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    Quote Originally Posted by Ston View Post
    Linen and Waffle dials look great. If these were mechanical, I'd buy one for sure.

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    Iíd happily pre-finance one of these. Iím not sure how many others would too.

    I know itís a different model to the norm here but it would (if successful during the fundraising stage) eliminate the risk of unsold stock.

    Side benefit would be the elimination of frenzied and competitive purchasing (for these models) come 2pm on Sundays.

    Having said all this, the pipeline of new projects looks to be rather full right now, maybe not the easiest time to be trying something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Too lat for that now, I still haven't decided whether to go ahead on this one, reception has been lukewarm.

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    If you are left with spare dials, then may I respectfully suggest that you have an obvious Everest dial variant - the one that was actually used on Everest:



    Which I suspect might be a trifle popular. If not then please let me know if there are any dial samples going begging and I'll do it myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post
    Iíd happily pre-finance one of these. Iím not sure how many others would too.

    I know itís a different model to the norm here but it would (if successful during the fundraising stage) eliminate the risk of unsold stock.

    Side benefit would be the elimination of frenzied and competitive purchasing (for these models) come 2pm on Sundays.

    Having said all this, the pipeline of new projects looks to be rather full right now, maybe not the easiest time to be trying something new.
    Pre-finance is a good idea too... Just not sure if there is enough people here who are ready to commit

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post
    Iíd happily pre-finance one of these. Iím not sure how many others would too.

    I know itís a different model to the norm here but it would (if successful during the fundraising stage) eliminate the risk of unsold stock.

    Side benefit would be the elimination of frenzied and competitive purchasing (for these models) come 2pm on Sundays.

    Having said all this, the pipeline of new projects looks to be rather full right now, maybe not the easiest time to be trying something new.

    I'd pay up front too.

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    Iíd happily purchase a waffle dial. Very nice indeed and I love the retro feel


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezzick3 View Post
    Iím pretty sure they are?
    Miyota 9015 movement according to the spec sheet, so definitely.

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  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by Pork Chops View Post
    I'd pay up front too.
    Me too! Sign me up for (at least one) black waffle dial. Really hope this watch sees the light of day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erlandh View Post
    Really hope this watch sees the light of day.
    I do too, especially the aventurine dial version.

    To echo one thing that someone said previously, though: For aesthetic purposes the bolt heads should either be obviously randomly placed (i.e. far off symmetric) or precisely symmetrically placed. Having them just slightly off-symmetric would appear like an error.

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    Hi Eddie,

    any chance that this model is still in your pipeline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datou View Post
    Hi Eddie,

    any chance that this model is still in your pipeline?
    I hope so - I've been looking forward to this since the first post....

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    Same over here... even though it is a homage but I don't see something similar (& wallet friendly) to this in the market

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    so...any chance that this project gets revived this year?

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    That aventurine dial looks incredible. I would honestly go for one of these, so long as it has no date. The pure simplicity and symmetry of the dial is really appealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    If you are left with spare dials, then may I respectfully suggest that you have an obvious Everest dial variant - the one that was actually used on Everest:



    Which I suspect might be a trifle popular. If not then please let me know if there are any dial samples going begging and I'll do it myself!
    Have to agree with you on that dial, it really does look superb and in an Everest case with a Smiths logo and sword hands would be a lovely match for my white dial Everest which has been running consistently at +3í/24hrs since 2019 in temperatures that have between below freezing rising up to 46í centigrade without missing a beat, if thatís not ĎSuper Precisioní then I donít know what is.

    Of course itís not me whoís going to stump up the cash to produce a variant but as I already have four Timefactors Smiths watches Iíd be pleased to pay up front for another.

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    well...unfortunately from the amount of response thus far... Eddie seems to be right holding up the model for now

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    I like the pre-pay idea too. A way forward perhaps, and as has been mentioned, a way to buy a watch without resorting to the bunfight scalper-fest!

    Perhaps Aventurine might come up in another model if not this one. I don't really follow the TF watches so this may be happening already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datou View Post
    well...unfortunately from the amount of response thus far... Eddie seems to be right holding up the model for now
    I hope not! And I would be up for pre-payment too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pork Chops View Post
    I hope not! And I would be up for pre-payment too.
    so do i but i guess we can only wait patiently for Eddie to give us the confirmation. fingers crossed!

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    I'm hoping to re-invigorate new enthusiasm for this project to try and persuade Eddie to put it into a production run.
    How could anyone not be keen on one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Aventurine dial





    Waffle dial





    Linen dial







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    Quote Originally Posted by Misbourne View Post
    Have to agree with you on that dial, it really does look superb and in an Everest case with a Smiths logo and sword hands would be a lovely match for my white dial Everest which has been running consistently at +3í/24hrs since 2019 in temperatures that have between below freezing rising up to 46í centigrade without missing a beat, if thatís not ĎSuper Precisioní then I donít know what is.

    Of course itís not me whoís going to stump up the cash to produce a variant but as I already have four Timefactors Smiths watches Iíd be pleased to pay up front for another.
    I would love to see Eddie produce a model with this dial. Just beautiful. I would very much like to see it offered on a brown leather strap too.

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    I'm also really hoping this goes in to production - I particularly like the waffle dial version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stifflersmom View Post
    I'm also really hoping this goes in to production - I particularly like the waffle dial version.
    +1

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    Aventurine /Waffle dial for me please - what a watch!

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    I'd certainly have a no-date version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    I'd certainly have a no-date version.
    Aventurine.
    "How did it get so late so soon?" Dr. Seuss

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    black waffle dial for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Aventurine.
    Yes it would have to be that one on the basis of what's been posted in the thread so far. Still. I expect these won't see the light of day.

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    That's a nice looking crown, would excellent on the Everest models...

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