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    Look at what I've been playing with



    0.8mm thicker for 200 metres water resistance.

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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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    Yes yes yes

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    That's really quite special, especially with the sunburst dial and WR in a case that size and the fully marked bezel. Yum!

    Is the dial not a circle? The 'Dial Opening: 29.5x28.0 mm' suggests that it's very slightly oval?
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    I rather like that Not sure about the red position marker - however I can see where it comes from.

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    Eddie Eddie You're a ruddy genius at this rate I'll have to don the mask and swag bag and heat to local branch of bank to rob-)!

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    Looks delicious!

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    Very nice indeed! Deserves a Swiss movement imo. SW-300 would be a dream....

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    It would be perfect in 38mm


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    The crown on the Everest is a bit small. Is it possible to make it slightly larger and grippier for this version?

    Also, there has been a lot of interest in fitting acrylic crystals. Eddie you said the manufacturer recommended against trying this in the current version, but maybe with this thicker case it may work better?

    Looks great, anyway. Another bestseller!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    It would be perfect in 38mm

    Yes indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    It would be perfect in 38mm
    True, which is why my bank account / marital capital account are glad it's not that size.

    That said, this is gorgeous - great choices for hands, bezel design, colors - and matching the BB58's WR while looking more like a tool watch.

    Edit: to say that I'd be in line to get one of these at 36 regardless.... :)
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    I like it, but I suspect the dial will look tiny (some quick measuring and calculations suggest a 29mm dial) with a dive bezel.

    Any chance they'll be one based on the original, larger Everest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    The crown on the Everest is a bit small. Is it possible to make it slightly larger and grippier for this version?

    Seconded. Big crown!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnegans View Post
    True, which is why my bank account / marital capital account are glad it's not that size.

    That said, this is gorgeous - great choices for hands, bezel design, colors - and matching the BB58's WR while looking more like a tool watch.
    Just a bit small. Though I agree as regards all the great choices.
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    Personally, and I'm speaking as someone with a small wrist 6.3", 36mm is too small for a mens dive watch. Looks very nice but needs to be 38 or even 39mm diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I like it, but I suspect the dial will look tiny (some quick measuring and calculations suggest a 29mm dial) with a dive bezel.

    Any chance they'll be one based on the original, larger Everest?

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    I was worried that the dial might look small but the dial on my 40mm GMT Master is 28mm.

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    Agreed it'll have to be 38 or 39mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Personally, and I'm speaking as someone with a small wrist 6.3", 36mm is too small for a mens dive watch. Looks very nice but needs to be 38 or even 39mm diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Very nice indeed! Deserves a Swiss movement imo. SW-300 would be a dream....

    Nope, Miyota is fine and reliable.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Stick to original design Eddie, it's spot on.

    The Tudor 75090, like the Rolex turnographs, are superbly dimensioned tool watches without the need for deep water visibility, but still has the function of ever required.

    If you're going to go for a dive wear a dive watch or a dive computer, if you want a near enough 'do it all' tool watch buy one of these, when available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Personally, and I'm speaking as someone with a small wrist 6.3", 36mm is too small for a mens dive watch. Looks very nice but needs to be 38 or even 39mm diameter.
    Agreed, perhaps this is the Ladies version?

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    Looks superb!

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    Looks fantastic. Only suggestion is a bigger lume pip - one of the things Rolex and Breitling do really well is a useable [ie big] lume pip. Makes a big difference to nighttime legibility.

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    Steinhart do a 39mm version although dimensions are difficult to appreciate without a wrist shot:





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    Lovely.

    two requests however

    1) can you please make the font on the insert a little bigger.

    2) can I pre-order one tomorrow.

    Many thanks

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    Potentially a bit bigger but I am still SO keen

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    Looks epic, I love the idea, and am happy with 36mm.
    However, I would like to see
    • A larger diameter crown
    • Almost edge to edge font on the bezel to increase the size (and it may need to be thicker for the lume to work effectively)
    • Personally I would prefer a larger bezel lume pip at 12, to fill the hole in the red, not leave a black outline.


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    Yes yes yes. Great work Eddie.

    That sub 39mm diver space is a sweet spot in my eyes.

    Personally got to be 38mm for sure, I like the smaller lume pop, not a fan of the riveted bracelet (remind me of BB58), otherwise very well balanced aesthetically.

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    I like the numerals on the bezel as they are - keeps the emphasis on the dial as it should be - well balanced and classy.

    I think it needs a much bigger crown.

    I really wish you would spec. acrylic crystals.

    Will the bezel be bi-directional?

    36mm is perfect and if it stays that way I might be in for one
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    Everest Diver. Quite an oxymoron.

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    Having just measured across the bezel of my baby Dreadnought is measures 36/37mm for the purposes of context. Going to be in almost direct competition with the 36mm ORIS dive watch but I dare say and 1/4 of the cost. I realise I'm in the minority requesting a black date wheel at the 6 as per the Dreadnought but.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Everest Diver. Quite an oxymoron.
    Its opposite number could be a Mariana Trench Mountaineer ;) .
    Nice looking watch though, and the quality will be excellent.

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    Nice design, but itsy bitsy teenie weeny!

    I must've missed the sudden downsize in wrist girth

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    I like it ... similar look to a snowflake I put together for my brother a few years back...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Its opposite number could be a Mariana Trench Mountaineer ;) .
    Nice looking watch though, and the quality will be excellent.
    Challenger Deep could be the natural opposite of Everest 🤓
    Challenger Deep Explorer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I was worried that the dial might look small but the dial on my 40mm GMT Master is 28mm.

    Eddie
    Yeah, I've done a bit of measuring and it doesn't seem as tiny as it sounded initially.

    I'll be interested to see some wrist shots.

    As a design though, I think it looks good.

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    btw, does it have a flat sapphire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    That's really quite special, especially with the sunburst dial and WR in a case that size and the fully marked bezel. Yum!

    Is the dial not a circle? The 'Dial Opening: 29.5x28.0 mm' suggests that it's very slightly oval?

    Would need to try it on, but that's actually quite a decent size crystal for a 36mm dive watch. I have the "Goldeneye" SMP300 in mid size (36.25mm) and the crystal on that only measures about 26mm ... it makes it look small.

    The Steinhart Ocean 39 is 29mm across the crystal by comparison, although the watch wears bigger as the case is quite slab sided.

    I've always thought a SMP300 in 38/39, with the relatively slim case height, would be the perfect dive watch for the slim wristed male :-)

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    Just for the purposes of Eddie's market research I'd mention that I bought a Christopher Ward 38mm trident diver a good few years ago that I've just measured as having a 28.5 mm crystal. Even with my slim wrist (and a 38mm three hander as my normal daily wear) I just couldn't get on with it, because it felt too small. Perhaps it was my old eyes, or the ratio between the bezel width and the dial, I don't know, but it's now my wife's holiday watch and it looks much better on her. Unless there was something else about the watch that makes it wear bigger, I wouldn't get a dive style watch (even if it's not used for diving) that is less than 39mm and preferably 40mm or above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post

    Is the dial not a circle? The 'Dial Opening: 29.5x28.0 mm' suggests that it's very slightly oval?
    The first number is the inside edge of the bezel and the second number the size of visible dial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    It would be perfect in 38mm

    Would it have a white stick ball lollipop seconds hand like this one ?

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    Isn't the case middle going to have the same profile as the PRS-25 (curved and polished). In the rendering it looks flat (like a Sub's).

    In the early 90s I had a 90910 (no crown guard, stick hands) for a few years. At 32mm it had more wrist presence than a 1016 which I also had at the same time. So 36mm it is absolutely fine.

    https://www.carsandwatches.com/watch...bmariner-90910
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    The Tudor 75090 is very similar to Eddie's scratchings.
    36mm would be perfect, even better if it had a friction type bezel as opposed to a ratcheting type, I have no idea of the cost implications.

    Here it is on an 8" wrist

    Not diminutive by any means, in fact very tasteful...

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    Last edited by nickyboyo; 15th April 2021 at 16:56.

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    Any chance of incorporating a similar handset to the 6204 Submariner? The 'mercedes' style hands are a bit ubiquitous these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The first number is the inside edge of the bezel and the second number the size of visible dial.
    Ahh, thank you, that explains it

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    Looks elegant and very wearable


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeney View Post
    Any chance of incorporating a similar handset to the 6204 Submariner? The 'mercedes' style hands are a bit ubiquitous these days.
    I was having similar thoughts, although mine were more along the lines of the PRS-47.

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    Looks solid. Smaller is a win for us skinny wristers

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    Isn't the case middle going to have the same profile as the PRS-25 (curved and polished). In the rendering it looks flat (like a Sub's).

    In the early 90s I had a 90910 (no crown guard, stick hands) for a few years. At 32mm it had more wrist presence than a 1016 which I also had at the same time. So 36mm it is absolutely fine.

    https://www.carsandwatches.com/watch...bmariner-90910
    What sized wrist have you got...32 mm sounds like it should be a childs watch, no disrespect meant...I love where Eddie might be going with this design but am struggling to get my head around 36 x 44 mm., and a diver at that.

    Good news for the slimmer wristed gents of course, this slew of 36 mm watches.

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    I would be very interested to read what movement Eddie intends to use and if sapphire is domed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    What sized wrist have you got...32 mm sounds like it should be a childs watch, no disrespect meant...
    7.5 inches. No offence taken. I like the differences between large and small. I can go as high as 46-47mm. In the old days I used to prefer mid-sized Tudor/Rolex to the full size models as they were unusual and less common.
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