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    Precista Czech Air Force PRS-9

    Having acquired three Timefactors watches over the last 12 months I took a look at the 'back catalogue' and the
    Precista Czech Air Force PRS-9 has caught my attention, I've read a few online reviews but hope that any owners here can provide a owners perspective, my main concern seems to be the 24mm lug width,


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    No experience with one, but I do want one. The rotating internal red marker is what I'm most keen on.

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    Stunning looking watch, nearly bought one on a few occasions when they have appeared on SC. The lugs are quite wide at 24mm and they flare out slightly, but always look good in wrist shots.

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    n2, I have had prs9s. 3 I think over the years. the oem Pittards strap is perfect and notwithstanding 24mm at lugs it tapers down to the buckle and so is not bulky. As a former Panerai fan I do have some 24mm straps which are non tapering. They are ok on the '9 but my preference would be a tapered strap. The watch itself is a great addition to any collection.

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    I have one, a lovely watch which I only wear occasionally as I worry about scratching the crystal. The movement is smooth and easy to wind and the strap is very soft and supple. I wear it mostly on a GGB strap that fills the gap between the lugs.
    The watch wears well on my 7 inch wrist




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    I have one too. Itís the best timefactors watch produced to date.



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    That looks really nice, I love the case shape and lugs. What size is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    That looks really nice, I love the case shape and lugs. What size is it?
    Here you go, everything about it.

    https://www.timefactors.com/precistaprs9.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post



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    Are those right hand side lugs (left if the watch was face on ) bent or is it the angle of the picture ?

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    Bought one new from Eddie a number of years ago. Sold it for some stupid reason which I now regret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl1 View Post
    Are those right hand side lugs (left if the watch was face on ) bent or is it the angle of the picture ?
    If you look at the Watch face on, the lugs do flare out slightly. They are not straight like other watches. Part of the charm of the Watch.

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    It's my least-worn Timefactors watch. I like it, but seldom pick it out of box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    If you look at the Watch face on, the lugs do flare out slightly. They are not straight like other watches. Part of the charm of the Watch.
    The Longines originals are exactly the same, prompting similar questions from prospective buyers.

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    On a 7.5Ē wrist itís borderline smaller than ideal; with the splayed lugs and 24mm strap size at the watch end the proportions on my wrist were not ideal. But for the WISs it has an appeal that goes beyond this. Historically significant, a retro design with shape movement crystal and bezel to match. I would look out for and probably buy another for those reasons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon007 View Post
    Here you go, everything about it.

    https://www.timefactors.com/precistaprs9.htm
    Thanks for the link, it makes for a good read. Eddie even sourced an NOS movement for this model, makes for a great watch and something a little different.

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    One of my favourite watches, I wear it for a day almost every week. The vintage look, the history of the watch it is a homage to, and the superior finish tick all the boxes for me. The Pittards strap is lovely, but I just don't get on with brown straps and black faced watches, so I wear mine on a black strap from Eddie with a deployant clasp.

    It is a sizable watch which is accentuated by the lug width, however I find the steeply sloping lugs holds the watch close to the wrist, and mitigates the effect of the lug width to some extent. Consider myself lucky to have nabbed one of the last ones.

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    For the past 7 (or so) years I've only had 2 watches. A PRS-18a and this PRS-9.Most of time it has lived on a standard Timefactors 24x22mm leather strap.


    Sometimes I wear it on a parallel 24mm one-piece zulu. This helps to hide the gap between the lugs and case, plus it frames the case beautifully.


    I love the way it looks on the wrist.

    A few year's back Longines re-introduced the Tartarugone (Heritage 1935)
    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/in...h-pilots-watch

    ...but I would not recommend it. Apart from it looking totally unlike the original... its movement (ETA 2895) has issues...

    The least elegant solution
    http://watchmakingblog.com/2011/08/0...gant-solution/



    In more recent times Eterna re-introduced their Majetek model (Heritage Military 1939).

    Hands-On with the Eterna Heritage Military 1939
    https://wornandwound.com/review/hand...military-1939/

    ETERNA 1939 Military Automatic 40mm
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/ete...m-3990922.html

    (The pics are quick and dirty. The acrylic has plenty of of minor scratches plus a rather nasty scrape at the 12 o'clock position. Apart from that, the watch has performed faultlessly. My wrist is 7Ĺ inches.)
    Last edited by abraxas; 16th January 2019 at 16:44.

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