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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    Thanks Lorne. emailed you as requested. A website edit :-) could be a "button" option to purchase. I know they're made to order as such. But I couldn't find away to register my desire.
    Looking forward to the journey and the sheer exclusivity that comes with owning one of only 135 in the world.
    Sod the Daytona 
    Funnily enough JohnnyE, builder of the new website, keeps suggesting a buy-it-now button. Once the new strap is sorted I'll be moving toward some pre-builds that are ready and waiting, so the button will likely go in at that stage, along with one next to it that says, 'just checked with the wife and I'm not allowed to buy it now, so please cancel'. Good point on the not knowing how to order or chat so I'll sort that this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LorneG View Post
    Funnily enough JohnnyE, builder of the new website, keeps suggesting a buy-it-now button. Once the new strap is sorted I'll be moving toward some pre-builds that are ready and waiting, so the button will likely go in at that stage, along with one next to it that says, 'just checked with the wife and I'm not allowed to buy it now, so please cancel'. Good point on the not knowing how to order or chat so I'll sort that this weekend.
    Could be a
    "Order one now" button.

    Or
    "Register Interest" button.

    Either which way I'm chuffed my prime number watch 135 is in hand, as the actress said to the bishop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    Could be a
    "Order one now" button.

    Or
    "Register Interest" button.

    Either which way I'm chuffed my prime number watch 135 is in hand, as the actress said to the bishop.


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    Is that a R129 Mercedes SL as your avatar picture? I had exactly the same until a couple of years ago, but in very dark green instead of blue. Had mine for a dozen years before electrical glitches started to get a little too repetitive. Brilliant cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LorneG View Post
    Is that a R129 Mercedes SL as your avatar picture? I had exactly the same until a couple of years ago, but in very dark green instead of blue. Had mine for a dozen years before electrical glitches started to get a little too repetitive. Brilliant cars.
    Yes Sir, R129 straight 6, 3.2litre
    Almondine Blue, Tan leather. Had her since 2010. Currently sorn. But in a few years will be taking her to Italy to cruise. Wearing FE135 😎
    Currently driving ex Military FFR110 defender soft top. 1995

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    Yes Sir, R129 straight 6, 3.2litre
    Almondine Blue, Tan leather. Had her since 2010. Currently sorn. But in a few years will be taking her to Italy to cruise. Wearing FE135 
    Currently driving ex Military FFR110 defender soft top. 1995
    Ahh, the straight six 3.2 engine and probably the 5-speed auto box; absolute pinnacle of R129, Mercedes build quality and exactly the same as mine. Moving into Pistonheads territory, but I went for the straight six over the V6 as a six cylinder straight engine has balanced harmonics so is naturally very smooth. The following years change to a V6 needed balancer shafts.

    Mil-spec landrover defender = probably not focussed on driver comfort or balancing harmonics, but a nice car. Drove a V8 lwb landrover from Devon to Ouagadougou once upon a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LorneG View Post
    Ahh, the straight six 3.2 engine and probably the 5-speed auto box; absolute pinnacle of R129, Mercedes build quality and exactly the same as mine. Moving into Pistonheads territory, but I went for the straight six over the V6 as a six cylinder straight engine has balanced harmonics so is naturally very smooth. The following years change to a V6 needed balancer shafts.

    Mil-spec landrover defender = probably not focussed on driver comfort or balancing harmonics, but a nice car. Drove a V8 lwb landrover from Devon to Ouagadougou once upon a time.
    The R129 V12 was an awesome beast two straight 6 bolted together and show horned into the same engine bay.
    You could balance a 50p on it whilst she was running as she was that smooth. My Defender 2.5n/a taxi engine mated to R380 five speed gear box. Mundesley on Sea to North Northumberland (9.5hours) no power steering either.


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    Ahem, back to the watches...

    Apparently there's a pretty good chance that mine (#131) should be built and ready by early next week - significantly ahead of schedule.

    Excellent!

    This will be the first time I've ever collected a watch from the person actually building it. How cool is that...

    Simon

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    Very cool. It does appear to exude quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Very cool. It does appear to exude quality.
    Watch this space for a short review when it lands...

    Simon

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    Time for another wrist shot.... to keep you going while you wait....


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    Looking good in the sunshine, Johnny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Watch this space for a short review when it lands...

    Simon
    Iím looking forward to it.

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    After a week of ownership, the strap is bedded in. Its quite unlike anything else I've worn - the inner core maintains the curve and so in effect, I have a micro air gap right round the strap. The watch holds itself in place via case back and deployant in a bangle like manner. Brilliant for the warmer weather and sweat free.

    Meanwhile... more little details come to light, such as a cutout behind the crown to allow your nail to slip in for adjusting the watch.



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    Go on then I'll play. I think mine is a Mk1


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    So Lorne has now confirmed that my watch #131 will be ready for collection next Wednesday!

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat7 View Post


    Go on then I'll play. I think mine is a Mk1
    Really interesting to see all the subtle differences as the design has evolved. How early is yours, Cat7?

    Simon

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    Hi Simon, will have to check the paperwork but from memory around 2013.
    I think numerically it's in the sixties.

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    Mine is being progressed. 7-8 weeks. Will be prime numbers 135 so I should be getting the new leather strap, yet another subtle modification that Lorne implements continuing the evolution of the Field Engineer.


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