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    Another one for next year

    Having now secured the movements (Sellita SW510MP B, fully decorated) this will make an appearance next year.



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    Looks great Eddie.

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    superb!

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    Another one for next year

    Looks superb, probably too large for me but very pretty. Any update on the possible Commando/Comacchio? Would love to see it with indices as opposed to numerals.


    Tempus non expectat virum et aestus.
    Last edited by fm.tz; 5th October 2020 at 10:41.

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    Case thickness?
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Now that I like. My P3133 powered piece will tide me over until this one starts to take shape.

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    Can it have a crystal caseback? That movement is too pretty to hide it behind a solid back. Also, drilled lugs perhaps? - I imagine a lot of these will be worn on leather.

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    Another winner for sure there.

    Does a single button chrono operate in this press order: start - stop - reset the timer? I've seen them but never really thought about them before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Can it have a crystal caseback?

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    The movement proposed... if it is the automatic version then it will already be quite thick.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Just when I thought it couldnít get any better...

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    I quite like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The movement proposed... if it is the automatic version then it will already be quite thick.
    On the Sellita site the proposed movement appears to be the manual version, which I would hope it is.

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    Superb, the render makes that like like a full lume dial, is it?

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    Looks fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Superb, the render makes that like like a full lume dial, is it?
    I believe so - and as such I'll be wanting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    On the Sellita site the proposed movement appears to be the manual version, which I would hope it is.
    I think it's self-winding.



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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    On the Sellita site the proposed movement appears to be the manual version, which I would hope it is.
    No it isn't. It is automatic.

    EDIT: Ralphy beat me to it.
    Last edited by Raffe; 5th October 2020 at 11:17. Reason: ralphy's post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I think it's self-winding.
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    I think so too. Sellita doesn't make a hand wound version.

    The two watches I know with this movement... one is 15mm and the other 16mm thick. If it means fitting a press-fit back to reduce the thickness that might be a way to go.

    Alternatively, increasing the case to 42mm will also help to hide the thickness.
    Last edited by abraxas; 5th October 2020 at 11:22.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Very much liking the look of that.
    Would be nice if it had a display case back.

    Do we know what sort of price range it would be?

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    Looks lovely.
    I am interested that the black dial version seems to use the no-radiation hand design, with no lume (Old Radium lume is on the dial only, hands are identified as white, and the night time shot shows no lume on the hands)
    Is it intended that the black dial revert to the original HS9 syringe design, or will the no-rad hands be lume covered?
    And please consider whipping the rotor off the movement to slim the case down to more original dimensions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    I think so too. Sellita doesn't make a hand wound version.
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    Correction. Sellita does make it as a hand winder... upon request. I don't know how many you have to order for it, though.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    These look great and I quite like the full lume version.
    The only change I would make is to add pencil style hands with lume on the black dial
    The hands are historically accurate for the non lume originals but having a lume dial and non lume hands could be a deal breaker for me and my OCD.
    However looks great and I have been wishing someone would make one of these of a while.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 5th October 2020 at 14:25.

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    Would it be possible for the full lume to have the colour of the lume white (as in "Damasko white") that turns into green in the dark? With jet-black hands.

    I've had a full lume Damasko and the transition is magical.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    That looks very interesting!

    Will keep an eye on how this develops....

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Correction. Sellita does make it as a hand winder... upon request. I don't know how many you have to order for it, though.
    Correction here also, I was looking at the manual version. It looks like it will use the auto movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Correction here also, I was looking at the manual version. It looks like it will use the auto movement.
    It is so exciting we cannot post fast enough.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    The leaf hands (as above) are not lume-able. The original lumed hands were syringes (as in the Expedition).
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Another winner Eddie, I especially like the hands. Drilled lugs would certainly be a preference.

    So my wish list now has a Navigator, an Artificer and a......? Any thoughts on a name?

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    Agreed. !!!
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    Just when I thought it couldnít get any better...
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    [QUOTE=abraxas;5549203]Would it be possible for the full lume to have the colour of the lume white (as in "Damasko white") that turns into green in the dark? With jet-black hands.
    I think the lume on Damasako watches is C1 (unless they've changed that since I owned a DA37) and whilst it looks (a lovely) white in daytime I'd prefer to have the brightness of the C3 lume during nighttime.

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    That looks stunning, Eddie - I've always fancied a monopusher Chronograph and this one looks lovely. As others have said, syringe hands on the black dial would be a winner, but I'd probably go for the full-lume one myself. I look forward to seeing one in the flesh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Can it have a crystal caseback? That movement is too pretty to hide it behind a solid back. Also, drilled lugs perhaps? - I imagine a lot of these will be worn on leather.
    I did consider that but then I couldn't have the planned faraday cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PreacherCain View Post
    That looks stunning, Eddie - I've always fancied a monopusher Chronograph and this one looks lovely. As others have said, syringe hands on the black dial would be a winner, but I'd probably go for the full-lume one myself. I look forward to seeing one in the flesh...
    It's not full lume and my idea was for blued hands, it still is.

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    Damn another one for the list, this is going to be lovely.

    Count me out for Version B though, full C3 is too gimmicky for me.

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    Too many nice watches turning up just when I need a new heating system; be using the log burner then!!!
    Last edited by Ed875; 5th October 2020 at 21:00.

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    Really like the black dial version (especially the lume shot).

    Not bothered whether manual or auto (having a Speedy Pro and an El Primo).

    Is this modelled any particular watch from the past - not familiar with the style but many TS watches do echo older designs?

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    Looks very promising, will be watching this one develop over the coming months. Black dial is the nicest but would prefer hands with matching lume to the dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffCansell View Post
    Is this modelled any particular watch from the past - not familiar with the style but many TS watches do echo older designs?
    Itís inspiration is the Lemania single button Chronograph issued to the RAF and RN in the 60s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Itís inspiration is the Lemania single button Chronograph issued to the RAF and RN in the 60s
    40s. The HS9 was first issued in the late 40s

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    40s. The HS9 was first issued in the late 40s
    Yes the HS9 was 40s but I thought the asymmetrical case versions (the ones with a crown guard) were later? Late 50s early 60s. I have seen examples marked 1970. They pre dated the Fab 4. They introduced a 2 button Chronograph version in the late 60s.
    I might be wrong...
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 5th October 2020 at 21:25.

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    Really like that and at 40mm I will be looking to buy one.

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    That really appeals to me. I think Iíll try to bag one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Itís inspiration is the Lemania single button Chronograph issued to the RAF and RN in the 60s
    As in The Lemania Royal Navy Nuclear Submarine I believe.

    I was not sure if I'd prefer no lume and black hands or Eddie's choice of full C3 lume and blued hands. I like Eddie's recent editions using blued hands and if the lume can be as white as possible in daylight then I think that would my choice. And a solid case back is not a problem from my point of view.

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    Wow - looks fantastic; not sure how you keep churning all these excellent watches out 👍

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    It isn't a full-lume dial and I've asked for a render with syringe hands like the Expedition. The cream dial (same colour as the Expedition dial) would have heat blued hands and the dial printing would be dark blue. Like all projects, this is "work in progress" and will no doubt be tweaked several times. One of my current projects is on revision 14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Yes the HS9 was 40s but I thought the asymmetrical case versions (the ones with a crown guard) were later? Late 50s early 60s. I have seen examples marked 1970. They pre dated the Fab 4. They introduced a 2 button Chronograph version in the late 60s.
    I might be wrong...
    No, you are right, my apologies. The asymmetric cases were later, my mistake. No Rad single pushers came in both flavours, round case and asymmetric,this clearly uses the latter as the inspiration.
    I am glad the black one is to get syringe hands, and glad the white is not going to be a full lume dial, even though that is exactly what is pictured.
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    This looks great. I would have preferred full lume but now will probably try for the black version.

    Also very interested in a revised 14!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    No, you are right, my apologies...
    I am glad the black one is to get syringe hands, and glad the white is not going to be a full lume dial, even though that is exactly what is pictured.
    D

    No need to apologise, discussion is what we visit the forum for.
    I too am glad that the black one might get syringe hands as that would be preferred purchase at the moment. However the 'non radioactive' white dial is a very handsome watch in its original guise. Maybe the best best looking military issued watches and its as rare as hens teeth

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    A cream dial will look better with blued hands than white, but might it be a shade or two lighter than the Expedition, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It isn't a full-lume dial and I've asked for a render with syringe hands like the Expedition. The cream dial (same colour as the Expedition dial) would have heat blued hands and the dial printing would be dark blue. Like all projects, this is "work in progress" and will no doubt be tweaked several times. One of my current projects is on revision 14.

    Eddie
    Thank you for that info, Eddie - cream dial with blued hands sounds ace, I shall continue to watch with interest. Always fun watching these things being refined, it's an insight into the design process which I don't think any other manufacturer provides.

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