similar in size? 40mm vs 39mm)

    Would love to take a look at one in person; hopefully someone wil bring one along the next meet :!:

    Tried searching for this info on the forum and through Timefactors, but to no avail:
    Does Eddie do custom engravings on the caseback of his new watches?

    If this info has been circulated, then don't shoot me :lol:
    No.

    By the time I get them and you see them, they are already finished. Besides, there usually isn't enough room to put anything else :wink: .

    Eddie
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    Too bad.. had my hopes up.
    Cheers for the response!

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    Beautiful bracelet.

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    the lugs have been mentioned as, and look, a little on the short side. any feelings on this?

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