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    Speedbird III in stock?

    Sorry if this is a redundant question, but is it correct that this model is in stock again and that it has the “elaborare” movement? Further, does this designation indicate COSC accuracy, or not necessarily?
    I am also wondering if the SB4 is imminent and worth waiting for? I think I want a SB soon.
    Thank you in advance for your replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    Sorry if this is a redundant question, but is it correct that this model is in stock again and that it has the “elaborare” movement? Further, does this designation indicate COSC accuracy, or not necessarily?
    I am also wondering if the SB4 is imminent and worth waiting for? I think I want a SB soon.
    Thank you in advance for your replies.
    I have 9 pieces of the SB3 in stock fitted with the "Top" movement, it's never had the elaborée. The SB4 isn't happening.

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

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    Sorry to hear the 4 is not going ahead.

    I did check the spec on the 22, and it does say

    "ETA2893-2, 21 jewel automatic elaborée version (Swiss)" in the bulleted sections on the left, even though in the notes below it does state that from 2013 it has the Top movement.

    the 22 specification also has reference to "orange GMT hand"

    Dave

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    Do these in-stock SB3 models have the new micro-adjustable clasp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbr245b View Post
    Do these in-stock SB3 models have the new micro-adjustable clasp?
    No.

    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
    I have 9 pieces of the SB3 in stock fitted with the "Top" movement, it's never had the elaborée. The SB4 isn't happening.

    Eddie
    Would you comment as to why SB4 isnt happening? Seems like interest in the other thread is pretty high..


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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralNilsson View Post
    Would you comment as to why SB4 isnt happening? Seems like interest in the other thread is pretty high..


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    Because the SB4 was a project I put out to a different company who approached me and said they were confident they could produce watches for me for less than I was already paying.

    They were considerably more expensive.

    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
    Because the SB4 was a project I put out to a different company who approached me and said they were confident they could produce watches for me for less than I was already paying.

    They were considerably more expensive.

    Eddie
    I completely understand. Thanks for elaborating


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    Bagged one this morning, very much looking forward to receiving it.


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    But the new release and the one without date and logo are still later this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsig9 View Post
    But the new release and the one without date and logo are still later this fall.
    Maybe.

    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
    approached me and said they were confident they could produce watches for me for less than I was already paying.

    They were considerably more expensive.

    Eddie
    If I had a pound for every time that’s happened to me in business, I’d be rich. Easy to make claims, hard to follow them through!

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    Only 3 remaining now.

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

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    All gone.

    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
    All gone.

    Eddie
    Time for speed bird IV then


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goochie81 View Post
    Time for speed bird IV then


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    Not going to happen.

    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
    Not going to happen.

    Eddie
    Now that is a shame. Never mind...looking forward to the prs-29


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