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    "The “potential” rivet bracelet does not get me excited anyone else agree?"
    I feel the same, it would look great on the potential Jenny Carribbean hommage, but feel there's nothing wrong with the current PRS25 bracelet, which, from all photos is a perfect match and fit for the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthered View Post
    "The “potential” rivet bracelet does not get me excited anyone else agree?"
    I feel the same, it would look great on the potential Jenny Carribbean hommage, but feel there's nothing wrong with the current PRS25 bracelet, which, from all photos is a perfect match and fit for the watch.
    Aye same here sounds great, but then if the first batch spec isn't repeated they become a more exclusive club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthered View Post
    "The “potential” rivet bracelet does not get me excited anyone else agree?"
    I feel the same, it would look great on the potential Jenny Carribbean hommage, but feel there's nothing wrong with the current PRS25 bracelet, which, from all photos is a perfect match and fit for the watch.
    I love the look of the bracelet on my PRS25, but its clasp is its weakness IMHO. I have mine on Natos so its not an issue for me.
    Last edited by wildheart; 2nd November 2018 at 14:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeadOhio View Post
    My US based Spitfire needs a sibling & I excited to see more pic’s of the 36mm.

    The “potential” rivet bracelet does not get me excited anyone else agree?

    I own an original PRS-25, the bracelet came off immediately and remains unworn in the box. However, whilst the smaller size of the 36mm merely tempts me, the added inclusion of a rivetted bracelet would be a deciding positive factor in buying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Yes. Unfortunately I was too late to get a rivet bracelet fitted. He said that it should be ready for the middle of Decmber so I asked him yesterday if he cold fit it with the rivet bracelet and he said "bracelet already made, the watches should be ready at the end of this month".

    If it sells well, I'll get it fitted to the next batch.


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    Should there be a second batch with a rivetted bracelet, would you consider supplying the bracelet alone to owners from the first batch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Should there be a second batch with a rivetted bracelet, would you consider supplying the bracelet alone to owners from the first batch?
    I might.

    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 wildheart View Post
    I love the look of the bracelet on my PRS25, but its clasp is its weakness IMHO. I have my on Natos so its not an issue for me.
    The new clasp or the old clasp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The new clasp or the old clasp?

    Eddie
    Old clasp Eddie


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    Whats a rivet bracelet exactly?
    I guess it's a bracelet with rivets on, but I havnt got much farther than that.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Whats a rivet bracelet exactly?
    I guess it's a bracelet with rivets on, but I havnt got much farther than that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    How do you remove the links on one of those bad boys?
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    How do you remove the links on one of those bad boys?
    That's a good question, unfortunately I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That's a good question, unfortunately I have no idea.
    I presume hammer and chisel isn't the right answer.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That's a good question, unfortunately I have no idea.
    If they are anything like the rivet bracelet on the tiger concept watches then they are like mini spring bars, one either side on the reverse of the rivet head. Quite easy to resize.


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    Quote Originally Posted by messym View Post
    If they are anything like the rivet bracelet on the tiger concept watches then they are like mini spring bars, one either side on the reverse of the rivet head. Quite easy to resize.


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    Hard to explain without a photo, but same principle as spring bars


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    Quote Originally Posted by messym View Post
    If they are anything like the rivet bracelet on the tiger concept watches then they are like mini spring bars, one either side on the reverse of the rivet head. Quite easy to resize.


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    Just like the Casio composite bracelet then
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Yes. Unfortunately I was too late to get a rivet bracelet fitted. He said that it should be ready for the middle of Decmber so I asked him yesterday if he cold fit it with the rivet bracelet and he said "bracelet already made, the watches should be ready at the end of this month".

    If it sells well, I'll get it fitted to the next batch. Here's what the bracelet looks like.



    Eddie

    Great news Eddie, a good reason to wait for second batch, because I believe that rivets perfectly match the 36 mm Everest.

    In this second batch please could you consider a crown with Smith logo on ?

    When this second batch could be available ?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Great news Eddie, a good reason to wait for second batch, because I believe that rivets perfectly match the 36 mm Everest.

    In this second batch please could you consider a crown with Smith logo on ?

    When this second batch could be available ?

    Thanks.
    When and if the first batch sell out.

    Eddie
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    Was hoping mine would reach me for the weekend, but haven't had a shipping note yet Post more pictures, people!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    Was hoping mine would reach me for the weekend, but haven't had a shipping note yet Post more pictures, people!
    But it probably will, yours was one of the 18 I shipped today. All orders from this week now shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When and if the first batch sell out.

    Eddie
    Without wanting to jinx it. I don't think there is a risk of it not selling out.

    I also don't really care for the riveted bracelet.

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    Now that's excellent news, Eddie!

    On the one hand I suspect you're sick of packing parcels, on the other hand it must be nice to have good launches like this and the 29 have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    Now that's excellent news, Eddie!

    On the one hand I suspect you're sick of packing parcels, on the other hand it must be nice to have good launches like this and the 29 have been.
    Yes it's good and bad. It's good to get some cash back in because the up-front payments almost skint me (and the 30% deposits for what's coming) but it's hard work getting all the stuff out. My back is wrecked from standing and stooping over the packing bench.

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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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    I must also say that your packaging is ace. Good size, secure both from theft (without making it obvious) and shocks yet very green, without loads of foam or air bubbles or anything.
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    Received mine this morning. Over the moon with it

    If anything it's even nicer on the wrist than I'd hoped. No pics yet (and knowing me and photography don't hold your breath...!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Yes it's good and bad. It's good to get some cash back in because the up-front payments almost skint me (and the 30% deposits for what's coming) but it's hard work getting all the stuff out. My back is wrecked from standing and stooping over the packing bench.

    Eddie
    Bravo Eddie , glad you a reaping what you sow . I got my dispatch email this afternoon for my prs 29a so many thanks .

    Have a good weekend


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    I’m getting a bit confused here! Will the 36mm have the riveted bracelet or the original bracelet until the second batch

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    Just back from the PO to pick up mine, and initial impressions are very good.



    Old next to new here. You can't see in this pic particularly, but the dial is a deeper black on the new one. Plastic still on bracelet because I don't have time to sort it this morning, but I'll be getting some links out and wearing it that way later. For now, it'll be off with the bracelet and onto a strap.

    (I have to say, just with a quick play, the new clasp is a lovely piece of engineering.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post


    Old next to new here.
    Your Daveliness
    What are your other impressions, comparing new with old? Would be interested to hear your opinion when time allows
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    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    You can clearly see that the shorter and thinner hash markers on the new version give a better balance to the dial (in my opinion).

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You can clearly see that the shorter and thinner hash markers on the new version give a better balance to the dial (in my opinion).

    Eddie
    Definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You can clearly see that the shorter and thinner hash markers on the new version give a better balance to the dial (in my opinion).

    Eddie
    Yep much better.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Yes, a distinct improvement.

    Roll on the 36mm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Your Daveliness
    What are your other impressions, comparing new with old? Would be interested to hear your opinion when time allows
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    Looks lovely! Are the bracelet links shorter as well?


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    New one is nicer. I was waiting for the 36 but now I’m not sure if this would be better...

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    Just collected mine from Postie.

    I think overall its great improvement...all the little tweaks... I just can't seem to deal with the size lug to lug :(

    Patience required... the 36mm may be the answer.

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    quick question for anyone with a new one, is the rotor noise any less noticeable what with the sapphire crystal, and anti mag shield, than in the original version?
    Last edited by Passenger; 3rd November 2018 at 11:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You can clearly see that the shorter and thinner hash markers on the new version give a better balance to the dial (in my opinion).

    Eddie
    Yes definitely !

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    Seems so to me too from what I remember of original.
    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Yes definitely !
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    Got the bracelet sized and fitted now :-)

    Dial is definitely better balanced, it's lovely and spacious.

    Links in bracelet are slightly shorter, and I think the bigger clasp balances the head better. Adjustment on the bracelet is good, as well, single sided screws. The old bracelet has a lot of micro-adjustment in the clasp, the new one has much less, but it wasn't hard to get a good fit (and the ratchet thing is always there as well).

    Dial is definitely blacker. The Everest logo is a bit easier to see as well.

    Case looks a touch longer/thinner through the lugs, but I only notice it with the two side by side. Case edges are a touch sharper/cleaner I think as well. I'd say the case is a tiny bit thinner and the caseback a bit deeper, but again only noticeable with the two side by side. The engraving in the caseback in the old model is deeper.

    The crystal gives more reflections than the acrylic, but the underside AR is pretty good. It seems to make the dial seem 'brighter' as well. I'll miss the domed acrylic, but the profile on this sapphire pretty much matches the older acrylic. (My old Everest needs to go to the SC to help pay for the new one.)

    I think they both sound as loud as each other, maybe a bit quieter on the new model? I like the rotor sound, though, so I'm not a good judge.

    Overall, really like the upgrade, very happy with this indeed.

    I haven't bought a watch new for 7.5 years, and it's more than 8 since I bought a new mechanical (a PRS-3 from Eddie here, which I ended up trading against the old model Everest). This is a very nice thing to break that trend with!
    Last edited by Dave E; 3rd November 2018 at 13:55.
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    Thanks Dave.

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    Old watch new strap!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwozza70 View Post
    Just collected mine from Postie.

    I think overall its great improvement...all the little tweaks... I just can't seem to deal with the size lug to lug :(

    Patience required... the 36mm may be the answer.

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    After Rugby I thought I would try on NATO... It completely changed my mind...



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    Please wrist shots with the bracelet are really welcome ... !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Please wrist shots with the bracelet are really welcome ... !
    Not a great photo, but:

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    For the 36mm version, what about red 'EVEREST' text? Like the date-windowed Ranger-inspired mock-up I'm sure I saw earlier in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwozza70 View Post
    After Rugby I thought I would try on NATO... It completely changed my mind...



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    Looks great! Think it wears spot on on your wrist.
    I only wear my older model on leather/ Nato. Nice improvement over the previous model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    For the 36mm version, what about red 'EVEREST' text? Like the date-windowed Ranger-inspired mock-up I'm sure I saw earlier in this thread.
    Or a white dialled version, as an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Or a white dialled version, as an idea.
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?p=4918136

    Not sure Eddie was keen on that suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?p=4918136

    Not sure Eddie was keen on that suggestion.
    chuckle, no I suppose not.


    You can really see the new darker black on this version, the face does look much improved, better balanced than the original.

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