closing tag is in template navbar
Time Factors Watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Results 1 to 31 of 31

Thread: The Timefactors Pipeline 2021

  1. #1
    Master sweets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Bristol - UK
    Posts
    4,933

    The Timefactors Pipeline 2021

    Dear Eddie
    Can I ask (purely in terms of planning funds) what rough timetable you have for new models and restocking over the coming months.
    I am sure others would also find this helpful, even if it is only approximate (and subject to how much is ordered in every opening window).
    A rough list of what I think is happening

    • I hope that the Caribbean is intended to make a debut at some stage pre-summer?
    • I am not sure whether the PRS-3 is making its comeback in 21, if so, when?
    • I think I read elsewhere that the PRS-25 will be restocked some time in May, is that all models?
    • And the PRS-29A and black Navigator?
    • The Artificer and the Jubilee?
    • Finally, I think the movements for the HS9 model (not sure this has a code yet) were due in May, I assume the watch itself will be quite a while afterwards. Will it be released in 2021?


    There are at least 3 watches I will be interested in mentioned above, so it would help to know if and when they may be hoving into view.

    Thanks
    Dave

  2. #2
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Dec 2020
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    3
    +1 for the Artificer

    Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Master TheGent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    North West, UK
    Posts
    1,119
    Yes I would be very interested in this too - certainly the Caribbean and the Single Pusher Chronograph.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    I think the Jubilee will be sometime in the 2nd half of this year?

    R
    Ignorance breeds Fear. Fear breeds Hatred. Hatred breeds Ignorance. Break the chain.

  5. #5
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Coulsdon
    Posts
    1,232
    Likewise - I would find a 'best guess' calendar of use 🙂

  6. #6
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    4
    Definitely sounds like a great idea!

  7. #7
    Dave, great post and seconded....am eyeing a few of those myself. Thanks.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    On the move
    Posts
    7
    Good question. Considering myself three or even four of the not yet released models so it would be helpful to have a rough estimate for dates. No doubt the opening windows will be thrilling as usual. Not so happy about the UPS service though, at least here, my Everest was sent on March 1st and they still have to deliver. They claim Brexit delayed everything, as if they didn't know when it was going to happen! I wonder how other couriers managed to keep swift deliveries despite pandemic, Brexit and what not.

  9. #9
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    25
    Good idea! Then I know when to start saving

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom91 View Post
    Good idea! Then I know when to start saving
    Start saving now ..... that was easy Happy to be of help.

    Kidding aside, it would indeed be (somewhat) helpful to know what is coming, so I can make up my mind and be ready.

  11. #11
    PRS-14, too, maybe?

  12. #12
    Administrator swanbourne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Sheffield, England
    Posts
    47,135
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the 36mm Speedbird GMT (quartz).



    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

  13. #13
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Coulsdon
    Posts
    1,232
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the 36mm Speedbird GMT (quartz).



    Eddie
    Well you just have 🙂👍

  14. #14
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Cartagena, Spain
    Posts
    14,449
    Gonna need a bigger pipeline...

  15. #15
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    North Riding, UK
    Posts
    317
    First Speedbird I can say I really like, though I would hope for an alternative strap option; not a bracelet fan so they generally end up left unused in the box.

    However the Smiths single pusher is still of the greatest interest as I don't have a mechanical chrono in the collection.

  16. #16
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    54
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the 36mm Speedbird GMT (quartz).



    Eddie
    Wow! This is giving me similar vibes to the Sangin Overlord, but I much prefer the handset on this. Excellent stuff.

  17. #17
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Warwickshire
    Posts
    230
    I'm in for a PRS-3

  18. #18
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Newton, MA USA
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the 36mm Speedbird GMT (quartz).



    Eddie
    Count me in! I just recently got the baby speedbird and absolutely love it. Doesn't get as much attention as the others (e.g. navigator, everest), but it's a terrific tool watch.

  19. #19
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Oldham
    Posts
    53
    I would love to see a Timefactors Lemania Regatta homage IMG_4392.JPG


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  20. #20
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Oldham
    Posts
    53
    IMG_4393.JPG


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

  21. #21
    Master sweets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Bristol - UK
    Posts
    4,933
    I shall try and answer my own question by collating Eddie's answers from elsewhere, please chime in if you have spotted answers that I have missed.
    It will start by being more question thatn answer, like this


    • The HS9 single pusher chrono is estimated for June release
    • PRS3 - re-release ?
    • Artificer - release ?
    • Caribbean - release ?
    • PRS-25 - May restock
    • PRA29a - restock ?
    • Navigator - restock ?
    • Jubilee - release?
    • Baby Speedbird GMT - release ?


    Dave

  22. #22
    Craftsman williemays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Dubuque
    Posts
    414

    The Timefactors Pipeline 2021

    Was this the last PRS-3 news from Eddie, on 29th May 2020?

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's not a priority.

    Eddie
    I am still hopeful. I think a PRS-3 re-release would go well with the PRS-10 in the Precista lineup.

    EDIT I see now there were follow-up posts about possible movements. So maybe that is good news?
    Last edited by williemays; 26th March 2021 at 20:27.

  23. #23
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Warwickshire
    Posts
    230
    Is there any way to see how many of a model is in stock? I know some sites you can add multiple items and it says when you've added more than they have in stock

    Out of the below is like to know about the following

    PRS-3
    PRS29a
    And the navigator

  24. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    Was this the last PRS-3 news from Eddie, on 29th May 2020?



    I am still hopeful. I think a PRS-3 re-release would go well with the PRS-10 in the Precista lineup.
    Yeah, if I were Eddie (which thankfully for him I am not), Id have the PRS-18Q + A and the PRS-3 as a constant in the line-up, which alongside the 82 and the 10 would make for an excellent Precista line-up.

  25. #25
    Craftsman williemays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Dubuque
    Posts
    414
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    Yeah, if I were Eddie (which thankfully for him I am not), Id have the PRS-18Q + A and the PRS-3 as a constant in the line-up, which alongside the 82 and the 10 would make for an excellent Precista line-up.
    These are the meat and potatoes on the Tiimefactors menu. Smiths is what, the dessert tray?

  26. #26
    Master sweets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Bristol - UK
    Posts
    4,933
    Latest News


    • The HS9 single pusher chrono is estimated for June release
    • PRS3 - re-release ?
    • Artificer - release ?
    • Caribbean - release ?
    • PRS-25 - May restock
    • PRS29a - Available to buy 11th April
    • PRS29AM - Available to buy 11th April
    • Navigator - restock ?
    • Jubilee - release?
    • Baby Speedbird GMT - release ?
    • Everest - re-stock July
    • Commando - re-stock July
    • PRS-40 chronograph - August
    Last edited by sweets; 21st April 2021 at 10:53. Reason: Add the 40

  27. #27
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    317
    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the 36mm Speedbird GMT (quartz).



    Eddie
    This looks interesting ... is there a separate thread on it that I missed, or is this the first we have seen of this watch ?

    What's the likely price on this one ?

  28. #28
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    Kennebunk, Maine, USA
    Posts
    26
    This question comes from a place of total ignorance about any design history so feel free to disregard it if there's anything sacred about the hands on this; that said, what do you think of shortening the hour hand so that it terminated right at the hour numbers? That might more clearly identify the hour without obfuscating it, which struck me as one of the (several) design strengths of the Navigator.

    If I'm honest I'd line up to get one of these either way - I've been looking at the Speedbird 36 lately and always wanted a GMT - so this is just an idle thought.


    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the 36mm Speedbird GMT (quartz).



    Eddie

  29. #29
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    54
    Are the movements going to be the same?

  30. #30
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Newton, MA USA
    Posts
    12
    The Speedbird 36 is a great (and underrated) watch. Very solid build and more of a "tool" feel than the Navigator, which I appreciate. I'd also get the GMT if it were offered. The hour hand on the standard Speedbird 36 is in fact shorter, along the lines you suggest. I wonder if it's longer on the GMT to differentiate it even more from the GMT hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by finnegans View Post
    This question comes from a place of total ignorance about any design history so feel free to disregard it if there's anything sacred about the hands on this; that said, what do you think of shortening the hour hand so that it terminated right at the hour numbers? That might more clearly identify the hour without obfuscating it, which struck me as one of the (several) design strengths of the Navigator.

    If I'm honest I'd line up to get one of these either way - I've been looking at the Speedbird 36 lately and always wanted a GMT - so this is just an idle thought.

  31. #31
    Craftsman rodia77's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Cork, ROI
    Posts
    471
    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Gonna need a bigger pipeline...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information