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Thread: Just got my new PRS-3

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    Just got my new PRS-3

    Just received (last friday) my new PRS-3 from Timefactors. Took the chance based on opinions i found here and there around the web. I have no choice but to agree that this is a lot of watch for the money indeed.

    I used to have an Omega Seamaster 2254.50 six years ago that i regret selling, but i needed the money at the time... From what i remember the Seamaster was heavier and the crown was grinding my hand quite a bit. Not sure why exactly but the PRS-3 is much more comfortable to wear despite de fact that it is 42mm compared to the 41 of the SMP. + No hand grinding here.

    On the timekeeping department, it gives me around +12 seconds a day. Do you think it needs a little break-in before i pop up the case to regulate it?

    Am i correct in thinking this is a new old stock watch from 2009. If it is, does this affect the longevity of the movement and lume?

    Anyways, i like it a lot. It will be my everyday go to watch for quite a while i think...
    Last edited by jackfort; 28th May 2018 at 03:07.

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    Very nice. It's super luminova I believe, so I don't think longevity has been compromised. My luminova Sea Hamster bought in 1998 still lights up nicely.

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    Hi - the year of manufacture is in the case back. For example if it was number 100 of those made in 2009 it will show 100/09.

    The timekeeping on mine was +1spd so give it a bit of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Hi - the year of manufacture is in the case back. For example if it was number 100 of those made in 2009 it will show 100/09.

    The timekeeping on mine was +1spd so give it a bit of time.
    It is 09. I'm not sure how a ETA movt unused for about 9-10 year will perform in the long run but for now it is at about +12 per day.

    Thanx for your input, watch brother

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    Good looking watch, it should settle down a little over a month or so.

    Oh and welcome to the forum.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Good looking watch, it should settle down a little over a month or so.

    Oh and welcome to the forum.
    Ok so i'll let her heat up for a month and see...

    Thanx for your input

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    That looks fantastic, always liked the PRS-3. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
    That looks fantastic, always liked the PRS-3. 
    Yes i love this vintage Royal Navy divers look a lot. In real life its even better...


    Last edited by jackfort; 28th May 2018 at 09:35.

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    I had to regulate it 3 times and now its been spot on for 6 days. Unbelievable, i could not achieve this on my old Seamaster 2254.50.
    Unbelievable watch

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    Wristshot...

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    Cool PRS3

    You will learn to love it, I was the same now have PRS3 LE blue & Orange along with standard and normally one is one my wrist . Enjoy

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    Congrats, it's a fantastic watch. Very comfortable to wear and one of the nicest case shapes to look at when on the wrist :-)

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