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Thread: Eddie, is the PRS29A going to return?

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    Eddie, is the PRS29A going to return?

    With so many watches on the roadmap, is the the Smith Military -the regular, not the AM- going to make a comeback anytime soon?

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    The movements are due to be delivered this month and I expect both the 29A and Air Ministry to be available in February/March.

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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 swanbourne View Post
    The movements are due to be delivered this month and I expect both the 29A and Air Ministry to be available in February/March.

    Eddie
    Great - sorry just to clarify these are ETA’s, or are they Sellita’s?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Great - sorry just to clarify these are ETA’s, or are they Sellita’s?


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    Sellita SW210.

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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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    Thanks for the info Eddie. I would say that the popularity of these 2 went way up after a few really great youtube reviews from Tim at Caseback watches and IDGuy, both of which were fantastic as were their review of the Navigator prototypes. I had the PRS-29a but always had a hard time gripping the crown when winding so I let it go and was wondering if the crown on the Navigator is easier to grip. It does look in the pictures and reviews to be a little larger making winding better but pictures can be deceiving. Thanks Eddie for all your hard work.

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    That's fantastic news - I've been longingly eyeing the the 29A for a while. Fingers on buzzers at 2.00pm, some time in the new year, then.......!

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    Any improvements planned for the PRS29A apart from the movement, like to the dial or hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Any improvements planned for the PRS29A apart from the movement, like to the dial or hands?
    I didn't think any improvements were needed.

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

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    I bought both versions of the PRS 29 when they were released and initially focused on the AM version. However having put the A on a canvas NATO it has become one of my favorite watches.

    Most watches fall in and out of favor but not this one and it is one of the very very few watches that, to my eyes and taste, is perfect in shape, form and balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The movements are due to be delivered this month and I expect both the 29A and Air Ministry to be available in February/March.

    Eddie
    Glad to hear, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I didn't think any improvements were needed.

    Eddie
    I second that Eddie, you can't improve what is already perfect.

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    Eddie, is the PRS29A going to return?

    It is a top watch. Here’’ is mine with the fixed bars and it is still one of my favourites.


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    Quote Originally Posted by njhinde View Post
    It is a top watch. Here’’ is mine with the fixed bars and it is still one of my favourites.

    +1 to that - they best of Eddie’s watches in my opinion.


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    This is great news, I missed out on grabbing one of the last few available recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by njhinde View Post
    It is a top watch. Here’’ is mine with the fixed bars and it is still one of my favourites.

    Looks outstanding on Perlon

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    It’s one of the few watches that I think belongs on a NATO....


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post


    It’s one of the few watches that I think belongs on a NATO....
    Awesome watch. I really like that iteration of the PRS29, I think the dial looks better than the current version.

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    Some comparison shots in this thread:
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    I have owned both. The sapphire version feels more substantial and of a higher quality, but I think the MK1 is closer to an original W10 in feel (which is why I only have a MK1 now).


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    I think this might be my favourite watch!


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    There are two A. An acrylic and a sapphire.
    New Rolex adage: The customer is always wrong!

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    Fixed bars + plexi, the first one years ago was the real deal (bought one).

    The new one aims to please more people.
    Next one will have a date surely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gargamel View Post
    Fixed bars + plexi, the first one years ago was the real deal (bought one).
    I’d love for the Plexiglass and fixed bars to be an option again. One can only hope....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gargamel View Post
    Next one will have a date surely
    Nooooooooo


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    Quote Originally Posted by fm.tz View Post
    I’d love for the Plexiglass and fixed bars to be an option again. One can only hope....
    Highly unlikely I would have thought


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    Eddie, is the PRS29A going to return?

    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Highly unlikely I would have thought


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    But how good would an acrylic 29A ‘Mk2’ be, especially with a bigger crown and the larger handset from the sapphire model... maybe even with a bit of ‘fake’ lume, divisive as that is.

    I can’t believe it wouldn’t sell... plexi 29As go quickly on SC and elsewhere, do they not?

    Please Eddie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fm.tz View Post
    I’d love for the Plexiglass and fixed bars to be an option again. One can only hope....
    I think that this combination should be available in the shop at all times, as it is the proverbial Smiths military. It was a slow seller because people at the time didn't quite understand. Now there is new understanding in the air.
    New Rolex adage: The customer is always wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    I think that this combination should be available in the shop at all times, as it is the proverbial Smiths military. It was a slow seller because people at the time didn't quite understand. Now there is new understanding in the air.
    We live in hope.....


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    Fantastic watches. I took delivery of a first generation PRS-29B with the extra 3mm and the higher domed sapphire. Not easy to find these days.




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