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    Everest Black 36mm

    Hi all,

    To help get me through this week as I eagerly anticipate the arrival of my first Time Factors watch.. (and to give me some ideas) can folks share images of their own Everest 36mm on the different straps they have to dress it up and down?!

    Cheers!

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    2nd all that. I am holding back on Steveo Straps order until I give the supplied strap a go first.
    Black Eulit perlon might be an option.
    https://holbensfinewatchbands.com/co...lack-two-piece
    Last edited by wallyuk; 29th October 2019 at 09:35.

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    On Phoenix NATO (the one called "Speedway" or Regimental Grey)



    On Brown Eulit Panama Perlon


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    Haveston and a pavstrap




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    need help

    I'm thinking of purchasing the Everest Black, 36. It's a beautiful watch. I need some help because as you know it's hard to buy without seeing the watch.
    i need some help from the owners of this watch.
    How accurate is the watch?
    What is the new band like?
    I don't like the length of the hands very much. I heard that they wanted to change this. What do you know about this? Shall I wait?

    Jürgen

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    Quote Originally Posted by espresso67 View Post
    I'm thinking of purchasing the Everest Black, 36. It's a beautiful watch. I need some help because as you know it's hard to buy without seeing the watch.
    i need some help from the owners of this watch.
    How accurate is the watch?
    What is the new band like?
    I don't like the length of the hands very much. I heard that they wanted to change this. What do you know about this? Shall I wait?

    Jürgen
    I just received the Expedition which has the same bracelet and movement as the Everest. The bracelet is very nice though a simple push-button clasp would have been better than the one supplied. It is easy to adjust and comfortable to wear.

    Miyota states that the 9039 movement can be between -10~+30 sec per day. In the day I had it before I had to adjust for the time change mine gained 3 seconds when worn during the day and kept on edge at night.

    As for the Everest's hands, it's a matter of taste. I think it would look better with a slightly longer hour hand and shorter minute hand. From what I've read the hands were supposed to be changed. Whether you wait or not is up to you.
    Last edited by fishbio2; 3rd November 2019 at 18:04. Reason: corrected typo.

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    need some help

    Thank you so far. Forgot to ask: Is there any noise because of the rotor?

    greetings from Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    I just received the Expedition which has the same bracelet and movement as the Everest. The bracelet is very nice though a simple push-button clasp would have been better than the one supplied. It is easy to adjust and comfortable to wear.

    Miyota states that the 9039 movement can be between -10~+30 sec per day. In the day I had it before I had to adjust for the time change mine gained 3 seconds when worn during the day and kept on edge at night.

    As for the Everest's hands, it's a matter of taste. I think it would look better with a slightly longer hour hand and shorter minute hand. From what I've read the hands were supposed to be changed. Whether you wait or not is up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espresso67 View Post
    Thank you so far. Forgot to ask: Is there any noise because of the rotor?

    greetings from Germany
    There's a faint sound audible only when the watch is a few cm, from my ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    There's a faint sound audible only when the watch is a few cm, from my ear.
    This is a 24 hour on wrist review.
    Bracelet is lovely. Comfortable and looks good. Clasp is nicely finished but has no additional security so tends to come undone. Mine did three time today but I think I'm wearing it too tight. A simple security pusher would have been appreciated. The ideal clasp would be somewhere between this one and the previous version

    No idea on accuracy but Miyota tolerances are fine for me. No audible rotor noise unless the watch is by your ear. Mine generally isn't.

    Hands could have been better but only just. I don't notice the mm difference in normal use.

    Dial is lovely. No issues with reflection. Crystal is lovely.
    Lume is great.
    Size is ideal for me.
    Bracelet comfy and appropriate with lots of micro adjustment just wish it had some additional security.
    Overall a lovely watch. Scratches the Explorer itch. Plus the Smiths heritage is interesting. I had my watches resized by a local jeweler. Had an interesting chat about Smiths watches and found out there is someone close to me in Tunbridge Wells who specialises is vintage Smiths.
    Overall very happy. 4.5 stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by espresso67 View Post
    I'm thinking of purchasing the Everest Black, 36. It's a beautiful watch. I need some help because as you know it's hard to buy without seeing the watch.
    i need some help from the owners of this watch.
    How accurate is the watch?
    What is the new band like?
    I don't like the length of the hands very much. I heard that they wanted to change this. What do you know about this? Shall I wait?

    Jürgen
    The Miyota movement is quite positionally variable, with my 9015-powered PRS-25 running -8 to 8 s/day depending on it's position. In my opinion, the hand length issue is overstated and not noticeable in day to day use.

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    I received my new Expedition a few days ago and swapped the bracelet onto my 36mm Everest straight away. It’s lovely. Much more in keeping with the watch than the old one.

    I’ve had no issues with the clasp from a security perspective in the short time I’ve been wearing it. I got my jeweller to size it for me as I’m all fingers and thumbs when it comes to anything fiddly. Had a nice chat about Smiths as he’s a bit of a vintage fan too. Having a 6” wrist means just about all the adjustment has been used up but it’s a nice snug fit and very comfortable. My wife is equally keen on it and I predict it will be on her wrist by the middle of the week!

    Accuracy wise, I don’t get into measure +/- spd. I’d just say it keeps time very well. Certainly as well as the Tudor and Omega sat next to it on the winder. There’s a tiny bit of noise from the movement but not noticeable in daily wear. I actually quite like to hold it up to my ear though and have a listen. I’m a bit strange that way....

    Hands - never even thought about them. They look just fine to me as they are.

    As you can tell, I’m a big fan.


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    Picked up the PRS-25 36mm black dial with new rivet bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    This is a 24 hour on wrist review.
    Bracelet is lovely. Comfortable and looks good. Clasp is nicely finished but has no additional security so tends to come undone. Mine did three time today but I think I'm wearing it too tight. A simple security pusher would have been appreciated. The ideal clasp would be somewhere between this one and the previous version

    No idea on accuracy but Miyota tolerances are fine for me. No audible rotor noise unless the watch is by your ear. Mine generally isn't.

    Hands could have been better but only just. I don't notice the mm difference in normal use.

    Dial is lovely. No issues with reflection. Crystal is lovely.
    Lume is great.
    Size is ideal for me.
    Bracelet comfy and appropriate with lots of micro adjustment just wish it had some additional security.
    Overall a lovely watch. Scratches the Explorer itch. Plus the Smiths heritage is interesting. I had my watches resized by a local jeweler. Had an interesting chat about Smiths watches and found out there is someone close to me in Tunbridge Wells who specialises is vintage Smiths.
    Overall very happy. 4.5 stars
    Received my watch today and I must say that it is Love at first sight. I don't have any wrist time yet but that will be soon. Have wound it and set it to check that it is running properly. Sent Eddie a quick email letting him know much this watch and the service he provides means to me. Hope you are enjoying yours.

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    Please guys just post loadsapics of your 36 everest! Especially with the tapered riveted bracelet.

    I'll try and buy one tomorrow...

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    BUBI 0_0

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    Mine's never been worn on the original bracelet, so for almost a year it's sometimes been on leather . . .





    . . . mostly on various Natos . . .





    . . . but the rivetted bracelet arrived a couple of days ago, so . . .



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    This is a seven day on wrist review. I really like the watch, the dial is beautiful. I like the Smith logo and the subtle Everest. The lume seems so so but it is November. The one thing I'm not sure about the bracelet. There seems to be lots of sharp edges and the clasp isn't very secure. It is a stainless steel sports watch, which makes me think it is fit for everyday wear, but the clasp seem to pop open on a regular basis. I thought I hadn't sized it properly but after resizing the problem is reduced but still remains. On an average day the clasp pops open about three times. I wore my old Seiko everywhere, but I'm hesitant to wear the Everest to the gym, or when I'm doing some manual labour. I could put it on a NATO but one of the reason I bought it was it's 1016 look and feel of which the bracelet is a major part.

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    So just adjust the clasp.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Picked up the PRS-25 36mm black dial with new rivet bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    This is a seven day on wrist review. I really like the watch, the dial is beautiful. I like the Smith logo and the subtle Everest. The lume seems so so but it is November. The one thing I'm not sure about the bracelet. There seems to be lots of sharp edges and the clasp isn't very secure. It is a stainless steel sports watch, which makes me think it is fit for everyday wear, but the clasp seem to pop open on a regular basis. I thought I hadn't sized it properly but after resizing the problem is reduced but still remains. On an average day the clasp pops open about three times. I wore my old Seiko everywhere, but I'm hesitant to wear the Everest to the gym, or when I'm doing some manual labour. I could put it on a NATO but one of the reason I bought it was it's 1016 look and feel of which the bracelet is a major part.
    I have about 3 days on wrist and all I can say is wow. I took my bracelet right off because I am not a bracelet person. I put mine on a Uncle Seiko tropic strap and I am so very happy. Eddie has hit it out of the park with the Everest. 36mm is just so nice on the wrist. My 9039 Miyota movement is only gaining about 7-8 seconds a day and any rotor noise is really not noticeable. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I am mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    So just adjust the clasp.
    I've tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    This is a seven day on wrist review. I really like the watch, the dial is beautiful. I like the Smith logo and the subtle Everest. The lume seems so so but it is November. The one thing I'm not sure about the bracelet. There seems to be lots of sharp edges and the clasp isn't very secure. It is a stainless steel sports watch, which makes me think it is fit for everyday wear, but the clasp seem to pop open on a regular basis. I thought I hadn't sized it properly but after resizing the problem is reduced but still remains. On an average day the clasp pops open about three times. I wore my old Seiko everywhere, but I'm hesitant to wear the Everest to the gym, or when I'm doing some manual labour. I could put it on a NATO but one of the reason I bought it was it's 1016 look and feel of which the bracelet is a major part.
    I had the same issue, Eddie suggested bending the clasp inwards with pliers. Took 2 seconds and worked perfectly.

    Been wearing mine for a couple weeks with no issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by horror_logical View Post
    I had the same issue, Eddie suggested bending the clasp inwards with pliers. Took 2 seconds and worked perfectly.

    Been wearing mine for a couple weeks with no issue.
    Thanks for that. I've done as suggested and seems to have done the trick.

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