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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    You had me at "Acrylic".

    Please, don't put an oyster bracelet on it or I'll probably start to cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    You had me at "Acrylic".

    Please, don't put an oyster bracelet on it or I'll probably start to cry.
    Haha!


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    Iíve only just seen this thread and I have to say that looks fantastic.

    For me, thereís nothing better than that distorted view you get at certain angles with an acrylic crystal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5avvy View Post
    Iíve only just seen this thread and I have to say that looks fantastic.

    For me, thereís nothing better than that distorted view you get at certain angles with an acrylic crystal.
    Cheers!

    Yes acrylic really makes a watch for me.




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    I don't mind the "milky ring" on my PRS-29A (in fact I do like the looks of it) but seeing this I bet it would also look awesome on acrylic... How charming!

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    PRS-25 Mk IV with acrylic crystal?

    Gets my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeney View Post
    PRS-25 Mk IV with acrylic crystal?

    Gets my vote.
    Don't you think Eddie has enough problems with the PRS-25 already? I think a top quality acrylic will easily sell at least one batch of PRS-25s. It is a different watch.


    As a side-note. To me, when Rolex changed the Explorer, with the flat sapphire and all that fancy dial stuff, then and there, it lost something. It gained something else, but it also lost something.
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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas_Meinhardt View Post
    I don't mind the "milky ring" on my PRS-29A (in fact I do like the looks of it) but seeing this I bet it would also look awesome on acrylic... How charming!


    My preference was the original PRS-29A with acrylic crystal, but both versions are superb. The milky ring on the PRS-29A MK2 is a lot less noticeable than on the PRS-25 imho.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweeney View Post
    PRS-25 Mk IV with acrylic crystal?

    Gets my vote.
    Mine too

    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    As a side-note. To me, when Rolex changed the Explorer, with the flat sapphire and all that fancy dial stuff, then and there, it lost something. It gained something else, but it also lost something.
    Agree with you on that. The tool watch charm of the previous one was certainly lost.

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    Last edited by TheGent; 20th November 2020 at 18:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Nice pictures!

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    That looks excellent. I have been toying with the idea of doing something similar with my Air Ministry. Your success with this mod has almost convinced me that it is worth trying.

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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by jpstorm View Post
    Nice pictures!
    Thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    That looks excellent. I have been toying with the idea of doing something similar with my Air Ministry. Your success with this mod has almost convinced me that it is worth trying.
    If the crystal mounting is the same as the PRS-25 then I think it would work so long as you have the correct crystal diameter.

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    Well, that looks superb.

    I think the previous SMITHS dial looks modern, and befitting of a sapphire. The latest iteration with the slightly twee Smiths script, really suits acrylic.

    (But perhaps I would say that?)



    I really like this watch, any version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    Well, that looks superb.

    I think the previous SMITHS dial looks modern, and befitting of a sapphire. The latest iteration with the slightly twee Smiths script, really suits acrylic.

    (But perhaps I would say that?)



    I really like this watch, any version
    Nice shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpstorm View Post
    Nice shot!
    Staggering, awesome, congrats . . . ad nauseam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post

    I think the previous SMITHS dial looks modern, and befitting of a sapphire.
    Yes I can definitely go along with that logic.


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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal




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    Last edited by TheGent; 23rd November 2020 at 14:18.

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    Excellent stuff

    Just shared this thread with my watchmaker and he is willing to give it go for me

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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    Excellent stuff

    Just shared this thread with my watchmaker and he is willing to give it go for me
    Brilliant
    Let me know if you need any more info.


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    Last edited by TheGent; 23rd November 2020 at 18:10.

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    Will do

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    That looks fantastic, changes the look massively!

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    It really opens the dial up... possibly making the watch look larger even.
    I think the milky ring is only really noticeable on a dark coloured dial, especially looking at these three and I don't think it would add anything to the Air Ministry.
    The new Navigator on the other hand could look awesome with an acrylic.



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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by cart3rlfc View Post
    That looks fantastic, changes the look massively!

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    Definitely an improvement for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    It really opens the dial up... possibly making the watch look larger even.
    I think the milky ring is only really noticeable on a dark coloured dial, especially looking at these three and I don't think it would add anything to the Air Ministry.
    The new Navigator on the other hand could look awesome with an acrylic.
    Yes - it does open up the dial making it seem slightly larger, and gives clarity at more angles.

    The lighter colour dials look far better with the sapphire to me.

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    Last edited by TheGent; 25th November 2020 at 21:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    It really opens the dial up... possibly making the watch look larger even.
    I think the milky ring is only really noticeable on a dark coloured dial, especially looking at these three and I don't think it would add anything to the Air Ministry.
    The new Navigator on the other hand could look awesome with an acrylic.



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    Excellent trio!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    Excellent stuff

    Just shared this thread with my watchmaker and he is willing to give it go for me
    Pics just received from my watchmaker with new acrylic crystal!

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3J8Q

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3Jki

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3Jwv

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3JXq

    Should be in the post and on its way back to me so will be posting more pics on my Instagram soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    Pics just received from my watchmaker with new acrylic crystal!

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3J8Q

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3Jki

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3Jwv

    https://flic.kr/p/2kb3JXq

    Should be in the post and on its way back to me so will be posting more pics on my Instagram soon

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    Tremendous.... and then there were two


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Tremendous.... and then there were two


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    Yeah, one of each (old logo and new logo)



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Tremendous.... and then there were two


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    Just wanted to mention that we opted for a crystal without a tension ring and it did pass the pressure test

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    Just wanted to mention that we opted for a crystal without a tension ring and it did pass the pressure test

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    That is interesting. I did have a look at your photos to see if I could spot it. The hardest part of my mod was thinning down the tension ring. I wanted one fitted though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    That is interesting. I did have a look at your photos to see if I could spot it. The hardest part of my mod was thinning down the tension ring. I wanted one fitted though.


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    Won't get it back til next week, so will have a a closer look then

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    Won't get it back til next week, so will have a a closer look then

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    Excellent - looking forward to the pics!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    Just wanted to mention that we opted for a crystal without a tension ring and it did pass the pressure test

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    Hi, been following with great interest and am also considering crystal mod if/when I get hold of an Everest.

    So am curious which exact brand/diameter size acrylic crystal you got or can you send the link to where you bought it?

    Thanks.


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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal

    The Crystal diameter is 31.4mm

    The Crystal I used is an ATCR Sternkreuz 31.4

    You can buy them from CousinsUK or even eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    The Crystal diameter is 31.4mm

    The Crystal I used is an ATCR Sternkreuz 31.4

    You can buy them from CousinsUK or even eBay.

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    Many thanks for the info


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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    Just wanted to mention that we opted for a crystal without a tension ring and it did pass the pressure test
    Do you know the reference of the crystal used? Was the same Sternkreuz as TheGent used for his watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Do you know the reference of the crystal used? Was the same Sternkreuz as TheGent used for his watch?
    Should be same diameter, although without the tension ring it will actually be physically bigger but compressed to fit.


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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal

    Can a jewellers do this for me? Seems highly likely I'll just break my lovely watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Do you know the reference of the crystal used? Was the same Sternkreuz as TheGent used for his watch?
    I'll find out and get back to you. In the mean time, here's some more pics as just received the watch back in the mail

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcBZWh

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcGeQa

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcGeW2

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcFP5n

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    I'll find out and get back to you. In the mean time, here's some more pics as just received the watch back in the mail

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcBZWh

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcGeQa

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcGeW2

    https://flic.kr/p/2kcFP5n

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    Looks terrific! Enjoy wearing....

    Mine is still my only watch being worn


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Looks terrific! Enjoy wearing....

    Mine is still my only watch being worn


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    The Air ministry with acrylic would be sensational!


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    A few more shots..








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    @ Gent, congratulations thats a great mod. In the earlier pics the renault looked a little deep but this face on picture it looks very

    very appealing. Roll on the spring when they will be hopefully back in stock...

    Happy new year to everyone too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    @ Gent, congratulations thats a great mod. In the earlier pics the renault looked a little deep but this face on picture it looks very

    very appealing. Roll on the spring when they will be hopefully back in stock...

    Happy new year to everyone too!
    Cheers. Yes, you do notice the rehaut more with the acrylic (the so called milky ring sort of hides it), and when I first did the mod, the dial appeared much deeper relative to the glass, but once I put the watch on my wrist it just all felt right. I am finding this watch is effectively ruining this hobby by just being a perfect allrounder.


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    Yes, I get the allrounder appeal. The 1016 is just a fantastic model proportionally and size wise.

    I have a Rolex 114270 and still want one of these!



    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Cheers. Yes, you do notice the rehaut more with the acrylic (the so called milky ring sort of hides it), and when I first did the mod, the dial appeared much deeper relative to the glass, but once I put the watch on my wrist it just all felt right. I am finding this watch is effectively ruining this hobby by just being a perfect allrounder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Yes, I get the allrounder appeal. The 1016 is just a fantastic model proportionally and size wise.

    I have a Rolex 114270 and still want one of these!
    Haha - youíre right to want one, they are excellent. Iím trying to think of a scenario where I wouldnít / couldnít wear this watch. And one of the most appealing aspects is the cost, Iím happy to use it without fear of loss damage or theft, which makes it more enjoyable to put on.
    Iíve owned maybe 30-40 watches in the last 20 years (some higher end stuff in that number) and this one is tempting me to sell off the remainder and leave the forums. Mad eh?


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    Wow. Thanks an amazing recommendation. But leaving temptation and walking away.....your stronger than me :)


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Haha - youíre right to want one, they are excellent. Iím trying to think of a scenario where I wouldnít / couldnít wear this watch. And one of the most appealing aspects is the cost, Iím happy to use it without fear of loss damage or theft, which makes it more enjoyable to put on.
    Iíve owned maybe 30-40 watches in the last 20 years (some higher end stuff in that number) and this one is tempting me to sell off the remainder and leave the forums. Mad eh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KevG View Post
    I'll find out and get back to you. In the mean time, here's some more pics as just received the watch back in the mail

    (...)
    Hi KevG,

    Any chance you found out which crystal you used?

    Thanks!

    PS. well I winged it and ordered 6 different crystals from eBay... TBD!
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    I am considering trying with a HW Sternkreuz 31.4 crystal. Any clue if that one would fit?

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