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    Just got the camera out - more pictures added



























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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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    Yes, please!

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    Great photo... but the minute hand looks way too long, and the hour hand way too short...

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    Beautifully proportioned - just like the original - is it 36mm?

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    Can't wait to hopefully order one. Any update on when the Navigator will be available?

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    Nice photo Eddie watch looks great, really looking forward to seeing the white dial.

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    Very Very nice; just have fingers crossed for succeeding in the mad scramble for one of these when they become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Great photo... but the minute hand looks way too long, and the hour hand way too short...

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    Lovely Eddie, simply lovely.

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    Yep, I'll go for that, when do I pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Great photo... but the minute hand looks way too long, and the hour hand way too short...


    Eddie
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    Didn’t know it was a copy-watch; I meant they just simply look wrongly proportioned (even on that vintage one posted above, to me at least).

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    The original was wrong too
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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    Gorgeous!

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    Just got the camera out

    Can’t wait for this one! Any update on the release? Happy to see that hooked 7 too


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    .....the waiting is the hardest part.....
    Quote Originally Posted by A320Driver View Post
    Can't wait to hopefully order one. Any update on when the Navigator will be available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    The original was wrong too
    Will have been designed for clarity; trying to read instruments in poor or zero light conditions was not easy in the older aircraft types, noisy and lots of vibration too.

    Ex BBMF fitter so I know from experience.

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    I was going to say its very much like an IWC, i think Ronnie O`Sullivan wears one like that playing Snooker these days

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    36mm?

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    Just got the camera out

    Looks a stunner and the strap suits it really well, if it was 38mm or above I would have ordered one.
    Last edited by Lammylee; 24th October 2020 at 19:55.

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    Difficult to tell from the photos but is the crystal more flush fitting/lower profile than on the current PRS-29a?

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    Well this is tempting me again....


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    Yep, like the look of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Great photo... but the minute hand looks way too long, and the hour hand way too short...
    exactly with a purpose,it was done after people said they got the 2 hands mixed up in low light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    exactly with a purpose,it was done after people said they got the 2 hands mixed up in low light.
    Indeed.
    Those in the RAF do have a history of struggling to tell-the-time. ;-)

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    Truly a looker. Make the hour hand slightly longer and this is a winner in my books
    Last edited by Royalwrist; 25th October 2020 at 03:19.

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    Being ex-RAF I am still struggling to tell-the-time and this looks like the perfect solution!

    That is a fine looking watch Eddie.

    Need to keep my Sundays clear for the foreseeable future.
    Last edited by ZIM; 26th October 2020 at 09:55.

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    Fantastic looking watch, Eddie. I will also be in the dogfight to get one of these when they come out!


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    That hooked 7 means that one is not a prototype and the watches are ready??

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    Looks nice.

    On the IWC, the 5 minute markers look thicker/more pronounced , which seems to add to visual effect.

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    I struggle to tell the time too, so I can't wait to use this how it was meant to be used. Just have to decide on which dial, now!

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    Just got the camera out - more pictures added

    Quote Originally Posted by zenius View Post
    Looks nice.

    On the IWC, the 5 minute markers look thicker/more pronounced , which seems to add to visual effect.

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    I know what you mean, it makes it look distinct with the two different line weights


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    Great stuff Eddie, looks great.
    Roll on another Sunday scramble.
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    Bloody lovely, and the only watch I have the intention of buying in the foreseeable future (save for the U50 that’s a month away). Can’t wait.

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    First watch in a long time that might make me hoover over the “buy now” button when Eddie decides to open up.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Definitely interested in this one too...black dial.

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    I have been wearing my IWC equivalent since this post was started.

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    Ive been wearin my speedbird in a failing attempt to persuade myself that i have enough pilot watches..... yeah im in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Great photo... but the minute hand looks way too long, and the hour hand way too short...
    Not this shite again - please - it is what it is ..

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    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Prefer the black dial but both are crackers! Good work.

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    Really don't need another watch but really want the black dial!

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    There hasn't been anybody in all these decades to offer such a faithful reproduction of the Mk11.
    Hats off, Eddie!
    Wish I could, but with my earnings ...
    Cheers
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    Nice! Can't wait for a chance to get my hands on this nice looking piece.

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    As expected the white dial is superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Great photo... but the minute hand looks way too long, and the hour hand way too short...
    The hands were long and
    narrow. But the original dial proved to be
    difficult to read under unfavourable light
    conditions, so in 1952 the design was
    changed “to improve clarity of
    presentation” to the dial known today: the
    luminous triangle at 12 o’clock replaced
    the figure ‘12’ and a shorter, thicker, hour
    hand was introduced.

    Eddie
    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 hands were long and
    narrow. But the original dial proved to be
    difficult to read under unfavourable light
    conditions, so in 1952 the design was
    changed “to improve clarity of
    presentation” to the dial known today: the
    luminous triangle at 12 o’clock replaced
    the figure ‘12’ and a shorter, thicker, hour
    hand was introduced.

    Eddie
    Thanks Eddie, I was ignorant of the history and presumed at first sight that it was a watch you’d designed yourself.

    Despite my misgivings about the hands, it is amply evident that you’ve built this to the highest quality.

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    It looks perfect. I hope this time I will not suffer an unexpected and infuriating Internet failure during the payment process, that prevented me from getting a PRS-25 last time. When the connection was back a mere few minutes later all the stock was gone.

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    The more I look at this watch the more convinced I am this this could be The One.

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