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Thread: Launch of the Smiths Vanguard PRS-32

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    Launch of the Smiths Vanguard PRS-32

    Right, here's what's happening. The website will be updated and will open for ordering at 1500 hrs on Sunday 26 May 2019. I've chosen this time mainly for overseas customers although it's probably not very convenient for Australia and New Zealand ;-)

    In the event of the watches selling out (I wish), it will take 2 weeks to ship them all and orders will be shipped strictly in the order that they were received so please don't start chasing me after 2 days. The website will remain closed until they are all shipped.

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    1500 GMT or BST?

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    Bugger - will in all likelihood be driving down the M4 at that time!

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    Had a search on here for PRS-32, Vanguard, even a google search..........

    I can’t find anything on it???

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    Thanks Eddie. Still keeping the price a surprise?

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    It would nice to know the price beforehand so money can be juggled around if necessary

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    Launch of the Smiths Vanguard PRS-32

    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Had a search on here for PRS-32, Vanguard, even a google search..........

    I can’t find anything on it???
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...3&share_type=t

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    Thanks!

    (Mmm.... not sure about the styling of that one, TBH - looks a bit...... ‘clumsy’ )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    It would nice to know the price beforehand so money can be juggled around if necessary
    Never has happened and never will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    1500 GMT or BST?
    It's BST at the moment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    It's BST at the moment...

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    But this a watch forum and Eddie's customers are worldwide!

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    I foresee much packaging time and many trips to the post office.
    I hope the launch goes well, and have every confidence it will.
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    Eddie, is there any chance of a photo like this for the white dialled one:



    I like the aesthetics of the white dial but I'd like to compare the readability of the seconds track (yes I'm weird, I used my chronographs for timing things).

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    I'm looking forward to seeing the details and (I imagine) more photos of this, but I suspect it won't be one I'll be buying.

    Not least because I'll be underwater (or on a small rubber boat at best) when it's launched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Eddie, is there any chance of a photo like this for the white dialled one:



    I like the aesthetics of the white dial but I'd like to compare the readability of the seconds track (yes I'm weird, I used my chronographs for timing things).


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    Thanks Eddie, much appreciated. I don't think the legibility of the track is as good red on black (I being really picky here) but I prefer the overall aesthetics of the white dial so that's where my money is going.

    Good price btw :)

    ps Check your meta data, my browser tab still shows PRS-5 for the Vanguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Thanks Eddie, much appreciated. I don't think the legibility of the track is as good red on black (I being really picky here) but I prefer the overall aesthetics of the white dial so that's where my money is going.

    Good price btw :)

    ps Check your meta data, my browser tab still shows PRS-5 for the Vanguard.
    I noticed that, I'm investigating. I cloned the PRS-5 page as a template for the PRS-32.

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    For those that haven't noticed...

    £765

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Good price btw :)
    Blimey, far less than I expected!

    Great work Eddie, I expect these will go like hot cakes!

    M

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Blimey, far less than I expected!

    Great work Eddie, I expect these will go like hot cakes!

    M
    Definitely a few days ahead to think about jigging the collection to afford this bad boy. The only concern I have - hopefully not too heavy.

    Otherwise I think white dial is just ahead of the black dial, though the latter legibility is probably better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Blimey, far less than I expected!

    Great work Eddie, I expect these will go like hot cakes!

    M
    It's only that price because margins are tight. I'd rather sell out and make a bit than have them on stock for ages.

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's only that price because margins are tight. I'd rather sell out and make a bit than have them on stock for ages.

    Eddie
    Are you still planning on another batch if they are as popular as expected?

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    Great price.

    I can just about make it if I sell one of my current ones.

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    What's the price folks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcneill View Post
    What's the price folks?

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    £765

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    £765
    Thanks.seems decent price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estoban7 View Post
    Are you still planning on another batch if they are as popular as expected?
    The movements are hard to come by, depends on availability.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Fabulous looking watch and great vfm

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    How's about a special Solid back with the inscription - Drive carefully,Eddie! Seriously it looks good.Havent really been paying attention - Eddie/suppliers etc..take so long so you forget what's happening. What's the preference white or black?

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    great watch and excellent price - well done 👍😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I noticed that, I'm investigating. I cloned the PRS-5 page as a template for the PRS-32.

    Eddie
    Now fixed, did you change anything, it may have just been a caching problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Now fixed, did you change anything, it may have just been a caching problem.
    Things were changed.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Nooooo, I can't make my mind up which colour - I keep changing my mind, every 20 minutes, now I'm none the wiser. : (

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    Hard to decide which one to choose... Black Or White !

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    White.

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    Ditto.

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    Order placed for white, here's hoping it's one of the first 50.

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    White for me too.

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    White leading 28 sold against 9 black right now

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    Ordered a white one at 1502

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    I predict they're going to be snatched up.

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    BLACK!
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    White for me.

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    Just 6 white left

    37 black

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    Black for me - was thinking about one of each. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    White leading 28 sold against 9 black right now
    How can you tell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    How can you tell?
    Crystal ball

    Put order as 50 and the cart will show how many you actually get

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    Sage pay isn’t working!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Crystal ball

    Put order as 50 and the cart will show how many you actually get
    Never thought of that

    I see that the white dials have all gone now

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    White order accepted


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