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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    Warning: Armida will be coming out with something just like this in the next week or so. Model A13, similar specs as their A12 apparently, I think it will be like the model you are after.
    I'm not advocating a 6105 homage at all but I recognise that to Eddie there is a commercial incentive to revisit. However, I wholeheartedly support the idea of a smaller Dreadnought. At 40mm, that would be something I could engage with.

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    Love the idea of reintroducing the Czech Air Force in 38mm. I do like 36mm watches but 38mm is the real sweet spot for my 7.25" wrist. I know it's a pilot model but if the WR could be 100m that would be wonderful and I'd likely never take it off!

    More power to your elbow for coming up with all these amazing ideas whilst laid really low.

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    I have looked at the Armida A6 36mm.
    Hands length is perfect. Bracelet is nice. But the whole watch is bulky and much more thick than the Everest 36. Canít wait of the new batch.

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    Please the new Everest black dial batch will have the resized hands already installed on it ? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronoss View Post
    I have looked at the Armida A6 36mm.
    Hands length is perfect. Bracelet is nice. But the whole watch is bulky and much more thick than the Everest 36. Canít wait of the new batch.
    Yes 13.5mmm case height on a 36mm diameter watch is a bit ridiculous isn't it ... more power to the Everest !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Please the new Everest black dial batch will have the resized hands already installed on it ? Thanks
    There are more then 100 pcs in stock, so you will have to wait a while for the new batch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamyk View Post
    There are more then 100 pcs in stock, so you will have to wait a while for the new batch.

    Thanks a lot. Where is it possible to see the remaining pieces in stock ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    Thanks a lot. Where is it possible to see the remaining pieces in stock ?
    It's not a shop you'll need to look at the website.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    Warning: Armida will be coming out with something just like this in the next week or so. Model A13, similar specs as their A12 apparently, I think it will be like the model you are after. Eddie beat them to the Explorer homage, but looks like they are getting this one out first. But thereís enough room in the sea for both I imagine?
    Luv the case - would prefer at least some variation on the dial rather than a straight copy - and why did someone have to remind me about Weems???!!! Out of interest did Glycine use a copy of the weems bezel for their Airman or was it different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn View Post
    Out of interest did Glycine use a copy of the weems bezel for their Airman or was it different?
    Different. But the locking mechanism is quite similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn View Post
    ..............and why did someone have to remind me about Weems???!!! Out of interest did Glycine use a copy of the weems bezel for their Airman or was it different?
    The Weems' is a 60 second bezel and the Airman's a 24 hour bezel. What do you mean by copy? The idea of bezels goes back to the 20s... we might argue as to who first put it on a watch but bezels were standard equipment on airplane clocks so it was only a matter of time before they were to be used on watches. We can argue about the first bezels... or the first diving-bezels... or the first GMT bezels... but it does not mean that anyone was copying anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    Speaking of the future... How do people feel about a Smiths Weems?

    I just picked one randomly for the picture. Dial, Hands, Size, Bezel and Lock-crown can be discussed.

    Lots of examples in the links below. There's also google.
    https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guides/6b-159-weems/

    https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guide...otating-bezel/
    Oh yes. Love it, would be great.

    Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The Weems' is a 60 second bezel and the Airman's a 24 hour bezel. What do you mean by copy? The idea of bezels goes back to the 20s... we might argue as to who first put it on a watch but bezels were standard equipment on airplane clocks so it was only a matter of time before they were to be used on watches. We can argue about the first bezels... or the first diving-bezels... or the first GMT bezels... but it does not mean that anyone was copying anyone else.
    Meant more the locking style bezel

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    Of course the 1940 Air Ministry LeCoulte Weems were actually Smiths (kind of)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    I think a Smiths Weems would be rather cool.
    One of the 6B/159's :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard View Post
    Oh yes. Love it, would be great.

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    Yes, me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    Speaking of the future... How do people feel about a Smiths Weems?

    I just picked one randomly for the picture. Dial, Hands, Size, Bezel and Lock-crown can be discussed.

    Lots of examples in the links below. There's also google.
    https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guides/6b-159-weems/

    https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guide...otating-bezel/
    It would be a clear "shut up and take my money" for me.

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    The actual 1940 Air Ministry Weems (locking bezel at 4 o'clock) were quite small (and the earlier Longines ones with the locking bezel at 2 o'clock were even smaller)

    So you might want to scale up a bit (against all recent trends!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    The actual 1940 Air Ministry Weems (locking bezel at 4 o'clock) were quite small (and the earlier Longines ones with the locking bezel at 2 o'clock were even smaller)

    So you might want to scale up a bit (against all recent trends!)
    There appears to be interest in the Weems. I will open a separate thread about a possible Smiths Weems to play around with the numbers and see if we can convince the powers to be that it is a viable proposition. If I remember correctly, the prs-9 took about 8 years to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    There appears to be interest in the Weems. I will open a separate thread about a possible Smiths Weems to play around with the numbers and see if we can convince the powers to be that it is a viable proposition. If I remember correctly, the prs-9 took about 8 years to happen.
    The case will be a big ask.

    Iirc the smaller Weems (civilian and USAF issue) were 27 or 28mm and the 1940 AM ones were still only maybe 30?

    And you'd need to have the locking crown and free rotating bezel.

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    Iirc the smaller Weems (civilian and USAF issue) were 27 or 28mm and the 1940 AM ones were still only maybe 30?

    And you'd need to have the locking crown and free rotating bezel.[/QUOTE]

    The AM ones are 34mm, had one and sold it. I never learn.

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    Longines did a 1995 re-issue at 36mm (L2.608.4.)

    https://www.timeline.watch/watch/199...iton-l2-608-4/
    Last edited by abraxas; 12th December 2019 at 16:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Longines did a 1995 re-issue at 36m (L2.608.4.)

    https://www.timeline.watch/watch/199...iton-l2-608-4/
    As per normal: a re-issue sticking a date on it, ruining it in the process. It looks very nice otherwise!

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