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    Don’t worry, whilst done will undoubtedly end up on eBay at inflated prices, there’ll not doubt be a few on SC at more reasonable levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Conundrum here. This is the Caribbean I want however that means waiting for release in July / August maybe? Then if I’m unsuccessful in the two minute shop opening window it’ll be another month. And repeat. Oh and up to four weeks for delivery.

    Now these are going to fly off the shelves so Eddie rightly couldn’t give a toss whether I get one, therefore this isn’t a dig at him, merely an explanation as to why I’m actively looking at alternatives.

    It’s a huge shame for would-be owners they aren’t more easily available from TF.
    Same moan different watch, we're all in the same boat, a bit like another brand with a crown logo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Don’t worry, whilst done will undoubtedly end up on eBay at inflated prices, there’ll not doubt be a few on SC at more reasonable levels.
    Not so much nowadays if you're in Yuuurp , not moaning, an observation.
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    I think the black one will be very popular but I like the orange. Another very nice watch Eddie


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    Do I remember rightly that this has a taper bracelet?

    Seeing as how the latest email confirmed watches due in June .... are any pics available of the latest/final orange and yellow versions?
    Last edited by Drumcairn01; 29th April 2021 at 20:42.

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    Just saw on the email that this is finally coming in June. Almost had lost hope.

    Eddie, will you offer stand-alone bezels? Could see an interest for additional blue or black bezels for the yellow and orange dial models.
    #plantpot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Just saw on the email that this is finally coming in June. Almost had lost hope.

    Eddie, will you offer stand-alone bezels? Could see an interest for additional blue or black bezels for the yellow and orange dial models.
    ^^^ This. Although with my ham fists I'd also need someone on the forum to help me fit /re-fit them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Just saw on the email that this is finally coming in June. Almost had lost hope.

    Eddie, will you offer stand-alone bezels? Could see an interest for additional blue or black bezels for the yellow and orange dial models.
    That's not a plan, someone else working like me did this and said he'd never do it again. Too many disasters followed by cries for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    That's not a plan, someone else working like me did this and said he'd never do it again. Too many disasters followed by cries for help.

    Eddie
    That would indeed be me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    That's not a plan, someone else working like me did this and said he'd never do it again. Too many disasters followed by cries for help.

    Eddie
    Given the number of people doing bezel or inlay swaps on their Rolex? Couldn't it be solved by stating it is work that should be done by a watchmaker?
    #plantpot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Given the number of people doing bezel or inlay swaps on their Rolex? Couldn't it be solved by stating it is work that should be done by a watchmaker?
    Its a nice idea but in reality probably not worth the hassle for the supplier (or the customer!). I've swapped a few inserts on Seikos but never can decide which I like the look of most - I'm now of the opinion that original is usually best.

    Any pics of the final dial colours for the orange and yellow?
    Last edited by Drumcairn01; 13th May 2021 at 22:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    Its a nice idea but in reality probably not worth the hassle for the supplier (or the customer!). I've swapped a few inserts on Seikos but never can decide which I like the look of most - I'm now of the opinion that original is usually best.

    Any pics of the final dial colours for the orange and yellow?
    Only on the latest render.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Given the number of people doing bezel or inlay swaps on their Rolex? Couldn't it be solved by stating it is work that should be done by a watchmaker?
    Presumably, there's a minimum order on things, so I could see Eddie being stuck with loads (say) of blue bezels with no market.

    Seems to make little commercial sense - This isn't a Rolex scale market!

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    Hi,

    Any news on these? Still on schedule for June release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inq24 View Post
    Hi,

    Any news on these? Still on schedule for June release?

    Kind Regards,
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    More likely July now.

    Eddie
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    Now that is disappointing ..... again. Its like one of those dodgy Kickstarter sagas. Hopefully it will be worthwhile when/if it does finally arrive.
    Last edited by Drumcairn01; 5th June 2021 at 17:42.

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    Not really...it's not like you've paid anything yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    More likely July now.

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    Well that is the plus side - the longer it drags on for the longer I keep my cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    Now that is disappointing ..... again. Its like one of those dodgy Kickstarter sagas. Hopefully it will be worthwhile when/if it does finally arrive.
    Wut?
    #plantpot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    Now that is disappointing ..... again. Its like one of those dodgy Kickstarter sagas. Hopefully it will be worthwhile when/if it does finally arrive.
    What is dodgy about this???
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    Now that is disappointing ..... again. Its like one of those dodgy Kickstarter sagas. Hopefully it will be worthwhile when/if it does finally arrive.
    Bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    Now that is disappointing ..... again. Its like one of those dodgy Kickstarter sagas. Hopefully it will be worthwhile when/if it does finally arrive.
    There's nothing dodgy or Kickstarter about it, you haven't paid any money and you won't be getting one anyway.

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There's nothing dodgy or Kickstarter about it, you haven't paid any money and you won't be getting one anyway.

    Eddie
    Thank goodness, a proper Yorkshire reply
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    Brightened my Sunday morning that did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suds View Post
    Brightened my Sunday morning that did.
    Definitely cheered up my Sunday morning that one


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    LOL - looks like I'll be keeping my money even longer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There's nothing dodgy or Kickstarter about it, you haven't paid any money and you won't be getting one anyway.

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    Most amusing thing I've read all day

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    More child-ish than Yorkshire-ish I'd say (not like all the Yorkshire lads I've grafted with over the years)- the Kickstarter thing I was referring to was the ongoing delays in delivering the watch, not the money side ... but never mind - one thing there is no shortage of is watches to buy both new and used - I'm sure I'll manage somehow ...if I find myself lying awake at night desperate for one then there is always the used market - us Scots do like a bargain...
    Last edited by Drumcairn01; 6th June 2021 at 20:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    More child-ish than Yorkshire-ish I'd say (not like all the Yorkshire lads I've grafted with over the years)- the Kickstarter thing I was referring to was the ongoing delays in delivering the watch, not the money side ... but never mind - one thing there is no shortage of is watches to buy both new and used - I'm sure I'll manage somehow ...if I find myself lying awake at night desperate for one then there is always the used market - us Scots do like a bargain...
    Eddie’s watches on the used market are usually more than retail!


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    Well, there is no doubt his watches are pretty well priced as microbrand homages go ...and no doubt there will always be people trying to flip a watch for a quick few quid. Sellers are free to ask what they want but what they can get is often very different ... we are talking just a few quid either way (even the last few PRS14s which are 'sought' after, crown issues and all, aren't what you'd call expensive used) - they are not a Rolex after all and there is a limit for Chinese made homages no matter how attractive. The extra 20% plus costs for overseas buyers has also been having an effect on the prices UK private sellers can actually achieve. Anyway, I'll log out now and leave it to you now that I've put Mr P in a huff. Enjoy them when they arrive.
    Last edited by Drumcairn01; 7th June 2021 at 07:14.

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    Haha, that's a proper 'taking my ball home' moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    Well, there is no doubt his watches are pretty well priced as microbrand homages go ...and no doubt there will always be people trying to flip a watch for a quick few quid. Sellers are free to ask what they want but what they can get is often very different ... we are talking just a few quid either way (even the last few PRS14s which are 'sought' after, crown issues and all, aren't what you'd call expensive used) - they are not a Rolex after all and there is a limit for Chinese made homages no matter how attractive. The extra 20% plus costs for overseas buyers has also been having an effect on the prices UK private sellers can actually achieve. Anyway, I'll log out now and leave it to you now that I've put Mr P in a huff. Enjoy them when they arrive.

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    I've been shipping out some watches to make way for the blue Caribbean that I've decided will be my next purchase. Eddie told me this morning that he has a "vague July" delivery date so I'll anticipate an August release for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There's nothing dodgy or Kickstarter about it, you haven't paid any money and you won't be getting one anyway.

    Eddie
    Hahahah yep he deserved that response!!


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    I may be the only one of us waiting for one of these who's delighted they won't be available when the shop opens on Sunday. It's my wife's birthday and me ducking out of the celebrations to manically hit "refresh" on the browser wouldn't end well for me.
    Also, I STILL cannot decide which colour I want...
    Last edited by FrontierGibberish; 1st July 2021 at 22:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    I may be the only one of us waiting for one of these who's delighted they won't be available when the shop opens on Sunday. It's my wife's birthday and me ducking out of the celebrations to manically hit "refresh" on the browser wouldn't end well for me.
    Also, I STILL cannot decide which colour I want...
    Similar here, unsure whether orange or yellow/blue.
    #plantpot

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    I am really looking forward to seeing the photos of the revised yellow / orange versions with black hands & indices. So that I can make my decision as tp which one I fail to secure in the alloted 2 minutes.

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    Miyota ?

    It's a bit like putting a Fiat engine in a Jaguar to bring the price down: nothing wrong with the engine, you just don't expect to find it in a Jaguar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f1prb22 View Post
    It's a bit like putting a Fiat engine in a Jaguar to bring the price down: nothing wrong with the engine, you just don't expect to find it in a Jaguar.
    The originals didn’t have anything special powering them, and in some ways a Miyota is a better movement.
    Putting an ETA or SW in the watch would still be an off the shelf unremarkable movement so it makes sense to save a bit and pass the saving on.
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    For long time reliability without a service I’d always want the Miyota.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    For long time reliability without a service I’d always want the Miyota.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by f1prb22 View Post
    It's a bit like putting a Fiat engine in a Jaguar to bring the price down: nothing wrong with the engine, you just don't expect to find it in a Jaguar.
    You're not going to find any British movements, though...

    Maybe more like find a Toyota engine in a Lotus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    You're not going to find any British movements, though...

    Maybe more like find a Toyota engine in a Lotus.

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    Like the Elise? That came in some quite fetching yellows and oranges too, IIRC, and was quite a success....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Like the Elise? That came in some quite fetching yellows and oranges too, IIRC, and was quite a success....


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    Is there any update on the release date?

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    Or indeed I final spec with colours.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Or indeed I final spec with colours.
    Haven't been so excited about a new TF watch since the Dreadnought GMT.
    #plantpot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Haven't been so excited about a new TF watch since the Dreadnought GMT.
    I still crave this, I hope not to be disappointed.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I still crave this, I hope not to be disappointed.
    I feel your need....by far the most attractive of the strong colour combinations. Good luck with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by size11s View Post
    I feel your need....by far the most attractive of the strong colour combinations. Good luck with that!
    If I don't feel the pull, I've learnt to walk away.
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