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    Is this one of those GCHQ recruitment things?

    Google says the answer is 3365.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
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    Nice to know it will have NSN

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    Timefactors customers only

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    Prototype now in production.



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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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    Great! What would be the price range? You know I need to save!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artium View Post
    Great! What would be the price range? You know I need to save!
    Save up to 500. If it's less you now have beer money and if it's more you just top it up.

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    Heartfelt congrats, Eddie.

    Only thing to keep in mind are the proportions of the hands. The minute hand should be thinner and the counterbalance of the second hand longer.

    Michael Sandler took this pic in the IWC museum and it shows exactly what we're opting for:



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    The drawing shows minutes and seconds hands both 13.5mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Prototype now in production.



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    When might we see this at the store, hopefully sometime this year. Looks great Eddie.

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    I had an idea. Instead of the circle L how about a circle T but with a small "-" midway along the righthand side of the vertical below the horizontal? (Could be attached to the upright or free floating). So it would be T F monogram. Keeps the look if the original and subtly says the brand name.

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    I love this - the mark xi is a favourite, so I'll be queueing when it's released. I think I prefer the non-boobies logo in the first post; to my eyes it looks more in keeping with the IWC dials, both in regard to the typeface and to the overall balance of the dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    I had an idea. Instead of the circle L how about a circle T but with a small "-" midway along the righthand side of the vertical below the horizontal? (Could be attached to the upright or free floating). So it would be T F monogram. Keeps the look if the original and subtly says the brand name.


    Do you mean something like this? Sorry but no. I am used to Eddie's 'L'.

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    Erm...here in the US, among the younger folks, "TF" when texting not-so-subtly abbreviates "WTF?" Just a heads-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrustvector View Post
    I love this - the mark xi is a favourite, so I'll be queueing when it's released. I think I prefer the non-boobies logo in the first post; to my eyes it looks more in keeping with the IWC dials, both in regard to the typeface and to the overall balance of the dial.
    I agree 100% ... maybe 200% even ... :)

    I think the dial starts to get too "symbol" heavy and busy with the boobies up top as well ... you've already got the Broadarrrow and the circled 'L' Lume symbol ... the extra boobies as a third symbol make it all look a bit cramped up top, especially with the triangle at 12 as well.

    So a case of two's company and three's a crowd for me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    Do you mean something like this? Sorry but no. I am used to Eddie's 'L'.
    Yes, just so. All in the same weight font though and possibly the added "-" ending in-line with the one above but not touching the vertical (i.e. some space between the upright and the "-").

    So it would be exactly the same as the MoD circle-T with one additional white line. The mark then does double duty as T and F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Yes, just so. All in the same weight font though and possibly the added "-" ending in-line with the one above but not touching the vertical (i.e. some space between the upright and the "-").

    So it would be exactly the same as the MoD circle-T with one additional white line. The mark then does double duty as T and F.

    That symbol is supposed to denote the type of lume used though ... T for Tritium and L for (Super)Luminova ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Yes, just so. ...
    I don't like it, seems like it's trying too hard to be clever. Branding is branding, the circle-T or circle-L is meant to serve a different purpose. IMO, either include it for the sake of authenticity (in which case keep it authentic), or get rid of it entirely to free the dial up from some extra clutter. Don't try to be cute about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    That symbol is supposed to denote the type of lume used though ... T for Tritium and L for (Super)Luminova ...
    Well said Sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    That symbol is supposed to denote the type of lume used though ... T for Tritium and L for (Super)Luminova ...
    Except this watch has neither.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Except this watch has neither.
    Says on the spec sheet that it has X1-C3 luminous, which from what I can tell from a bit of quick google action is a variant of Super Luminova, so I guess the circled L is the correct symbol ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Says on the spec sheet that it has X1-C3 luminous, which from what I can tell from a bit of quick google action is a variant of Super Luminova, so I guess the circled L is the correct symbol ?
    I stand corrected!

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    Expecting news from this one! Hope we can see that prototype soon...

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    Any chances of OEM bracelet?

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    How about a bonklip with fitted end-links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    How about a bonklip with fitted end-links?
    Never.

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    Just so you know all I want one of these.

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    One for 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by kamyk View Post
    Any chances of OEM bracelet?
    The Expedition oyster bracelet would suit both versions quite well, I think.

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    looks great to me, although I do like watches with bezels.

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    This might just be the Timefactors watch Iíve been waiting for! I got hooked on TZ-UK because of the original SB3 but I could never really get on with the unbranded dial and I ended up owning and flipping 4 I think!

    The prototype looks very well balanced.

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    Any chance to make the crown thicker like a Hamilton khaki field? For easier winding.

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    One for 2020

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    Heard anything on the prototypes yet Eddie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Heard anything on the prototypes yet Eddie.
    Only a rather vague "April".

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Only a rather vague "April".

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    Thanks for the info Eddie, its a much anticipated model.

    Brian

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    Looking great but it'd look even better with the same logo as the PRS-29. Works better for a field watch imo.

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