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    Roughly how not cheap Eddie, 500 - 750, 750 to 1000, 1000+?

    I thought you'd kicked reserving numbers in to the long grass a while back, but if you're indulging us then...

    #67 if the numbering is across both dials, irrespective of colour.

    Otherwise #7, Moss's usual race number in...hmmm...white dial please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ged View Post
    Thankfully Eddie doesn't do the ridiculous Rolex AD list mularkey

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    Watch will be £500, my AD tells me, plus an extra £1500 if you want to take it away from TZ Towers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Roughly how not cheap Eddie, 500 - 750, 750 to 1000, 1000+?
    What if itís roughly £750?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    What if itís roughly £750?
    My guess would be £750-1000

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    I will be looking to get one of these as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthered View Post
    My guess would be £750-1000
    I was going in at 950
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    I would say between 750 and 850 to keep it just below the cost of the Steinhart one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estoban7 View Post
    I would say between 750 and 850 to keep it just below the cost of the Steinhart one.
    Cost always determines price, not what anyone else is selling theirs for. I always make them to a quality, not to a price.

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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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    FINALLY!!!!!!

    Eddie,

    Is it going to be available with a black bezel as well?

    It doesnít matter. The panda is the one for me!!!

    Thanks for making it...


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    Both.

    Wearing the CAF as I type and I am afraid it might find itself being bested this time around.

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    Nice to see it is a 40mm case rather than Steinhartís 42mm. Classic.

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    Eddie: I assume the sub-dials on Version A are white, not silver (preferable)?

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    Great news Eddie, looking forward to seeing real life pictures.

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    Killing me here, with the Speedbird B and now this. So many watches such little time.....


    QUOTE=swanbourne;4815612]It may be 9 months before it's available because there's a 6 month lead time on movements.



    Eddie[/QUOTE]

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    Slightly disappointed that the manual-wind lemania movement was not available (at an appropriate cost) to make it a little thinner.. but the Seiko NE88 is a good modern movement and the renders make the case proportions look right. Well done Eddie for taking this project forward.

    The only trepidation is availability. I can't buy a new rolex and now I probably can't buy a homage because they are too popular.
    Last edited by carryondentist; 9th July 2018 at 15:56.

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    Allegedly Eddie will be keeping the warranty cards.....

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    No indicies outside the dial? Not necessarily bad but initially "odd" to my eyes.

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    This looks fantastic, both dial versions. Can't wait to see production models.

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    That looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing the production photos to get a better idea of the dial options.
    That could supplant the PRS18Q which I've worn pretty constantly for the last few months.

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    Dilemma here is going to be which dial to buy......

    Must I buy both.....

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    Prototype dials.



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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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    Dials look great, I actually prefer the black one.

    On another note, is there any indication with regards to the thickness of the watch case? I know the NE88 is relatively tall and I would imagine the domed crystal together wih the display caseback add another couple of mms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Prototype dials.



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    They look amazing. Brilliant effort on this project so far.

    Really interested in both of them. Better start saving...


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Prototype dials.



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    Wow! The black dial looks especially nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    Wow! The black dial looks especially nice.
    Isnít it! Always thought I would go for the white dial, but now Iím not so sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inq24 View Post
    Dials look great, I actually prefer the black one.

    On another note, is there any indication with regards to the thickness of the watch case? I know the NE88 is relatively tall and I would imagine the domed crystal together wih the display caseback add another couple of mms?

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    I think Eddie mentioned 15.5mm.

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    Looking forward to this one. The black dial does seem to pop more than the White. Awaiting next real world pics with excitement!

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    White dial is killer!
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Ditto. Mostly because I fancy a white dial watch next rather than any strong preference as both look great
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    White dial is killer!
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    They book look superb but especially the black

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    Looks great!
    And with a great movement!
    Any idea when these will be available Eddie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    White dial is killer!
    All killer no filler. Nice to see tf on a roll again
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    Lol, I remember the race for the SB3!

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    I'm definitely in for a reverse panda dial, looks lovely.

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    Love the watch and would def be interested in a black dial one. But like others price is important, any idea of a ball park figure?

    Richy

    PS No.4 in the black dial if possible
    Last edited by Richy; 17th October 2018 at 16:23.

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    Panda dial for me, the reverse panda is nice I just cant get past the red seconds as it looks more pink, more for the ladies.

    Eddie would love the Panda please, are we nearly there yet?

    Im assuming it will be 1-50 not 1-100?

    if thats the case, Id like No. 10 in the panda :)

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    ooooh im liking this a lot.

    I want the classic Paul Newman white dial panda sub registers, although the black dial is also amazing

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    Think there's going to be a lot.of demand for the white one!

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    Just chillin time.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richy View Post
    Love the watch and would def be interested in a black dial one. But like others price is important, any idea of a ball park figure?

    Richy

    PS No.4 in the black dial if possible
    Cheapest ne88 equipped Watch Iíve seen was Ä500, seiko sell an NE88 Watch for $1500. Itís got to be around the £1000 mark

    I like the look of it but I always feel these close homage watches are better with cheaper movements as youíre just playing at owning the real thing. I have an Alpha Newman Daytona and it cost about £130 but has a Manual wind seagul which does the job for a bit of fun homage type Watch IMO. Spending £1000 on a homage is getting a bit serious?

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    Loving version B - any news Eddie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Loving version B - any news Eddie?
    The prototype is being shipped to me tomorrow, expect pictures towards the end of next week.

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    Oehhh, exciting news, can't wait to see them.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Did the prototype arrive?
    First impressions?


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    Hopefully Eddie will post pictures of the Prototypes.

    Would make a excellent present to myself.

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    Prototype not being shipped until Friday now, he held it back to ship with the 36mm PRS-25.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Prototype not being shipped until Friday now, he held it back to ship with the 36mm PRS-25.

    Eddie
    Thanks Eddie, I really fancy the tri-colour Dial.

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    Another sure fire winner, both dials look very good indeed. Only issue for some maybe price circa £1000 im thinking

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