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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Mid-late October.

    Eddie
    And for the reissue of the black dial updated Everest can we assume always mid-late October ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engi View Post
    And for the reissue of the black dial updated Everest can we assume always mid-late October ?
    You can't assume anything.

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

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    36mm speedbird is a dream come true.
    Pure class.

    With tons of lume on all indices please.
    Maybe 10mm thick and with 20mm lug width?

    And a tapering bracelet?

    Anyhow, great stuff! I love smaller watches, welcome back Eddie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You can't assume anything.

    Eddie
    Deep!!

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    I love the idea of a 36mm Speedbird. As a request, could you please not use the ratcheting clasps that were used on the 36mm Everest and the current 39mm Speedbird? They're just too bulky and the corners are too sharp and refined. They're pretty horrible in my opinion.

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    And the Expedition?

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    Eddie,

    How about a new version of the PRS-17, ie the PRS-17B or preferably the PRS-88Q with the 1988 dial that was overlooked previously in favour of the 1989 dial?

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    Great idea

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    SPEEDBIRD III

    Basically the same as the current model but in 36mm and fitted with the Miyota 9015. 36mm watches have proved very popular recently and I think it's a good size for a unisex model.
    Wonderful! I would buy one :-))

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    A PRS88Q is a good suggestion, if suggestions are desired.....Been a few originals for sale recently which was nice to see.

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    I'd certainly be interested in a new 17C if it was as competitively priced as before.

    I suspect the others are talking about the diver, though....

    M
    Last edited by snowman; 10th September 2019 at 13:34.

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    Since we are at the wish list stage I'd be interested in a "Commando" version of the Everest. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Since we are at the wish list stage I'd be interested in a "Commando" version of the Everest. :)
    I don't think the normal version is wearing pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    I don't think the normal version is wearing pants.
    The Y fronts look a bit like a Mercedes symbol. :)

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    Is the PRS40 quartz chrono still in the plans?

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    I'm probably the only one who would love a quartz 36mm Everest in both black and white dial options

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    Future plans

    ďBurn the witch!Ē

    Actually a quartz Everest could be cool, using a really good movement like the prs-18 COSC. But not high on my wish list. Could be a great Christmas gift for the grab & go family member however...
    Last edited by redhed18; 11th September 2019 at 21:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faide View Post

    I would love to see a mechanical PRS-5 again.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    I'm probably the only one who would love a quartz 36mm Everest in both black and white dial options
    I like the sound of that

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    36mm Speedbird would be fab especially if was sterile. Iíve had my eye on a MKII Hawkinge but a 36mm Speedbird would trump that. Not even fussed about a date window.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Mid-late October.

    Eddie
    Are you thinking of a similar time frame for the updated black dial version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Are you thinking of a similar time frame for the updated black dial version?
    That will be a couple of weeks later.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    That will be a couple of weeks later.

    Eddie
    Thanks. Will make a great Christmas present for myself. 😀

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    How about reissuing this little 1960s beauty? ;c)

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    Just seen this thread.

    36mm Speedbird sounds fantastic. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthpunk View Post
    How about reissuing this little 1960s beauty? ;c)
    Very nice design.I am surely not the only one to see this as a 1940s Breitling Premier style. A reissue of this would sell well i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver centurian View Post
    Very nice design.I am surely not the only one to see this as a 1940s Breitling Premier style. A reissue of this would sell well i think.
    Itís a precista branded Gallet Multichron 45. Early Valjoux 7730 and a 36mm stainless screwback case. Itís always been a bit of a personal fave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthpunk View Post
    Itís a precista branded Gallet Multichron 45. Early Valjoux 7730 and a 36mm stainless screwback case. Itís always been a bit of a personal fave.
    Quickly checked out the going rate for them. Unfortunately beyond my budget, lovely as they are.

    Eddie to the rescue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHooky View Post
    Quickly checked out the going rate for them. Unfortunately beyond my budget, lovely as they are.

    Eddie to the rescue?
    I'd love to but which movement? I won't use Chinese and it shouldn't be quartz.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'd love to but which movement? I won't use Chinese and it shouldn't be quartz.

    Eddie
    Some might not be too bothered if you used a Quartz movement (like Ewan's), even less so if you also offered an auto or manual.

    If Chinese isn't an option - the ST19 would be the obvious choice - then it's not easy if ETA supplies aren't readily available (or cost effective)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'd love to but which movement? I won't use Chinese and it shouldn't be quartz.

    Eddie
    The Sellita SW510M is a hand-wound chrono with 3/6/9 layout with the minutes at 3, hours at 6 and running seconds at 9. I am sure they would be prepared to omit the hours for a bi-compax. I reckon it could be made to be sold for below £1500 (of course it depends on the number of units ordered).

    I have no interest in such a watch.... just saying.

    An example:
    https://www.havenwatches.com/the-chilton
    Last edited by abraxas; 23rd September 2019 at 18:48.

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    I think sellita do a bi-Compax handwinder as well nowadays- although it might be a mono pusher I think.
    Iíve got one of Ewanís newmarks with the meca-quartz movement. Itís a great watch, but I do miss having to wind it, strangely enough.

    Precista did a gold plated version of this model as well that seems to pop up about as regularly as the SS versions on eBay. In good nick theyíre pretty classy. They also did a snap back version of the stainless case that was a few shillings cheaper.

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    Will the 38mm PRS-2 have the same anti-magnetic rating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Will the 38mm PRS-2 have the same anti-magnetic rating?
    On the Fricker and Kemmner watches, the anti-magnetic rating was theoretical using industry standard calculations. The new manufacturer actually tests them but his test equipment only measures up to 20,000A/m and that's all that is claimed, even though the watches are still manufactured to the same spec as the Fricker and Kemmner watches.

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    Cool. Can I be put on the buying/reservation list please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura View Post
    Cool. Can I be put on the buying/reservation list please?
    Consider yourself on the list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    Consider yourself on the list...
    I'm on the expression of interest list! 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    SPEEDBIRD III

    Basically the same as the current model but in 36mm and fitted with the Miyota 9015. 36mm watches have proved very popular recently and I think it's a good size for a unisex model.
    Would love to see it with your existing Speedbird "script" branding in the top half of the dial, and then the BOAC Speedbird logo in the bottom half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Would love to see it with your existing Speedbird "script" branding in the top half of the dial, and then the BOAC Speedbird logo in the bottom half.
    So would I but I can't use the Speedbird logo.

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

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    If its going to have unisex appeal, I think it would be best to combine the more gentle, old-fashioned numerals from the Speedbird I with the lovely Italic script Speedbird logo

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    Czech Airforce

    I certainly support a remake of the Czech Airforce. My all time favorite watch!

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    ISA9500-1010 movement please!

    Quote Originally Posted by OldHooky View Post
    Some might not be too bothered if you used a Quartz movement
    Iíd love to see more watches with the ISA9500-1010 movement (as per the PRS-37).

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    Any plans on modifying the PRS-29A at all? i'm sure others have expressed the opinion that the open "4" doesn't look as good as the old PRS-29A/original W10 nor does the alignment of the numbers (particularly the 6). I'm a big fan of the other changes like the sapphire crystal and drilled lugs so I'm torn on whether I should purchase a new one with a dial that's not as true to the original or see if I can purchase one of the old ones secondhand. As I intend to take this watch to the field and on deployments perhaps that would be the best course of action as the fixed lugs are much stronger.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    Looking awesome... the dreadnought as it looks there would like great on a black rubber deployant


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    So is that a non GMT, non date Dreadnought? That is very interesting....

    38-40mm would be lovely too!
    Last edited by OliverCD; 13th October 2019 at 23:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    So is that a non GMT, non date Dreadnought? That is very interesting....

    38-40mm would be lovely too!
    I think that the dateĎs implied (28) at 6 oíclock


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    Would love to see a mock-up of a no-date one with a piano black dial and options for this bezel as well as PRS3 or PRS82 bezel. Might not look right I know.

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    I now think the lime blob above the '28' is meant to be the black second hand of the Dread....

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    To keep up with the times... The Dreadnought must come with an integrated bracelet.

    What do others think?

    Can anyone do a photoshop thingy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    I now think the lime blob above the '28' is meant to be the black second hand of the Dread....
    Isn't the lume on the second hand around the 35minute mark?

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