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    Is the movement in this current 36mm a miyota 9015?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    This has been the only thing thatís bothered me a little - when I screw the crown down, it feels like I still have the resistance of winding the watch which makes tightening the last bit harder.

    Iíve only two other screw down crowns and they donít do this (ie only resistance is from the thread tightening when pushed in), but assume it is just down to the movement and nothing to worry about.
    This has been my exact same experience. I guess it's a problem with this batch as a few people have now mentioned it. I'm hoping it will improve and that, in the meantime, I'm not mashing the thread :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by NyCSnEaK View Post
    Is the movement in this current 36mm a miyota 9015?
    Yes

    Note that Eddie has said that the next iteration will be the no-Date 9039

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Excellent picture magirus, you can really see the refinement of the 36 Everest against it's chunkier sibling.
    Thank you. I thought one of them would be going once I'd tried the smaller size, but the original works very well (for me) as a very legible everyday knockabout watch, and the 36mm has a very vintage vibe about it, more so if I can find a strap that suits and certainly if on a suitable (20>16mm, rivetted) bracelet.

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    Ive just ordered one of these from Finwatchstraps


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    Quote Originally Posted by ColDaspin View Post
    This has been my exact same experience. I guess it's a problem with this batch as a few people have now mentioned it. I'm hoping it will improve and that, in the meantime, I'm not mashing the thread :(
    No problem and perfectly normal, I have more than one Watch with the 9015 movements and they all screw down in exactly the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFixer View Post
    No problem and perfectly normal, I have more than one Watch with the 9015 movements and they all screw down in exactly the same way.
    Thanks. That's good to hear, in a way ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Nowt wrong with the hands. I have 4 of Eddie's creations, all different, even the two Everests have a different feel and character when compared side by side, and I wouldn't label any as best.



    Very nice picture, in particular the Everest 36mm !

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    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ColDaspin View Post
    Thanks. That's good to hear, in a way ...
    Come to think of it so do ETA 2824-2 movements at least in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.


    Some day I plan to have my 36mm re-lumed that colour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.

    I'd buy that ... really like the dial, particularly the logo design, size, and location, which is the best I have seen yet. It looks much better without "Sheffield" or "England" underneath the word Smiths (less cluttered, cleaner look). The font size is still very legible, without being overpowering. This is the logo design that I'd like to see from now on (on the white Everest, and second production run of the black). I think you've got the hour hand and the second hand bang on as well (especially the lollipop size and position, and the counterweight). Maybe do the word "Everest" in the same colour as the logo ?
    Last edited by 459GMB; 30th December 2018 at 07:08.

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    Looking good in its Native environment

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    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.

    This is lovely!! Spot on for me as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.


    This has addressed the two issues that has stopped me buying the 36mm - the oversized 'SMITHS' logo and the second hand 'lollipop' placement issue. Good work! Now, the 'Everest' text in a darkish red...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.


    The length of the hands here are spot on - very, very nice. Second hand 'lollipop' placement just perfect. And I like the other logo, more subtle - really nice.

    Personally I don't go for the faux patina look - but I could live with that, if the hands and logo where as here.

    Would be interessing to see a version without the Mercedes Benz logo in the hour hands of the timepiece - I think it would actually look more clean.
    Last edited by Mads Gorm; 30th December 2018 at 16:19. Reason: placed text within quote

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    And another real watch

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    Agreed. It does look lovely.

    Prob with the faux lume is that it can look OK in mockups, but crap in really life

    Just my 0.02 secs
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Looking good in its Native environment

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    Base camp zero surely not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwozza70 View Post
    Base camp zero surely not...

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    I'm about 150km away atm
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Really... that's very cool... It really is in it's native surroundings
    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    I'm about 150km away atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwozza70 View Post
    Really... that's very cool... It really is in it's native surroundings
    That's right


    We love a few facts on tz
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    With so much fiction and friction... that's so true

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    I'm about 150km away atm
    Boudhanath Stupa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Boudhanath Stupa?
    Boooooooom

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    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.


    That look's almost perfect. My only suggestion would be to increase the length of the shaft of the second hand counterweight by 1-2mm, it looks slightly stubby atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Boooooooom

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    Lovely stuff - it's such a beautiful country, though I've not been since the quake a few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Ive just ordered one of these from Finwatchstraps

    Now that looks interesting, can you let me know which strap that is please?

    Many thanks

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIM View Post
    Now that looks interesting, can you let me know which strap that is please?

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Its a Suede Vintage handmade (Crazy Cow)

    https://www.finwatchstraps.com/colle...r-watch-straps
    Wooooaaahhhhh!! cracking strap

    Darn you Valorum !! That looks so awesomely good I have just purchased the same strap for my 36mm Everest.
    Thanks for sharing. I'm gunna feel like Ernest Hemingway with that one on. :)

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    Start 2019 with a banging watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwozza70 View Post
    Start 2019 with a banging watch

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    Me too:

    And I canít see me needing to buying another watch this year tbh...


    (Other than one of Ewanís Newmark 6BBís!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Its a Suede Vintage handmade (Crazy Cow)

    https://www.finwatchstraps.com/colle...r-watch-straps
    Thank you Velorum.

    Sean

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    It certainly is a splendid way to start the new year!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    It certainly is a splendid way to start the new year!


    Lookin' good! Any news re that bracelet? I contacted the seller about the price via eBay and their website but no reply yet.

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    I am expecting the bracelet to arrive tomorrow or Thursday.

    The seller is sticking to their original statement that the bracelets on eBay and their website are different!

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    Found this old fake solid link Rolex bracelet a mate bought me when he went to Vietnam some years back. Fits perfectly my PRS25 36mm using the Smith's end links. It's actually not bad at all and will save marking the original.


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    PRS-25 Everest 36mm update

    Still on the original bracelet.



    I did try a solid Jubilee but the end links were just a baí hair out for an easy fit. I may try a dremel on them in a while.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Found this old fake solid link Rolex bracelet a mate bought me when he went to Vietnam some years back. Fits perfectly my PRS25 36mm using the Smith's end links. It's actually not bad at all and will save marking the original.
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    Have you got a shot of the head and end links as a matter of interest?

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    There you go.....

    Need to loosen it slightly 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFixer View Post
    No problem and perfectly normal, I have more than one Watch with the 9015 movements and they all screw down in exactly the same way.
    I agree. I have a Seiko SUMO (the movement is 6R15) and it happens the same thing. Was my first serious watch, so I went to forums to see if it was a problem but it happen to be just the way this watchís crown works.

    This is my first post in the forum. I am in love with 36mm Everest but I didnít get it in december. So, here I am, reading and waiting for january 15th to come. Hope I can get one!

    (Sorry about my spelling... Iím spanish, english is not my mother tongue)

    Happy new year!

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    Looks good Rod, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    An aged version could work, maybe, if you need to order lots of the new movements for the light dialled version and need another variant.


    It would be nice if the counterpoise dot sat directly over the Merc triangle but if not possible then this looks like another winner Mr Platts.

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    That Smith's logo with the aged lume and a bracelet tapering from 20mm to 16mm would really make me want one, I'd say that it would be one of the best early explorer homages out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio_Chacon View Post
    This is my first post in the forum. I am in love with 36mm Everest but I didnít get it in december. So, here I am, reading and waiting for january 15th to come. Hope I can get one!
    Welcome to the forum! And Iím sorry for you - I was lucky enough to get mine before Christmas, and the wait still felt like eternity! Definitely worth it though.

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    Eddie, you mentioned in the Ďpolarí version of the PRS25 thread you will be changing the hand set dimensions on further Black models... if that after the first batch you received before Christmas or after the first longer run you have order (I assume that was 300?)

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...=1#post4983037

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    Eddie, you mentioned in the Ďpolarí version of the PRS25 thread you will be changing the hand set dimensions on further Black models... if that after the first batch you received before Christmas or after the first longer run you have order (I assume that was 300?)

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...=1#post4983037
    This will be when I place the next order.

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    Received mine via SC. Popped on a cheap rivet bracelet I've got, used the original end links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenVrs View Post
    Received mine via SC. Popped on a cheap rivet bracelet I've got, used the original end links.
    Well that looks like it works great ... so the obvious question, where did you get the cheap rivet bracelet from ? :)

    Great pic as well - really demonstrates what a fabulous little watch this is.

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    Looks great but how do you remove links?

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