closing tag is in template navbar
Time Factors Watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 101 to 150 of 165

Thread: Baby Willard Pictures

  1. #101
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    949
    Blog Entries
    1
    Despatch notice received. Delivery date (UPS) estimated Monday 17-8-20. Looking forward to getting it!🥳🥳

  2. #102
    Journeyman engrneil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    United States - Chicagoland
    Posts
    55
    2250 here....no notification as yet. I may have the highest number. Can anyone else claim the title?

    Sent from my SM-G960U using TZ-UK mobile app

  3. #103
    Journeyman sickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    521
    No. But it makes me feel better
    Quote Originally Posted by engrneil View Post
    2250 here....no notification as yet. I may have the highest number. Can anyone else claim the title?

    Sent from my SM-G960U using TZ-UK mobile app
    Sent from my SM-N960F using TZ-UK mobile app

  4. #104
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    949
    Blog Entries
    1
    My order number is 2221 😎

  5. #105
    Journeyman sickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    521
    Just got my Ups notification. To be delivered on 18/08/2020.

    Thanks Eddie. Keep up the good work.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using TZ-UK mobile app

  6. #106
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Limbo
    Posts
    826
    Quote Originally Posted by engrneil View Post
    2250 here....no notification as yet. I may have the highest number. Can anyone else claim the title?
    Yes, 2251 here! No notification yet either.

  7. #107
    Journeyman sickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    521
    Well mine was 2224 so it shouldn't be too much longer for you guys.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using TZ-UK mobile app

  8. #108
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Limbo
    Posts
    826
    Yay, just got the UPS notification :)

  9. #109
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    19
    Does Eddie ever take a day off?! poor guy

  10. #110
    Administrator swanbourne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Sheffield, England
    Posts
    46,989
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Does Eddie ever take a day off?! poor guy
    Not until the backlog is cleared.

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

  11. #111
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    12,854
    That takes a huge amount of dedication Eddie, mucho respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Not until the backlog is cleared.

    Eddie

  12. #112
    Master nibby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    North Wilts
    Posts
    2,139
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Not until the backlog is cleared.

    Eddie
    You are a star and appreciate prompt delivery of my order - its got to be full time pick pack and ship for weeks!

  13. #113
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    2,027
    Oooh thats nice packaging



  14. #114
    Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Down south jukin
    Posts
    3,570
    Blog Entries
    1
    Baby in name but I would say that looks the perfect size for a dive watch and very well balanced.

  15. #115
    Journeyman engrneil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    United States - Chicagoland
    Posts
    55
    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing
    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    Oooh thats nice packaging


    Sent from my SM-G960U using TZ-UK mobile app

  16. #116
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    949
    Blog Entries
    1
    Number 66 has arrived too and is on my wrist as I type. Very nice indeed and feels bigger than the size indicates (which is a good thing, as itís smaller yet substantial at the same time- if that makes sense?). The lume promises to be good too - standing by the kitchen door for less than a minute to alter the time made it glow like a mad thing! Another big Ďthank youí to Our Leader. Excellent all round! 🥳

  17. #117
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    46
    No.8 received here in Sussex.

    Was going to put it on a silicone strap but having resized the bracelet, it looks better than I anticipated and fits perfectly so I'll leave it for the time being.

    Have to say, it's everything I expected. Solid but with a sinuous beauty.

  18. #118
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    13
    Number 9 arrived here in Denmark!
    Thx for the speedy delivery!
    Looking really good!

  19. #119
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    19
    Number 11 arrived in sunny Scotland this morning.

    I'm going to have to get used to the heft (first diver) and how the 40mm face isnt all dial (coming from a Stowa 40mm flieger).

    Solid piece of kit. Thanks Eddie.

  20. #120
    Journeyman engrneil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    United States - Chicagoland
    Posts
    55
    When I see this, I am always reminded of the Monsters of Rock. From the Castle roaring in the American Midwest........20200817_183453.jpeg

    Sent from my SM-G960U using TZ-UK mobile app

  21. #121
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Posts
    65
    lets see the pics!!

  22. #122
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    949
    Blog Entries
    1
    Apart from the bezel being stiff and very sharp where it meets the case, and the crown being slightly hard to access to wind, number 66 is performing above expectations! Only early days of course, but timekeeping over 24 hrs is a great +2 seconds. And even better, SWMBO hasnít noticed it yet - she thinks itís an old watch with a new bracelet!! 🥳🥳

  23. #123
    Journeyman sickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    521
    Quote Originally Posted by Junior View Post
    Apart from the bezel being stiff and very sharp where it meets the case, and the crown being slightly hard to access to wind, number 66 is performing above expectations! Only early days of course, but timekeeping over 24 hrs is a great +2 seconds. And even better, SWMBO hasnít noticed it yet - she thinks itís an old watch with a new bracelet!! Ô•≥Ô•≥
    Totally agree with the Crown and bezel remark's. Just received it so time keeping I will know better tomorrow. It show's -4 / -5 on the timegrapher but let's see after a full day's wear.

    I also put it on a Shark mesh although I will say It look's and feel's great on the Original strap/clasp.
    On a side note I normally don't like anything under 42mm but I have to say after owing a Turtle before and a Merkur Homage I think this is of perfect proportions. It just seems so right on the wrist.

























    Last edited by sickie; 18th August 2020 at 10:49.

  24. #124
    Master RLE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,409
    Just received mine. Really is a fantastic looking piece in the flesh. Pictures imo donít do this one justice. Had earmarked it for nato strap duties but the bracelet elevates it to a good all rounder. Looks at home under a shirt cuff or shorts and tee shirt. Superb addition Eddie.

  25. #125
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    19
    pic on my 170mm wrist



    I can live with the crown being a bit fiddly, I'm just glad the bezel aligns

    I find the bracelet a bit blingly so i'll try it on a nato later.

  26. #126
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Limbo
    Posts
    826
    No.28 has just arrived here and first impressions are really very good. The clasp appears to be machined rather than stamped which I wasn't expecting at this price point. Think I'll pop it on a NATO or silicone strap and then post some pictures.

  27. #127
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,274
    For those that have re-sized the bracelet - what tools have you used to do that? Do you need a pin push tool or will a simple pin do the trick?

  28. #128
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    For those that have re-sized the bracelet - what tools have you used to do that? Do you need a pin push tool or will a simple pin do the trick?
    you need a tiny flathead screwdriver. The pins are screwed in so trying to push them out will render them useless if you strip the thread.

  29. #129
    Journeyman sickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    521
    Just checked and they are 1.2mm screws.

    So yeah a 1.2mm screwdriver is needed.
    Make sure you don't use a cheap one. It's not worth it.
    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    For those that have re-sized the bracelet - what tools have you used to do that? Do you need a pin push tool or will a simple pin do the trick?
    Sent from my SM-N960F using TZ-UK mobile app

  30. #130
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,274
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    you need a tiny flathead screwdriver. The pins are screwed in so trying to push them out will render them useless if you strip the thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by sickie View Post
    Just checked and they are 1.2mm screws.

    So yeah a 1.2mm screwdriver is needed.
    Make sure you don't use a cheap one. It's not worth it.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using TZ-UK mobile app
    Thanks!

    Good thing I didnít push too hard when I had a quick go earlier. Was going to try a rubber strap but thought Iíd give the bracelet a go and also learn how to do it as have never really needed to before.

    I have some precision screwdrivers somewhere. Wish me luck!

  31. #131
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Posts
    65
    Got mine yesterday and only got two issues with it - the first very minor one is the date wheel sits a little below the dial so you can see part of the number before and after .... and the second major issue is that I'm not sure when my other watches are going to get any wrist time now! Great looking watch - great case, great size, don't suppose theres any chance of dial variants in the future?

  32. #132
    Master stoneyloon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Sunny Stoney by the Sea!
    Posts
    3,122
    No. 7 just arrived with me today.

    Cracking watch, will need to get the screwdrivers out later and remove a few links....

    Cheers,
    Adam.


    Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk

  33. #133
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    19
    on one of Eddies grey Natos


  34. #134
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Limbo
    Posts
    826
    Tried a few different straps...

    "Bond" Zulu:


    NATO:


    Silicone with red stitching, which picks up the red on the second hand. Think this is my favourite...

  35. #135
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,274
    Quote Originally Posted by gary1064 View Post
    Tried a few different straps...

    "Bond" Zulu:


    NATO:


    Silicone with red stitching, which picks up the red on the second hand. Think this is my favourite...
    Silicon with red was exactly what I had in mind - nice to see it. Looks good.

  36. #136
    Journeyman Ogdensnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    Silicon with red was exactly what I had in mind - nice to see it. Looks good.
    Looks proper good on the Bond Zulu.


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  37. #137
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Limbo
    Posts
    826
    Timekeeping is +3 secs over 24 hours, very pleased with that. Can highly recommend this watch.

  38. #138
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    48
    No 18 arrived safe.
    Perfect!

    Great watch, Thanks Eddie!


    great lume


    vs SRP777 Turtle


    vs SBBN031 Tuna

  39. #139
    Journeyman lexminute's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    USA/UK/Asia
    Posts
    79
    Quote Originally Posted by veil View Post
    No 18 arrived safe.
    Perfect!

    Great watch, Thanks Eddie!


    great lume


    vs SRP777 Turtle


    vs SBBN031 Tuna
    Great side-by-side comparo with the modern Turtle. I hope we can see another comparo but with the new SPB Turtles.

  40. #140
    Grand Master Dave E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buckingham, UK
    Posts
    16,787
    That does look good. I'd love to see a pic comparing the previous PRS-68 to this.
    Dave E

    Skating away on the thin ice of a new day

  41. #141
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,274
    Finally got round to re-sizing the bracelet. Two links out either side and a perfect fit.

    So initial impressions? Wow, just wow.

    This really feels solid, substantial and reassuring on the wrist, but not heavy.
    I really like the slight gloss of the ceramic bezel insert and the matt black of the dial. I was a bit wary of the 18mm strap size, but it is perfect and really suits the watch. I was also unsure of the case size until i saw it in the flesh and on the wrist it is just right.

    If I was to compare it to something, it would be something like a Nikon FM2 camera - solid, reliable, well made, built to last and gives you confidence that it'll do whatever you ask and just keep going. Real sense of quality to it.

    Right now there is a slight glow to the lume and it makes it really interesting to look at. I also like the subtle interplay between the brushed and shiny finishes.

    Suffice to say I'm very pleased with it. Might even replace the PRS-18Q as my day-to-day watch as I've worn that a lot since I bought it.

    If you're on the fence at all, I'd say don't be, just get one while you can.

    Cheers

  42. #142
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    46
    Had mine for a week and used as daily wear. It has gained one second over that time. Remarkable

  43. #143
    Master RLE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,409
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave E View Post
    That does look good. I'd love to see a pic comparing the previous PRS-68 to this.
    I will grab one for you this week Dave.

  44. #144
    Grand Master Dave E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buckingham, UK
    Posts
    16,787
    Quote Originally Posted by RLE View Post
    I will grab one for you this week Dave.
    Awesome!
    Dave E

    Skating away on the thin ice of a new day

  45. #145
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    48
    Anyone manage to score a rubber strap for theirs yet? like a 18mm chocolate bar.

    I'm sure an Uncle Seiko 19mm would fit ok? But anyone got good alternatives as these are a 4 week wait? :(

  46. #146
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by veil View Post
    Anyone manage to score a rubber strap for theirs yet? like a 18mm chocolate bar.

    I'm sure an Uncle Seiko 19mm would fit ok? But anyone got good alternatives as these are a 4 week wait? :(
    Haven't been able to find an actual 18mm waffle strap. I bought an Uncle Seiko 19mm, however, I've not tried fitting it as I adjusted the bracelet, it's comfy and the wife said 'oh, that looks nice'.

    To be honest, the US strap looked like it would need a little shaving/ sandpapering.
    I'd like an 18mm waffle strap for hot weather holidays. I originally bought the watch as my travel watch. But I only seem to be able to find 20mm or 22mm on general sale.

  47. #147
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by SussexScots View Post
    Haven't been able to find an actual 18mm waffle strap. I bought an Uncle Seiko 19mm, however, I've not tried fitting it as I adjusted the bracelet, it's comfy and the wife said 'oh, that looks nice'.

    To be honest, the US strap looked like it would need a little shaving/ sandpapering.
    I'd like an 18mm waffle strap for hot weather holidays. I originally bought the watch as my travel watch. But I only seem to be able to find 20mm or 22mm on general sale.
    Yea, that's all i can find too. I think I'll email 'cheapestnatostrap.com' and see if they plan to have any 18mm in choc / waffle / tropic. Incidentally, how long was the wait on the US strap?

  48. #148
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by veil View Post
    Yea, that's all i can find too. I think I'll email 'cheapestnatostrap.com' and see if they plan to have any 18mm in choc / waffle / tropic. Incidentally, how long was the wait on the US strap?
    Not long, came within a week. It's very good quality - soft and supple - I've just not got around to trying to fit it as the bracelet is nicer looking than I anticipated.

    I confess, I'd never really liked bracelets. I could never adjust them so they fitted just right and much as I've tried, I can't get on with NATO/Zulu straps. So it was always leather, occasionally rubber until I got the original Everest. Now, in balance, I prefer them.

    But if I do source an 18mm waffle strap, I'll put the details on here.

  49. #149
    Master RLE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,409
    Some useless pics of the PRS68 and the new Baby Willard Dave......











    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  50. #150
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    48
    Great pictures Dave! I like the look of the original. Love the crystal. Shame the new one doesn't have the depth rating on ths dial (minor gripe) great comparison shots though, thanks 👍

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information