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  1. #201
    Quote Originally Posted by walkuere
    Dean, you are not on the list yet! :D

    Cheerio, Frank
    I'll take me chances. Finances and the missus can be fickle when it comes to watches, so I feel it most wise to gamble a bit on avaialbility. :wink:

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    I have to admit I was never the SBs biggest fan, until I thought I'd take a look at the SB3 threads (and especially having seen the pics of the case and bracelet). This one looks great!

    No. 050 if its going, :P

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    Updated first page to include Eddie's prototype photos

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    #118 for me please. :D

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    How do I sign up? :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkuere
    Beware: This list is completely un-official, and I put it up just in case another Eddie Non-LE gets a LE :D

    I suppose Eddie will sell it on a "first-come-first-serve" basis.


    Cheerio, Frank
    He may or he may not... in any case I'd like to thank you a lot for starting and maintaining the list. This is excellent!

    Can't wait for the watch to materialize. :wink:

    Guntram

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    Just incase, put me down for number 30, I have been looking for a watch with a bracelet for a while now and through my powers of deduction and the use of this post and the prototype post have decided I WANT THIS ONE, should look nice next to my incoming SB II

  8. #208
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    speedbird 3

    Ronjr wrote " The only bad thing about it is I would't wear my SB1 any longer".

    I will happily wear your SBI along with the SB3 if this is too much of a burden buddy! I wish I had that problem! Regards X

    Insanity runs in my family...it practically gallops.

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    Hello Gentlemen,

    just updated the "I want a SBIII-List".

    Luso, please choose a number or not,

    Cheerio, Frank

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    In understand that the SB3 is not technically an LE, but are they going to be numbered at all?

    If so, I will take #14 and try to talk John out of #2 to match my '20 and '50 :wink:

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    Hi Colin,

    #14 placed. Eddie just mentioned somewhere he had ordered or paid (?) for 50 movements..

    That is the reason for the list... and it is unofficial..

    Stay save, cheerio, Frank




    EDIT: Spelling

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    I've paid for 50 movements which I assume are surplus from another project because it's not a standard movement. The first 50 will have this movement which has the chronometer parts and adjusted in 4 positions.

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

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    I give up my attempt to behave rationally. Please put me on the list. Any number will do.

    PM sent.

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    Eddie, thank you for the update!

    David and Luso, I put you on the Unofficial list.

    Cheerio, Frank

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    I'm on the any number list, but I do mean in the first 50! ;)

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    Greetings to Frank and all TZ-UK members. My name is David and I am a long time lurker on this forum (3 years). I am originally from a small farming community in Austin, Manitoba, Canada. The more I learn about time (and the lack of it!), the more interested I become. Thank you to all for the insightful (and very often humorous!) posts that continually educate and entertain me.

    Please put me down for #33 of the SB3. I understand that this list is unofficial and that the watch is a regular production model. However, I would appreciate owning one of these timepieces with the upgraded movement.

    Thank you again and a safe and healthy year to all.

    Cheers,
    David Oliver

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    Welcome David,

    put you down for number 33 - a proper choicce to start your PRS-collection :thumbleft:

    Glamdring, the people on the "Any-number-will-do" section are subtracted from the remaining numbers,
    so at the moment there are 4 more numbers left to choose from the open ones, the the "ANWDs" fill up the list.

    Clever, isn't it? :D

    Cheerio, Frank

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    As I've already said I want one a couple of times in this thread, put my name on this unofficial list, just in case! I'll take 16, or any other number failing that.
    Dave E

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    Dave,

    must have missed that, sorry! You have Number 16. :thumbleft:

    Cheerio, Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkuere
    Dave,

    must have missed that, sorry! You have Number 16. :thumbleft:

    Cheerio, Frank
    Probably because I kept pointing out that Eddie has said there's no list :lol: I decided to hedge my bets...
    Dave E

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    Another list-that-is-not-a-list. :roll:

    I'll have #35 again then please. (I think it's still open, yes?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quoll
    Another list-that-is-not-a-list. :roll:

    I'll have #35 again then please. (I think it's still open, yes?)
    Done.

    Cheerio, Frank

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    I thought this could be avoided ... but here goes round no. two:

    You do have me put down for no. 48, or any other number, haven't you? :wink:
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    I think I've reached some kind of point of no return as a WIS, I've put my name down on a 'list' that has no official existence or endorsement from Eddie, for a watch I haven't seen yet, at a price I don't know and with a delivery date that is undefined. And I'm happy about it. :roll: :lol:
    Dave E

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    I thought this could be avoided ... but here goes round no. two:

    You do have me put down for no. 48, or any other number, haven't you? :wink:
    Oh yes please check with MikeB as you seem to go for the same numer, ok?

    But you are on the list of course, Martin!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E
    I think I've reached some kind of point of no return as a WIS,.....
    Yes all a bit insane, but it's going to be a great watch :D

    Cheerio Frank

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    Hi Frank. Please put me on the "list" if there are any spaces left!

    Thanks

    Dave

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    Hello Gentlemen,

    the updated list is here - please check and complain to me :D

    So we have 50 prospective buyers - but I will keep the list open adding everybody else on the "follow-up-list".

    This list unofficial and not connected to Eddie ( I suspect he will perhaps just open his shop and sell to whom is paying? :D ).
    It was basically opened up because Eddie had paid for an order of the 50 first movements - this is just a
    normal Non-LE-LE if you know what I mean.
    Everybody who wants one should get one. Anyhow, here the list for now:


    001 Eddie
    002 abraxas
    003 walkuere
    004 hogthrob
    005 Seamaster73
    006 goraidh
    007 Qatar-wol
    008 Lartymarf
    009 Fuzuli
    010 Ailfrid Pottinger
    011 996
    012 Unicorn
    013 Junior
    014 Nalu
    015 Onkel C
    016 Dave E
    017 Paolo
    018 MikeB
    019 alljay
    020 Ron Jr
    021 JCJM
    022 lee watch
    023 davie0146
    024 SimonH
    025 Gunscrossed
    026 jwg663
    027 bubi
    028
    029 Guntram
    030 phil h
    031
    032 dforgrieve
    033 Coelacanth
    034 tribe125
    035 quoll
    036
    037 raysablade
    038 usmike
    039
    040 draz
    041
    042
    043 Ben265
    044
    045 David
    046 Si
    047 Ripley
    048 Crusader
    049 maukinfauld99
    050 traf


    ANY-number-will-do-list

    (0#s left):

    mr1973
    redmonaco
    Glamdring
    gregflat9
    Ming Thein (well he wants #118.. so ;) )
    JDB
    Luso

    Follow-up-list:

    hologon
    zman76
    sdeboy
    ...

    Cheerio, Frank

  28. #228
    Hi Frank! I've a manual and a quartz Eddie Platts! And to complete the set, now I'd like an automatic! So please put me down for No. 44! Thanks!
    Ta , Norazman!

  29. #229
    Since no one has taken it, bump me up from the "any number" list to slot #40... since that's what I'm turning this year ;)

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    List updated!

    Cheerio, Frank

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    Hi,

    Can I be moved from the 'any number will do' list to watch #49 (I quite
    like the number!).

    Thanks,
    Iain

  32. #232
    Please move me to #18, danke :)

  33. #233
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    I would love to have this watch...

    #028 please 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB
    Please move me to #18, danke :)
    Thank you, Mike :D
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    Bugger.

    I've no choice now. :(

    I'll have the non-existent #46 on the non-list for this unlimited edition please.

  36. #236
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    I had previously requested to be added to the list (no specific number requested), so I'll ask again to be added to the list - any number will do.

    Thanks

  37. #237
    walkuere,

    Hmm, looks like I got missed.

    I posted a request on Thu Nov 22, 2007 back on page 8 or so.

    Hope I can still make it.

    Thanks.

    -j

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    hello hologon,

    put your name on the follow-up-list: I now seem to understand why Eddie is not so keen on putting lists together -

    put please be aware that this list is completely un-official and there will be

    A) always people who drop out

    B) this is not a LE!

    and C) Get into real WIS-ness and check out the forum everyday - so you do not miss anything :thumbleft:

    Cheerio, Frank

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    Hi Frank

    For the sake of tidying the list, could you move me from "any number" to number 32 please.

    Thanks!

    Dave

    P.S. Any word if Eddie will take this list seriously or not? Would happily pay a deposit if it would help.:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dforgrieve
    P.S. Any word if Eddie will take this list seriously or not?
    [Yorkshire mode on]
    Yes: No
    [Yorkshire mode off]

    :D
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by dforgrieve
    P.S. Any word if Eddie will take this list seriously or not?
    [Yorkshire mode on]
    Yes: No
    [Yorkshire mode off]

    :D
    :lol: :lol:
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    Would there be any problem if all hour indexes were lumed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
    Would there be any problem if all hour indexes were lumed?
    Yes.

    It would a bastardization of the original. :twisted: :wink:
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
    Would there be any problem if all hour indexes were lumed?
    Yes.

    It would a bastardization of the original. :twisted: :wink:
    There are things that I do not understand: double caseback seals or smaller crowns are acceptable for an homage but a dial with improved readability in the dark is not - even if keeping the geometry of the original.
    Why not improve all the small things that do not prevent the adept from enjoying the original design?

    Ah the purists: those Taliban WISs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
    Would there be any problem if all hour indexes were lumed?
    Yes.

    It would a bastardization of the original. :twisted: :wink:
    There are things that I do not understand: double caseback seals or smaller crowns are acceptable for an homage but a dial with improved readability in the dark is not - even if keeping the geometry of the original.
    Why not improve all the small things that do not prevent the adept from enjoying the original design?

    Ah the purists: those Taliban WISs...
    Taliban ... ? Let's just call these WIS'es "Crusaders", eh? No need to go into foreign cultures ... hey we liberated Lisbon in 1147. :twisted:

    The dial and hands are the "face" of the watch, and contribute 80% to a homage IMHO. The caseback seals are invisible, and the crown size would be in the normal variation of replacements. Not to mention that the original design has a beaty of its own that cannot be altered without unbalancing the whole.
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    I agree with the above sentiments Martin. I may sign up for an SBIII mostly on the look of the dial and hands, even though I've plenty of similar watches.




    So this is probably a genuine 'Thanks Crusader' :roll:

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    Taliban ... ? Let's just call these WIS'es "Crusaders", eh? No need to go into foreign cultures ... hey we liberated Lisbon in 1147. :twisted:
    At least that crusader job wasn´t flipped! :D

    The dial and hands are the "face" of the watch, and contribute 80% to a homage IMHO. The caseback seals are invisible, and the crown size would be in the normal variation of replacements. Not to mention that the original design has a beaty of its own that cannot be altered without unbalancing the whole.
    Ah! Come on, Crusader! What awfull unbalance would come from a few teensy-winsy drops of lume on the "un-cardinal" hour indexes? :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luso
    Ah! Come on, Crusader! What awfull unbalance would come from a few teensy-winsy drops of lume on the "un-cardinal" hour indexes? :wink:
    It would preserve the balance in my bank account, for sure ... :twisted: :lol: :wink:
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    I'll prob.get shot for this but...

    will there be a post about reserving a number....or have i missed out? or is it a LE or 'normal' model. Been abit slow to notice this one develouping and now i don't wanna miss out!
    I bet i'm too late!!!!

  50. #250
    walkuere,

    Haha, yes... I do check it every day but somehow I can't figure out how to sign up for notifications for updates to threads.

    So I was reading all the non-stickied threads on the PRS-50 and missed the ones on the SBIII over the past couple of days.

    ;)

    -jon

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