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    +1 for the boobies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I might go with the booby logo yet.

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    Go'ta like boobies

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I don't disagree, the Miyota is a prefectly competent movement. The problem is, the case and crystal will not be cheap for this watch and it would make the selling price high for a Miyota powered watch but with the ETA or Sellita, it will be very reasonably priced for the movement it has (if that makes sense).

    It's a bit like putting a Fiat engine in a Jaguar to bring the price down: nothing wrong with the engine, you just don't expect to find it in a Jaguar.

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    Your logic is sound. Carry on. :)

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    I think black, blue, and silver sunray look great on watches, but yellow and orange sunray look terrible. Doxa style yellow and orange is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbj204 View Post
    I think black, blue, and silver sunray look great on watches, but yellow and orange sunray look terrible. Doxa style yellow and orange is the way to go.
    I agree. Every bright colored watch I've liked is doxa style, Breitling's solid bright dials, etc. I'd love a solid medium gloss orange.

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    I haven't been around for a while, so I missed this. Looking great!

    I'll go back to patiently waiting for emails about new releases.

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    How about a ladder bracelet?




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    How about a ladder bracelet?



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    World’s worst tan lines...

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    Quote Originally Posted by svaglic View Post
    How about a ladder bracelet?



    I has the appearance of terminal stretch

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    I remember these being popular back in the day.....


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    I remember these being popular back in the day.....



    Again tan lines might be interesting, but they are with an Isofrane.

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    A vote for the first style of logo please Eddie, the silver dial will be a dead ringer for my original

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    I’d take a yellow in a heartbeat if this was 42mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlind100 View Post
    A vote for the first style of logo please Eddie, the silver dial will be a dead ringer for my original

    I agree with you there I want one with just the Smiths logo on its own without England/Sheffield on there and I just can't bear the crown logo

    I would buy one with that logo but not with any other combination :)

    So it looks like I won't be buying one as no doubt I will be in the minority :)

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    First post for me, so greetings from Spain. Really nice watch, would be one of the most interesting microbrand's diver for next year. I have a Crepas Cayman, another Jenny Caribbean homage, but a reduced (40 mm) version on yellow or orange would fit perfectly in my collection. I'll follow the project closely. Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbj204 View Post
    I think black, blue, and silver sunray look great on watches, but yellow and orange sunray look terrible. Doxa style yellow and orange is the way to go.
    Agreed. That would be my big concern with a yellow or orange sunburst - they can look pretty garish and cheap.

    Personally, I'd be very interested in the yellow version and a Doxa Poseidon-like dial colour could be great. That said, you'd be moving well away from the Caribbean aesthetic and I'm not sure how a solid coloured dial would work with the metallic bezel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svaglic View Post
    How about a ladder bracelet?
    I love those old vintage Zenith Ladder bracelets made by Gay Freres - really cool, but there is no soubt tht for this a BoR is the appropriate bracelet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I might go with the booby logo yet.

    Eddie
    Please don't... Given the trapezoidal shape, it looks to me rather like a man's torso or a GDR female athlete from the 80's... Neither choice is enticing. Much happier with the Sheffield version.

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    Yellow and orange models would work fine with a black bezel...🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I love those old vintage Zenith Ladder bracelets made by Gay Freres - really cool, but there is no soubt tht for this a BoR is the appropriate bracelet...
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    You’re right, it is just so hard to find one and forget about a good price if you do. I think there would be a huge market if someone would bring them back. I was reaching, but had to try. I keep putting it out on watch start ups hoping someone will do it. I’d buy four watches for the bracelet alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixoclock View Post
    Yellow and orange models would work fine with a black bezel...樂
    I like contrasting bezels the yellow dial with a blue bezel would be good, the orange dial is a bit trickier but maybe a green one. Does anyone have the skills to mock this up?

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    Really nice. I presume the different colour bezels are interchangeable? Any chance of this bezel? http://www.jennywatches.com/about-jenny-watches.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Really nice. I presume the different colour bezels are interchangeable? Any chance of this bezel? http://www.jennywatches.com/about-jenny-watches.htm
    Who know how to use it?

    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
    Who know how to use it?

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    A copy-paste from WUS:

    "It is a table that appears to provide decompression times for when the no-deco limit is passed for specific depths.

    For example, at 30 m, the no-deco limit is 25 minutes, according to US Navy tables from 1973. If a diver spends 30 minutes (inner bezel) at that depth, his deco time should be 3 minutes. If he had spent 40 minutes there, his deco would have to be 15 minutes, and so on..."

    And a guide from Jenny:


    http://www.jennywatches.com/non-decompression-bezel.htm

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    That bezel is far too busy

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    There’s no way my peepers could read that bezel in my living room, never mind 30’ under the sea.....


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    Just seen this thread. Absolute stunner. Tf is kicking them out of the park at the moment.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Just seen this thread. Absolute stunner. Tf is kicking them out of the park at the moment.
    Unlike you to be late to the party Dave. At least you arrived with a six-pack of Lilt "the totally tropical (Caribbean)taste"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Really nice. I presume the different colour bezels are interchangeable? Any chance of this bezel? http://www.jennywatches.com/about-jenny-watches.htm
    I hope not. Sorry!

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    I missed these https://shop.doxawatches.com/shop/je...v=79cba1185463 (at least the blue one is sold out) so interested in this!


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    I think the blue will be twice as popular as the black, and the black twice as popular as the yellow and orange put together.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Hey Eddie will you provide options to buy the different coloured bezels separately? Will the watch be anti-magnetic like Speedbird? Finally any idea of ballmark price? Time to start saving as this has reinvigorated my interest in watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Hey Eddie will you provide options to buy the different coloured bezels separately? Will the watch be anti-magnetic like Speedbird? Finally any idea of ballmark price? Time to start saving as this has reinvigorated my interest in watches.
    Not a plan
    Not a plan
    No.

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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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    Thanks. Any idea on forecasted availability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Thanks. Any idea on forecasted availability?
    No.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No.

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    Let Eddie work quietly. He knows that this project will be a big success...
    But please, please, for 2019🙏🤸

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    To clarify things, this is still a concept, not a project.

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

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    Got my fingers crossed, the originals are silly money now and nobody has made anything quite close enough for my taste so I'm banking on this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    To clarify things, this is still a concept, not a project.

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    Well, then this would be a success project first, and a bestseller later...
    Spanish enthusiasts have the concept under the radar:

    https://www.relojes-especiales.com/f...s-55-a-478140/

    http://tiempodinamico.blogspot.com/2...prs55.html?m=1

    Crepas Cayman, another O&W/Jenny Caribbean 1000 homage, was a success here, but some people are interested in a reduced and more comfortable version. PRS55 would be that watch.

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    When for ordering

    I find this new caribbean perfect.
    Do you know when it could be available for ordering?

    Regards,

    Txusito74

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    Quote Originally Posted by txusito74 View Post
    I find this new caribbean perfect.
    Do you know when it could be available for ordering?

    Regards,

    Txusito74
    Eddie just said that it is a concept not a confirmed project. Based on that, IF it goes ahead, you are probably talking mid-late 2019 at the *earliest*

    Or it may never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    To clarify things, this is still a concept, not a project.

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    Well it certainly seems to have got the jungle drums beating, and it looks to be a very popular concept.

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    End of the year housekeeping. Started work on my taxes; doing my 'fun-budget' for '19 now. PRS-3, Speedbird, whiskey, be...uh-oh. Yeah.

    I'd be OK if this one comes out in 2020. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    To clarify things, this is still a concept, not a project.

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    Huh?

    That’s like saying there’s no Santa Claus - you can’t say things like that at Christmas!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixoclock View Post
    Yellow and orange models would work fine with a black bezel...樂

    I agree - would probably buy the orange one if it had a black bezel. With an orange bezel it is too much orange for me (ditto yellow).

    Black Bezel.jpg


    I think Smiths + crown logo (no word underneath Smiths) is the best logo design, like the one Coot has proposed on the Everest 36mm threads.
    Last edited by 459GMB; 30th December 2018 at 13:44.

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    Is there any part of the process of transforming "concept" into "project" that we can help with Eddie?
    Other than saying I would love to see this, and would definitely consider one of the brighter dial options (leaning towards the gold at the moment).
    However, I perfectly understand that a single model with 5 dial options is a tough ask for you to develop.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Is there any part of the process of transforming "concept" into "project" that we can help with Eddie?
    Other than saying I would love to see this, and would definitely consider one of the brighter dial options (leaning towards the gold at the moment).
    However, I perfectly understand that a single model with 5 dial options is a tough ask for you to develop.
    Dave
    Just to keep the pot boiling, I commented earlier hoping for inter changeable bezel options - black bezel on those bright colours would look fab, imho. But it would add to the potential production complexities.
    I must have missed the gold dial option Dave. I guess Eddie has to find a design not too niche so all the 'positive chatter' transfers into sales....if it becomes a project . Sincerely hope this gets the green light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim63 View Post
    Just to keep the pot boiling, I commented earlier hoping for inter changeable bezel options - black bezel on those bright colours would look fab, imho. But it would add to the potential production complexities.
    ...
    This was my first thought too on seeing the dial options. A black/blue bezel could work really well to tone down the yellow and orange dials. The orange bezel might also work quite well with the black or blue dials (a la Planet Ocean).

    On similar or smaller production runs, the Halios Seaforth was able to offer dial, bezel and date/no-date options, so it would be great if Eddie were able to also. That said, in contrast to TZ, the Halios business model effectively works on upfront selling of the whole production run. I presume offering bezel flexibility would come at the cost of either eating into profit margins or increased retail price.

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