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    PRS18Q

    Just checking to see if there is any information on a re supply of these?
    Great watches and have had (and let go) several. I've decided I need another!

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    I spoke to Eddie a few weeks back, inquiring about the 18A.. Unfortunately, he has no plans to produce anymore.

    I'm not so sure on the 18Q though, as I didn't ask.

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    I really like the Royal Engineer version, http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...royal+engineer
    My "hard to come by" wish is owning a Royal Marine Commando PRS 18Q.

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    I miss mine too, I need to look out for another soon me thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    I spoke to Eddie a few weeks back, inquiring about the 18A.. Unfortunately, he has no plans to produce anymore.

    I'm not so sure on the 18Q though, as I didn't ask.
    I hope the 18Q does come back and the 17Q for that matter.

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    I'm lucky enough to of kept my 18Q. I would be delighted if the 17Q made a comeback to join it. I'm sure that it would sell in sufficient numbers to make it worthwhile looking at the uptake and sales of the PRS18Q and PRS82 which are also in the British Military Watch category and have sold out. They also command strong second hand prices on the open market such as e-bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    I'm lucky enough to of kept my 18Q. I would be delighted if the 17Q made a comeback to join it. I'm sure that it would sell in sufficient numbers to make it worthwhile looking at the uptake and sales of the PRS18Q and PRS82 which are also in the British Military Watch category and have sold out. They also command strong second hand prices on the open market such as e-bay.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    Just checking to see if there is any information on a re supply of these?
    Great watches and have had (and let go) several. I've decided I need another!
    Hi all,

    Just wondering if there's been any word on the PRS18Q returning since this thread was started?

    Thanks.

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    I received my 18q this week and I love it, today my new bracelet arrived in the post and I am now very content, it looks/feels perfect

    A dark pic


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    Looks great. Pre owned? Or from timefactors??

    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    I received my 18q this week and I love it, today my new bracelet arrived in the post and I am now very content, it looks/feels perfect

    A dark pic


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macphisto54 View Post
    Looks great. Pre owned? Or from timefactors??
    As far as I know they are out of stock, I received it from a member on here (WTB) but it is like new

    I was impressed until I put it on the bracelet, now I am blown away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    I received my 18q this week and I love it, today my new bracelet arrived in the post and I am now very content, it looks/feels perfect

    A dark pic

    Is that a strap code super engineer 2 bracelet?

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    It's a proper fit and forget for the outdoors I have mine on a super engineer at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Is that a strap code super engineer 2 bracelet?
    Yes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    Yes

    I have both the watch and the bracelet but not partnered. Looks good, might try them as a combi.

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    Does the Super Engineer bracelet suit the PRS-18 better than the Watchadoo Lumpy?

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    Mine just came out of the closet and we went doing stuff in the woods together

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    When the PRS-18Q is made again, it will have the ETA F.06.411 movement with full COSC. The only thing I haven't yet decided is whether to retain "GREAT BRITAIN" on the dial or "SWISS MADE", as it will be made in Switzerland due to ETA's refusal to supply COSC movements for watches built outside Switzerland.



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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When the PRS-18Q is made again, it will have the ETA F.06.411 movement with full COSC. The only thing I haven't yet decided is whether to retain "GREAT BRITAIN" on the dial or "SWISS MADE", as it will be made in Switzerland due to ETA's refusal to supply COSC movements for watches built outside Switzerland.



    Eddie
    Eddie,

    I would mark the dial with 'Swiss Made' as it would be COSC. I like the certified chronometer designation and it would make me want yet another PRS-18 to add to those I have already.

    Why are you considering switching from Ronda to ETA?

    Dave

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    ^^^ Because I wanted it to be a certified chronometer and you can't get that with the Ronda.

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

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    Okay thanks.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When the PRS-18Q is made again, it will have the ETA F.06.411 movement with full COSC.
    Eddie
    Does that movement have the same sort of battery life as the Ronda?
    I love my 18Q but a cosc version really appeals to me for some reason.

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    Eddie,

    Is the 17Q going to make a comeback?

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    ^^^ Because I wanted it to be a certified chronometer and you can't get that with the Ronda.

    Eddie
    And when did you wanted it to be back in stock Eddie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When the PRS-18Q is made again, it will have the ETA F.06.411 movement with full COSC. The only thing I haven't yet decided is whether to retain "GREAT BRITAIN" on the dial or "SWISS MADE", as it will be made in Switzerland due to ETA's refusal to supply COSC movements for watches built outside Switzerland.



    Eddie

    Very exciting news! Roughly when do you think it might happen? I will be in the queue to buy one!

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    At this stage, I can only say it will be available before the end of the year.

    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 swanbourne View Post
    When the PRS-18Q is made again, it will have the ETA F.06.411 movement with full COSC. The only thing I haven't yet decided is whether to retain "GREAT BRITAIN" on the dial or "SWISS MADE", as it will be made in Switzerland due to ETA's refusal to supply COSC movements for watches built outside Switzerland.
    Eddie
    How about "NOT THE EU"

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    At this stage, I can only say it will be available before the end of the year.

    Eddie
    That's great news - I'll be buying one as soon as you get them!

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    Great news!

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    A nice PRS18Q on e-bay finishing this evening. A early version with England on the dial.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Precista-P...gAAOSw4A5YvyWm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    A nice PRS18Q on e-bay finishing this evening. A early version with England on the dial.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Precista-P...gAAOSw4A5YvyWm
    That's a Fricker one and it originally sold for 145.

    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 swanbourne View Post
    At this stage, I can only say it will be available before the end of the year.

    Eddie
    Quote Originally Posted by momentum View Post
    That's great news - I'll be buying one as soon as you get them!
    Yep, it is good news.

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    A nice PRS18Q on e-bay finishing this evening. A early version with England on the dial.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Precista-P...gAAOSw4A5YvyWm
    Yep that was mine for sale, lovely watch but funds needed for a recent watch purchase.

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    Definitely put my name down for one of the new ones when available!

    As I am in Sheffield I will be knocking on the door as soon as the consignment arrives! lol Slimming down my watch collection can wait!

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    and what about the PRS-18A?

    Great news! Is there a chance for the automatic to be restocked too? ;)
    Last edited by dzsino; 4th June 2017 at 10:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzsino View Post
    Great news! Is there a chance for the automatic to be restocked too? ;)
    Yes.. I'd dearly like to see the return of the 18A. My beloved Fricker one is looking quite sorry for itself these days.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by galewis View Post
    Yes.. I'd dearly like to see the return of the 18A. My beloved Fricker one is looking quite sorry for itself these days.

    Gary
    Ok, sell it to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    Eddie,

    Is the 17Q going to make a comeback?

    Dave
    Yes this please, or the A, to go with my C would be good.

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    Hitting the indices

    So I've a question regarding the eta chronometer movement please, does the second hand hit the indices spot on or is it like the other Swiss quartz movements where this does not seem to happen in my experience?

    Thanks
    Dan

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    Any more news on the 18Q? Really fancying a quartz diver with no date

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    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 James_ View Post
    So we might see a date version ;)
    Please, no. Not for me.

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    I'd second the absence of a date for two reasons. The whole point of this watch for me is that it's a quality, rugged pick up and go quartz which would be negated somewhat by the need to change the date. Plus it looks cleaner without, especially if there's going to be extra text.

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    Date version would be a winner in my view. Don't buy the argument it would be less pick up and go. Having to change the date potentially once every month or so is no hardship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Jim View Post
    Date version would be a winner in my view. Don't buy the argument it would be less pick up and go. Having to change the date potentially once every month or so is no hardship.

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    It isn't the pick up and go that makes me want a non date. I would just like a really symmetrical dial with equal lume at 3 and 9.

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    Nice touch Certified Chronometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    Nice touch Certified Chronometer.
    As far as I know, it will be the only officially certified chronometer with a NATO Stock Number currently available. Even if it's not, it will certainly be the least expensive.

    Eddie
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    can't wait

    it sounds like a great piece, hopefully soon.

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    I think the 18 is my favourite TF watch.
    Beyond ideas of good and bad, there is a field. I'll meet you there.

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