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    Quote Originally Posted by SplitSecond View Post
    Got my order in for a black-dial version at 7.30 exactly; got the shipping notice yesterday and it arrived today. It's gone straight on to a whisky-coloured Horween shell cordovan strap.

    Now this has hardly been a divisive issue, but I'm definitely in the 'Wow!' camp. The sapphire crystal is wonderful, solid and crystal-clear, and the spring bars the reason I moved along my original PRS-29a. The new numbering is just fantastic; the dial a deeper black, and a bit finer in finish than the last version. Lume is great, and the whole package just superb.

    Downsides? A bit sharp on the edges underneath--but they don't make contact with the wrist. The etching on the caseback isn't as deep as the last version. And the finish of the hands--the edges--is a bit rough under a loupe.

    Then again, I didn't pay 2K for this. It looks and feels just terrific, and isn't leaving my wrist anytime soon.

    By the way, the NATO is great(colour, fabric and hardware). Pity I just don't get along with them. It'll sit in the nice customised Timefactors 2-watch travel case.
    Sharp??? And what magnification we talking on your loupe. My eye sight is shocking so I doubt I would notice!


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    It's looking increasingly unlikely that I'll open again on Tuesday. I've been packing for 5 days now and the pile of order seems just as high as it was 5 days ago.

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

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    I was probably the last person to leave the shop on Tuesday, so I'm going to have to be patient.

    Very excited though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesUK View Post
    Now I'm worried those unusually tall lugs will hang over the edge of my pathetic child-wrists. (6". Don't tell anyone.)

    That’s the larger B I wouldn’t worry.

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    Mine arrived this morning. Very impressed.




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    Came to a pretty surprising conclusion.

    I have come to the conclusion that I will not be attempting to acquire the "Air Ministry" timepiece. I have been here before with other timepieces or I should really say it is because of the size of the strap. I just cannot do it. To me the strap size speaks to me, if I will be comfortable with the timepiece and 18 mm just does not do it. I think that the watch is just perfect but this issue I have with the strap size is a deal breaker for me. The smallest I will go is a 20 mm strap. Again I would like to commend Eddie on a fine job that he did on the AM and will be eyeing the secondary market for a 29b when the time is right. Also I want to thank all of those who helped me get somewhat used to this forum and kind of how things operate around here, wait a minute, I'm not going anywhere so let me keep it short and just say another day another watch.
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    Mine arrived yesterday and I love it, really classy and so readable. The proportions of the case are just right and I think 20mm lugs would have looked odd.

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    Mine arrived yesterday and I love it, really classy and so readable. The proportions of the case are just right and I think 20mm lugs would have looked odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilSpec60 View Post
    I have come to the conclusion that I will not be attempting to acquire the "Air Ministry" timepiece. I have been here before with other timepieces or I should really say it is because of the size of the strap. I just cannot do it. To me the strap size speaks to me, if I will be comfortable with the timepiece and 18 mm just does not do it. I think that the watch is just perfect but this issue I have with the strap size is a deal breaker for me. The smallest I will go is a 20 mm strap. Again I would like to commend Eddie on a fine job that he did on the AM and will be eyeing the secondary market for a 29b when the time is right. Also I want to thank all of those who helped me get somewhat used to this forum and kind of how things operate around here, wait a minute, I'm not going anywhere so let me keep it short and just say another day another watch.
    Why?
    that doesn’t make sense that’s like saying I will only buy wheels of a certain size even if the car then looks unbalanced.
    18mm is perfect on this watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilSpec60 View Post
    ... and 18 mm just does not do it. I think that the watch is just perfect but this issue I have with the strap size is a deal breaker for me. The smallest I will go is a 20 mm strap
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    Well, we all have our little, or not so little, dealbreakers. Short hands is mine. However, I think I'm right in saying that the AM is based on the MOD 6B/159 which was 33mm with 17mm lugs, so lugs are roughly half the case width. To me, this is the perfect proportion. Thankfully, the new AM also sticks to this 'rule' with 36/18. Anything else would not have been in keeping with the original which for many (most?) of us would also have been a dealbreaker. And the quartermaster wouldn't have been so inundated with orders...
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    What strap is this please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Well, we all have our little, or not so little, dealbreakers. Short hands is mine. However, I think I'm right in saying that the AM is based on the MOD 6B/159 which was 33mm with 17mm lugs, so lugs are roughly half the case width. To me, this is the perfect proportion. Thankfully, the new AM also sticks to this 'rule' with 36/18. Anything else would not have been in keeping with the original which for many (most?) of us would also have been a dealbreaker. And the quartermaster wouldn't have been so inundated with orders...
    I was concerned by references to a possible 20mm lug width. Having owned previous incarnations of the 29a I regard 18mm as just right. 20mm would have not been a deal breaker for me but I would probaby always have felt as though the design had been compromised.

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    My AM arrived yesterday.....but with me wife now as I am overseas and won’t see it till she brings it with her (I hope!!) when she visits in early Nov....sigh

    But Eddie, really great service ordered on Tues and watch arrived on Sat (am located in East). Bravo


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    Or you could have bought this for CHF2000. I think the Smiths hands are better.



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    I'm really looking forward to seeing these blue hands in person. I ordered the Air Ministry late on Tuesday so not expecting it for a while yet, but enjoyed the photos so far. I've been wearing my 29A in readiness. They seem like the perfect pair.

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    I'm not sucking up to the boss but the Smith's knocks the Longines for six. Better case, better dial with no faux patina, better hands, better lugs and a more attractive logo. Are the Longines hands heat blued?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornholio View Post
    What strap is this please?
    It’s a ‘military’ green Perlon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11erv View Post
    It’s a ‘military’ green Perlon.
    Excellent, thank you. My imminent 29AM may be treated to one.

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    Thanks Eddie! Received my 29AM (number 010) in Melbourne today.

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    Eddie,
    Love the AM. My first Smiths, but definitely not the last. BTW what does the "PRS" stand for?
    Also, whats the best way to embed the photo?
    Martin



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    Few 18mm straps came today:





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    Cheers Eddie, 007 has arrived and I’m loving it.

    Im not usually a black NATO wearer but this one is better quality than most and a good length.

    Quick and dirty phone snap.



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    Adam.




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    Keep these customer photos coming.

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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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    How is the posting of the watches sold last week going Eddie?

    Funnily enough, i just received my shipment email

    Hope you're all caught up ready for tomorrows onslaught.
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    Ordered mine at 0747 last week

    Just received this



    Hope that Im in for the post man tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    How is the posting of the watches sold last week going Eddie?

    Funnily enough, i just received my shipment email

    Hope you're all caught up ready for tomorrows onslaught.
    I've been working through the weekend and 21 internationals went to UPS today and I'm just taking 16 to the post office. Still got 14 to ship from last Tuesday though :-(

    Did I mention that the Everest is due this week?

    Eddie
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    Well, you shouldn't put out such high quality superbly valued products

    Good luck chief.

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    Very much appreciated, Eddie. I wonder, is it time for an assistant like Granville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've been working through the weekend and 21 internationals went to UPS today and I'm just taking 16 to the post office. Still got 14 to ship from last Tuesday though :-(

    Did I mention that the Everest is due this week?

    Eddie

    Thanks Eddie, and we are waiting for the pictures of the new Everest !

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    On a new DeBeer strap.

    What an excellent piece.

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    Received my shipping e-mail today. It's just a shame that I'm not in the country to take delivery.

    I hope it's kept safe at the depot until I can go and pick it up next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsig9 View Post
    On a new DeBeer strap.

    What an excellent piece.

    Unedited photo

    Great shot! I've not been so excited about an incoming watch in a long time

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    Mine is supposed to arrive in NYC tomorrow - Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Unless you are wearing both at the same time, some of those 12 hours will be in a resting state. Try different orientations when not being worn, crown up, down, resting on the caseback, and see how the timekeeping goes. Sometimes a gain or loss whilst on the wrist can be more or less cancelled out overnight.
    Having worn them non-stop since Friday (I don't take watches off for bed and have a very active job) the time keeping is about +20s for one and - 20s for the other. Anything but impressive, but given how they look, I'll survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Having worn them non-stop since Friday (I don't take watches off for bed and have a very active job) the time keeping is about +20s for one and - 20s for the other. Anything but impressive, but given how they look, I'll survive.
    So you are wearing them both at the same time? I'm impressed with your PRS-29 dedication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Having worn them non-stop since Friday (I don't take watches off for bed and have a very active job) the time keeping is about +20s for one and - 20s for the other. Anything but impressive, but given how they look, I'll survive.
    Is that not + and - 5 seconds a day respectively?

    Or 20 seconds per day?

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    If I can ask what size wrist do you have nortonofmorton? Thanks in advance.

    Quote Originally Posted by nortonofmorton View Post
    Great shot! I've not been so excited about an incoming watch in a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilSpec60 View Post
    If I can ask what size wrist do you have nortonofmorton? Thanks in advance.
    Exactly 7 inches. It was 7.25 but lost a few pounds recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    Is that not + and - 5 seconds a day respectively?

    Or 20 seconds per day?
    Plus 20 seconds a day for the black one, minus 20 seconds a day for the white.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    So you are wearing them both at the same time? I'm impressed with your PRS-29 dedication.
    It was hard enough choosing which to buy :D I loved the stock photos but didn't know if I'd get on with the black one of it was really just a black dial, but in certain lights a lovely blue tint does come through. First TF watches and I'm very impressed. Think I'll have to have a look at the divers.

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