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    New Commando with tropical dial





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    I like the simplicity of that, what size and is there a time scale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I like the simplicity of that, what size and is there a time scale?
    It's 36mm and I have it now. Just finishing off the pictures and then got to get the booklet printed.

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    Looks lovely - nice vintage twist.


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    Lovely Eddie

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    Wow beautiful timepiece

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    I'm liking the dial and the way it works with the markers. Very tempting. Nice one Eddie.

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    Ive just read the news letter and was pleased to see that some of the Commando watches will be offered with acrylic crystals. That's cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Ive just read the news letter and was pleased to see that some of the Commando watches will be offered with acrylic crystals. That's cool.
    Now weíre talking!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Ive just read the news letter and was pleased to see that some of the Commando watches will be offered with acrylic crystals. That's cool.
    Good and bad, good because well itís gonna be great to see how it looks with acrylic. But bad because well I shouldnít


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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Good and bad, good because well itís gonna be great to see how it looks with acrylic. But bad because well I shouldnít


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    Saying that though I do love the heft and feel and look of the sapphire on the current models so Iím already a happy chappy. I also donít mind the milky ring


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Ive just read the news letter and was pleased to see that some of the Commando watches will be offered with acrylic crystals. That's cool.
    Where does the newsletter mention acrylic? I love the dial and the hands are much more balanced (the reason I sold my first version). i'd prefer if it was on the new Everest bracelet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Where does the newsletter mention acrylic? I love the dial and the hands are much more balanced (the reason I sold my first version). i'd prefer if it was on the new Everest bracelet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    Where does the newsletter mention acrylic?.
    New stock of the Smiths Commando are due on sale late September, including a new plexi crystal version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joppers View Post
    New stock of the Smiths Commando are due on sale late September, including a new plexi crystal version
    Well spotted , thanks.

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    Eddie - any plans to extend the plexi option to the rest of the Everest range?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Eddie - any plans to extend the plexi option to the rest of the Everest range?!


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    I'll see how this one goes first.

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    Handsome watch indeed.

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    New Commando with tropical dial

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'll see how this one goes first.

    Eddie
    Thanks for the reply Eddie - makes sense definitely!

    Canít wait to see some photographs!


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    Last edited by TheGent; 18th September 2021 at 12:03.

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    Is the lume on the tropical dial a different more vintage yellow or the standard greenish lume. It looks more faux vintage patina which I like a lot. Just wasnít sure if itís an optical illusion?


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    Looks great, Eddie...nice job!

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    New Commando with tropical dial

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Is the lume on the tropical dial a different more vintage yellow or the standard greenish lume. It looks more faux vintage patina which I like a lot. Just wasnít sure if itís an optical illusion?


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    Wondering this too but I guess it isnít and itís just the image.

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    Last edited by theflyingfisherman; 18th September 2021 at 16:35.

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    New Commando with tropical dial

    Ií would be curious to see how it would look with the crown logo pushed up in place of the 12 oíclock triangle and the smiths text pushed up a notch. More like the original.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Is the lume on the tropical dial a different more vintage yellow or the standard greenish lume. It looks more faux vintage patina which I like a lot. Just wasnít sure if itís an optical illusion?


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    I saw this mentioned on Instagram, the lume is the same as on the Everest.

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    Thanks for the confirmation. The tropical dial colour may work better with the standard lume.
    Time will Tell. No pun intended :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    Thanks for the confirmation. The tropical dial colour may work better with the standard lume.
    Time will Tell. No pun intended :)


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    Yes possibly a very white lume say BGW9. But yes it will Iím sure itíll look great, just not sure if Iíd rather this or the previous standard black model, although I do like the slightly shortened hour hand but wasnít fussed that it was longer on the previous model.


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    Nice pictures up on the website now


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    Another winner Eddie.

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    Towards the end of the ID guys' review IIRC he refers to the possibility there may be a 39 mm version of the Commando, might this happen Eddie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Towards the end of the ID guys' review IIRC he refers to the possibility there may be a 39 mm version of the Commando, might this happen Eddie?
    You'd better ask ID Guy, it's never been my plan.

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    Will the Tropical Dial Commando models be available when the shop next opens Eddie, or delayed until the end of October as mentioned on the website, also is there a new batch of the black dial Everests in at all and if so, will they be available as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You'd better ask ID Guy, it's never been my plan.

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    Heck there's a plan! lol. Cheers for the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    Will the Tropical Dial Commando models be available when the shop next opens Eddie, or delayed until the end of October as mentioned on the website, also is there a new batch of the black dial Everests in at all and if so, will they be available as well.
    There will be some black dial Everest next time plus the remainder of the Caribbeans. ( might hold the Commando back and launch it together with the Monopusher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There will be some black dial Everest next time plus the remainder of the Caribbeans. ( might hold the Commando back and launch it together with the Monopusher.

    Eddie
    Exciting times ahead for timefactors fans!


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There will be some black dial Everest next time plus the remainder of the Caribbeans. ( might hold the Commando back and launch it together with the Monopusher.

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    Before Christmas or New Year Eddie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    Before Christmas or New Year Eddie?

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    Certainly before Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There will be some black dial Everest next time plus the remainder of the Caribbeans. ( might hold the Commando back and launch it together with the Monopusher.

    Eddie
    cheers Eddie...

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    Skint for the end of the year then...lol.

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    Question about ordering. Do we now have to have a account on Timefactors to place an order or can we place an order without having one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Question about ordering. Do we now have to have a account on Timefactors to place an order or can we place an order without having one?
    You don't have to create an account in advance to order but it speeds things up at the checkout if you do.

    Eddie
    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
    You don't have to create an account in advance to order but it speeds things up at the checkout if you do.

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    Okay great, thanks Eddie. Will create one then to be on the safer side 😄

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Okay great, thanks Eddie. Will create one then to be on the safer side 
    and as we all know....speed is the key when ordering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    and as we all know....speed is the key when ordering
    Yes indeed 👀

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    Iíve been comparing the original black dial commando and the tropical dial and also the Everest and have noticed a couple of things I hadn't seen before. The De Luxe text is slightly larger on the black dial commando than on the Everest models. Looks like the tropical dial has smaller de luxe text too. The Everest and black commando dials also look to be a very slightly different shade of black. The black commando dial looks a little darker. Were those changes intentional or most likely just a manufacturing difference, that wasnít intended?

    Iím starting to really like the openness of the commando dial. The watch looks like it wears slightly bigger but somehow gives off the impression of a more elegant look. Iím wondering if the tropical dial will be similar or will the brown fume type design make the watch appear bigger than a black dial. 🤔

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    I am turning more & more towards the tropical dial Commando, especially now that the hour hand has been slightly reduced in length bringing the hand set more in keeping with the original watch.

    I also think that the brown fume dial helps with the larger negative space on the dial due to the 3,6,9, being pushed slightly further out towards the minute track compared to the Everest dial.

    The tropical dial Commando may just become the NEW Everest I feel.

    As for how many Commando pieces will be available when the shop opens and how fast they are sold, remains to be seen.

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    Iím in two minds about it, I like that the hour hand has been shortened. And I do like the fume dial, im just not sure how Iíd feel in person in comparison to say the black dial. Will it pair well with straps? wonít be as versatile as black of course but Iíve never owned a brown dial watch. Will I think itíll look too busy due to the additional colour? black & brown dial, white text and then the X1 C3 lume? I donít really see the 6429 commando anymore as itís brown dial differentiates it a lot more from the Rolex 6429 than the original black dial commando.

    For those whoíd like less of a homage to the 6429 I think this would be perfect, reminds me more of a mixture of pieces, the hands now remind me of a Datejust. The dial more like those seen on the new alpinists without the compass and then the 369 explorer dial is in there too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    I am turning more & more towards the tropical dial Commando, especially now that the hour hand has been slightly reduced in length bringing the hand set more in keeping with the original watch.

    I also think that the brown fume dial helps with the larger negative space on the dial due to the 3,6,9, being pushed slightly further out towards the minute track compared to the Everest dial.

    The tropical dial Commando may just become the NEW Everest I feel.

    As for how many Commando pieces will be available when the shop opens and how fast they are sold, remains to be seen.

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    Beautiful timepiece...try to pick one of it this coming Sunday ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oca9i View Post
    Beautiful timepiece...try to pick one of it this coming Sunday ;)

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    Are they going to be on sale tomorrow does anyone know?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Are they going to be on sale tomorrow does anyone know?


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    Yes.




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