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    And now too late - all white dials have gone


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I see that the white dials have all gone now
    Or they were temporarily all in GQ's basket and thus unavailable for anyone else for a moment
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    Ordered a couple of straps lol ;)

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    White for me


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    It took my order for the white dial.

    A little concerned about readability of the hands, but I think overall it pips the black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Or they were temporarily all in GQ's basket and thus unavailable for anyone else for a moment
    Temporarily for like 0.2 secs

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHooky View Post
    And now too late - all white dials have gone
    I'll give you first shout on mine if I don't like the look of it

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    OK, what have I done wrong, why White so outrageously popular???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suds View Post
    OK, what have I done wrong, why White so outrageously popular???
    Paul Newman.

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    It was close but I chose white because:

    I don't have a white dialled chrono
    I think the black minute track contrasts well with the bezel

    Sorry to give you a busy fortnight Eddie, I hope you and the missus take some time to enjoy the very well earned fruits of your labour.

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    I didnít buy in the end, thickness was a worry. I look forward to the hands on and maybe another time Iíll try and snag from the flippers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    So I could have looked like Paul Newman! ... Don't think even his original watch could do that for me TBH : ) I'm happy being dark and stupid I mean mysterious

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    I prefer black one if i can afford ...
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    It looks like 3 more white dials were sold than I have stock. This can happen when a few people have the same item in their shopping basket but haven't get completed the order. The shopping basket doesn't delete stock until the order is completed. To clarify, if there are 10 items available and nobody has completed their order, the shopping basket still shows 10 items available even though 20 people might have the item in their basket. If it's in the basket, it will allow the order to be completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It looks like 3 more white dials were sold than I have stock. This can happen when a few people have the same item in their shopping basket but haven't get completed the order. The shopping basket doesn't delete stock until the order is completed. To clarify, if there are 10 items available and nobody has completed their order, the shopping basket still shows 10 items available even though 20 people might have the item in their basket. If it's in the basket, it will allow the order to be completed.

    Eddie
    oops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    I'll give you first shout on mine if I don't like the look of it
    Youíre a star!

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    The order; Timefactor is now closed.

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    Does that mean the blacks have all gone too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Does that mean the blacks have all gone too?
    "Launch of Smiths Vanguard PRS-32

    The Smiths Vanguard was launched at 1500 hrs (UK time) on 26 May 2019; 17 minutes later the white dial version was sold out and only a few of the black dial version remain. Time Factors will now be closed until all these orders have been shipped, which could be as long as 2 weeks.

    Eddie Platts"
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    Congrats on the successful launch of the vanguard .
    I guess to sort out the 3 extra sold you will cancel the last 3 order ďby time stamp ď?

    Hope I still get mine .
    And thanks for setting the launch time in the afternoon .


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    Thanks for the opportunity, I'm sure I will enjoy this just as much as my Everest

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    Thanks Eddie, for this opportunity to own a new collectible. I set my alarm this morning for 6:45 a.m. but was wide awake well before that! Congrats on a great success.

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    Congratulations Eddie on an incredibly successful day :)

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    Mixed feelings here. Stoked that Eddie has sold out. Bummed that I was sat in a cinema auditorium unable to access the internet. Well done to all that have picked up a solid looking chronograph.

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    Damn. I really wanted a black dial and now I can't seem to buy one even though there are seemingly a few left

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Damn. I really wanted a black dial and now I can't seem to buy one even though there are seemingly a few left
    I too preferred the black Tony, but unfortunately wasnít able to be in place at 3pm to place an order due to a family event. I have to say, I didnít expect them to sell so quickly so a very successful launch for Eddie.

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    Looks like Time Factors will reopen in about fortnight, and I bet those remaining few black dialled versions go in minutes.

    Very nicely done, Eddie.

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    I haven't bought a watch, or anything for that matter as I was undergoing more work on my own ticker last Tuesday. Wife wouldn't even buy a car pre op!
    I was worried this was to be released last Tuesday as it would have been a no from me, so a release today was great timing.
    We are enjoying a holiday with my son up in Wylam, five to three saw three of us ready to buy a white one on mobile phones.
    I think my son succeeded where we failed on two devices. Hopefully Eddie receives the email redirecting delivery to me!
    Now time to buy that car and other stuff we have put off.
    Nigel

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    Launch of the Smiths Vanguard PRS-32

    This was a bit of a worry- taking my Mum out for the day and visiting Dyrham Park with no mobile signal of note. It started raining so went to pub for late lunch and with a decent 4G signal on the phone, I was just in time for 3pm ordering and managed to order a white dial by 15:03 - job done!

    Congratulations to Eddie for a successful launch!


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    Last edited by nibby; 28th May 2019 at 13:53. Reason: 8

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    Managed to snag a white dialled one at 15:03

    I always preferred the white dial until the last couple of days when I started flip flopping on which to order. Went with my gut and I think it was the right decision.

    Been following the developments on this one since it was announced and canít wait to see it in the metal!

    Thanks Eddie for your hard work on this one and a really well earned successful launch.


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    I was with wifey in Monaco and I told her all about this watch, the Newman one that sold for silly $millions and she said it was either tix for the race or a white one... in the end we got one of each at 16.05 so we can wear them together! We bought them as we watched the race in a bar with a few drinks (that helped) each and some lunch, job done, happy bunny!
    Thank you Eddie for producing a great watch at a great price point.

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    Hopefully will be able to get a black dialed one when the shop next opens. I had one in my cart and got distracted and forgot all about it.
    The specs and the pics are just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve748 View Post
    I was with wifey in Monaco and I told her all about this watch, the Newman one that sold for silly $millions and she said it was either tix for the race or a white one... in the end we got one of each at 16.05 so we can wear them together! We bought them as we watched the race in a bar with a few drinks (that helped) each and some lunch, job done, happy bunny!
    Thank you Eddie for producing a great watch at a great price point.
    Nicely done Steve !


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    Eddie,
    I know you are busy preparing shipments. Just a question, what is the clasp width? I'm debating picking up a standard fliplock clasp to put on the bracelet....Is it a straight 20mm bracelet or does it taper to 16 or 18mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhaykal View Post
    Eddie,
    I know you are busy preparing shipments. Just a question, what is the clasp width? I'm debating picking up a standard fliplock clasp to put on the bracelet....Is it a straight 20mm bracelet or does it taper to 16 or 18mm?
    18mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    18mm.

    Eddie
    Thanks so much! Really lookin' forward to this beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    18mm.

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    Eddie,

    Why are you wasting valuable time answering foolish, inane questions when you have more than 90 watches to ship?!!! Please ignore those questions, and even this post!

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    It was hard to pass on the white one but I seem to have to many watches just now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    O notice Mr Newman wore his on a bund, anyone tempted?
    Just a black leather strap will look good, but I am sure there is a bund lurking in the bottom of my strap box.

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    O notice Mr Newman wore his on a bund, anyone tempted?

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    I am going to try mine on a generic tapered oyster style one currently fitted to my Everest.

    The original bracelet looks pretty much identical to the one fitted to the Everest so I am guessing that the solid end links will be similarly compatible.

    Last edited by Velorum; 29th May 2019 at 13:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    Just a black leather strap will look good, but I am sure there is a bund lurking in the bottom of my strap box.
    I'm thinking a black leather strap will look great as well....something with minimal stitch. Or even a black rally strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I am going to try mine on this generic tapered oyster style one currently fitted to my Everest.

    The original bracelet looks pretty much identical to the one fitted to the Everest so I am guessing that the solid end links will be similarly compatible.

    upload

    I'm actually looking for that kind of clasp to try out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhaykal View Post
    I'm thinking a black leather strap will look great as well....something with minimal stitch. Or even a black rally strap.

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    I'm actually looking for that kind of clasp to try out.
    I tried to get a black and white strap made so it would suit either version. I got two samples back which looked nothing like my drawing and it was too late to try again by then.

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    Its arrived, was expecting notification beforehand but obviously Eddie is focusing on getting em out the door! I ordered on my phone and thought I had ordered a white dial, obviously I got it wrong and ordered a black dial. It is still lovely and the minute track red on white has much better visibility.

    Its not true without pictures;









    Sorry about the crap I-phone pictures but snatched a few - not even taken stickers off it.
    Last edited by nibby; 30th May 2019 at 11:50. Reason: typo

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    Yay, well done first past the post

    Serial number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Yay, well done first past the post

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    GQ No 3

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    Excellent, licenced to kill! Looks like they might be coming in ascending order

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibby View Post
    Its arrived, was expecting notification beforehand but obviously Eddie is focusing on getting em out the door! I ordered on my phone and thought I had ordered a white dial, obviously I got it wrong and ordered a black dial. It is still lovely and the minute track red on white has much better visibility.

    Its not true without pictures;









    Sorry about the crap I-phone pictures but snatched a few - not even taken stickers off it.
    Looking good! Good to see the first pics out in the wild!

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    Wrist Shot - I have adjusted the bracelet and here it is on the wrist;

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    It's a bloody lovely watch!


    Well done, Eddie.











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