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

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    I picked one up on eBay yesterday, arriving tomorrow.

    All the best with your recovery Sir.

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    Take it as praise for the quality of your product!

    I have a black 40mm and would like the new white expedition, but I’ll wait...


    That said, do you have a supplier for that leather strap? Looks great and I want one!

    BW and get well soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    This one (the really expensive one) is the one in the WATCH CHRONICLER video, unless the seller is using someone else's pics.
    https://www.watchchronicler.com/revi...itage-quality/

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

    I can attest to the popularity of these models as one sold on Sunday on the Ebay/US here in the States for $634.00 for a New black dialed 36mm Everest that they said they ordered out of curiosity. I purchased mine from the source itself and I can attest to its beauty. Thanks Eddie for such high quality products and enjoyment of use. Get well soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgillett View Post
    do you have a supplier for that leather strap?
    PM me, I'll send you mine for free

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    There's doing well and there's insane gouging! £525 for the expedition is crazy! If it was sold from Eddie at £525 I'd totally understand but considering it's sold second hand and way above retail is really nuts to me. I've never been happy with insane profiteering from watches like the blue alpinist but that's probably just because I like to be money savvy. (Ironic considering I have more watches than anyone needs).

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    £525 is just crazy compared to Eddie's original selling price but I suppose that means residuals for current owners are higher than expected. I have the 40mm which I really like but find myself hankering for the 36er as a less obtrusive field/everyday watch. Trouble is, I prefer the older bracelet but the newer clasp. Obviously the taper shuts that wish down. Conversely, having a ghost position on the 9015 movement doesn't bother me in the slightest. Sheesh, what a fussy bugger I am...

    Get well soon Eddie, not because I want to buy more watches (although I do) but because I wish you well, sir.

    Graeme

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    Glad I bought mine from Eddie. Thanks Eddie for such a fantastic watch. I love it more each day. Hope you are resting and recovering well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgordon View Post
    from the listing:

    "Timefactors is now closed to new orders indefinitely per Eddie Platts."

    Indefinitely? Temporarily, surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    from the listing:

    "Timefactors is now closed to new orders indefinitely per Eddie Platts."

    Indefinitely? Temporarily, surely?

    Both really.

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    Pre-owned black dialed 36mm just sold for $680.00. This was the previous version with the Miyota 9015 movement and old style bracelet. The seller had purchased the new rivet bracelet and included that in the auction. I don't care what people are selling them for, I am not parting ways with mine until I pass it on to my oldest son. Yes it is that good of a watch.

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    If anyone has the 9039 version that they'd like to move without eBay, I will be on the lookout on the Want to Buy sub. I'm happy to wait for Eddie to return to full health otherwise, and will not be participating in an eBay bidding war to obtain the Christmas present for myself :)
    Last edited by RBrave; 30th December 2019 at 18:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBrave View Post
    If anyone has the 9039 version that they'd like to move without eBay, feel free to PM me. I'm happy to wait for Eddie to return to full health otherwise, and will not be participating in an eBay bidding war to obtain the Christmas present for myself :)
    It really is that good. You will just have to wait until Eddie gets back on his feet, but trust me it will be worth the wait. I love mine and wouldn't sell it for anything.

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    Another just sold with a healthy profit.

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    Christ there are some dumb f ***s about.

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    Everests doing well on eBay

    Great watch but double the retail? Well good luck to them I suppose. And shows what a good product it is.

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    Can't imagine how many people are waiting for the watch to be available again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Christ there are some dumb f ***s about.
    I don't see it that way. This is the market price.

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    Dreadnoughts still do quite well.

    https://www.timepiecetrader.com/luxu...dnought-prs-2/

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

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    Blimey, they're doing well!
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    Skating away on the thin ice of a new day

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Dreadnoughts still do quite well.

    https://www.timepiecetrader.com/luxu...dnought-prs-2/

    Eddie
    This is just more evidence of how awesome your designs and watches are Eddie. I can tell you that they punch well above there price. I can never tell Eddie thanks enough for giving us well made classic designed watches that are a joy to wear and own.

    Thanks Eddie

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    So it's been relisted..

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    Is there a target for when the Expedition will be back on sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    from the listing:

    "Timefactors is now closed to new orders indefinitely per Eddie Platts."

    Indefinitely? Temporarily, surely?
    ‘Marketing’, innit?



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    Just saw a Everest PRS-25 36mm black dial with the miyota 9015 and old bracelet that was bought in July of 2019 go for $600.00 on ebay with a Buy it now. Now that Eddie is back to work people will stop gouging people and they can buy direct for the actual retail price. They sure are great watches and I can understand the demand for them.

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    The last few that I have seen listed have all been 36mm, haven't seen too many 40mm ones listed recently.

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    im currently thinking of weather to row in with one of these...Tempted to take the plunge....

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Dreadnoughts still do quite well.

    https://www.timepiecetrader.com/luxu...dnought-prs-2/

    Eddie
    Last edited by deanlad; 14th January 2020 at 12:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanlad View Post
    im currently thinking of weather to row in with one of these...Tempted to take the plunge....
    "weather to row in with one of these" Please expalin what this means.

    Thanks

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    ^^^
    Should i get one of these....
    I am on the cusp of committing to purchasing one privately available.

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    Several Everest and some Precista's among other masterpieces from Eddie for sale. Some are still using the TimeFactors being closed (which is false because Eddie will be open this Sunday the 6th of February at 1400 hrs.) indefinitely as a reason for their high price. One guy is selling his PRS 29 Air Ministry for 460 GBP for a used piece. Just don't understand these sellers, but I guess if someone will buy them without doing their research as to the store actually being closed then that is on them. Eddies watches are really that good!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Several Everest and some Precista's among other masterpieces from Eddie for sale. Some are still using the TimeFactors being closed (which is false because Eddie will be open this Sunday the 6th of February at 1400 hrs.) indefinitely as a reason for their high price. One guy is selling his PRS 29 Air Ministry for 460 GBP for a used piece. Just don't understand these sellers, but I guess if someone will buy them without doing their research as to the store actually being closed then that is on them. Eddies watches are really that good!!!!
    Sunday is the 9th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    Sunday is the 9th.
    I stand corrected. Guess I can't read a calendar.

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    Bit of information needed please

    Can anyone please advise the diameter of the spring bars on the Everest PR25 please. I have just put a leather strap on and would like a spare set. My Vernier calipers are in a lock up as we are in between houses. Also is there any benefit in getting say a 17-23 mm as compared to a simple 20 mm. Apologies for the seemingly simple questions

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Can anyone please advise the diameter of the spring bars on the Everest PR25 please. I have just put a leather strap on and would like a spare set. My Vernier calipers are in a lock up as we are in between houses. Also is there any benefit in getting say a 17-23 mm as compared to a simple 20 mm. Apologies for the seemingly simple questions

    Thanks in advance

    Steve
    Lug width on the Everest PRS-25 is 20mm which means you will need 20mm springbars. Shouldered or non-shouldered will work since the lugs are drilled. Hope this will help.

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    Diameter?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Diameter?
    I saw diameters/ thickness of 1.3 / 1.5 & 1.8 mm all listed as Swiss or non Swiss . Again apologies if my earlier post was not clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    I saw diameters/ thickness of 1.3 / 1.5 & 1.8 mm all listed as Swiss or non Swiss . Again apologies if my earlier post was not clear.

    Steve
    Get the 1.8mm bars.

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    Thank you Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Thank you Dennis

    Steve
    Steve,

    Sorry for the mix-up on that, I guess I can't read very well. Glad that you got your info.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Steve,

    Sorry for the mix-up on that, I guess I can't read very well. Glad that you got your info.

    Brian
    Cheers Brian 👍👍👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    This is just more evidence of how awesome your designs and watches are Eddie. I can tell you that they punch well above there price. I can never tell Eddie thanks enough for giving us well made classic designed watches that are a joy to wear and own.

    Thanks Eddie
    I agree on all counts, and mine is a joy to wear and own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    This is just more evidence of how awesome your designs and watches are Eddie. I can tell you that they punch well above there price. I can never tell Eddie thanks enough for giving us well made classic designed watches that are a joy to wear and own.

    Thanks Eddie
    And saving us from having to deal with those nasty ADs...

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    New version of the black dial just sold for $510.00 yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    New version of the black dial just sold for $510.00 yesterday.
    And I still have them in stock (but only 10 remaining now).

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

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    I'm about to sell my mint condition Expedition,,,









    Nope not really .
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    And I still have them in stock (but only 10 remaining now).

    Eddie
    What are your plans once they are all gone. I know you already have a lot of interesting watches in he works. Are you thinking of another run or planning a slightly updated version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    And I still have them in stock (but only 10 remaining now).

    Eddie
    So the new ones with the new handset should be coming soon-ish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    What are your plans once they are all gone. I know you already have a lot of interesting watches in he works. Are you thinking of another run or planning a slightly updated version.
    I ordered more in December for delivery in March but the Coronavirus scare has put everything back at least a month.

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

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