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    PRS 40?

    Will there ever be new stock of the PRS 40?

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    NH15 movement eh? So that means we can expect an auto version in the future, or have I got hold of the wrong end of the stick?

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    Iím not sure how I would feel about a mechanical movement in the PRS40; it kind of takes away some of its ďno frillsĒ simplicity.

    Having said that, I could live with a hand wound rather than automatic.

    Iíve had two and sold them both but I think s third would be a keeper.

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    The NH15 is the 6R15, better quality than the usually used NH35. When it was only a quartz, I had many enquiries for an automatic version. Now I'm doing it as an automatic, the first comment is "I'd prefer quartz" :-)

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    Maybe Iím in a minority of one Eddie!

    Iím sure I could live with an auto though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The NH15 is the 6R15, better quality than the usually used NH35. When it was only a quartz, I had many enquiries for an automatic version. Now I'm doing it as an automatic, the first comment is "I'd prefer quartz" :-)

    Eddie
    Is it feasible to offer both, like you did with the PRS 18? I guess the auto version will not be 195 quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Is it feasible to offer both, like you did with the PRS 18? I guess the auto version will not be 195 quid.
    The minimum order is 300 per model so there can be only one.

    Eddie
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    An auto version? Now that looks interesting...
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    Very nice.
    I imagine this is a few months away yet Eddie?

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    I would also be in the quartz camp for this; I can see the crown being a massive PITA with the strap being in behind it. No big deal on a quartz where it's set and forget for 6 months but potentially more annoying on an auto. Perhaps it could be mitigated by a push/pull rather than screw-down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    I would also be in the quartz camp for this; I can see the crown being a massive PITA with the strap being in behind it. No big deal on a quartz where it's set and forget for 6 months but potentially more annoying on an auto. Perhaps it could be mitigated by a push/pull rather than screw-down?
    It's never been screw down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's never been screw down.

    Eddie
    Ah well that's that then!

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    Auto is great, I can add that to my quartz version and they could be a couple :). Still no date is a winner imho.
    Itís still a great no frills design, my cheapest watch, but it gets the most attention.
    Last edited by Daddelvirks; 7th May 2018 at 21:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The NH15 is the 6R15, better quality than the usually used NH35.
    Eddie
    Eddie, The NH15 is a mid size movement (23.8mm diameter) with rather modest timekeeping claims (-35 ~ +55 s/day). The 6R15 equivalent is the NE15 with a 27.4mm diameter and much better timekeeping (-15 ~ +25 second per day). I guess the reference to NH15 on the spec sheet for the PRS40 may be a typo.

    Martin

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    Ah yes, well spotted, it should be the NE15.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Yes indeed, it should be the NE15.

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

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    In that case it looks like yet another winner and future purchase :)
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Will this have similar strength lume to the PRS18Q COSC? Or like a torch like the previous PRS40?

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    Automatic.

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

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    My quartz is surviving South America at the moment.
    Can't spot the difference from the picture.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    Automatic.

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    This is very exciting, mine has survived 2 years of abuse in the workshop and doesnt seem to have a single scratch on the sapphire - runs about -1 sec a month too, would definitely be interested in the auto!

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    I had the quartz one.

    The second hand missing the markers irritated me a bit, and the minute hand had a slight "waggle". I sold it, but would definitely have an auto version.

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    What with this and the Caribbean 1000 homage (discussed in Watch Talk) I'll be getting my salary sent directly to Eddie and if there's anything left he can send it on to me.

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    Any idea when this is coming back in to stock Eddie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Any idea when this is coming back in to stock Eddie?
    We can't get the movements until November/December.

    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
    We can't get the movements until November/December.

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    I am glad as I've just spent the money I was saving on a new Seiko Dawn Grey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    We can't get the movements until November/December.

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    Thanks for the update.

    Will the standard one and chrono come down the line at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Thanks for the update.

    Will the standard one and chrono come down the line at the same time?
    No.

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

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    IĎm really forward to the release of this one ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Will there ever be new stock of the PRS 40?
    New member here, I'm wondering the same thing. Does the potential auto version of the PRS-40 mean no more quartz models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fergfour View Post
    New member here, I'm wondering the same thing. Does the potential auto version of the PRS-40 mean no more quartz models?
    Welcome to the forum. A Quartz chronograph perhaps: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ouple-of-ideas


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    Welcome to the forum. A Quartz chronograph perhaps: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ouple-of-ideas

    Good to be here. I'm late to the game when it comes to Precista and Smiths and it seems I missed a few that appeal to me. Anyway, I'll be ordering the Seafire this week, maybe the PRS-82 in a month or two. Hopefully by then things will have progressed with the PRS40.

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    Manufacturer's pictures.









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    Looking sharp Eddie.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Are you going to sell the two configurations or are these just prototypes to see which you prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Are you going to sell the two configurations or are these just prototypes to see which you prefer?
    Just prototypes but I'll probably sell both.

    Eddie
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    Like the bicompax dial a lot.

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    Thanks for the update. Canít wait die the release. The bicompax dial rocks.


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    End of January for the auto version as per email update

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    I'm really confused with all the new models coming fast lately, but the chrono version of the PRS40 is still highest on my list.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Just prototypes but I'll probably sell both.

    Eddie
    What about the version with the ETA 251.264, ie with a centralised chronograph minute counter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    What about the version with the ETA 251.264, ie with a centralised chronograph minute counter?
    That movement will be used for this one



    Eddie
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    Whooooaaa. So are you going ahead with the mission timer Eddie??

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    Don't think zulu strap suits the PRS-40. Would prefer the squared off hardware nato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    That movement will be used for this one



    Eddie
    Looks very good Eddie!.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    That movement will be used for this one



    Eddie
    Very exciting news


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    Manufacturer's pictures of the prototypes.












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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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    Much prefer the 3 dial face. Looks smashing.

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