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    PRS-25 Everest 36mm update

    The watches were shipped to me today by UPS. Assuming (hoping) they don't mess around with customs (there's a lot to pay), I expect to receive them by Friday this week. If I do, they will be on sale next week but if not, it will be the new year.

    If I have them on Friday, here's the plan.

    Photograph and update the site over the weekend
    Open on Tusday morning and stay open until 1600 hrs or until 50 orders are received, whichever is the sooner
    Ship all international orders first so they arrive in time for Christmas
    Ship all UK orders Thursday and Friday (or earlier if not a lot of international orders)
    Close for Christmas break when all orders are shipped

    I'm confident I can clear 50 orders by the end of next week so everyone should receive them in time for Christmas.

    Eddie
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    Great news! best set an alarm :)

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    Excited!!!

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    I've purchased watches from across the spectrum from Seiko to Rolex and JLC and I am not exaggerating when I say this is as excited as I have been to purchase a watch.

    My father had a 1016 Explorer that he had to sell when he got in some financial trouble in the 80s. He didn't make much money on it and before he died he talked about how much he loved that watch and what a shame it was he couldn't have left it for me. I always wanted to replace it, but the current Rolex models didn't do it for me and the 1016 prices have gone crazy. This is the perfect watch to remember him. Thanks Eddie for this!

    Eddie, I know this may not be the best place but I will need to either ship the watch to a Diplomatic Post Office (I am in the military) or a UPS store in the US that I could swing by when I am in the US on 24 December. Would that be possible?
    Last edited by Baw331; 11th December 2018 at 19:16.

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    Excellent news but I will be cautious and won't believe it till I see it.

    Genuinely appreciate the update Thank you.

    What's the expected price?

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    Thank very much for the update Eddie and fingers crossed - when on Tuesday would the shop normally open?

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    Genuinely excited Eddie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFixer View Post
    Excellent news but I will be cautious and won't believe it till I see it.

    Genuinely appreciate the update Thank you.

    What's the expected price?
    Errrr My guess around £330 plus or minus a smaller sapphire crystal cost?

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    Hi Eddie
    Know you must be snowed under at the moment, but I did think that you said in another thread that the prs45 aerotimer would be shipped from your supplier together with the new prs25... Is this the case? Any chance at all of the 45 appearing before Christmas? Thanks. Dave
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Hi Eddie
    Know you must be snowed under at the moment, but I did think that you said in another thread that the prs45 aerotimer would be shipped from your supplier together with the new prs25... Is this the case? Any chance at all of the 45 appearing before Christmas? Thanks. Dave
    Unfortunately not :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Open on Tusday morning and stay open until 1600 hrs or until 50 orders are received
    This is great news!

    Sadly Iíve told the gf to get me something else... so I guess this will be a self Xmas present!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Unfortunately not :-(

    Eddie
    That's a shame
    Hope you have a good christmas - and a well earned rest!
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    I think I'll try one of these if I can order - will be in the air on Tuesday next on the way back to the UK for Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    I think I'll try one of these if I can order - will be in the air on Tuesday next on the way back to the UK for Christmas!
    Get someone else to order it for you :-)

    Eddie
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    I can see how this goes:

    ďOK honey so on Tuesday I want you to buy...Ē

    ďAnother $@&#% watch????Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    ... stay open until 1600 hrs or until 50 orders are received, whichever is the sooner...
    I think we should start a sweep stake on when the shop closes... 10.23am I reckon!

    This would have been extremely popular anytime of year, let alone with xmas around the corner...


    Can't wait to see the photos on the weekend. Maybe even a cheeky wrist shot on Friday!

    – how many are in this first batch Eddie?
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    Excited about this watch, and thanks for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    I think we should start a sweep stake on when the shop closes... 10.23am I reckon!

    This would have been extremely popular anytime of year, let alone with xmas around the corner...


    Can't wait to see the photos on the weekend. Maybe even a cheeky wrist shot on Friday!

    Ė how many are in this first batch Eddie?
    220 in the first batch and another 80 being shipped on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    220 in the first batch and another 80 being shipped on Friday.

    Eddie
    Will the two shipments be the same? Same dial, bracelet, clasp, etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    220 in the first batch and another 80 being shipped on Friday.

    Eddie
    I held off buying a watch for my sons 21st last week so he can get one of these which all going well I will give him at Christmas instead.
    Expect a guilt trip sob story to follow if I don't get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baw331 View Post
    Will the two shipments be the same? Same dial, bracelet, clasp, etc.?
    Identical.

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Get someone else to order it for you :-)

    Eddie
    I've had a volunteer, thank you, and I should be sorted! Looking forward to this.

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    Damn. I'm going on holiday on Wednesday morning.
    How about opening on Friday.
    Don't reply, I know the answer. Oh well next year it is then.

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    I would love to see a side my side wrist shot if the two sizes when the 36mm arrive. I have been waiting for the 36mm to make a decision on which one to go for.

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    Had a look in the other Everest thread but couldnít find a conclusion on the 36mm bracelet - did it end up tapering to 16mm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    Had a look in the other Everest thread but couldnít find a conclusion on the 36mm bracelet - did it end up tapering to 16mm?


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    Not on the black dial, it was too late to make the change. It will taper to 16mm on the white dial but that won't have the new clasp.

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Not on the black dial, it was too late to make the change. It will taper to 16mm on the white dial but that won't have the new clasp.

    Eddie
    That makes the white dial even more attractive for me. Looking forward to another storming TF year in 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Not on the black dial, it was too late to make the change. It will taper to 16mm on the white dial but that won't have the new clasp.

    Eddie
    White dial you say? Do you have any images?

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    Hi Eddie,
    Could you confirm the lug to lug and height on the 36mm, please?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColDaspin View Post
    Hi Eddie,
    Could you confirm the lug to lug and height on the 36mm, please?
    Thanks!
    The lug to lug is shown on the drawing and I won't know the thickness until I measure it.

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    First picture of the 36mm Everest.



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    Maybe time for you to get into the YouTube trend of Unboxing videos!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    Had a look in the other Everest thread but couldnít find a conclusion on the 36mm bracelet - did it end up tapering to 16mm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Not on the black dial, it was too late to make the change. It will taper to 16mm on the white dial but that won't have the new clasp.

    Eddie

    If the first batch of 36mm black dials sells out will there be a second batch, and if so will they have the 16mm taper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    If the first batch of 36mm black dials sells out will there be a second batch, and if so will they have the 16mm taper?
    Who knows?

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Not on the black dial, it was too late to make the change. It will taper to 16mm on the white dial but that won't have the new clasp.

    Eddie
    Thanks Eddie - tbh I couldnít decide between the options, just curious! Plus as my first watch with drilled lug holes Iím looking forward to playing with different styles.

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    Quick & dirty first look until I get the light tent set up.



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    Oh Yes! To my eyes that 36mm is perfect (but mine are old eyes). It gives my Explorer a run for its money. i may now consider selling my old model Everest.
    Last edited by mrushton; 13th December 2018 at 16:38.

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    ^^^ OMG. That is the PERFECT size.

    Well done, Eddie. Its a real winner.

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    That is very nice.
    Might have to wait till after Christmas, but i'll have to get one of these.

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    Thatís what Iíve been waiting for! Looks fantastic.

    Do let us know if thereís any advance on Tuesday for ordering, Iíll need to reset the alarm...


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    That 36mm looks the bee's knees and dare I say it better proportioned than his larger brother.

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    Very nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    That 36mm looks the bee's knees and dare I say it better proportioned than his larger brother.
    Yup agreed, looks great

    And the white one...

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    Now I have a real dilemma, which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    That 36mm looks the bee's knees and dare I say it better proportioned than his larger brother.
    I think so too.

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    Is the white dial 36mm going to be released at the same time as the black 36mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Is the white dial 36mm going to be released at the same time as the black 36mm?
    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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    That dial works really well, I love the proportions. No accusations of short-handedness there either.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No.

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    Thanks Eddie. Probably good to get a few more minutes in bed next Tuesday due to my workload :)

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    That looks damned good. Proportions look spot on.

    (I'm holding out for the white dial 36mm, it'll complement the black dial 39mm rather nicely I think.)
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