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    Comparing the two by flicking back and forth I think the 18mm opening has the more classic line and keeps the face prominent on the overall design - this is important if the hand set remains to the original proportions. My opinion of course.

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    Smiths Everest PRS-25

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    Iím still of the opinion that the tip of the minute and second hand should reach the markers.


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    YEEEEEESSSS! Please do it!!!


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    35mm.....OMG so nice , I want!!!


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    I've decided it should be 36mm with 20mm lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've decided it should be 36mm with 20mm lugs.

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    Superb!!

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    even better - please don't let us wait for donkey's years

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've decided it should be 36mm with 20mm lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    Iím still of the opinion that the tip of the minute and second hand should reach the markers.
    Agreed. Hands are definitely too short. And a longer counterbalance on the seconds hand would be nice... Come on, Eddie, you know it makes sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    Perfection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    Signed up here just to say this looks great! When can I order? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've decided it should be 36mm with 20mm lugs.

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    Just take my money now dammit!!! :D

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    Excellenti!! When might this be available?


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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    Perfection!
    The minute hand, I'll agree. But still needs another mm on the hour hand with same on the seconds hand counterbalance. Then we can talk about perfection.

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    Exceedingly tempted by the 36mm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    The dial is slightly too small; the dial of a 1016 is 28mm, not 27mm as you have it now. I know it's only 1mm but it does not look entirely right with 27mm.
    Other than that it looks very nice although I would love to see it with the old Smiths De Luxe logo and Everest in white letters.

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    Totaly agree with you! The old-school Smiths Deluxe logo would be awesome. But either way i will definitely order!

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyPN View Post
    The dial is slightly too small; the dial of a 1016 is 28mm, not 27mm as you have it now. I know it's only 1mm but it does not look entirely right with 27mm.
    Other than that it looks very nice although I would love to see it with the old Smiths De Luxe logo and Everest in white letters.

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    So when in the dark the hands shrink? That's a complication I haven't seen before!

    But seriously, what an excellent watch it will be. If I didn't have an Explorer and an Everest already...

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    Eddie. can you confirm on the original 1016 did the bracelet taper from 20mm to 16mm or 20mm to 18mm?

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    I really want a PRS-25, this has just muddied the waters. I was always concerned the original would appear too big and consequently never took the plunge, i'm hoping this will be the perfect fit. Judging by the pictures of the 36mm Zeno it seems well proportioned (if that's a good comparison). Will these be a limited run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faide View Post
    Eddie. can you confirm on the original 1016 did the bracelet taper from 20mm to 16mm or 20mm to 18mm?
    I think it tapered to 16 but the adjustable clasp isn't available in 16mm.

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    36 mm with longer hands. Excellent move!!! I think it looks great.

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    Does the minute hand need to extend right to the edge of the dial? Makes the hour hand look tok small by comparison. Shouldn't the minute hand just end once it brushes the start of the indices so you can easily read the time? I note the 1016 above does this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Does the minute hand need to extend right to the edge of the dial? Makes the hour hand look tok small by comparison. Shouldn't the minute hand just end once it brushes the start of the indices so you can easily read the time? I note the 1016 above does this.
    Touching as above would be good, the minute hand then reads so much better.

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    ^ that slightly smaller bezel (if thats what the slightly bigger dial is giving you) is a lot more graceful

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    Looks perfect now. I hope you're going ahead with this and that I can buy it in the not too distant future.

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    One more thing, I believe the lug to lug should be 44mm, not 42,5mm.
    And I agree with Geralt about the length of the hour hand (1mm more) and second hand (counterbalance longer).

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    Looks perfect now. I hope you're going ahead with this and that I can buy it in the not too distant future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyPN View Post
    One more thing, I believe the lug to lug should be 44mm, not 42,5mm.
    And I agree with Geralt about the length of the hour hand (1mm more) and second hand (counterbalance longer).
    Cheers! We can do nothing more but wait and hope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Cheers! We can do nothing more but wait and hope...
    Indeed, I really hope this goes ahead.
    Personally I could live with slightly incorrect hands. The dimensions of the case and dial are more important to me. If the lug to lug is changed to 44mm I believe this could be the most faithful 1016 homage out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyPN View Post
    Indeed, I really hope this goes ahead.
    Personally I could live with slightly incorrect hands. The dimensions of the case and dial are more important to me. If the lug to lug is changed to 44mm I believe this could be the most faithful 1016 homage out there.
    Me too. You need to make plenty of them Eddie and be prepared for the shop to be closed for a couple of weeks.

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    I think this could be the all time legendary TimeFactors watch. The Everest was popular... this is looking to blow that out of the water!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    oooooh looking good. Press the "Start building" button

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    Avoided the original 25 due to the size. This and the new 29 could fill a couple of holes in the collection...

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