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    Great photo Velorum, I love my 29A as well and it's now the watch I wear daily.
    If I could change anything about it though I'd add a sapphire crystal, tritium lime and "Made in England" at the bottom of the dial.
    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Regardless of where my watch interests take me, from G Shock to Rolex, I always seem to come back to the 29a.

    I bought this one new in 2015 and since then its been off on its holidays a few times care of three forum members, though it always seems to find its way back to me one way of another so perhaps I should just hang on to it now.

    Im wearing it today


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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    This will be stunning if it doesn't have the boobs. It simply can't have the boobs.
    I was trying to find smiths logo as in the 1940s. I did notice that there were some that just had the Smiths with no boobies. Would that be more accurate for a 1940s homage?

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    A small plea for this one, beyond any other no date watch, is that if there is a premium for the 2801 over the 2804 I think you should opt for it; or get the latter fettled. This watch promises to be so perfect the even the slightest blemish would be a disappointment too far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raysablade View Post
    A small plea for this one, beyond any other no date watch, is that if there is a premium for the 2801 over the 2804 I think you should opt for it. This watch promises to be so perfect the even the slightest blemish would be a disappointment too far.
    That really would be the icing on the cake!


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    Quote Originally Posted by raysablade View Post
    A small plea for this one, beyond any other no date watch, is that if there is a premium for the 2801 over the 2804 I think you should opt for it; or get the latter fettled. This watch promises to be so perfect the even the slightest blemish would be a disappointment too far.
    2801s are on order.

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    t'other thread suggests we might see these come into stock in late August, which is very exciting.

    I had trouble keeping up with the spec as the discussion progressed over 5 pages - am I correct that we're getting both white / cream and black dial variants, 20mm lug width with shoulderless springbars and drilled lugs, and a box sapphire?

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    I had wanted to try and look into the font a bit more, but ran out of hours in the week... I'm sure this will look a beauty!

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    Really looking to buy one of these also.

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    Really looking to buy one of these also.

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    I’ve just managed to get a B the only thing I would change is fixed bars [not complaining] ,I can’t see why anybody would want to change the A in any way.





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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonConnell View Post
    t'other thread suggests we might see these come into stock in late August, which is very exciting.
    Wow I hope so, the cream dial would be joining me on my hols then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    Wow I hope so, the cream dial would be joining me on my hols then.

    I for one await eagerly to see theses new 29aís


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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    I for one await eagerly to see theses new 29aís


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    Me too. Want to know the price


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gert View Post
    I agree that it would be interesting to find uniform-line weight sans serif font with "open" 6 and 9, but none showed up when I took a spin around the internet.
    I extracted the numerals as best I could here:




    If someone has Adobe Photoshop, perhaps they can try the "Find Font" feature ? I don't hold out much hope, but...

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/ho...ont-image.html
    https://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/...tch-font-tool/

    Online tools I tried for matching:

    Nothing turns up any fonts with the open 6's and 9's

    https://www.whatfontis.com (0 match, some decent options...)
    https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ (0 match)
    https://www.fontsquirrel.com/matcherator (0 match)
    http://www.identifont.com (0 match)

    I also scrolled through umpteen sans serif fonts (because the 1 is straight) at the URL below until I hit... "Universal Doomsday" and that seemed a good time to give up.

    https://www.myfonts.com/search/tag%3...ts/?sort=sales

    I think it would be as well to have someone just create a limited character-set font from the images we have available. It's only 10 numbers after all.

    It's not like we have to create an entire alphabet based on only a 5 character sample ("OMEGA").
    Interesting reading below on that...

    https://www.omegawatches.com/hertime...-of-a-typeface

    This is also pretty cool if you are a font nut...
    https://www.fontshop.com/glossary/

    I even tried googling if anyone has identified the vintage fonts on say an Omega Seamaster (also open 6 & 9) to get us in the ballpark. No joy, but maybe someone else will have better results.

    PS. This seems to be the link to the current Zeno version
    https://www.zeno-watch.ch/product/pilot-automatik-nato/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goochie81 View Post
    Me too. Want to know the price


    I think when Eddie originally released the box sapphire version, it was a mistake at the manufacturer, and he switched to the flat crystal because ... $$$

    But <swoon>
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    Canít wait for info updates on these . Roll on August!


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    Maybe a daft question but is the new 29(a) going to look exactly like the blueprint? Particularly the numerical font?


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    The new PRS-29A looks interesting, like the idea of a vintage shaped sapphire crystal. Hope it has AR. Not sure about 20mm lugs, 18mm seemed fine for a 36mm watch.

    Longines beat you to the white dial. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/lo...ch-introducing

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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    The new PRS-29A looks interesting, like the idea of a vintage shaped sapphire crystal. Hope it has AR. Not sure about 20mm lugs, 18mm seemed fine for a 36mm watch.

    Longines beat you to the white dial. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/lo...ch-introducing

    I was looking at the exact article myself last night and snatched a few images . Why did longines make it automatic though not manual ?

    I think the Ivory prs 29a will have this beat . It doesnít have the aged patina neither. Many people donít like it . Iím one . Thereís not many reviews of that longines military out there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    I was looking at the exact article myself last night and snatched a few images . Why did longines make it automatic though not manual ?

    I think the Ivory prs 29a will have this beat . It doesnít have the aged patina neither. Many people donít like it . Iím one . Thereís not many reviews of that longines military out there .

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    Yeah the automatic kills the Longines for me, that crown would have made it a joy to wind too, what a miss. for this reason I'm far more interested in the 29a.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    Yeah the automatic kills the Longines for me, that crown would have made it a joy to wind too, what a miss. for this reason I'm far more interested in the 29a.
    Completely and goes against the grain of the original . I had an opportunity for a 29a recently and let it go . Iím spoilt for choice now with these new renderings .

    They never said on hodinkee what the crystal was on that Longines - does anyone know ? I suspect itís sapphire as I saw no acrylic distortion .


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySquirrel View Post
    The new PRS-29A looks interesting, like the idea of a vintage shaped sapphire crystal. Hope it has AR. Not sure about 20mm lugs, 18mm seemed fine for a 36mm watch.

    Longines beat you to the white dial. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/lo...ch-introducing
    The white dial Air Ministry pre-dates the Longines by decades, there were a few. The Longines is approximately CHF2000.

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    Is the black-dial version (the first production drawings were for this) still in the cards?

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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    ^We will have to eagerly wait to eagerly to see !

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    Has Eddie mentioned will it be a flat sapphire or domed crystal on the new prs 29a ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Has Eddie mentioned will it be a flat sapphire or domed crystal on the new prs 29a ?


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    The same profile as the acrylic on the previous version.

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    Thanks Eddie thatís going to look great . I thought it may of reverted to flat after the 29b change due to crystal prices increasing . Canít wait for this to be released !


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    Iím on my holibobs until the beginning of September. Hope that I donít miss out on the order opening for these two!


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    It must be getting close to press release time or some pre order pics ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    It must be getting close to press release time or some pre order pics ?


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    Hereís hoping



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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    It must be getting close to press release time or some pre order pics ?


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    Have been checking back in here daily in the hope of that....

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    I am quite looking forward to both versions of the PRS-29, and hopefully will get both depending on how my watch fund is looking. I missed out on the previous batch as I was not sure of getting yet another watch when I had just acquired the PRS-82, and then the PRS-29 sold out. So I'll be sure to grab one this time around.

    I really like the vintage vibes and the small size of these, and the off-white/cream version is not something you see often.

    Am I right in my understanding that the PRS-29A will likely be available end of Aug. / beginning of Sep., and the PRS-29C end of Dec. / beginning of Jan.? If so, that would work in my favor as it would leave some time for the watch fund to replenish in between.

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    Please Eddie , just a teaser picture of the new 29a would be a great start to September!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Please Eddie , just a teaser picture of the new 29a would be a great start to September!!


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    I don't have one to tease you with and believe me, I do enjoy teasing.

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    Prs-29a out of stock.

    Oh we know! Have you ever considered calling the site teasefactors ? Wait no, that sounds like a peep show . Oh well I await the peepery!

    The 29c is going to be the hot ticket I think , ivory dial , blued hands , manual wind , sapphire ... longines just got walloped I think . 1-0 , back of the net - boom


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    ^^^^This is what Iím looking forward to also.

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    Smile

    I am in and out of the Smiths page at the site like a fiddlers elbow.

    It has got to show up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    I am in and out of the Smiths page at the site like a fiddlers elbow.

    It has got to show up soon.

    Iím as bad checking this sub-forum for an increase in the replies on this thread ...#233..#234.....#235 . One day it wonít be just a quote of someone else quote and it will be the big reveal !!


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    It won't be here before the end of September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It won't be here before the end of September.

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    That slowed the thread down! PRS-22A today, no waiting for me with an original from 2013


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    Starting assembly



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    ^^ Well hello you tease! Looks lovely... can't wait to see the hand set!

    Is this a prototype or full on production?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    ^^ Well hello you tease! Looks lovely... can't wait to see the hand set!

    Is this a prototype or full on production?
    Full-on production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Full-on production.

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    Cue: full on excitement! You have turned this one around really quickly Ė can't wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    Cue: full on excitement! You have turned this one around really quickly Ė can't wait to see it.
    Totally agree, this and the new everest, exciting times.

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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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    Very nice Eddie! When can I order it?

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    Looks fantastic! I had better keep an eye on the website.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NobitaD View Post
    Very nice Eddie! When can I order it?
    Probably mid-October.

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    Fantastic! Congratulations.

    Will there be a black dial version too, or is that base to be covered by the new 36mm Everest?

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    That looks fantastic!

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