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    Commando with plexi











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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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    You cannot beat plexi for warmth, interesting views of the dial and the odd bit of maintenance with polywatch is hardly a chore.
    A great mix there with a lovely watch.

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    Thatís the one!!!


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    Nice. If only it was available to buy outside of a 2-minute window at 2pm every other Sunday

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    That works, wow.

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    Any thoughts on making the plexi crystal available for sale separately? Would love to retrofit my Everest with this crystal (not sure if thatís even possible).


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    Quote Originally Posted by jodydavis View Post
    Any thoughts on making the plexi crystal available for sale separately? Would love to retrofit my Everest with this crystal (not sure if thatís even possible).


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    The case is manufactured differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The case is manufactured differently.

    Eddie

    Eddie, how about for us owners with an existing Commando?

    I scored one on the last drop, am happy to bits with it but did not know there was a plexiglass version coming out.

    Please consider selling us the plexi crystal?

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    When will these be available please Eddie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The case is manufactured differently.

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    ‘Tis possible though!



    Mind you I’ve not got around to having it pressure-tested yet. Any plans for the Navi with acrylic crystal?

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    Actually I really do like the low profile of the crystal you’ve gone for there on the Commando - very nice indeed. Is the bezel now a separate piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.Ldn View Post
    ‚ÄėTis possible though!



    Mind you I’ve not got around to having it pressure-tested yet. Any plans for the Navi with acrylic crystal?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Headspace1982 View Post
    Eddie, how about for us owners with an existing Commando?

    I scored one on the last drop, am happy to bits with it but did not know there was a plexiglass version coming out.

    Please consider selling us the plexi crystal?
    The plexi crystal won't fit the sapphire crystal case, that's why the plexi arrived later than the sapphire, a modified case had to be manufactured.

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    Dang it, I do like that. I'm wearing my white-dialled Everest at the moment, and I do miss the plexi from the Mk1 Everest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The plexi crystal won't fit the sapphire crystal case, that's why the plexi arrived later than the sapphire, a modified case had to be manufactured.

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    Roger that. Thank you Eddie!

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    That looks great. Any chance of a straight on view please to compare with the sapphire model. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxsash View Post
    That looks great. Any chance of a straight on view please to compare with the sapphire model. Thanks in advance.
    I would also be interested in a front view to compare with the sapphire so I can make up my mind

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    Looks like they all sold out today?


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    100 pieces in two minutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linus. View Post
    100 pieces in two minutes?
    Thatís amazing

    Looking forward to some owners photos (unless they all end up on eBay?!)


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    I see the plexi version sold out immediately, be interested to know how many of you were lucky enough to score one when the shop opened yesterday.

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    Where are they all going, not seen a single forum member wrist shot yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petay993 View Post
    Where are they all going, not seen a single forum member wrist shot yet!
    I think there is a new crowd of people getting into these watches and they are not the forum types.

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    To be fair, they only went on sale yesterday?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    To be fair, they only went on sale yesterday?
    You are right. They haven't even received them. What happened to the drone deliveries they promised us?

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    Wasn't there a run a few weeks ago as well, maybe sapphire version, not seen any incomings for those either.

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    I was lucky. Probably THE Sunday understatement. Iíll post some shots once it arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    What happened to the drone deliveries they promised us?
    I was looking forward to seeing how many would crash on landing in urban areas or got stuck on the ground.

    It seemed a cool idea but one that was infeasible in practice for the majority of a business's customer base.

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    Ordered on Sunday, arrived today.

    One plexi, one sapphire.

    Lovely watches, very impressed.


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    Great shot - love how the plexi opens up the dial.


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    Now we are talking! Any chances of getting all this plexi goodness on the Everest?

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    Superb

    The watch face looks bigger and clearer. Definite winner. This could potentially be done to a future line of Everest models too I guess.


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    Is it possible to swap the caliber with dial between this models (Everest/Commando)? That would be the fastest way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxnick1975 View Post
    Ordered on Sunday, arrived today.

    One plexi, one sapphire.

    Lovely watches, very impressed.


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    Does the dial sit higher in the case on the plexi version? Or are they set at the same height?

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    Theres a whole thread somewhere regarding retrofitting a plexi crystal to the Everest.

    Ive had saphire Everests, 29a and 29am's and had to move then on due to the milky ring. Fair play to those that dont mind but it ruins the dial for me.

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    PRS-25 Everest with Acrylic Crystal
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    I think the Ďmilky ringí is worse on the black dials.


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    Thanks Graham - yes thats the thread I was thinking of.

    Was there someone on here that was offering to do this conversion for forum members? I cant remember. May have dreamt it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thanks Graham - yes thats the thread I was thinking of.

    Was there someone on here that was offering to do this conversion for forum members? I cant remember. May have dreamt it!
    Not that I know have. I have a batch of spare acrylic crystals - the same spec as I used in that thread, if anyone wants one to have a go!


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    I think that someone ought to!

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    Did you ever ascertain the WR on yours?

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    Commando with plexi

    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Did you ever ascertain the WR on yours?
    Yes it was fine up to 6atm in the tank.

    Last edited by TheGent; 2nd November 2021 at 21:29.

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    Excellent - thats all you need really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.Ldn View Post
    Does the dial sit higher in the case on the plexi version? Or are they set at the same height?
    Just had a look.

    The sapphire one will be the old mans xmas present so itís still in all its plastic, so a bit tricky to really tell but, to my eye the plexi does seem to be higher.


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    Am I going nuts or was there a simple black dial version of the Commando?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Am I going nuts or was there a simple black dial version of the Commando?
    There was originally wasnít there?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Am I going nuts or was there a simple black dial version of the Commando?
    The original version had a black dial and slightly longer hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    The original version had a black dial and slightly longer hands.
    Thanks.

    Does anyone know if the separate Everest bracelet for sale on the TF site fits the Commando? They look like the same case?

    I only ask because I managed to nab a Commando on flea-bay but I'm an inbetweener on links, even with the three micro holes, and the separate bracelet looks to have enough holes to ensure a perfect fit.

    EDIT: Just seen this on the site:

    Apart from the handset and new Tropical dial, all other details are identical to the Smiths Everest 36mm.


    So that answers my question. However, I now need to wait until 2pm on a Sunday and try my luck with the crap shoot
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    I almost Ďpulled the triggerí on one of these at 14:00, but I donít really like the faux rivet bracelet. I wonder if there be an alternative bracelet option at some point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I almost Ďpulled the triggerí on one of these at 14:00, but I donít really like the faux rivet bracelet. I wonder if there be an alternative bracelet option at some point?
    Iím sure I read that the next batch of Everestís wonít have the riveted bracelets.


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