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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    They begs the question of whether he actually has a watch to sell!
    Yes, there are a couple photos not pulled from timefactors but I donít know if they are originals or taken from elsewhere.

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    Okay so Iíve checked some of the photos they are using and they were photos already used in a previous auction by another seller so presumably none of their images are actually their own. As far as i can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Did you tell the seller you didnít want this anymore as it seems like heís re-listed it? Unless he had two.
    Letís hope I get my watch. Otherwise I am covered by eBay Buyer Protection. I think Iíll send the seller an inquiry message. If any of you do the same, kindly post any responses.

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    Letís hope I get my watch. Otherwise I am covered by eBay Buyer Protection. I think Iíll send the seller an inquiry message. If any of you do the same, kindly post any responses.
    I sent a message and the seller says they had two and one was sold. So youíre okay Randy.

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    Smith's Navigator PRS-48 black dial sold day before yesterday for $905.00 on the bay, wow. Sure glad I got mine from Eddie.

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    Well, you know you have arrived when the fakes turn up! PRS38 anyone:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rev-Count...8AAOSwoP1gMkCe

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    Aside from profiteering resellers, I wonder if Eddie's watches are going to be a good investment in the longer term?

    I have bought and sold various models over the years, always through SC and never for gain but the ones I have now I'll keep. I wear them and they get worn, in both senses of the word. In fact they get a lot of abuse because I tend to put them on for activities that might damage a 1950s Smiths, which in my case is fishing, motorcycling, chopping wood, swimming. Shockproofing, stainless steel and sapphire certainly have their place!

    But maybe one day a NOS Everest or Navigator with box and papers and stickers will be worth a tidy sum?

    A depressing thought. I hope not.

    There'll be waiting lists and deposits next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Aside from profiteering resellers, I wonder if Eddie's watches are going to be a good investment in the longer term?

    ....................

    Everything I love gets ruined! :-)
    It will depend on who buys Timefactors/Smiths from Eddie and also where exactly, the Smiths as a brand, will be at that point in time. No matter what happens, the early TF models will always be worth having.

    Nothing is ruined, it's an evolution. I like what I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Smith's Navigator PRS-48 black dial sold day before yesterday for $905.00 on the bay, wow. Sure glad I got mine from Eddie.
    Not condoning it by any means but I'm surprised people bother, 905 dollar at the current ex rates about 650 quid, Eddie sells them for what almost 500 quid plus postage on top... it's only about a 100 quid profit, if that, with seller to buyer postage and I assume ebay also take a cut, sign of the times I suppose.

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    Found this Smiths Everest on sale here in Denmark with an asking price of 5400 DKK (!!!). That's equates to 625 £! I know Smiths are highly sought after, but this is getting ridiculous with 300 £ on top of retail price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Not condoning it by any means but I'm surprised people bother, 905 dollar at the current ex rates about 650 quid, Eddie sells them for what almost 500 quid plus postage on top... it's only about a 100 quid profit, if that, with seller to buyer postage and I assume ebay also take a cut, sign of the times I suppose.
    eBay take 10% (unless the sellers has a promotion like list for £1, which are relatively rare) and PayPal take 5%. So he made £550 after average fees. Factor postage, packaging and hassle and it doesn't seem worth it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madsdrastrup View Post
    Found this Smiths Everest on sale here in Denmark with an asking price of 5400 DKK (!!!). That's equates to 625 £! I know Smiths are highly sought after, but this is getting ridiculous with 300 £ on top of retail price.

    Taking advantage of the new vat rules - to price an Ďalready in countryí watch?

    that is market forces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    eBay take 10% (unless the sellers has a promotion like list for £1, which are relatively rare) and PayPal take 5%. So he made £550 after average fees. Factor postage, packaging and hassle and it doesn't seem worth it to me.
    OK. This was my watch. Listed at a start price of £425 due to some small strap-changing misjudgments on my behalf with a £1 selling fee promotion. RMSD postage was at buyers expense, Jiffy bag provided by the office. Hassle free and the buyer is delighted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    OK. This was my watch. Listed at a start price of £425 due to some small strap-changing misjudgments on my behalf with a £1 selling fee promotion. RMSD postage was at buyers expense, Jiffy bag provided by the office. Hassle free and the buyer is delighted.

    Judge away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    They begs the question of whether he actually has a watch to sell!
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    Getting excited! My new gilt PRS-25 from eBay has apparently cleared customs into the US. Will follow-up upon arrival!!

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    PRS-29a

    I was watching this one and the final price (£415) wasn't too bad, I thought, bearing in mind the recent high prices on ebay. I let it go in the end as I fancy my chances when the new batch comes out with the Sellita movement.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-PR...s/265065106062

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    Im no watch movement expert what's the difference between the Eta and the Sellita movements. I have one of Eddies older PRS 29A's with the plexiglass and the Eta movement and I love it. Is the Sellita and upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Im no watch movement expert what's the difference between the Eta and the Sellita movements. I have one of Eddies older PRS 29A's with the plexiglass and the Eta movement and I love it. Is the Sellita and upgrade?
    Sellita used to produce movements for ETA and then they parted ways and Sellita now produce their own movements and are one of ETA's main competitors in Switzerland. I would say they are as good as ETA but at the time are much more available, all though I believe they have a backlog on orders because they are highly in demand.

    I believe they are both excellent choices having had both in watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Sellita used to produce movements for ETA and then they parted ways and Sellita now produce their own movements and are one of ETA's main competitors in Switzerland. I would say they are as good as ETA but at the time are much more available, all though I believe they have a backlog on orders because they are highly in demand.

    I believe they are both excellent choices having had both in watches.
    Yep. Added to that my understanding is that ETA is owned by the Swatch group and they are limiting supply to brands outside their own pyramid, which has essentially created a market for Sellita who can now be found in watches that previously used solely ETA, eg TAG Heuer, Sinn and a number of smaller brands such as C Ward and Steinhart. If this were ten years ago TimeFactors next batch would probably be housing ETA movements.

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    Thanks Guys. Really informative. Its good to know they are at the least they are on level par.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Im no watch movement expert what's the difference between the Eta and the Sellita movements. I have one of Eddies older PRS 29A's with the plexiglass and the Eta movement and I love it. Is the Sellita and upgrade?
    I might add to my previous post that you are a lucky person to have one of the older PRS-29a's. That is a fine watch in the older and the newer model.

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    Generally most of the smiths pieces are showing up on eBay UK. So hereís a 40mm from Germany if anyone is looking.

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Smiths-Evere....m46890.l49292

    *not mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    I might add to my previous post that you are a lucky person to have one of the older PRS-29a's. That is a fine watch in the older and the newer model.
    I fully agree. The ETA are more highly regarded.
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    I note that there is a PRS-5 on eBay currently. The price is a bit rich though, it's on a BIN for £700.

    Pity, if it had been more in the £500 region I would have snaffled that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    I note that there is a PRS-5 on eBay currently. The price is a bit rich though, it's on a BIN for £700.

    Pity, if it had been more in the £500 region I would have snaffled that.
    That's the Broadarrow version, pulled due to the fiasco with the large grasping watch company. One of the true "hen's teeth" watches from Eddie. I can't recall anyone here selling one and not regretting it. Just got a couple of new straps for mine . . .



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    I appreciate being the 'exclusive limited edition' version that there would be a premium but that is quite a bit of coin. I'll keep my eye on it but suspect it won't get reduced by much and would probably just be kept. That sand NATO really goes well with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    I appreciate being the 'exclusive limited edition' version that there would be a premium but that is quite a bit of coin. I'll keep my eye on it but suspect it won't get reduced by much and would probably just be kept. That sand NATO really goes well with it.

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    It started at 1k then dropped to 800. Now 700, wouldn't hurt to make an offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    eBay take 10% (unless the sellers has a promotion like list for £1, which are relatively rare) and PayPal take 5%. So he made £550 after average fees. Factor postage, packaging and hassle and it doesn't seem worth it to me.
    eBay are rolling out their own payment processing to all of their users now, to bypass PayPal. This means that you get your payment in your bank account usually two days after your sale, minus eBays fees. PayPal no longer takes a cut, which is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    That's the Broadarrow version, pulled due to the fiasco with the large grasping watch company. One of the true "hen's teeth" watches from Eddie. I can't recall anyone here selling one and not regretting it. Just got a couple of new straps for mine . . .


    Nice looking straps you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisK View Post
    eBay are rolling out their own payment processing to all of their users now, to bypass PayPal. This means that you get your payment in your bank account usually two days after your sale, minus eBays fees. PayPal no longer takes a cut, which is great.
    Thatís been discussed on another thread.

    Youíre right, PayPal donít get their cut but eBayís increased charges mean that we, the customer, see practically no savings.

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    The Eddie's on ebay thread.

    Not eBay but this guy over on IG is selling a commando for those interested. Donít know what his asking price is but heís a YouTuber so maybe he is more into the community spirit of selling close to rrp.



    Let me know if you contact him and what he let it go for if so.

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    Surely this is a record

    Over £700 for a £325 list watch and no its not a Lolex

    Apologies if posted before

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/antiheman...p2047675.l2562
    Last edited by higham5; 10th March 2021 at 22:20.

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    Smith's Commando PRS-47 sold yesterday on the bay for $818.00. Poor sap could have got in early on Sunday and bought one for retail from Eddie and saved a few dollars.

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    I just sold mine on here for £365, one just sold on ebay for £589 with another on over £500 with a day to go.
    Not many available this weekend so I'm sure there will still be people missing out just hope they don't all end up on ebay. Although I can understand people not wanting/ being able to turn down the profit

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    This one currently has 18 bids and I still have stock.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-Co...gAAOSwU39gQkei

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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
    This one currently has 18 bids and I still have stock.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-Co...gAAOSwU39gQkei

    Eddie
    I think some have been caught off guard by you opening on Sunday. How many will complete beforehand? How many will be withdrawn until after closure if they don't reach the expected price?
    All the best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    This one currently has 18 bids and I still have stock.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-Co...gAAOSwU39gQkei

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    And this one is used, not even a new with tags. I was wondering Eddie if there are plans for a new batch of the Commando or was this a special edition and this batch only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Not eBay but this guy over on IG is selling a commando for those interested. Donít know what his asking price is but heís a YouTuber so maybe he is more into the community spirit of selling close to rrp.



    Let me know if you contact him and what he let it go for if so.
    I saw this as well he said not list but market value £525

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    And this one is used, not even a new with tags. I was wondering Eddie if there are plans for a new batch of the Commando or was this a special edition and this batch only.
    The next batch will have a tropical dial.

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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 next batch will have a tropical dial.

    Eddie
    Any thoughts on a shorter hour hand?
    Last edited by gerrudd; 13th March 2021 at 18:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Any thoughts on a shorter hour hand?
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The next batch will have a tropical dial.

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    Any renderings of a tropical dialed Commando, sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Any renderings of a tropical dialed Commando, sounds interesting.


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    That looks amazing

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    I like the rendering. Still think the hands need to be shorter and slimmer, like this Omega. I also think that "old radium lume" would better suit the tropical dial.


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    Smiths PRS 25 on ebay for £700...

    Just made a cheeky offer on this and asked who antiheman8 really is, I`ll bet a pound to a penny he's active on this forum.

    I upped my offer twice, almost reached list price..........he can`t be desperate for a sale

    Another profiteer, I find this more distasteful than the Rolex sales above list, at least they make a couple of grand or more so it's more tempoting, but these guys just make a grubby 2-300 quid.

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    Acrylic crystal possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The next batch will have a tropical dial.

    Eddie
    Wondering if there is the possibility of seeing a tropical example like this but with an acrylic crystal? I believe that might make for an incredibly amazing variant.

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    The Eddie's on ebay thread.

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Timefacto...-/124617649506

    I was following this auction. Black dial Navigator went for £730.

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    Just for openness sake the PRS-25 40MM original on the bay of fleas is Mine I’m asking £335 Buy it now I’m going to make £35 donation Eddie’s charity feel free to flame Me diss Me I’m too ill to respond plus my Baby Willard is sorely missed but the main man is very kindly getting it repaired for Me

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