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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    Interesting to see Ď851/18í on the back of the new A... that would suggest about 850 29A1s made?
    850 of the previous version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    850 of the previous version.

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    Is the prs 29c the same amount or a smaller run ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Is the prs 29c the same amount or a smaller run ?


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    What is the PRS-29C?

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    I thought it was the unofficial name for the white one ?


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    The white one first referred to as the 'C' in reply 69 and then after that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl.1 View Post
    The white one first referred to as the 'C' in reply 69 and then after that again.
    Sorry I must of just assumed it was nicknamed that back on the thread . I meant to say was the air ministry watch in smaller production numbers than the new 29a.


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    Only Eddie knows! Though he has stated that he needs 300 for a run, so we can presume there will be 300.

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    I do not have a white/cream dial watch other than a Vostok which i use to mod. I have been looking and considered a discontinued Milgauss but this has made me reconsider as most of my watches are tool/sports types. I think this will fill out my small collection better, love the dial, classic hands and no date. Roll on the 16th.

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    The cream looks great!

    Wearing my (original) PRS-29A today, interested to see how the sapphire crystal changes the look of the dial from the original


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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by andyd30 View Post
    The cream looks great!

    Wearing my (original) PRS-29A today, interested to see how the sapphire crystal changes the look of the dial from the originalĒ

    I guess unless an in the hand comparison with both was available the only way of comparing is by photographs . I canít see a massive discernible difference - the doming seems very similar but the sapphire may cast a different kind of distortion .

    Original prs 29a


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    If the original 29b was double domed sapphire then that may give a clue to what it will be like in comparison to the latest 29a







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    It also looks as if the hands on the new 29A are similar to those in the 29B, rather less pointy, than on the old 29A. I prefer them.




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    This "new" PRS-29A is really perfect !

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Chemically blued. Heat treated addes significantly to the cost because of the high reject rate due to uneven colouring. You can reduce the reject rate by doing them in small batches but that increases cost through increased production time.

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    Just out of curiosity, is the blue compound that you get chemically the same from both processes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Just out of curiosity, is the blue compound that you get chemically the same from both processes?
    Heat blued often appear black when viewed head-on.

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    Wow Eddie your attention to detail is amazing. I hadnít realised it would have a movement cover as well! My only problem is I want both models!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    Wow Eddie your attention to detail is amazing. I hadnít realised it would have a movement cover as well! My only problem is I want both models!
    Thatís my problem also . Gorgeous the both of them.


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    My nerves are taking a toll on me.

    Just had the primary transportation vehicle kick the bucket so to speak. Bought a new used vehicle and am looking forward to many years of transportation with this one however I still do not know the price point of the new PRS-29c, and therefore am getting just a tad nervous. I'm simply in love with the watch and it's cream color dial which in my opinion can take any color strap and make it look simply magnificent. If I have to I will purchase and then sell off several of my watches on my "not so desired list". If I am blessed from above I will have this timepiece within my collection when they become available. Then I can drive my new used car and steer with my left hand showing the world my handsome new timepiece, the PRS-29c.

    P.S. is that what you guys are calling the cream colored dial timepiece? If not please advise me as to what it is called, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilSpec60 View Post
    .... the PRS-29c.

    P.S. is that what you guys are calling the cream colored dial timepiece? If not please advise me as to what it is called, thank you.
    TBA I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    TBA I think
    Or the PRS29 Air Ministry. Not quite so catchy. The PRS29-AM????


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    I think of it as the PRS-29c, but what ever it will be will suit me. 7 days to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl.1 View Post
    I think of it as the PRS-29c, but what ever it will be will suit me. 7 days to go!
    Annnnnnnnnd counting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    Or the PRS29 Air Ministry. Not quite so catchy. The PRS29-AM????


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    That sounds great as well.

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    I keep coming back to this thread, the pictures are amazing. Already thinking about straps for it. I wonder what Eddies choice will be to ship it with

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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    I keep coming back to this thread, the pictures are amazing. Already thinking about straps for it. I wonder what Eddies choice will be to ship it with
    Possibly what heís photographed it on already but Iím hoping for the traditional admiralty grey the 29a normally comes with .


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    I'm hoping Eddie does a BOGOF offer on the two. Only way I can afford it lol


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    Buy two, get third free? Oh go on, go on go on....

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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    I donít know about a bogof off , ha it will certainly be a something Ďoffí though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogdensnut View Post
    I'm hoping Eddie does a BOGOF offer on the two. Only way I can afford it lol


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    Aye, well you can bog off with that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Aye, well you can bog off with that idea.

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    Don't hold back. just tell us what you think.
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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Don't hold back. just tell us what you think.
    One thing you can always count on here: no sugarcoating (and better for it).
    But i guess you might know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Possibly what he’s photographed it on already but I’m hoping for the traditional admiralty grey the 29a normally comes with.
    Of course you can wear it on whatever strap you want, and who am I to argue? T'internet is full of Omega WWWs et al on NATOs but I always think that a NATO on a WWII era watch (even a homage) is an anachronism. The NATO wasn't introduced until the 70s.

    It's just one of those things that grates on the nerves for a purist (read sad git) like me. Apologies, but I feel better for venting my spleen! 6B/159s were supplied with open-ended leather (usually pigskin) straps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Of course you can wear it on whatever strap you want, and who am I to argue? T'internet is full of Omega WWWs et al on NATOs but I always think that a NATO on a WWII era watch (even a homage) is an anachronism. The NATO wasn't introduced until the 70s.

    It's just one of those things that grates on the nerves for a purist (read sad git) like me. Apologies, but I feel better for venting my spleen! 6B/159s were supplied with open-ended leather (usually pigskin) straps.
    Well Iím refreshingly welcoming the information as I think a lot of people wouldnít know this, I for one . Thanks . Itís quite funny as well to look at the historically inaccurate pictures of them across google . I do think it looks good on the nato personally but find it amusing now how nearly 3 /4 decades out it is .


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Well Iím refreshingly welcoming the information as I think a lot of people wouldnít know this, I for one . Thanks . Itís quite funny as well to look at the historically inaccurate pictures of them across google especially if they are modern boxfresh NATOís . I do think it looks good on the nato an older looking or grey nato personally but find it amusing now how nearly 3 /4 decades out it is .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Of course you can wear it on whatever strap you want, and who am I to argue? T'internet is full of Omega WWWs et al on NATOs but I always think that a NATO on a WWII era watch (even a homage) is an anachronism. The NATO wasn't introduced until the 70s.

    There must at least have been straps of that type, even if not known as NATOs, as early as 1964:


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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    There must at least have been straps of that type, even if not known as NATOs, as early as 1964:

    I think one piece cotton straps with a cotton keeper were around long before the birth of G10 straps or NATOís as we know them. Connerys is not dissimilar to a waist band and distinct to what we call a nato (similarities aside). If Iím not mistaken Iíve read here and elsewhere these one piece cotton straps were found on even childrenís timepieces back in the 50ís/60ís in various colours .


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    I was serving in 1967 and Smiths militaries were being issued on NATOs then. I was issued with an Omega in 1972 and that also came on a NATO strap.

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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Thereís the whole world of pre-NATO A.F. 0210 and DEF-3 British military webbing watch straps to discover.


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    Introduced in 1944/45.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    Thereís the whole world of pre-NATO A.F. 0210 and DEF-3 British military webbing watch straps to discover.


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    Indeed, and some fascinating debate about them on MWR. I have one of my watches on homage DEF-3 strap (clearly marked as not an original). I think it is closer to what would be described as a Zulu or one-piece strap now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I was issued with an Omega in 1972

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    Still got it?

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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    Indeed, and some fascinating debate about them on MWR. I have one of my watches on homage DEF-3 strap (clearly marked as not an original). I think it is closer to what would be described as a Zulu or one-piece strap now.
    I have a couple of George's DEF-3 homages and an original 16mm webbing strap on an Enicar ATP. The consensus is that my original is a DEF-3, bit I'm sure that it was ink stamped A.F.0210 until I stupidly washed it off!

    https://imgur.com/YD0aic8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Still got it?
    No but I should have "lost" it, I think I would have had to pay £10.

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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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    Great!

    And we have ended up with 18mm lugs - even better!

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    I just got really excited and thought the shop was opening to help the expected rush next Tuesday... gutted when it was shop was closed!

    Lol. Had a good chuckle though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    I just got really excited and thought the shop was opening to help the expected rush next Tuesday... gutted when it was shop was closed!

    Lol. Had a good chuckle though!
    Same here

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    PRS-29AM, sounds just right.

    Roll on Tuesday

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    Excellent!

    A price too, £405 each.


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    Great name for the air ministry ( duh looking back it should of been painfully obvious what it was going to be ď29AM- which idiot came up with 29c )


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