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Thread: ID Guy's Smiths Commando review

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    ID Guy's Smiths Commando review



    Eddie
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    I hadn't realised he was responsible for the success of the Everest. You must owe him a pint ;)

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    That is a great looking piece.

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    Really interesting review, love the concept of you partnering with an enthusiast to produce special versions

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    ID guy is pretty good.


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    Great review with an interesting background story about the original Commando.
    I hadn’t realized the numbers are placed slightly closer to the edge of the dial. Nice details Eddie and ID Guy.
    Congrats on the continued success of the Smiths line. My last Timefactors purchase was the original PRS-25, 36mm version, back when it took a full 15 minutes to hit the order maximum.
    You’ve been “hitting it out of the ballpark” lately.

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    Makes me want it even more 👀 really like the small changes from the Everest. Although I’d be happy to own either I’ll be going after this when you’re open again.

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    The video is good there are more differences visually than I first thought.

    It looks really nice in the video. I didn't warm to to so much in the development pics.

    Top marks to Eddie for uncovering a new model.

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    Nice video about a great looking watch!


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    I hadn't noticed that dial change when looking at the stills, must admit I'm liking this the more I see it.
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    Am I alone in wishing ''Commando'' had the more subtle treatment, now you see it now you don't as ''Everest'' had on the earlier iterations...

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    If Commando had been in a shadow font like the original Everest it would have been amazing. Personally I wouldn't buy one due to the Commando word being so prominent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Am I alone in wishing ''Commando'' had the more subtle treatment, now you see it now you don't as ''Everest'' had on the earlier iterations...

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    ID Guy's Smiths Commando review

    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    If Commando had been in a shadow font like the original Everest it would have been amazing. Personally I wouldn't buy one due to the Commando word being so prominent.
    With you on this. But appreciate it is true to the Rolex. It does look great in that video though


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    What an excellent review and I now love this watch! I don't think I've ever been swayed by a review before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    What an excellent review and I now love this watch! I don't think I've ever been swayed by a review before.
    I agree. I normally find the IDGuy informative if rather dull, but I really enjoyed that review. I'm looking forward to my one arriving Monday.

    Now, I need to figure out what after market oyster bracelet he had it on.

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    Have we seen this? ID Guy gets a mention.

    Smiths Commando PRS-47 initial impressions, my new daily watch?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCb0ZexCGw

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Have we seen this? ID Guy gets a mention.

    Smiths Commando PRS-47 initial impressions, my new daily watch?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCb0ZexCGw
    I don't believe this was mentioned earlier but I have watched this video. From my understanding he has already move the Commando on, what a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    I don't believe this was mentioned earlier but I have watched this video. From my understanding he has already move the Commando on, what a shame.
    I guess he has to sell the watches he buys in order to buy some more for new reviews. If YouTube reviews are your thing you can’t keep them all.

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    Great review and watch looks legit.

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