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    This is the one for me. Keep it simple with the PRS40.


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    I know what you mean. Busy dials are fine if done in the right way.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I seem to be in the minority here, but, while I prefer the idea of it, I think there's too much on the dial with the three subdial design...

    Surprised me really as most people ramble on about busy dials on Breitlings, while I find them fine, but this is (to my eye) a case of trying to squeeze too much into too little area.

    I like the concept though.

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    Yep, after all if you can't see the details without your reading glasses, then what's the point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Onespeed View Post
    Not for me. I prefer the cleaner aesthetics (to me) of the all black dial, but I get that the grey sub dials are more legible.

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    Simple designs stand the test of time too (pardon the pun!)

    Quote Originally Posted by James_ View Post
    This is the one for me. Keep it simple with the PRS40.


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    Just playing around with a couple of ideas

    Going against the grain somewhat - I quite like all of the suggested dial options - itís the case I canít quite get my head around, but Iím not a Smiths aficionado so apologies if Iím missing something.

    Very interested to see the prototype though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    That's it (the VK67 version) for me.

    In terms of the lume, I may well be alone in this, but has blue (BGW9for instance) been ruled out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maseman View Post
    Version B or Version A with date at "6"

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    Thats just what I was thinking. It has to have a date and move the crown somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Thats just what I was thinking. It has to have a date and move the crown somewhere else.
    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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    I'm not bothered about the date on this design.

    The crown where it is is what fundamentally MAKES this design, so damn right, it should be non-negotiable.

    Overall, these renderings show this chronograph version of the watch to bring the bullhead style (which was looking very dated and 70s) into the 21st century with aplomb.

    If it's a mission timer style, I'll be buying one, without any doubt. Less keen, otherwise, on multi dialled versions that my ageing eyesight can't read. But it seems this is an opportunity to create something amazing.

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    Just playing around with a couple of ideas

    Iím in the minority in preferring Version A however I reckon the second hand would look awesome in orange on either version.


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    Any chance of a version B white dial / black subdial version ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti View Post
    That's it (the VK67 version) for me.

    In terms of the lume, I may well be alone in this, but has blue (BGW9for instance) been ruled out?
    Ditto I think blue lume would look great and version A for me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Not going to happen.

    Eddie
    Which part ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Which part ?
    I'd imagine both... but moving the crown would just make it a different watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    Eddie
    This. Version A VK67.

    I am usually drawn to bicompax chronos, but here there seems to be just too much unoccupied real estate on the lower half of the dial with the 6 o'clock dial omitted. I had the same problem with the original PRS-40, much as I love the case and tried to like the watch, I just couldn't come to terms with the sparse dial. THIS however, really looks sharp.

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    Youíre knocking them out of the park lately Eddie!
    Cheers!

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    Good grief I'm all wet!

    Thiat tri compax with t he hour dial hits the spot

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    Tri-compax, Eddie.

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    It gets a ten from Len....

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    Is this still happening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Is this still happening?

    I hope so.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    A PVD version would go down very nice. Limited Edition you said?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Is this still happening?
    I've misplaced the prototypes.

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

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    With a bit of luck if they've been laid down correctly the quartz will have aged/matured into mechanical movements
    Last edited by freeloader; 15th April 2021 at 09:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've misplaced the prototypes.

    Eddie
    Lummel! ;)
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeloader View Post
    With a bit of luck if they've been laid down correctly the quartz will have aged/matured into mechanical movements
    Current affordable mechanical chrono movements are way too thick for this type of application.
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    I like the first one. I bought the PRS40 auto for my brothers 40th bday. Vey cool tool watch. I would like to see an L in circle on the first one to give it aesthetic balance


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    Found them.

    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
    Found them.

    Eddie



    And now?
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post


    And now?
    Going ahead.

    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
    Going ahead.

    Eddie
    Thank you sir!
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Going ahead.

    Eddie

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    For those not used to the forum there are pics of the prototypes in this thread:

    PRS 40?
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?425254-PRS-40
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    For those not used to the forum there are pics of the prototypes in this thread:

    PRS 40?
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?425254-PRS-40

    Ah, yes, thanks.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Great news!

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    What version will it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_ View Post
    What version will it be?
    I am pretty sure it will be the tri-compax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    I am pretty sure it will be the tri-compax.
    It will be both.

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

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    Great

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    Oooh! Now that makes it a tough choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It will be both.

    Eddie
    If I may ask, in terms of the case shape, have you outright bought the design or are you using it under licence?

    A few days back I got one of the original quartz ones in preparation for the chrono. Very interesting.
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