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    That looks really good. Wannit. Next Tuesday, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    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.)
    What 39mm? The Rolex Explorer? I agree, it would be a good mix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    That looks damned good. Proportions look spot on.

    (I'm holding out for the white dial 36mm, it'll complement the black dial 39 40mm rather nicely I think.)

    There, fixed. ;-)

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    Dang it, got the size wrong. Ironic given I'm actually wearing my Everest today.
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    This looks great, but when did the 12 marker change from a triangle to two feet balancing on a ball? Iím trying hard not to see it as I really want this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    This looks great, but when did the 12 marker change from a triangle to two feet balancing on a ball? Iím trying hard not to see it as I really want this.
    That would be the seconds hand..

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    What's the thickness of the 36mm please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    That would be the seconds hand..
    Duh! Embarrassed face. And thank the deity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    That dial works really well, I love the proportions. No accusations of short-handedness there either.
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    Certainly not short-handedness, no.

    There's an awful lot to like, but to me the minute hand is a bit too long and the lollipop on the second hand *really* shouldn't be obscuring part of the indices. I think the larger version has the hand dimensions about right given the diameter of the watch.

    Sorry to post something negative on what, for the most part, looks like a fantastic job.

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    I really like the aesthetic of the 16mm taper bracelet, but to what extent would the bracelet be adjustable for those of use with wee spindly wrists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TF23 View Post
    … and the lollipop on the second hand *really* shouldn't be obscuring part of the indices.
    Aaagghh! Now I can't 'unsee' it

    I hadn't noticed before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Aaagghh! Now I can't 'unsee' it

    I hadn't noticed before.
    Bugger, neither had I

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    Is it the same second hand as used in the 40mm Everest?

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    PRS-25 Everest 36mm update

    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    This looks great, but when did the 12 marker change from a triangle to two feet balancing on a ball? Iím trying hard not to see it as I really want this.
    Now Iíve noticed my gmt hand looks like a stretched Star of David. What have you started...

    Last edited by greenandblack; 14th December 2018 at 01:18.

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    I cannot unsee it

    Still looks absolutely brilliant and I will still likely purchase but .....I cannot unsee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    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

    Eddie,
    Quick question, assuming all goes well, what time does the site start taking orders on the Tuesday morning? I have a meeting on Tuesday morning but I can delay or bring forward if needed :)
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by neillp View Post
    Eddie,
    Quick question, assuming all goes well, what time does the site start taking orders on the Tuesday morning? I have a meeting on Tuesday morning but I can delay or bring forward if needed :)
    Cheers
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    0730 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Bugger, neither had I
    I had but didn't want to poop the party :(

    The minute and second hands are the same length as on the 40mm I believe whereas the hour hand has been reduced by 1mm from 8 to 7. They look spot on for the 40mm but are too long for the 36mm imo. Both the minute and second hands should almost touch the end of the minute markers as they do for the 40mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    Eddie

    Loving that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TF23 View Post
    Certainly not short-handedness, no.

    There's an awful lot to like, but to me the minute hand is a bit too long and the lollipop on the second hand *really* shouldn't be obscuring part of the indices. I think the larger version has the hand dimensions about right given the diameter of the watch.

    Sorry to post something negative on what, for the most part, looks like a fantastic job.
    yup looks like the lollipop seconds hand proportions were not scaled appropriately to the 36mm dial. the "ball lume" shouldn't touch the triangle. For ref see pic in link below

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/rolex-explorer-1016/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faide View Post
    yup looks like the lollipop seconds hand proportions were not scaled appropriately to the 36mm dial. the "ball lume" shouldn't touch the triangle. For ref see pic in link below

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/rolex-explorer-1016/
    That would apply if the watch had been mooted as clone of the 1016, but like the first iteration of the Everest this wasn't the intention. Whether one likes the look or not is quite subjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faide View Post
    the "ball lume" shouldn't touch the triangle.

    I can see a practical idea for lume not overlapping lume, but I always feel it makes the ball look to low on the arm. I don't think it really hurts the look. I also think the long minute hand gives it quiets a slim elegant look.

    Will be good to see the pictures flooding in this time next week from the lucky 50...

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    Time to start selling your Tudors


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    I like that the length of the lugs has been exploited, with the centres of the endlinks being recessed from their outer sections, rather than extending further beyond the end of the lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I like that the length of the lugs has been exploited, with the centres of the endlinks being recessed from their outer sections, rather than extending further beyond the end of the lugs.
    The way that the bracelet fits to the end pieces means that the bracelet fits better on a smaller wrist.

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    That image of it looks great.
    So simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That would apply if the watch had been mooted as clone of the 1016, but like the first iteration of the Everest this wasn't the intention. Whether one likes the look or not is quite subjective.
    i respectively disagree. The entire PRS-25 thread discusses a "homage" to the 1016. It is by far the best modern version of a 1016 for fans who dont want to spend $15,000+ for an excellent condition 1016. I have spoken to Eddie on the phone at length when he was deciding to make a 36mm and we talked in detail about the design of the 1016 , dimensions etc.

    I think the minute and hour hands are perfect.

    Don't get me wrong i will be buying one of these, although since i'm not UK based i doubt i will be able to get my order in on the first 50.

    It is head and shoulders better than the first PRS25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faide View Post
    i respectively disagree. The entire PRS-25 thread discusses a "homage" to the 1016. It is by far the best modern version of a 1016 for fans who dont want to spend $15,000+ for an excellent condition 1016. I have spoken to Eddie on the phone at length when he was deciding to make a 36mm and we talked in detail about the design of the 1016 , dimensions etc.

    I think the minute and hour hands are perfect.

    Don't get me wrong i will be buying one of these, although since i'm not UK based i doubt i will be able to get my order in on the first 50.

    It is head and shoulders better than the first PRS25

    I respectfully disagree. Itís different, but not better. Subjectively, IMHO.

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    I think it looks very promising. Hard as ever to know for sure until its on the wrist of course. I think it would look lovely on a leather or a quality canvas or a nato. I'm now considering whether to buy one. Congratulations Eddie. Tf on a roll at the moment.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    I think it looks very promising. Hard as ever to know for sure until its on the wrist of course. I think it would look lovely on a leather or a quality canvas or a nato. I'm now considering whether to buy one. Congratulations Eddie. Tf on a roll at the moment.
    I agree - this looks very promising and so well proportioned.

    I don't really get the argument on the second hand, looks totally fine to me.

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    When we were discussing hand length, I asked the manufacturer to make the lollipop just touch the end of the indices.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Time to start selling your Tudors

    and your Rolex, Omega and Seiko









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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    I agree - this looks very promising and so well proportioned.

    I don't really get the argument on the second hand, looks totally fine to me.
    At least people can say this on this forum.
    They'd get banned or binned anywhere else.
    They are also free to start up their own microbrand. With such refined taste and attention to detail, I'm sure it will be a success :)
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    At least people can say this on this forum.
    They'd get banned or binned anywhere else.
    They are also free to start up their own microbrand. With such refined taste and attention to detail, I'm sure it will be a success :)
    Amen to that. It also helps when the Boss delivers a smackdown as above....

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    I think that is just about bang on the money Oh Fast One...

    Will the white dialled version have blued hands and titties? (asking for a friend)

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When we were discussing hand length, I asked the manufacturer to make the lollipop just touch the end of the indices.



    Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Amen to that. It also helps when the Boss delivers a smackdown as above....
    I think the watches speak for themselves

    Eg, some people used to bang on about the short hour hand on the speed bird.
    Complete non issue for me.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When we were discussing hand length, I asked the manufacturer to make the lollipop just touch the end of the indices.



    Eddie
    I am liking this macro shot!

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    I like it & can't see anything wrong with the hands !

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    PRS-25 Everest 36mm update

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When we were discussing hand length, I asked the manufacturer to make the lollipop just touch the end of the indices.



    Eddie
    Sorry so to be clear, is that what they delivered for both models?

    i.e.
    The 36mm is as you describe and show there ...with the pop just touching the indices

    Sorry to ask but itís hard to tell from some of the photos due to the angle / crystal ... I assume but wasnít sure that macro was of the 36mm... and I want to be sure that I understand your meaning. Not ďwell I *asked* them to do X, but we got YĒ... Appreciate it.
    Last edited by redhed18; 14th December 2018 at 18:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    Sorry so to be clear, is that what they delivered for both models?

    i.e.
    The 36mm is as you describe and show there ...with the pop just touching the indices

    Sorry to ask but itís hard to tell from some of the photos due to the angle / crystal ... I assume but wasnít sure that macro was of the 36mm... and I want to be sure that I understand your meaning. Not ďwell I *asked* them to do X, but we got YĒ... Appreciate it.
    That's the 36mm version and I got what I asked for. Sometimes I make subtle tweaks and don't mention them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspector gadget View Post
    I think that is just about bang on the money Oh Fast One...

    Will the white dialled version have blued hands and titties? (asking for a friend)
    It might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It might.

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    Please just change the dial colour and add titties


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    When we were discussing hand length, I asked the manufacturer to make the lollipop just touch the end of the indices.



    Eddie
    You have got it spot on in my opinion so very well done Sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That would apply if the watch had been mooted as clone of the 1016, but like the first iteration of the Everest this wasn't the intention. Whether one likes the look or not is quite subjective.
    Exactly this.

    "Hands too short on the old PRS25, hands too long on the new..." I have the old version and despite liking a longer-hand aesthetic, I wore and enjoyed that watch for years. I'm sure I'd like the 36mm Everest just as much. Is this iteration the 'ideal' PRS25? Not for everyone but it looks like a winner to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    That's the 36mm version and I got what I asked for. Sometimes I make subtle tweaks and don't mention them.

    Eddie
    Well i love your tweaking on this.

    Might try and book myself in for a tweak soon.

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    I'm won't skip out even if the white dial is the same, but I hope the hand sizes are adjusted a little on that one.

    Also interesting how different the two angles are as far as how long the hand looks. The zoomed out pic makes it look like the lollipop would cover much more of the marker.
    Last edited by acg2010; 14th December 2018 at 23:40.

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    But has nobody noticed the quality of the dial printing, the application of the lume and the finishing of the hands? Better than anything I've had in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    But has nobody noticed the quality of the dial printing, the application of the lume and the finishing of the hands? Better than anything I've had in the past.

    Eddie
    I think we've all assumed it was the same as the 'full size' version just released. But looking at that macro of the lume application and your pics of the 'full size', I'm actually not too sure now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    But has nobody noticed the quality of the dial printing, the application of the lume and the finishing of the hands? Better than anything I've had in the past.

    Eddie

    That's lume is indeed immaculately applied. I'm frankly not sure I've seen applied lume markers with as clean edges as that macro depicts, which is why I'm in regardless of hand size for the white version. I'd probably be in for a black one too, but I'd go broke if I picked up all the watches you have planned that I want - holding out for the orange Caribbean too.

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