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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    I think we should all be very grateful to Eddie that he produces great watches Ė and lets us kick them around before! These are my favourite threads on the forum.

    I think the new version is getting so close to perfection. My only comment would be to bulk the hour hand up a touch to balance out the set.

    Below is an example. My re-worked version from a week ago on the left > Eddie's new design in the centre > the new design with a slightly enlarged hour hand on the right.




    * I prefer the shape of the hour hand that is on the current design a lot more than last weeks! *
    Far right version gets my vote too.Those proportions look perfect now.The older Smiths crown logo would be the icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver centurian View Post
    Far right version gets my vote too.Those proportions look perfect now.The older Smiths crown logo would be the icing on the cake.
    Really excited about this potential model! It would be good to see which variation of the 'Smiths' logo works best.

    http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/k...ork/Smiths.jpg

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    With the other logo... maybe it makes it to close to Rolex original? But it does look really nice!




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    This is simply great! Please, Eddie, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    With the other logo... maybe it makes it to close to Rolex original? But it does look really nice!




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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    With the other logo... maybe it makes it to close to Rolex original? But it does look really nice!




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    It does indeed.

    That would be very tempting!

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    No more changes, it's off to production.

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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 OliverCD View Post
    With the other logo... maybe it makes it to close to Rolex original? But it does look really nice!




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    Not normally a fan of the manboobs logo, but that looks fantastic!
    Last edited by seikopath; 17th August 2018 at 17:18.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish :)

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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 swanbourne View Post
    No more changes, it's off to production.

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    Awesome.....My Christmas present is all sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    ^^^ which is why if you can make the 36mm as shown in your latest design you should have people lining up to buy. Not many people have the cash or willing to spend that kinda cash for an original 1016.

    Interesting how those hands are not touching the index markers but on your 1016 they do.
    Last edited by Faide; 17th August 2018 at 17:19.

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    Smiths Everest PRS-25

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No more changes, it's off to production.

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    Hi Eddie, what was the final design chosen? And when might it be available? All the best


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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Not normally a fan of the manboobs logo, but that looks fantastic!
    You know that visual image can never be forgotten now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No more changes, it's off to production.

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    Great news, it looks like this one is going to be another belter. Canít wait!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Derivative View Post
    Great news, it looks like this one is going to be another belter. Canít wait!


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    ^ What he said

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    Looking forward to this release, I hope it will be my next incoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    This should please some but will it please all?



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    Hooray for 36mm!

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    Great Eddie!! (36mm + longer Minute hand = perfect!)

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    Curious about the max wrist size for the metal bracelet.

    Iím going to purchase one (hopefully). For my father. I was showing him a few watches I was hoping to buy soon and he said that if possible he would love to have one if I was able to purchase two. The thing is he has big wrists... so Iím curious what is the max wrist size that the bracelet will fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Curious about the max wrist size for the metal bracelet.

    Iím going to purchase one (hopefully). For my father. I was showing him a few watches I was hoping to buy soon and he said that if possible he would love to have one if I was able to purchase two. The thing is he has big wrists... so Iím curious what is the max wrist size that the bracelet will fit?
    I have an 8.5" wrist and usually have to remove 2 or 3 links for a good fit, I think it was 5 or 6 links for the Dreadnought.

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    Smiths Everest PRS-25

    Thank you.

    Heís the same size so good to know for future reference as well.
    Last edited by canuck; 18th August 2018 at 18:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No more changes, it's off to production.

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    Very good. 👍 Wishing you a smooth manufacturing experience,

    Gert

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    It's good to see that this watch has brought some new members to the forum. I'd like to say hello and welcome on behalf of everyone here and that I look forward to your positive contributions throughout the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    I wonder how its going to compare to the Zeno Explorer, which is pretty much identical in size and appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artking3 View Post
    I wonder how its going to compare to the Zeno Explorer, which is pretty much identical in size and appearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum,,
    Thank you. I recently discovered Timefactors and the fantastic watches it puts out, and managed to acquire a Speedbird III. It's down the rabbit hole from that point onwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artking3 View Post
    Thank you. I recently discovered Timefactors and the fantastic watches it puts out, and managed to acquire a Speedbird III. It's down the rabbit hole from that point onwards.
    As forums go it can at times be a 'rough ride' as we have very little moderation, however the knowledge available about watches and pretty much anything else life can throw at you is immense, enjoy your stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artking3 View Post
    I wonder how its going to compare to the Zeno Explorer, which is pretty much identical in size and appearance.
    Itís considerably larger than the Zeno. Iíve had both and found one too small and one too big! Weíre a picky bunch.

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    This looks awesome, I'm on the queue for one.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Itís considerably larger than the Zeno. Iíve had both and found one too small and one too big! Weíre a picky bunch.
    Isnít this one 36mm the same size as the Zeno .. the previous one was 40mm

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    I'm wondering if /hoping that the change to a saphire crystal and smaller case size will act to dampen the sound of the movement which is sometimes noticeable in the original everest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Itís considerably larger than the Zeno. Iíve had both and found one too small and one too big! Weíre a picky bunch.
    Won't the 36mm version be pretty close in size, though? I think that's what the new fella's on about.

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    You're right Sean, my mistake.

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    WOW!

    I purchased a Spitfire a 2 or 3 years ago (does not receive enough wrist time!) and decided to check up on what Eddie has in the product pipeline yesterday, wow a 36mm Smith's Explorer (+ beautiful automatic chrono)! I never pulled the trigger on 39mm Smith Explorer (I did not like the look of the minute markers on the dial), this checks all the correct boxes. I can not wait for this to become available.

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    Smiths Everest PRS-25

    Quote Originally Posted by sean View Post
    Won't the 36mm version be pretty close in size, though? I think that's what the new fella's on about.
    The Zeno has a particularly tall acrylic crystal which unbalances the watch in my opinion. Iím looking forward to some shots of Eddieís new 36 to see how his turns out!


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    Last edited by lughugger; 11th September 2018 at 23:12.

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    Not to mention the rather worrying QA issues that Zeno has with the NOS AS movements that they are using at the moment.

    Having tried the old Everest and found it way too big, and experiencing a number of faults with ZEX's which I find to be the ideal size - this latest incarnation looks ideal.

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    The original PRS-25 was made with that case size and dial design so as not to be yet another Explorer clone. From 25/11/2011 . . . "It was never intended to be an exact copy, just share a bit of the DNA :wink: Eddie" .

    Having said that I do like this new version.

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    Just checked to satisfy my curiosity and the Zex is 14mm thick. The Everest is going to be 11mm. So Eddieís new incarnation sounds like itís going to be spot on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Lets hope nothing changes, or it will be a different watch.


    I like the look of the Smiths Everest , especially in this picture .I used to own an RXW Expievo ..a very similar watch which i stupidly sold and can't replace .I reckon i'll try the Smiths sometime .

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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    Just checked to satisfy my curiosity and the Zex is 14mm thick. The Everest is going to be 11mm. So Eddieís new incarnation sounds like itís going to be spot on.
    And in consequence should wear much better on a strap then the ZEX

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