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    Right 3rd Time - the PRS-25 Smiths Everest

    Hi all,

    Well I successfully snagged one of the latest iterations of these lovely watches.

    Iíve owned the previous 2 iterations. The first one - I think the bracelet just didnít work for me, well the buckle anyway. The second, I wasnít sure at the time, but getting this version I think highlighted that the logo was just unbalancing the dial. So, when I saw Eddieís mock-up pictures of this one I just knew I wanted it. What a fantastic watch this is. It could truly be my only watch. Itís quite photogenic too... Iíll be posting some more photos, but hereís a starter!




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    Looks lovely! I agree the new logo really ties the whole dial together more cohesively. I'm (im)patiently waiting for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbob View Post
    Looks lovely! I agree the new logo really ties the whole dial together more cohesively. I'm (im)patiently waiting for mine.
    Itís worth the wait!


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    I looks spot on

    Really looking forward to seeing pics of these in various straps


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I looks spot on

    Really looking forward to seeing pics of these in various straps


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    Iíve thought about putting it on a strap, but the bracelet really works here I think.


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    Looks really great. I'd love a 36mm Explorer but might have to try and grab one of these in the meantime
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    It may well be one of those watches that seems to suit virtually anything.

    I used to hate bracelets but when I got round to trying some better quality ones found that I could kind of get on with them. The one on my Explorer was excellent. There is no doubt that some pieces look much nicer on a bracelet.

    Their bulk and weight usually ends up irritating me at some point so my watches often end up on leather or better still Perlon for at least some of the time.

    I think that the vintage look of a grey Eulit will go well with this new version of the Everest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    It may well be one of those watches that seems to suit virtually anything.

    I used to hate bracelets but when I got round to trying some better quality ones found that I could kind of get on with them. The one on my Explorer was excellent. There is no doubt that some pieces look much nicer on a bracelet.

    Their bulk and weight usually ends up irritating me at some point so my watches often end up on leather or better still Perlon for at least some of the time.

    I think that the vintage look of a grey Eulit will go well with this new version of the Everest.


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    Itís definitely a watch that can go with any strap I agree.
    In the end, I wanted an everyday watch on a bracelet that could be worn for anything, whilst having a heritage or style that made it feel special, whilst not costing a silly amount of money. And I think this might be that watch!


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    Damn. Forgotten about the release. It does look great now. Not that the previous 36 isnít, but the new logo completes it.


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    It really is the perfect Go Anywhere Do Anything watch. I'm chuffed to bits with mine

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    I must be the only one that prefers the old logo on the black dialed Everest !

    It's just a cleaner, simpler look in my eyes ... one word in the top half to balance the one word in the bottom.

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    Titties..........thatís all I have to say!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    I must be the only one that prefers the old logo on the black dialed Everest !

    It's just a cleaner, simpler look in my eyes ... one word in the top half to balance the one word in the bottom.
    I can see what you mean, I just think this logo completes the vintage look!


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    And enjoying a break in the weather....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    I must be the only one that prefers the old logo on the black dialed Everest !

    It's just a cleaner, simpler look in my eyes ... one word in the top half to balance the one word in the bottom.
    Different strokes for different folks, the "old" logo looks too big and bold to me.

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    That's a cracker, I have the original but think I prefer this one with the new logo.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    I must be the only one that prefers the old logo on the black dialed Everest !

    It's just a cleaner, simpler look in my eyes ... one word in the top half to balance the one word in the bottom.
    I like both logos but prefer the newer one because it gives off more of a vintage vibe, which I really like.

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    Some nice views on this video:

    https://youtu.be/Vv2DTCZlmag



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    Lume is pretty special too....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastadon View Post
    Some nice views on this video:

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    I had not seen that yet. He also has an unboxing video. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love mine also, I think that the new logo really does make the dial and whilst the old logo looked good, this one looks way, way better.

    If I could change one feature on the dial, I would also have the word Everest printed in white also, this would complete and give the dial balance and symmetry....look at the white dial version, my personal opinion.

    As for straps, I think the watch would look great on just about anything but for me, I think it's perfect on the bracelet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    I had not seen that yet. He also has an unboxing video. Thanks for sharing.
    Another good video - yes thanks for sharing.


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    The straight logo was the main thing that made me uncertain about buying the Everest before - I do think it looks great on the prs29 though.

    I said to a friend of mine (and Everest Expedition owner) that if the logo was ever changed to the de luxe style, I would have to buy one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannacet View Post
    The straight logo was the main thing that made me uncertain about buying the Everest before - I do think it looks great on the prs29 though.
    That's the trick, it works when is printed smaller. It was too big on the Everest

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    Beautiful watch...mine is supposed to arrive today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oca9i View Post
    Beautiful watch...mine is supposed to arrive today...

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    Enjoy!


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    As nice as the bracelet is, I work in IT and need a strap that doesn't interfere or catch on the keyboard. This parachute strap does the job.
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    The new (old) logo dial looks amazing!

    Does anyone know when these will be in stock again?

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    Thanks! Merry Christmas to me.... from me...!
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    Received my PRS-25 yesterday. Such a lovely timepiece.
    I have thrown it on a jubilee - I like it so much that Iím thinking of transferring the smiths clasp.


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    Looks fantastic!

    Iím still (im)patiently waiting for mine. I ordered two leather straps from Two Stitch Straps as I prefer wearing a leather strap to a bracelet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannacet View Post
    Received my PRS-25 yesterday. Such a lovely timepiece.
    I have thrown it on a jubilee - I like it so much that Iím thinking of transferring the smiths clasp.


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    Looks really good on that jubilee. Where is the bracelet from if you donít mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macphisto54 View Post
    Thanks! Merry Christmas to me.... from me...!
    Sounds like a plan. I have considered an everest several times over the years but the new dial logo has just made them all the more tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiver View Post
    Looks really good on that jubilee. Where is the bracelet from if you donít mind me asking?
    Which Jubilee bracelet is that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiver View Post
    Sounds like a plan. I have considered an everest several times over the years but the new dial logo has just made them all the more tempting.
    I was tempted 2 batches ago but I decided to get the Expedition at that time. My black Everest was delivered yesterday and I'm happy I waited.

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    Itís just a pseudo Rolex one from Etsy. I picked up some 20mm end links from eBay that are for a Rolex and they fit well. I think there were about £4.

    I also transferred the smiths clasp across...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannacet View Post
    Itís just a pseudo Rolex one from Etsy. I picked up some 20mm end links from eBay that are for a Rolex and they fit well. I think there were about £4.

    I also transferred the smiths clasp across...




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    Looks great!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    I was tempted 2 batches ago but I decided to get the Expedition at that time. My black Everest was delivered yesterday and I'm happy I waited.
    I bet, I'm definitely more tempted than ever.

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    Do these work alright on larger wrists? Say just under 7.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiver View Post
    Do these work alright on larger wrists? Say just under 7.5"
    My friend has a 7.5Ē wrist and wears the 36mm Expedition on a a leather strap. That looks fine to me in consideration of it being a vintage-style timepiece. But it depends on your perspective.

    Still, I think you have a bit more leeway when there is a bracelet as they tend to wear larger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannacet View Post
    My friend has a 7.5Ē wrist and wears the 36mm Expedition on a a leather strap. That looks fine to me in consideration of it being a vintage-style timepiece. But it depends on your perspective.

    Still, I think you have a bit more leeway when there is a bracelet as they tend to wear larger.


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    Thanks, I'm sure it would likely be fine, especially as you say considering the watches vintage look.

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    Not the best quality pictures but I'm sure that you get the idea

    Bracelet removed immediately, shoulderless spring bars and Eulit Perlon fitted

    Perfect



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    Thatís a stunning combination!

    As soon as mine arrives I will be throwing it on a leather strap.


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