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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    I have a great idea....

    Get a prototype of a 36 and a 38mm knocked up, go with the 38 to keep the majority happy and please let me buy the 36mm version off you.

    Pure one off, the stuff dreams are made of

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    It coasts $2000 for prototypes.

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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
    It coasts $2000 for prototypes.

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    Ouch so that's why you won't part with the prototype Carabbian?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Another little tweak.



    Eddie
    The change to a 45mm lug to lug is a big improvement and pretty much spot on for a 38mm watch. Thanks for taking the suggestion on board.

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    When's the scramble to try and throw money at this? Would complete my smiths trio perfectly

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    I know it's not a "pretty" movement but does anyone else think a display back would be good? At least as an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    I know it's not a "pretty" movement but does anyone else think a display back would be good? At least as an option.
    Not a fan in general of display backs and definitely not on ones with 20,000 A/M

  7. #107
    Overall I think it looks great but I've preferred the original numerals of the 1016 Explorer dial to the font used on the Everest. I expect that the designer has chosen something similar on his PC, which for me lacks the character of the 'original'. The numerals on the bezel look small compared with the Sub, Black Bay, or the new Seiko 149s.

    I also dislike the caseback with 'WR 200 METRES', that seems unusual on casebacks, more often the Metres is abbreviated and Water Resistance written in full, at a much smaller size than than currently shown. But either way it's going to be a hugely popular watch.

    My take on it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Overall I think it looks great but I've preferred the original numerals of the 1016 Explorer dial to the font used on the Everest. I expect that the designer has chosen something similar on his PC, which for me lacks the character of the 'original'. The numerals on the bezel look small compared with the Sub, Black Bay, or the new Seiko 149s.

    I also dislike the caseback with 'WR 200 METRES', that seems unusual on casebacks, more often the Metres is abbreviated and Water Resistance written in full, at a much smaller size than than currently shown. But either way it's going to be a hugely popular watch.

    My take on it...

    That's cracking Chris. A few posts back I said I couldn't get on with the Explorer dial but this is a different story. I take it all back.

    Below is my very amateurish attempt from a couple of months back - I think we had similar ideas?

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    WOW. They BOTH look fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Overall I think it looks great but I've preferred the original numerals of the 1016 Explorer dial to the font used on the Everest. I expect that the designer has chosen something similar on his PC, which for me lacks the character of the 'original'. The numerals on the bezel look small compared with the Sub, Black Bay, or the new Seiko 149s.

    I also dislike the caseback with 'WR 200 METRES', that seems unusual on casebacks, more often the Metres is abbreviated and Water Resistance written in full, at a much smaller size than than currently shown. But either way it's going to be a hugely popular watch.

    My take on it...

    This looks like a bb58 with a 3-6-9 dial?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Overall I think it looks great but I've preferred the original numerals of the 1016 Explorer dial to the font used on the Everest. I expect that the designer has chosen something similar on his PC, which for me lacks the character of the 'original'. The numerals on the bezel look small compared with the Sub, Black Bay, or the new Seiko 149s.

    I also dislike the caseback with 'WR 200 METRES', that seems unusual on casebacks, more often the Metres is abbreviated and Water Resistance written in full, at a much smaller size than than currently shown. But either way it's going to be a hugely popular watch.

    My take on it...

    I like that. Proportionally perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    This looks like a bb58 with a 3-6-9 dial?
    Pretty much, but with smaller crown, Submariner bezel insert and Everest dial and handset (with 1016 numerals). It seems that the Black Bay 58 hit a sweet spot for size. Well, we all knew that anyway, itís close to the 5513/14060 etc.

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    You shall from here on be known as the "Diverest".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Another little tweak.



    Eddie
    For me, this absolutely nails it. Feels like something Smiths themselves might have made in the late '50s.

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    Well this is all very exciting isnít it? A well priced vintage inspired diver that is correctly proportioned. Canít wait.


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    With apologies to Chris for hijacking his outstanding artwork, but how about an A and B variant?

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    Nice watch good to drop the Everest name from a dive watch but Commander just feels like a Bond wannabe name, why not just put the water resistance there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Nice watch good to drop the Everest name from a dive watch but Commander just feels like a Bond wannabe name, why not just put the water resistance there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
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    How about calling it the Muirfield, supposedly the worldís tallest underwater mountain in the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Nice watch good to drop the Everest name from a dive watch but Commander just feels like a Bond wannabe name, why not just put the water resistance there.
    I agree, personally even the Commando feels a step too far, but consider their commercial success and the market niche these pieces occupy...no disrespect, I've owned a couple of Everests, nice watches, but there is a touch of wannabe about them, they are homages after all... though the Smiths branding/ historical associations keeps them to the right side of the divide imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Nice watch good to drop the Everest name from a dive watch but Commander just feels like a Bond wannabe name, why not just put the water resistance there.
    Perfect idea.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    I suggested Commander as I thought it was an obscure enough reference not to be a Bond wannabe.
    This is clearly a dive watch and not an Everest, per se, and personally I think a named watch is nicer than one with only a model number.
    The boss will decide either way.
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    I think it looks great. Dimensions are on point. There is a big market for moderately sized divers with vintage aesthetics - just see how the BB58 took the market by storm.
    Personally I still prefer a non-riveted bracelet. I get the look and vibe of the rivets, I just think it looks better and cleaner without them. I do think the faux rivet bracelets is a trend and most people would prefer a non-riveted bracelet in the long run. But I might be wrong and biased by my own opinion here.

    Something else to consider would be mil-sub swords hands, which would look great as well. But that changes the theme of the watch and might something for a different project.

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    Agree 100%. I didn't mind the Everest on there, but I thought Commander was a nod to Bond without being too on-the-nose. I'll line up for this watch either way but I like the change to Commander.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I suggested Commander as I thought it was an obscure enough reference not to be a Bond wannabe.
    This is clearly a dive watch and not an Everest, per se, and personally I think a named watch is nicer than one with only a model number.
    The boss will decide either way.
    D

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    This is shaping up really nicely!

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