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    Love the logo on the crown!


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    Looking good - I'm still thinking Black, though.

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    Much improved colours Eddie. The previous colours were great, just not enough differentiation.

    The blue would be my pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    That is a great range, should keep everyone happy.
    I think it is the yellow for me, such a sunny, happy colour (in contrast to the rest of my collection's dials).

    I take it that there will not be another round of prototypes to check the new colours, this will go straight to production?
    I can see no other changes, apart from perhaps the bezel font being a little thicker, and maybe a higher dome crystal?

    To clarify, the captions indicate polished black indices and hands on the yellow and orange dials. Is that the case, in preference to silver? The original prototypes looked silver?

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    Polished black on the yellow and orange dials for greater contrast.

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    Omega has shown that an orange bezel on a black dial are a working combination...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Polished black on the yellow and orange dials for greater contrast.

    Eddie
    Yellow with blue bezel please.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    My birthday is mid June so thatís me sorted

    I need some colour so yellow or Orange.

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    Yellow. Or black. Or blue / yellow. Or all three.

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    Why not supply each watch with 4 or 5 different coloured bezel inserts?

    Or would that cause warranty hassles for Eddie with "My bezel isn't working" issues?

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    Really like the update on the crown.
    Was originally looking towards they blue but with the new colours maybe the orange or yellow, I'm sure once the real photos are done it will finalize my decision.
    As others have said would be nice to have a hit of colour in the collection.

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    They look great
    Yellow for me, whack it on a tropic and you have the perfect summer watch.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 21st January 2021 at 17:30.

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    I'll struggle not to pick up a yellow myself I think, though a number of them really appeal to me.

    Preferred the silver hands though.
    Last edited by 200mwaterresistant; 21st January 2021 at 15:48.

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    Black (traditional) for me. Hopefully I remember when the store opens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard View Post
    Black (traditional) for me. Hopefully I remember when the store opens!

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    Me too; I thought I was the only one being boring!

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    They look awesome. Another yellow with blue bezel here, please

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    Are these the final combinations?

    Iíd like an orange dial with black bezel?


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    All nice those, yellow/blue or orange stand out for me. Looking forward to seeing the revised colours when they come available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f1prb22 View Post
    Thought I read recently, on another thread, May/June timeframe for release.

    Have you decided on a color ?
    Thanks for the info. I think its the Orange for me :-)

    Loving the slight updates Eddie.

    Thanks
    deano

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    Nice watch too bad it's not perfect it needs a bezel pip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano42 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I think its the Orange for me :-)

    Loving the slight updates Eddie.

    Thanks
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    Latest newsletter from Eddie confirms he's still heading for a June delivery, in case anyone doesn't get it.

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    Watch looks great. Looks like Iím waking up early in California for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Chaged the yellow, changed the orange and changed the logo on the crown.



    Eddie
    I donít understand the sizing specs. Please kindly elucidate: is the diameter, excluding the crown, 40 or 45? Thanks.

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    That is bloody stunning.

    Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    I donít understand the sizing specs. Please kindly elucidate: is the diameter, excluding the crown, 40 or 45? Thanks.
    Itís 40mm horizontally (9-3) and 45mm vertically (12-6).

    Iím not sure how thick it is though, thereís no info on that but it looks quite tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Iím not sure how thick it is though, thereís no info on that but it looks quite tall.
    Post #11 in this thread - thickness is 15.6mm


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Post #11 in this thread - thickness is 15.6mm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
    If ten were made he'd probably not sell them all , waste of time making ladies watches.
    The Lady Bird sold out in minutes. I bought two one for my Wife and one for my Daughter.

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    Anybody like to hazard a guess as to the likely price of these?

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    Good to have another timetable for the Caribbean - definite classic black for me. Had originally planned a yellow too but will have to wait and see what those shiny black indices and especially the black hands look like, assuming there will be another set of prototypes. Not sure how good that will look with a vintage hands shape but they work well enough on the Doxa Divingstars I guess (though less classic shaped hands). Like the branded crown. Seems I'm the only one who like the old yellow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    Anybody like to hazard a guess as to the likely price of these?
    I think, upthread, Eddie indicated that they would likely be a bit over £500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumcairn01 View Post
    Good to have another timetable for the Caribbean - definite classic black for me. Had originally planned a yellow too but will have to wait and see what those shiny black indices and especially the black hands look like, assuming there will be another set of prototypes. Not sure how good that will look with a vintage hands shape but they work well enough on the Doxa Divingstars I guess (though less classic shaped hands). Like the branded crown. Seems I'm the only one who like the old yellow!
    I think the black polished hands will work really well on the lighter dials - I have Sekonda with a bumble-bee yellow dial and gloss black hands and the contrast is excellent. It's a cheap, quartz chrono, but the dial and hands really pop.

    Silver hands wouldn't, IMO, work as well on the yellow dial (as I'm sure Eddie has decided for the best of reasons - He's seen the watches!)

    I think it's such a good idea, in fact, that I wish I could get on with yellow dials, but I know I don't, so I will be looking at black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Itís 40mm horizontally (9-3) and 45mm vertically (12-6).

    Iím not sure how thick it is though, thereís no info on that but it looks quite tall.
    How can it have different horizontal and vertical dimensions when itís round?! Please - how many millimetres excluding the crown? (Without just quoting the given spec sheet pse).

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    The 12 - 6 measurement includes the lugs, which is an important measurement when considering how it sits on the wrist. The 3 - 9 measurement is excluding the crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondurant View Post
    I think, upthread, Eddie indicated that they would likely be a bit over £500.
    I had to go back and check, you're spot on... he said not north of a thousand, closer to half that but probably above 500...I'll have a guess at around 650 pounds.
    Last edited by Passenger; 24th January 2021 at 16:38.

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    Can't wait to see photos of the actual watches. The render(s) of the yellow & blue, especially before the change of the hue, has a Pogue-vibe (which was Gold and blue)
    I get the comments about / comparison to the Doxa 200 but am surprised the Jenny Caribbeans are not being mentioned.

    These are beautiful pieces at a much more palpable price than Doxa's offerings.

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    Great !

    I like the look of the old Jenny / OW watches.

    The black one looks awesome.

    Looking forward to these nice watches.
    Last edited by DeepMKIII; 23rd March 2021 at 18:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHe225 View Post
    Can't wait to see photos of the actual watches. .
    They are of the actual watches.

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    I think that this colour combination was an early prototype which isn't due to go to production, yet perfect to my eyes.
    All you'd need to add is a Doxa style orange silicone strap and it's the only summer watch I'll ever wear.
    Last edited by number2; 15th April 2021 at 10:37.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Chaged the yellow, changed the orange and changed the logo on the crown.



    Eddie
    Think this is a great update, and the changes are definitely for the better (at least for me). The one thing I'd change is removal of the lume from the numerals. It's the only thing I don't enjoy about my Aerotimer, it looks less like a tool watch than a fairground ride at night with hands, indexes and outer numerals lit up.
    But all that said, I'll be having one of these, will go perfectly with my '78 brown Scimitar - just not sure which colour yet.

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    Was set on the orange, but the yellow/blue looks also extremely nice!

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    Looks great! Deffo going to try and get the orange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marios View Post
    Was set on the orange, but the yellow/blue looks also extremely nice!
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Chaged the yellow, changed the orange and changed the logo on the crown.



    Eddie
    Only if there is turquoise colour variation and coloured silicon band to match with the dial colour, that will pop.

    Hope you consider turquoise blue Eddie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I think that this colour combination was an early prototype which isn't due to go to production, yet perfect to my eyes.
    Totally agree, the orange dial and blue bezel insert is fantastic. Itís very unfortunate that this variation is not making it to production.

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    Hi Eddie

    I'm still holding out for one of the Orange dial versions :-)

    Reading the recent comments on the yellow and blue and the proto of the orange and blue, would you consider making the bezels and aftermarket purchase.

    I would happily purchase a blue bezel as part of the package.

    Thanks
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    Iím gutted! The orange dial and blue bezel were (in my opinion) perfect. If only ......

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    Orange and blue would probably have been my favourite as well but I think I'd struggle with the thickness anyway. Really looking forward to seeing the final product though.
    It's one of my favourite of Eddies designs and the BoR bracelet finishes off the overall package perfectly.

    I love the 60s Jenny / O&W / Philip Watch 1000 and 1500 series.

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    I don't think I've ever gone back to a thread as often as I do this one (well, maybe Norks).

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    Why is always orange?

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    Conundrum here. This is the Caribbean I want however that means waiting for release in July / August maybe? Then if Iím unsuccessful in the two minute shop opening window itíll 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 couldnít give a toss whether I get one, therefore this isnít a dig at him, merely an explanation as to why Iím actively looking at alternatives.

    Itís a huge shame for would-be owners they arenít more easily available from TF.

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