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    Another vote for C, the dial, text and hands now look well balanced


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    C for me too. The Logo being lower gives it more balance to the dial


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    Any votes for a smaller 36mm Version D?

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    C looks well balanced.

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    C does look really well balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derb.... View Post
    Any votes for a smaller 36mm Version D?

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    Oh yes, I'd be at the front of the queue. Especially if the horrible Mercedes hand could be replaced with a thistle 😀

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    Tweaking finished and moving 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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    Can I ask, what are the main differences between this model and the previous one ?
    Thanks

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    Probably the sapphire.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Sapphire and the other day on the FB page there were two different dials shown he was deciding on.

    The FB page has more info on all the new releases.

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    That prototype looks lovely and the ultra subtle Everest font is perfect.


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    Looking good.

    I too would love to see a 36mm or 38mm version. (38mm is my fav size for this style of watch)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Tweaking finished and moving to production.



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    That is spot on! I will be ordering one. I think you have the dial perfect here. Also my daughter just dropped my PRS-25 on the floor and stepped on it bending the bracelet clasp out of shape so I have to have it on a nato at the moment! I was really enjoying the bracelet recently🤬

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    Love it, can’t wait to get my hands on one when they are released.


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    Eddie, I have been on a hunt for an used PRS-25.
    Saw a few of them recently for sale on different forums.

    Do you have a target release date for this version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NobitaD View Post
    Eddie, I have been on a hunt for an used PRS-25.
    Saw a few of them recently for sale on different forums.

    Do you have a target release date for this version?
    Hopefully September but that's not a promise.

    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
    Hopefully September but that's not a promise.

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    Ok its August....Eddie i'm gonna bug you for an update on PRS 25 please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robti View Post
    Can I ask, what are the main differences between this model and the previous one ?
    Thanks
    I'd like to know what the final 'tweaks' were too please.

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    Smiths Everest PRS-25

    Specs as original with the addition of a saphire crystal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Specs as original with the addition of a saphire crystal.
    I hope not. I thought both the dial and the hand set have been altered :the minute markers reduced,the hands longer and the SMITHS slightly reduced?

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    Thinking about it.



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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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    Seriously, put me at the front of the queue for that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Thinking about it.

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    Stop thinking, start taking down my card details.... ;-)

    I was wondering if the new 25 would come back into my collection with the design tweaks, but a smaller size 25 would be a necessity!

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    Do it!!!! Just make sure that the minute hand hits the markers ;)


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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    Do it!!!! Just make sure that the minute hand hits the markers ;)


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    Doesn't matter with an automatic :D

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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
    Doesn't matter with an automatic :D

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    Tell that to Rolex


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    Why are you thinking about 35mm? Why not the classic 36mm?

    More importantly how long would we have to wait for the smaller version. I really want the 36mm explorer 1016 homage

    Eddie any idea for pricing of the bigger one due in September? Im thinking of buying another watch and want to make sure i have funds available for yours if i like the final result.
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    ^^^ You have been here since 2002 a true early believer – you should know by now, the price is only known on the opening day of ordering! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faide View Post
    Why are you thinking about 35mm? Why not the classic 36mm?

    More importantly how long would we have to wait for the smaller version. I really want the 36mm explorer 1016 homage

    Eddie any idea for pricing of the bigger one due in September? Im thinking of buying another watch and want to make sure i have funds available for yours if i like the final result.


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    ^^ That proves the 35mm question!

    I still think that the 35mm handset, could do with being enlarged. So that the minute hand hits the minute track plus it gives the overall set a bit more weight too.

    I have mocked up: Larger hands on the left, Eddie's original on the right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    ^^ That proves the 35mm question!

    I still think that the 35mm handset, could do with being enlarged. So that the minute hand hits the minute track plus it gives the overall set a bit more weight too.

    I have mocked up: Larger hands on the left, Eddie's original on the right!
    The left hand version looks perfect to me.....and the hands are exactly the proportions i tried to advocate for the 40mm version

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    ^^ That proves the 35mm question!

    I still think that the 35mm handset, could do with being enlarged. So that the minute hand hits the minute track plus it gives the overall set a bit more weight too.

    I have mocked up: Larger hands on the left, Eddie's original on the right!
    That’s what I said :) Left for me


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    The smaller version looks spot on Eddie.

    The only thing that I personally would change is the lug width, I'd be happier with 20mm.

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    Ooh you on the left....come to Papa 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    The smaller version looks spot on Eddie.

    The only thing that I personally would change is the lug width, I'd be happier with 20mm.

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    Oh yes, this too please


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    wow i did not know that the older explorers were 35.19mm.

    But here's another question. Why have a 18mm bracelet. I just checked my friend's 1016 and he has 20mm lug width.

    And again very important. If you are just "thinking" about this what is possible ETA on this? Christmas this year or a 2019 thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    The smaller version looks spot on Eddie.

    The only thing that I personally would change is the lug width, I'd be happier with 20mm.

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    20mm lugs would ruin the proportions of that watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    ^^^ You have been here since 2002 a true early believer – you should know by now, the price is only known on the opening day of ordering! ;-)
    I have the honor of having a forum join date on the same MONTH and YEAR as EDDIE!!! :D

    A proud owner of the PRS-1 and PRS-2. So yes a true believer.

    Whether this is a watch i will buy or not i know that it will be fantastic quality.

    Hint: if EDDIE makes a true 1016 homage with 20mm lugs and 35/36mm case. I will be trampling over everyone like its Black Friday at Walmart.

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    As Eddie can probably confirm, I've had my fair share of Everest's, lovely watches that are such great value for money.

    I always did find them a little large, but saying that, they still wear great on a 7"+ wrist and I'm definitely going to buy one of the new upgraded Everest's as soon as they are released. (I really do have a soft spot for them.)

    I'm currently wearing the 36mm Zeno Explorer, it's quite small for me at 36mm but i believe that the proportions of the 36mm case and 20mm lug width work much better together. And you soon get used to the size after a few hours wearing it.

    If the smaller Everest takes off I'll be all over that, just hope the lug distance can be changed to 20mm.

    (For size reference.) Here are a few images of my 36mm Zeno Explorer (With 20mm riveted bracelet that tapers to 16mm at the clasp.) on my 7.25 inch wrist:

    (Please excuse the crap unfocused image's.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    20mm lugs would ruin the proportions of that watch.
    The 1016 rolex explorer had a 35.19mm case as eddie shows above and 20mm lugs and looks beautiful. So i dont think it ruins the proportions.

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    Smiths Everest PRS-25

    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    20mm lugs would ruin the proportions of that watch.
    We’re talking about the 36(35)mm now, you understand, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    We’re talking about the 36(35)mm now, you understand, right?


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    I own an Everest , I understand perfectly which size is under discussion. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I own an Everest , I understand perfectly which size is under discussion. Right?
    Me too. So you think 20mm lugs are out of proportion on a 36mm case?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    Me too. So you think 20mm lugs are out of proportion on a 36mm case?


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    No. I know they are. But that's just my opinion, and also my final word on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    No. I know they are. But that's just my opinion, and also my final word on the subject.
    Apologies of course everyone is entitled to their opinion. What we were pointing out is that the ORIGINAL Rolex Explorer 1016 had a 35.19mm case and 20mm lugs. And given the extreme popularity and prices of this now vintage watch, many many many people do not feel that the 20mm lug width is out of proportion for the watch.

    But again beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if it looks wrong to you that's ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    No. I know they are. But that's just my opinion, and also my final word on the subject.
    Um....OK....


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    Wow I really hope there will be a smaller size one that will be perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Thinking about it.
    re: 35mm version
    Yes please Eddie!
    I would be interested in the smaller size too.

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    Please do the 35mm one Eddie, and get it out in time for Christmas!


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

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