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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    That's the nickname for the white Rolex Explorer II isn't it ?

    I think a nod to the Smiths history is better ... Antarctic (or Arctic)
    The arctic and Antarctic are two very different places. No one ever goes to the Arctic. They don't even have a Smiths there. I think omega have a watch named the Antarctic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    The arctic and Antarctic are two very different places. No one ever goes to the Arctic. They don't even have a Smiths there. I think omega have a watch named the Antarctic.

    The penguin is a hardy creature that survives in the harshest of conditions, therefore I suggest this watch be named the Pingu. No legal action from omega, and a suitably silly name as per the make it is hommage to. ;-)

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    On top of the world at Everest. Triumphant in the Antarctic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyPN View Post
    On top of the world at Everest. Triumphant in the Antarctic.


    That's settled then ... the Smiths Fuchs it is ...

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    There's some more info on that particular model Smiths in this thread at the MRW forum: http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...e-Luxe-watches

    I like the design of that dial, the blued hour and minute syringe hands and the red seconds hand. I think that dial and those hands would look spectacular in the 36mm Oyster case of the prs-25, more than another 1016 look-a-like dial imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    The arctic and Antarctic are two very different places. No one ever goes to the Arctic. They don't even have a Smiths there. I think omega have a watch named the Antarctic.
    Pretty sure this is backwards. Plenty of people live within the Arctic (Inuits etc). No one but the National Science Foundation researchers go to the Antarctic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acg2010 View Post
    Pretty sure this is backwards. Plenty of people live within the Arctic (Inuits etc). No one but the National Science Foundation researchers go to the Antarctic.
    That's true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    That's true.
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    Doh. Hadn’t had my morning coffee to get your original joke. LOL. My brain slowed for the holidays.

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    Any of these tick any boxes while I still have my vintage crayons out?
    The blue would be the same as the Air Ministry watch.






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    2, 4 and 5 look really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    This is the dial I'm favouring.


    A small thing but I noticed the Smiths logo looks really good on the white dial model. Its different on the dark dial model where the curve under the word doesnt include the first and last S which makes it a little less pleasing to the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    Any of these tick any boxes while I still have my vintage crayons out?
    The blue would be the same as the Air Ministry watch.





    Loving your work Mr coot.

    No to sword hands ffs

    Generally I don't like Mercedes hands on a watch. I prefer pencil hands.

    But on this model, I must say, its got to be merc all the way.

    I love the name BTW

    Don't think timex will be too impressed though.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    I hadn't planned on buying the white dial version, but option number 5 below would see me parting with some cash!

    Merc hands, lollipop second hand, the red, the outlined indices and hour markers... Exactly what I'd be looking for.

    Lovely stuff Mr Coots!

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    Red seconds hand immediately makes a watch less versatile.

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    And finally superduper lume


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    Smiths Adventure
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Smiths Adventure
    I like that.

    How about Smiths Intrepid?

    Or is that too much like an awful Apprentice team name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyPN View Post
    On top of the world at Everest. Triumphant in the Antarctic.

    My Antarctic. When I bought it for $10 I thought it was just an old Deluxe. Loved it anyway and I wore it all over the world and only discovered it was special a few years ago from a forum member here.


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    I did pinch some numbers from the rather nice Antarctic above


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    I love it, red second hand and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Red seconds hand immediately makes a watch less versatile.
    How? You look at it, you know the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    And finally superduper lume

    The logo of Smiths here solves the shape of the word. Looks really good.

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    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Smiths Brexiteer
    To remain true to the spirit of the idea we would need to have a vote on this and then a two year long thread in the BP where opposing factions could be rude to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    I did pinch some numbers from the rather nice Antarctic above

    Very very nice.

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    fwiw I'm liking that but could the dial be a shade whiter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonaco View Post
    Just a remake of this one would do me, it's gorgeous!!!
    I agree with you. Of all the white dial Explorers I posted, I like this one the best. No mercedes hands and no 3-6-9 dial but still the Explorer look and feel. I'm afraid we're in the minority though.

    If it's going to be mercedes hands and a 3-6-9 dial I think golden hour and minute hands with only a blued seconds hand might be an option to consider as well.

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    Golden hands on a cream dial kill the legibility for me.

    OK on a dress watch, but not on something like this

    Just imo of course
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    I find this perfectly legible and not dressy at all:



    Same would go for golden mercedes hands imo.

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    A white dialed 6610 with golden mercedes hands:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    fwiw I'm liking that but could the dial be a shade whiter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    I did pinch some numbers from the rather nice Antarctic above

    This gets my vote. Absolutely perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post

    How about the minute markers to be in red too? Too much?

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    Thanks Coot.

    For myself I prefer the lighter/whiter 2nd dial version, though iirc Eddies' already said he'd use the same hue as the new 29 which seems to travel from quite or mostly white to creamy depending upon light conditions, so all is good.

    Either red or blue second hand works though imho.
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    Some gold (ish) love - not sure of the seconds hand colour as it suffered from Over Gold.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    Some gold (ish) love - not sure of the seconds hand colour as it suffered from Over Gold.


    I would remove the red numbers and use normal indices in their place. Also normal black outlines around the hour markers and black indices iso golden ones. It's too much gold for me. But I like the golden hands and the blued seconds hand better than all blue.

    Too much blue or gold on the dial and you get something like this if you're not careful:


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    Red, white and blue in some combination.

    Wear the best, Everest.

    The advert would show that you cant hear the rotor noise through double glazing*




    *its not noticeable on my 36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    I did pinch some numbers from the rather nice Antarctic above

    I think you need a smidge more separation between the words Smiths and Deluxe (i.e. more like the original), and also between Antarctic and 24 Jewels.

    Otherwise very good.

    Probably equal first for me with the same version without the chapter numbering.

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    Coot - can you also try a mock up that is a lot more "white" please ?

    The cream version, being called Antarctic, is screaming "yellow snow" at me :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    To remain true to the spirit of the idea we would need to have a vote on this and then a two year long thread in the BP where opposing factions could be rude to each other.
    Should it say England, Great Britain or United Kingdom?
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    It's supposed to be a white dialled PRS-25. If you change the name, dial and hands, then it's now a different watch.

    Eddie will do what he thinks best, but I hope what he thinks best is what he first proposed - a white dialled version of the PRS-25, so white 3-6-9 dial, Mercedes hands and the name Everest on it. (Although of all of the suggestions here, adding the name Everest in cream to make it similarly stealthy in style to the name on the black dial seems appropriately in keeping with what has come before.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    It's supposed to be a white dialled PRS-25. If you change the name, dial and hands, then it's now a different watch.

    Eddie will do what he thinks best, but I hope what he thinks best is what he first proposed - a white dialled version of the PRS-25, so white 3-6-9 dial, Mercedes hands and the name Everest on it. (Although of all of the suggestions here, adding the name Everest in cream to make it similarly stealthy in style to the name on the black dial seems appropriately in keeping with what has come before.)

    Hear hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The white dial 36mm Everest will be fitted with the Miyota 9039, as will all future versions of the Everest. The 9039 is basically the 9015 without a date.

    Eddie
    Great - I like that there is no gost date:)

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    Count me in Eddie !! just tale my money :)

    Having recently purchased 2 TF watches (29a and 36 mm black Everest) , I am pretty sure I will be adding this white 36 mm PRS-25 to the collection. I do hope we can swap the bracelet out with the 36mm black Everest :).

    Great work Eddie - keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    It's supposed to be a white dialled PRS-25. If you change the name, dial and hands, then it's now a different watch.

    Eddie will do what he thinks best, but I hope what he thinks best is what he first proposed - a white dialled version of the PRS-25, so white 3-6-9 dial, Mercedes hands and the name Everest on it. (Although of all of the suggestions here, adding the name Everest in cream to make it similarly stealthy in style to the name on the black dial seems appropriately in keeping with what has come before.)
    The PRS25 is an homage to the 1016 which we all know had nowt to do with the 1953 Everest expedition. Eddie makes direct reference to the Smiths expedition watch in the marketing of the PRS 25 which is why the discussion has evolved this way.
    Is the PRS29 AM a negative of the PRS29A?


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    How did we get to calling it the Antarctic?

    Anyway, keep it the same as Eddie's original render… but with 'Everest' in red on a white dial and pencil hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    How did we get to calling it the Antarctic?

    Anyway, keep it the same as Eddie's original render… but with 'Everest' in red on a white dial and pencil hands
    Antarctic is a stretch! Everest is fine imo. I’d prefer the moobs logo and model in a cream/beige font. My preference would also be for pencil/syringe hands.



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    fwiw I reckon sticking to the original premise will result in the best outcome. There's been a lot of interesting ideas put forward though it's evolving into a different watch. For my money 3,6,9 and blued mercedes hands will be just right. kiss.

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    I think a small second dial would have been nice on this model, but alas that ain't gonna happen. I think it's hard to tell from the renders, but Eddie's initial version seems pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    How did we get to calling it the Antarctic?
    I guess that was instigated by me by suggesting that Eddie might look at Smiths own heritage for inspiration. I still think that using the dial and hands of the original Smiths “Antarctic” would make for a better looking and more original watch than a white dial 1016. The current proposed design doesn't attract me at all I'm afraid but I realise I'm in a minority.

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