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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

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    I’m 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
    I’m 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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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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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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    This should please some but will it please all?



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    Hands don't look quite right, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Hands don't look quite right, yet.
    I agree. The minute hand is too long & shouldn't touch the markers.

    This looks spot on to me...


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    This thread is a perfect example of how you can't please everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    This thread is a perfect example of how you can't please everyone.

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    You could produce versions with the hands in (how many so far?) different lengths - perhaps 0.25 mm increments to satisfy those with terminal OCD

    Of course, then someone won't like the colour of the dial ....

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    Without hopefully trying seemingly stir the pot , shouldn’t the seconds hands extend to the minute if we are being faithful to source





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    Sorry if this a daft or previously asked and answered question, but IF there is a 36mm version would it require as different movement or would the miyota 9015 still fit...Eddie, anyone



    So I'd guess the miyota 9015 at 26 mm will fit a 36 mm watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    This should please some but will it please all?

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    Excellent! So are you going ahead with this? An if yes, any idea when we can expect it? I for one can't wait to put my order in.

    Regarding the hands, the length of the seconds and minute hands are correct as far as I can tell. I'm not sure about the hour hand but it's difficult to judge from a render.

    Here are some good pics of a 1016 to be found for people who doubt the length of the hands: https://www.fratellowatches.com/rolex-explorer-1016/

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    I have my own 1016 for reference.

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    I think we should all be very grateful to Eddie that he produces great watches – 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! *

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    ... the new design with a slightly enlarged hour hand on the right.
    I think that is spot on

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    Does the lollipop ball on the 1016 seem further back from the hour increments and aligns over the arrow point of the Mercedes hand ?





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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I have my own 1016 for reference.

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    Eddie if you just make your PRS25 dimensions faithful to your 1016 i will buy it. Heck might buy 2 and keep one in reserve.

    Since you already have a 1016 just make the hands/dial/lugs/lugh-to-lug the same length etc etc etc....

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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 – 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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