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    Kuoe “Old Smith”

    Has anyone had any experience of the kuoe old smith? Looks like a bit of a rip off of a PRS29A to me. Even called an “old smith” ffs.

    https://www.kuoe-en.com/product-page...l?currency=GBP
    Last edited by joebloggs; 17th March 2021 at 14:18.

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    No experience but I like its unique feature "Domed mineral grass."

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    Yes pretty good that - a watch and a nature haven

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    They have white dial and a green dial variant. Looks like Eddie was ahead of the curve. They look ok for the price.

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    thx for the link. Seems quite nice and also has an automatic instead of handwound. That was the thing i miss on the prs-29. If i stay unlucky in scoring a expedition next time the shop opens this could be a serious think about alternative.

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    I have one and love it

    A few pics on my Instagram @kevg1962

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    I know someone who has bought one and I have seen pics & video of it - it looks really good for the money and he's very happy with it.

    Hard to go wrong with a Seiko automatic movement.

    Packaging is unimportant really, but it was of nice quality.

    It also came with three straps & quick-release spring bars, which are good to have.

    They haven't yet been stung for any additional import duty or tax to the UK, and given the watch arrived with them a few days ago, I doubt they will be now.

  8. #8
    and how is lume on these kuoe's? Saw a review on You tube saying lume is a disappointment!

  9. #9
    I do like that texturing on the dial and the quick-release spring bars are a nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    No experience but I like its unique feature "Domed mineral grass."
    Can you smoke the crystal?

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    It looks a bit cheaply made to me, I feel harsh saying this. Good price though and I agree that the movement is great. The cream dial is the best looking in my view.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowsfoot View Post
    It looks a bit cheaply made to me...
    100% agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy9999 View Post
    100% agree.
    It's a lovely piece. Well made and a great price. Lovely case and dial. Even the strap is good.

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    It looks pretty good to me, and good for the price as well. I have been considering getting one. I think it is distinct enough from any of Eddie's offerings (although the 29a is the closest, and the Old Smith name can't be too much of a coincidence). I like the look of the applied numbers and the very orange patina.

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