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    PRS-32 chronograph prototypes







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    Wow. I'll have both please.

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    I like it. Will there be a solid case back option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandiloquence View Post
    I like it. Will there be a solid case back option?
    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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    Fair enough! Still adding this to my want list.

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    These look amazing Eddie. How ‘tall’ are these?

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    Auto, huh. Why did I think these were going to have a Seiko mecha-quartz?

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    Wow. This is going to start getting expensive!

    Do you plan to change anything? The Paul Newman in particular looks stunning.


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    Looks great!
    Have you considered a circular brushed bezel at a lesser gradient? A bit like the 79180 big blocks?



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    Very nice Eddie.
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    Good god they are so damn pretty. On the bezel, not sure about the positioning of the 'units per hour', think I prefer it as per above and the Daytonas at the 1ish position.

    I was also convinced the white dialled would be better, but now having seen the black one I'm not so sure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    I was also convinced the white dialled would be better, but now having seen the black one I'm not so sure....
    Same here I think. I'm sure I said that I'd prefer a white-dialled one, but the black seems to have more depth. But the red markers on the outside of the dial seem clearer and more distinct on the white dial.

    Any idea on timescales and price yet?

    Both look lovely and are on my wish list.

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    Both look fantastic to me. As much as I love the Tudor and the Newmans I'm glad the Smiths are not perfect homages. Have we a price?

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    Oh you have done it now mate... I'll be f888kin bankrupt by this time next year.

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    A busy year coming up for Mr P.

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    Just tell me where and when to send my money

    Love them both, you're definitely on a roll ATM.

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    I think they'd look better with a sans serif font on the sub dials. Similar to the bezel font.

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    That’s a belter 👌

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    Those are looking great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dachi View Post
    These look amazing Eddie. How ‘tall’ are these?
    16mm.

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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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    Out of interest, how tall is the Tudor big block shown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by estoban7 View Post
    Out of interest, how tall is the Tudor big block shown?
    Also 16mm according to this listing.

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    Love the white dial Eddie. I like the bezel idea suggested by Ar.parask to reduce the bling factor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    Looks great!
    Have you considered a circular brushed bezel at a lesser gradient? A bit like the 79180 big blocks?



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    Well they look grand. What's the thickness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaEchoAlpha View Post
    Well they look grand. What's the thickness?
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    16mm.

    Eddie
    And agreed. Gorgeous dials.

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    When are these due to go on sale?

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    Rough idea on price too ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    Wow. This is going to start getting expensive!

    Do you plan to change anything? The Paul Newman in particular looks stunning.


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    Shame Eddie's not based in Essex, he could have called it the 'LEYTONA' ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by P ELLIS View Post
    Rough idea on price too ?
    I'll give you an autioneer's estimate, between £800 and £1200.

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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 ColDaspin View Post
    Shame Eddie's not based in Essex, he could have called it the 'LEYTONA' ...

    Even easier: there's a place near Barnsley called Darton. What's that, a 'Dartona'?


    There's also 'Royston', 'Shafton', 'Blaxton', 'Norton' & 'Treeton' among others in Yorkshire...
    Last edited by jwg663; 18th December 2018 at 17:58. Reason: Typo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    Even easier: there's a place neat Barnsley called Darton. What's that, a 'Dartona'?


    There's also 'Royston', 'Shafton', 'Blaxton', 'Norton' & 'Treeton' among others in Yorkshire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    Even easier: there's a place neat Barnsley called Darton. What's that, a 'Dartona'?


    There's also 'Royston', 'Shafton', 'Blaxton', 'Norton' & 'Treeton' among others in Yorkshire...
    Don’t forget Catcliffe , Brinsworth and Tinsley ...... although we have PENIStone nearby for the TG fans
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    I've already got a name but not saying anything until the trademark goes through, don't want to alert anyone who might object ;-)

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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
    I've already got a name but not saying anything until the trademark goes through, don't want to alert anyone who might object ;-)

    Eddie


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've already got a name but not saying anything until the trademark goes through, don't want to alert anyone who might object ;-)

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    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've already got a name but not saying anything until the trademark goes through, don't want to alert anyone who might object ;-)

    Eddie

    It's not 'Plattsona' or something similar referring to a precious metal chronograph made by a charity foundation, is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've already got a name but not saying anything until the trademark goes through, don't want to alert anyone who might object ;-)

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    It wouldn’t be the European version of a certain American 24hr race would it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    It wouldn’t be the European version of a certain American 24hr race would it?


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    Perish the thought.

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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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    The Britcar 24?

    Rotor has a piece of aluminium radiator fin from the 17th place Mazda MX5.

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    The Britcar 24?

    Rotor has a piece of aluminium radiator fin from the 17th place Mazda MX5.
    I didn't realise Bremont were making this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Perish the thought.

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    “ the Brampton Bomber “ you have to be local to get that

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    Is 'Pendine' still in the frame??

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    Quote Originally Posted by P ELLIS View Post
    “ the Brampton Bomber “ you have to be local to get that
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    Lol 😂

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    Aston Astrotime

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    Cattcliffe Chronograph , constantly stops at pub opnin times ...... be reyt

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    Quote Originally Posted by P ELLIS View Post
    Cattcliffe Chronograph , constantly stops at pub opnin times ...... be reyt
    Lolz,

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    Quote Originally Posted by P ELLIS View Post
    Cattcliffe Chronograph , constantly stops at pub opnin times ...... be reyt
    Now that is a good one ...


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    PRS-32 chronograph prototypes

    Just saw a picture on Instagram with a smiths handheld chronograph called the RALLY TIMER.
    Could this be the name? It might have some historic significane!

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