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    Silver Jubilee Everest

    I mentioned to my manufacturer that to mark 25 years of selling watches on the internet I wanted to make a Silver Jubilee edition of the Everest with aventurine dial. I think he misunderstood.



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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I mentioned to my manufacturer that to mark 25 years of selling watches on the internet I wanted to make a Silver Jubilee edition of the Everest with aventurine dial. I think he misunderstood.



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    I think that's gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I mentioned to my manufacturer that to mark 25 years of selling watches on the internet I wanted to make a Silver Jubilee edition of the Everest with aventurine dial. I think he misunderstood.



    Eddie
    Well, the jubilee bracelet works for a Jubilee edition, I guess?

    That should generate another long "waitlist".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I mentioned to my manufacturer that to mark 25 years of selling watches on the internet I wanted to make a Silver Jubilee edition of the Everest with aventurine dial. I think he misunderstood.


    Eddie
    No, I really don't think he misunderstood at all. I think that shows a commendable level of comprehension

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    I think he's done very well, a jubilee looks great on that!

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    Its a winner for me Eddie, looks stunning and thats before the sunlight hits the dial.

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    What kind of jubilee bracelet are you considering? The half-circle or the oblong links?

    I can go with either.


    oblong


    half circles
    Last edited by abraxas; 7th September 2020 at 18:38.

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    Any chance of releasing an unriveted oyster type bracelet, tapered from 20 to 16mm?

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    Looks pretty good, though.
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    That does look rather special.

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    As a pensioner i feel obliged to use a colloquialism of the youth today........OMG, Mr Platts is on a roll

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    When is the anniversary, Eddie - November 2021?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    When is the anniversary, Eddie - November 2021?
    I'm pretty sure it's July but I'll probably put them on sale before then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Any chance of releasing an unriveted oyster type bracelet, tapered from 20 to 16mm?
    +1

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    I think the darker Everest dials suit the capitalised SMITHS logo better ... and I think it looks too busy with the De Luxe under the boobies if you're dead set on that logo.

    Going to be a stunning watch either way, albeit not one I would probably buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I mentioned to my manufacturer that to mark 25 years of selling watches on the internet I wanted to make a Silver Jubilee edition of the Everest with aventurine dial. I think he misunderstood.



    Eddie
    Looks amazing.
    I’m going great guns to get my first Smiths at the next opening (36mm Everest) but this looks really beautiful too.

    Design is always subjective but I do love the 'Smiths Du Luxe'; the curves work brilliantly well with the minute markers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fm.tz View Post
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    Design is always subjective but I do love the 'Smiths Du Luxe'; the curves work brilliantly well with the minute markers.
    Don't worry about it, the DE LUXE is staying.

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    Looks amazing but I think I'll hold out for the Golden Jubilee edition.
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    1. Eddie please tell me youre gauging our interest in a stardust dial Everest, because that looks absolutely gorgeous

    2. Really loving the "De Luxe" underneath the Smiths logo and the "GREAT BRITAIN" staying at the 6 o'clock position. Finally perfect.

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    Thought I'd post the proposed Silver Jubilee edition on a black background...

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    I love that. It's 36mm isn't it?
    Better get to losing weight so it doesn't look silly on my massive wrist.

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    Eddie

    Will this be a limited addition? I think it looks amazing with that dial. I would like to see one with the “linen” to. Another sure fire hit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    Eddie

    Will this be a limited addition? I think it looks amazing with that dial. I would like to see one with the “linen” to. Another sure fire hit!
    The plan is to make it a limited edition of 500 to mark my silver jubilee of selling watches on the internet.

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    36mm or 40mm or both and any plans to take advance orders on this one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The plan is to make it a limited edition of 500 to mark my silver jubilee of selling watches on the internet.

    Eddie
    Thank you Eddie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    ..................any plans to take advance orders on this one ?
    Mmmm, this should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIM View Post
    Mmmm, this should be interesting.
    This or maybe 10 mins of madness one Sunday afternoon

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    I do like the look of this one - 36mm or 38mm!

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    Interested here also as to size wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    This or maybe 10 mins of madness one Sunday afternoon
    That sounds more like it.

    Sharpening my logging on skills already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The plan is to make it a limited edition of 500 to mark my silver jubilee of selling watches on the internet.

    Eddie
    Good plan, although there may be some irony in that, at present, 500 is larger than almost every single one of your production batches to date, isn't it?
    The Aventurine on the Artificer proto looks exceptional, so this will be a total winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
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    there may be some irony in that, at present, 500 is larger than almost every single one of your production batches to date, isn't it?

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    You are reading it wrong. This is a 500 one-off, never to be repeated order, whereas the others are batches of 300, a number Eddie feels comfortable working with.

    I don't know how large Eddie's fan base is... so I do hope that 500 is a good number to cover all the bases. Otherwise, there will be war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    You are reading it wrong. This is a 500 one-off, never to be repeated order, whereas the others are batches of 300, a number Eddie feels comfortable working with.

    I don't know how large Eddie's fan base is... so I do hope that 500 is a good number to cover all the bases. Otherwise, there will be war.
    No, I am not reading it wrong at all. Far from it.
    It is ironic that this LE is being produced in a greater single number batch than the "standard production" runs.
    It is in no way a criticism, and I fully understand that it will be a "never to be repeated" LE.
    But the irony remains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    No, I am not reading it wrong at all. Far from it.
    It is ironic that this LE is being produced in a greater single number batch than the "standard production" runs.
    It is in no way a criticism, and I fully understand that it will be a "never to be repeated" LE.
    But the irony remains.
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    There is no irony. 300 is the minimum order but it doesn't mean there will only be 300, if it proves popular then I'll repeat the order as I have done 3 times with the 36mm Everest and twice with the Expedition. The Silver Jubilee model will be available once only so 500 seemed a decent number for a limited edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    No, I am not reading it wrong at all. Far from it. ....
    See? !!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
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    The Silver Jubilee model will be available once only so 500 seemed a decent number for a limited edition.

    Eddie
    Call it "a special edition" instead of "a limited edition"... to leave it open for further orders. What I see is a blue explorer and I am sure others will see that too. It is also unisex.

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    You can have it your way, by all means, but I still see irony in planning an LE of 500 units when every watch in the range is produced in batches of 300.

    It may just be me, but I see irony there.

    As I said before, it is not a criticism, nor am I poking fun.
    So there is no need to try and keep slapping me down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    You can have it your way, by all means, but I still see irony in planning an LE of 500 units when every watch in the range is produced in batches of 300.

    It may just be me, but I see irony there.

    As I said before, it is not a criticism, nor am I poking fun.
    So there is no need to try and keep slapping me down.
    If you think I've been slapping you down, it's clear that you've never experienced a slapping down.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mart54 View Post
    I do like the look of this one - 36mm or 38mm!
    38mm is a great idea. Not too hi for the 36mm fans or too small for those of us who prefer 40mm.

    A batch of 500 in blue with a jubilee bracelet should sell like hot cakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    38mm is a great idea. Not too hi for the 36mm fans or too small for those of us who prefer 40mm.

    A batch of 500 in blue with a jubilee bracelet should sell like hot cakes!
    36mm please.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    38mm is a great idea. Not too hi for the 36mm fans or too small for those of us who prefer 40mm.

    A batch of 500 in blue with a jubilee bracelet should sell like hot cakes!
    Seconded. 38 x 47 mm is a lovely size, I'm wearing one of the Baltic HMS 001 3 handers, with these dimensions on a slightly over 8 inch wrist, it doesn't look small and definitely still feels vintage. I think an Everest this size, aventurine dial could work an absolute treat for a very wide audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fashfunk
    Jesus... You're annoying af! Just shut the **** up. You said that 3 times already and no one agreed with that stupid logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fashfunk View Post
    Jesus... You're annoying af! Just shut the **** up. You said that 3 times already and no one agreed with that stupid logic.
    Very foolish.

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    Wow it's beautiful ...I'll purchase two of them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Seconded. 38 x 47 mm is a lovely size, I'm wearing one of the Baltic HMS 001 3 handers, with these dimensions on a slightly over 8 inch wrist, it doesn't look small and definitely still feels vintage. I think an Everest this size, aventurine dial could work an absolute treat for a very wide audience.
    As the 36mm out-sells the 40mm 4:1, and there's a 4mm difference in case size, surely the mathematical solution would be enlarged the case 1mm, to 37mm

    In all seriousness, the 36mm is the most popular and as the machining is in place for that model, there seems no point incurring the expense of a new design when the 36mm works so well.

    Also, Tudor and Rolex are all moving towards 36mm.


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    More importantly the 1016 was 36mm

    The more I think about it the less I'd want an aventurine dial. It moves the watch a little too far away from its inspiration. I like the overall idea of a special edition, with silver script, maybe an upgraded movement, coronet signed crown and maybe even a jubilee bracelet or an oyster with a better clasp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    More importantly the 1016 was 36mm

    The more I think about it the less I'd want an aventurine dial. It moves the watch a little too far away from its inspiration. I like the overall idea of a special edition, with silver script, maybe an upgraded movement, coronet signed crown and maybe even a jubilee bracelet or an oyster with a better clasp.
    I agree, any additional touches to make it even better / more 'high-end' would be welcome - though I hope it remains affordable: the age-old conundrum!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    More importantly the 1016 was 36mm
    But the original (Timefactors) Everest was 39/40mm.

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