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    Cracking Baby Dreadnought review

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

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    Indeed an excellent review. Actually, I never wanted one until today ;)

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    The watch is even better than the review.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    I think he likes it!


    Man of good taste, I love mine.

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    Yes he's definitely a big fan.

    2020 seems to be a very good year for the appreciation of all things TF, which is great news for Eddie.

    Though I think it's going to prove challenging for me to bag my brace when Eddie next opens..

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    'It was, in essence, a dive watch of the people, by the people, and for the people.'

    What a great quote.

    Be useful to have some quotes on your site somewhere, Eddie. Especially if they might show up as a snippet on Google.

    Not that you need extra business right now.

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    That's a pretty good review. The more I look at the Baby DN, the more I like it. I don't like the Ploprof handset, but I seem to be warming to the effect here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    'It was, in essence, a dive watch of the people, by the people, and for the people.'

    What a great quote.

    ......
    +1
    New Rolex adage: The customer is always wrong!

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    "Dreadnought-cool is the authenticity you get when some salty British Army vet goes, “Oy, I wonder if I can make a totally badass watch for the **** of it based off what me mates want” and it ends up being so stupidly-awesome that guys around the world build internet shrines for it. "


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    "Dreadnought-cool is the authenticity you get when some salty British Army vet goes, “Oy, I wonder if I can make a totally badass watch for the **** of it based off what me mates want” and it ends up being so stupidly-awesome that guys around the world build internet shrines for it. "

    I love that quote too, although just “Dreadnought cool” would suffice for me!

    I have to agree with everything he’s written to be honest. Since I got mine a couple of months ago, I’ve worn it most days. It’s a simply brilliant watch.


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    Very good review and interesting to read the reviewers thoughts on the bracelet, as similarly I prefer a NATO strap, however I've kept this bracelet in place as its very comfy to wear and just seems to be as one with the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Indeed an excellent review. Actually, I never wanted one until today ;)
    My sentiments exactly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Indeed an excellent review. Actually, I never wanted one until today ;)
    I was going between this and the Baby Speedbird. I’m glad I went for the Speedbird but now I’m feeling I would like both. Time for a clear out to make some funds available.

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    Congrats, Eddie!

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    Excellent review. Slightly regretting buying an Air Ministry a month before they were released. Much as I like the AM I can't help thinking that I would like the baby Dreadnaught more. Probably a case of grass being greener etc.

    “Oy, I wonder if I can make a totally badass watch for the **** of it based off what me mates want”

    Reading that made me chuckle. To me it sounds like Dick Van Dyke does cheeky cockney accent which is probably as far removed from how Eddie sounds as you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    .......

    Much as I like the AM I can't help thinking that I would like the baby Dreadnaught more.

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    Why don't you trade the one for the other?
    New Rolex adage: The customer is always wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Why don't you trade the one for the other?
    I would have thought that the AM would be very easy to sell without losing much, or indeed any, money!
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    purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I would have thought that the AM would be very easy to sell without losing much, or indeed any, money!
    Absolutely. On paper the AM is a superior proposition to the Dreadnought.
    New Rolex adage: The customer is always wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Absolutely. On paper the AM is a superior proposition to the Dreadnought.
    Horses for courses methinks.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Horses for courses methinks.
    Definitely agree with that


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    Cracking review Eddie - I’ve not yet tried any of your Dreadnoughts but this one looks spot-on to go with my Precistas.


    Member since 2005. Likes Precista, Seiko & Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Why don't you trade the one for the other?
    I have considered it and decided against it for the time being, I could write some waffle about why not but it boils down to me being a bit of a hoarder and not very good at getting rid of things.

    Perhaps I ought to learn to let things go and become a flipper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Absolutely. On paper the AM is a superior proposition to the Dreadnought.
    Have the Baby Dreadnought and until recently a PRS-29a and of the two I much prefer the Dread to wear, though I doubt it will hold its value anywhere near as well as the Smiths, which is a shame if the case as its such a nice and somewhat unique watch.

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    PRS-2 owners

    Oooooh i see my name on that list!!!

    Love my Dreadnought. Long time timefactors fan here.

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    Found on C24...

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