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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    PRS-29AM, sounds just right.

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    Its great that a little mock up I tried out a few years ago has been realised! I thought it would be popular.

    I'm really looking forward to this one, Eddie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Great!

    And we have ended up with 18mm lugs - even better!
    I understood, by the official drawings, the lug width was 18 ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    Excellent!

    A price too, £405 each.


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    Thanks for sharing that. I couldn't see the price. Lower than I estimated!!


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    I know it's 60 quid more than it last sold for but the price of the movement has increased and the hi-dome sapphire is Ä48 at cost. Sinn charged Ä300 extra for a hi-dome sapphire upgrade on one of their models (356?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I know it's 60 quid more than it last sold for but the price of the movement has increased and the hi-dome sapphire is Ä48 at cost. Sinn charged Ä300 extra for a hi-dome sapphire upgrade on one of their models (356?).

    Eddie
    I think the price is more than fair. Stowa charges quite a bit more for similar specs


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    That's a very good price

    What time does the shop open on Tuesday?

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    Just curious any reason why anti magneticism is down from 50,000 to 20,000 and whatís implication of that? Tks.


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    Itís a very competitive price Eddie and considering the price of the last 29a itís not that much of an increase relative to costs rising .


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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkiefreakie View Post
    Just curious any reason why anti magneticism is down from 50,000 to 20,000 and whatís implication of that? Tks.


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    The figure of 50,000A/m was theoretical using industry standard calculations. This time I wanted the anti-magnetic properties to be physically tested but the new manufacturer's equipment will only measure up to 20,000A/m. The watches all passed the test and also, one of the previous batch also passed (I was curious). As the new batch are constructed to the same specification as the previous batch, it's highly likely that the anti-magnetic properties are greater than 20,000A/m but as they could only be tested to 20,000A/m, that's all I'm claiming.

    Theoretical calculations are used all the time; I don't suppose a quartz movement manufacturer tests the battery life on a new movement for 10 years ;-) I just felt more comfortable using actual testing rather than theoretical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The figure of 50,000A/m was theoretical using industry standard calculations. This time I wanted the anti-magnetic properties to be physically tested but the new manufacturer's equipment will only measure up to 20,000A/m. The watches all passed the test and also, one of the previous batch also passed (I was curious). As the new batch are constructed to the same specification as the previous batch, it's highly likely that the anti-magnetic properties are greater than 20,000A/m but as they could only be tested to 20,000A/m, that's all I'm claiming.

    Theoretical calculations are used all the time; I don't suppose a quartz movement manufacturer tests the battery life on a new movement for 10 years ;-) I just felt more comfortable using actual testing rather than theoretical.

    Eddie
    Sorry to be a pain but do you have an image of the 29A head on. I was interested how it looked in comparison to the W10. Thanks


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    These both look superb, Eddie. My 29b is a personal favourite and is in no danger of leaving my collection. Iím currently trying to make space for the -AM, and Iíd happily add an -A to the box in time. A very versatile pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogdensnut View Post
    Sorry to be a pain but do you have an image of the 29A head on. I was interested how it looked in comparison to the W10. Thanks


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    None of the pictures on the website any good?

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    Hadn't visited this thread before as I've already got a 29a so not concerned if they were in stock or not. Noticed how many pages were in the thread so thought something must be going on. Now I need to buy a prs29-am. Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    None of the pictures on the website any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogdensnut View Post



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    Heís a good egg Eddie , I didnít see this picture earlier on the site



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    Looking forward to getting an Air Ministry model. Will probably get an 18mm brown cordovan strap to put it on.

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    Really love my PRS-29A.

    At the time of buying i couldn't help think i'd prefer a sapphire crystal..

    Now i'm toying with the idea of buying a new one, and flipping the old one......

    And i really like the AM model too..


    Both Beautiful watches.

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    Make sure there are still some Air Ministry ones for sale come Christmas time please, Eddie! Think it would do nicely under the tree...
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    Eddie,
    please is there any 16 mm buckle available with Smiths logo, to be used with those PRS-29A watches ?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Eddie,
    please is there any 16 mm buckle available with Smiths logo, to be used with those PRS-29A watches ?
    Thanks.
    No.

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

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    What time does the shop open? You are 5 hours ahead of me in Michigan so want to make a note.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsig9 View Post



    What time does the shop open? You are 5 hours ahead of me in Michigan so want to make a note.

    Thank you.
    Around 0230 hrs your time.

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    Just curious, on the TF website it suggests the general ordering process is first an email to confirm availability and then using the Add to Cart option. Is that also how ordering happens when new stock comes in or is the email step not required? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_nobody View Post
    Just curious, on the TF website it suggests the general ordering process is first an email to confirm availability and then using the Add to Cart option. Is that also how ordering happens when new stock comes in or is the email step not required? Thanks in advance.
    No need to confirm with new stock. Not really any need to confirm at all now as the shopping cart software manages stock and if they're all gone, it won't accept the order. The only time this might not work is if there's a massive rush and say for example there are only 5 remaining in stock but 7 people have them in their basket. The shopping cart doesn't deplete stock until the order is placed so in that situation, it's allowed 7 orders (because it still shows 5 in stock until the order is finalised) and two people would be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I know it's 60 quid more than it last sold for but the price of the movement has increased and the hi-dome sapphire is Ä48 at cost. Sinn charged Ä300 extra for a hi-dome sapphire upgrade on one of their models (356?).

    Eddie

    Yes, 356, with some or other story that it's very complicated to make a sapphire crystal in that (box) shape.
    Maybe it used to be and they forgot to correct the price ;)
    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
    No need to confirm with new stock. Not really any need to confirm at all now as the shopping cart software manages stock and if they're all gone, it won't accept the order. The only time this might not work is if there's a massive rush and say for example there are only 5 remaining in stock but 7 people have them in their basket. The shopping cart doesn't deplete stock until the order is placed so in that situation, it's allowed 7 orders (because it still shows 5 in stock until the order is finalised) and two people would be disappointed.

    Eddie
    Thanks for clarifying!

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    Is this a run of 850 in total for both models Eddie, or 850 of each? Just a question of being poised over the keyboard on Tuesday, or being able to relax a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    Is this a run of 850 in total for both models Eddie, or 850 of each? Just a question of being poised over the keyboard on Tuesday, or being able to relax a bit.
    No, it's a run of 200 black dial and 100 white dial. The numbers are carrying on from the previous batch.

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    Thanks for replying Eddie, you must be busy boxing watches.

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