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    The Everest new bracelet

    Just got these phone pictures from the manufacturer and I'll have the physical samples next week when I can take better pictures. The hand size hasn't yet been adjusted, that will take place when it moves to manufacture.









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    That's the one! It looks perfect with that off-white dial

    I'm assuming it has multiple micro-adjustment along the clasp?

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    I think this could be an all time TF classic in the making....

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    That looks very impressive. How do you remove the links if you need too?

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    Looking very good indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estoban7 View Post
    That looks very impressive. How do you remove the links if you need too?
    If it's like other rivet bracelets, the last two links on each side will be cut screw heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    If it's like other rivet bracelets, the last two links on each side will be cut screw heads.
    Ahh that makes sense now. Thanks.

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    That is a great looking watch Eddie.

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    Thank you for saving us from Engiís endless enquiries ;)


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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    Thank you for saving us from Engiís endless enquiries ;)


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    I think I'm in good company asking for updates on the bracelet, having seen tens of posts about that ...

    By the way it seems to fit definitely better the look of the watch, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    I think I'm in good company asking for updates on the bracelet, having seen tens of posts about that ...

    By the way it seems to fit definitely better the look of the watch, IMHO.
    You might want to revisit your posting history


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    Will the samples include the Expedition version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    You might want to revisit your posting history


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    I've still good memory (despite advancing age ... ) and I remember that also Velorum, Magirus, Stuart, Brutus, DennisK, mrwozza70, FreakyLeo, forever8895, among others, were insterested in the new 20 -> 16 oyster bracelet

    Anyway I'm more than happy to be nominated as the "Paladin of the Oyster riveted bracelet"
    Last edited by Engi; 20th May 2019 at 21:01.

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    Yes, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Will the samples include the Expedition version?
    Possibly but not certain. I think the size of the script needs to be larger on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    I've still good memory (despite advancing age ... ) and I remember that also Velorum, Magirus, Stuart, Brutus, DennisK, mrwozza70, FreakyLeo, forever8895, among others, were insterested in the new 20 -> 16 oyster bracelet

    Anyway I'm more than happy to be nominated as the "Paladin of the Oyster riveted bracelet"
    Well, one man's Paladin is another's Black Knight. :) Perhaps we can let Eddie get on with the product development in peace now.

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    Iíd like to suggest/request that the new braceletís end-link is female, not male (ie with a recessed centre section, as in the current 36mm bracelet, and not a protruding centre section (as in the current 40mm bracelet). This detail gives a better hang from the 2nd link onwards.
    It would also be better if the bracelet could have cut-out hinged pieces (as in the current bracelets) rather than what looks like pressed steel pieces (in the given photos above).
    These suggestions would retain very good features of the current 36mmís bracelet.
    The dimensions of the proposed riveted bracket are much better.
    Sorry for the comments, but it will make what weíre eagerly waiting for even better.

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    The bracelet looks good, i'm happy with the dimension and clasp. Great job Eddie.

    Is this going to be the final dial?

    I think the size of the Smiths logo should be larger and the Everest should be smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    Iíd like to suggest/request that the new braceletís end-link is female, not male (ie with a recessed centre section, as in the current 36mm bracelet, and not a protruding centre section (as in the current 40mm bracelet). This detail gives a better hang from the 2nd link onwards.
    +1 on the end links. First thing I noticed ... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    Iíd like to suggest/request that the new braceletís end-link is female, not male (ie with a recessed centre section, as in the current 36mm bracelet, and not a protruding centre section (as in the current 40mm bracelet). This detail gives a better hang from the 2nd link onwards.
    It would also be better if the bracelet could have cut-out hinged pieces (as in the current bracelets) rather than what looks like pressed steel pieces (in the given photos above).
    These suggestions would retain very good features of the current 36mmís bracelet.
    The dimensions of the proposed riveted bracket are much better.
    Sorry for the comments, but it will make what weíre eagerly waiting for even better.
    I agree, +1 Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Possibly but not certain. I think the size of the script needs to be larger on that one.

    Eddie

    Dear Eddie,
    I understood that, both for the PRS25 black dial and for the whites one, the hour hand will be just a bit elongated.

    At the same time, will the minute hand just a bit shortened in order to just reach (and not overpass) the minute track ?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    I understood that
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The hand size hasn't yet been adjusted, that will take place when it moves to manufacture.

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    Thanks for your reply.

    My question is if the hands modification will affect the hour hand AND the minute hand (time ago I understood it was iriginalky foresee to modify the hour hand only, but I am not sure about that).

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    New bracelet is looking good, as is the white dial. I would prefer a fixed Smiths logo, I donít really see the point of having two different styles especially as the dial logo doesnít match the clasp logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    New bracelet is looking good, as is the white dial. I would prefer a fixed Smiths logo, I donít really see the point of having two different styles especially as the dial logo doesnít match the clasp logo.
    I reckon the tits logo looks way better, I donít like the text of the new one, thereís no style.


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    Bracelet not as important personally as seeing more pics, especially how the blued hand set looks against the dial. Looks great so far. Prefer the boobs logo myself if it’s an option on the clasp and the logos probably should match on the same watch at least, consistency of branding and so on, also a turn of the wrist would give a flash of hidden boobs, noice.
    Last edited by Passenger; 21st May 2019 at 10:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Thanks for your reply.

    My question is if the hands modification will affect the hour hand AND the minute hand (time ago I understood it was iriginalky foresee to modify the hour hand only, but I am not sure about that).
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Hand issues addressed but for sure it still won't suit everybody.



    Eddie


    Quote Originally Posted by Terrystone View Post
    Have been reading the forum for quite some time because the Everest has caught my attention however i just registered to ask something.

    Will you also update the black version with the same dial elements and hands?

    Cheers.


    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Thanks Eddie for the udate.

    Please will the same modification to the hands be applied also to the black dial next version, whenever it will be issued ?

    Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'll adjust the hands but no plans to change anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    New bracelet is looking good, as is the white dial. I would prefer a fixed Smiths logo, I donít really see the point of having two different styles especially as the dial logo doesnít match the clasp logo.
    Good point, Chris. FWIW I much prefer the duck logo.
    I also think that the hands are too heavy in appearance. They might look better with slightly thinner blued material.


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    Have I read correctly that this will come with a movement that does not have a date complication?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    Have I read correctly that this will come with a movement that does not have a date complication?
    Yes


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    Quote Originally Posted by horror_logical View Post
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    I think the size of the Smiths logo should be larger and the Everest should be smaller.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by horror_logical View Post
    Yes


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    Great news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by horror_logical View Post
    The bracelet looks good, i'm happy with the dimension and clasp. Great job Eddie.

    Is this going to be the final dial?

    I think the size of the Smiths logo should be larger and the Everest should be smaller.
    That was agreed with the manufacturer a month ago (and reported on here) but changes won't be made until it goes to production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    +1 on the end links. First thing I noticed ... :-)
    I agree about the end links, it would be a much better fit.


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    Just catching up with this.

    First of all, I love the ivory colour of the dial. I think it really suits the watch. Spot on, just couldn't be better in my view!

    As regards the logo, I agree with those who think the dial would be better balanced if (ideally) the Smiths logo was a bit bigger or alternatively the Everest logo a bit smaller. There've been quite a lot of comments about this right from the first illustration, though I appreciate some have no problem with the logo sizes as currently proposed.

    I'd also prefer the bracelet - if possible - to mirror the existing Everest bracelet on the points raised above. I've always thought the current bracelet is fantastic apart from the clasp and the limited tapering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TF23 View Post
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    I'd also prefer the bracelet - if possible - to mirror the existing Everest bracelet on the points raised above. I've always thought the current bracelet is fantastic apart from the clasp and the limited tapering.
    I agree (assuming you are referring to the 36mm bracelet).

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    New bracelet looks great as does the white dial but think I might go for the black with new bracelet when it's out

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    New bracelet is looking good, as is the white dial. I would prefer a fixed Smiths logo, I donít really see the point of having two different styles especially as the dial logo doesnít match the clasp logo.

    The clasp logo on the new bracelet matches the SMITHS dial logo on the 1ˢᵗ batch of the 36mm version, and Iím sure a lot of owners will be very happy about that. I know I am.


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    Would it be possible for the inner surface of the links to be coated in copper?

    This would be a real boon to those members with arthritis.

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    This is looking very good indeed. Great job! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Would it be possible for the inner surface of the links to be coated in copper?

    This would be a real boon to those members with arthritis.
    Now that is a bloody good idea. It could be advertised in those old peoples supplements along with the Velcro fastening shoes and elasticated waisted trousers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estoban7 View Post
    ......elasticated waisted trousers.
    Don't knock them till you've tried them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Would it be possible for the inner surface of the links to be coated in copper?

    This would be a real boon to those members with arthritis.
    Why not just buy an £8 Sabona copper bracelet for the other wrist ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Would it be possible for the inner surface of the links to be coated in copper?

    This would be a real boon to those members with arthritis.
    I tried something similar some years ago Ian. It was quite effective, but Damasko never got back to me after I submitted the design to them.







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    That looks perfect Bob

    Eddie - is it too late to change to this design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    That looks perfect Bob

    Eddie - is it too late to change to this design?
    It's not too late until it goes to production, what were you thinking?

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    Bobs design looks the perfect answer, stylish, unique and with the added bonus of the therapeutic affect of niggling chronic pain reduction a free issue to BP regulars would undoubtedly lift the mood of the forum. Its a win/win scenario.

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    How would this aid those, like me, who have arthritis in our right hand or fingers but wear our watches on our left wrists?

    Surly this is discrimination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIM View Post
    How would this aid those, like me, who have arthritis in our right hand or fingers but wear our watches on our left wrists?

    Surly this is discrimination!
    That's a very good point.

    Bob - I think that you have made a major design error here.

    Looks like its back to the drawing board for you on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIM View Post
    How would this aid those, like me, who have arthritis in our right hand or fingers but wear our watches on our left wrists?

    Surly this is discrimination!
    Maybe offer an option for arthritic watch collectors to purchase an additional strap with their watch ? :-)

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