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    If you could ask TF to homage any watch, what would it be and why?

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    I should first apologise to Eddie and the team for stepping on their toes as it really is their prerogative to decide what watches to develop and produce. But I thought it would make for an interesting thread.


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    If you could ask TF to homage any watch, what would it be and why?

    Mine would be the Lemania Regatta Yacht Timer. I love all the brushed steel, the protected crown which reminds me of a military watch, the perfectly balanced face (in my eyes) and the bright orange and blue countdown circles. Also, due to size lug to lug even I could wear this on my skinny 6.5 inch wrists.


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    Patek 565. If he could get a perfect copy of the 35mm Borgel case, complete with decagon back, that would be perfect. It’s precisely the sort of thing Eddie does so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowsfoot View Post
    Mine would be the Lemania Regatta Yacht Timer. I love all the brushed steel, the protected crown which reminds me of a military watch, the perfectly balanced face (in my eyes) and the bright orange and blue countdown circles. Also, due to size lug to lug even I could wear this on my skinny 6.5 inch wrists.
    Yes - an interesting design. Though, as a regular yacht racer and as the yacht's navigator, responsible for timing the start, the big practical problem with those is that there is no running seconds hand. When you are waiting for the warning signal (ie, the 5-minute gun) you really don't want to spend a whole minute staring at the committee boat. In the five minutes before the start, especially if there are several divisions starting close together, there usually several dozen boats manoeuvring in close proximity and you need to have eyes all around you for safety.

    A running seconds hand allows you to keep an eye on time during the run up to the warning signal, whilst simultaneously watching out for other boats and planning tactics at the start and on the first leg. In the final 15 seconds or so before the sign, you can focus on the committee boat and press the chrono pusher to start the timer for the last 5 minutes exactly as the flag drops. Then a good centre minute chrono (my preferred option is a Lemania 5100 or similar) means that you can read off the remaining time at a glance. A conventional 30 minute sub-dial chrono is just too hard to read at a glance, though I have tried.

    Mind you, a £50 digital race timer works pretty well, too...

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    Dear Eddie - please make these, especially the one on the middle with the shortened lugs and larger crown:



    Personally I'd be extra-happy if it was quartz, but prolly not commercially-expedient...

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Dear Eddie - please make these, especially the one on the middle with the shortened lugs and larger crown:



    Personally I'd be extra-happy if it was quartz, but prolly not commercially-expedient...
    Yes please for me, too. Provided it has a quick-set hour hand. I think there is a Seiko movement which allows this.

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    This...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    Yes please for me, too. Provided it has a quick-set hour hand. I think there is a Seiko movement which allows this.
    The new NH34?

    There’s also a new Miyota GMT movement; I wonder if Eddie can get on the list for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
    The new NH34?

    There’s also a new Miyota GMT movement; I wonder if Eddie can get on the list for that?

    Sellita SW330 - make it easier to keep the case size down to 40mm and slim. Shoves the price up mind, but Steinhart can ask £550 for similar and sells as many as they can make.

    What do people think of a GMT/UTC watch with no date?

    I omitted it in the pic for aesthetic reasons, but all probable movements are 'Office' GMT types, so the date seems unimportant to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
    The new NH34?

    There’s also a new Miyota GMT movement; I wonder if Eddie can get on the list for that?
    He is already on the list.

    Interesting new movement from Miyota
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...nt-from-Miyota
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    He is already on the list.

    Interesting new movement from Miyota
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...nt-from-Miyota
    Not only on the list but the prototypes will be here this week.

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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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    Do you mean Everest Traveller, or Baby DN Voyager ?
    My guess is the former (he said, in hope).

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    Is it possible for the Traveller GMT to be ready already? I am ready to be amazed. I doubt it though.

    What does prototypes mean? Prototypes of movements or prototypes of watches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Dear Eddie - please make these, especially the one on the middle with the shortened lugs and larger crown:



    Personally I'd be extra-happy if it was quartz, but prolly not commercially-expedient...
    Yep, lovely, but 42mm please, I'd take two out of those three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    Yep, lovely, but 42mm please, I'd take two out of those three.

    Not a bad call. I'd be happy with anything between 38mm and 44mm so long as the proportions remain the same, but I suspect for most people this issue will be MASSIVELY more divisive!

    No matter, I suspect Eddie has a good many other fish to fry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
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    Silly question but hasn't it been more or less done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Silly question but hasn't it been more or less done?
    Yeah I know TF did something similar some time ago, but if Eddie doesn't pull his finger out I might end up down by about 12k (joke).
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Yeah I know TF did something similar some time ago, but if Eddie doesn't pull his finger out I might end up down by about 12k (joke).
    There's this one available on eBay for what I think is a bargain price of £249!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284997227805





    And my old PRS-50-B is for sale in Taiwan for <cough> $1999

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265807598341

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    There's this one available on eBay for what I think is a bargain price of £249!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284997227805

    It's such a long way from being close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    It's such a long way from being close.
    Details, details....

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by milwatch126 View Post
    Yes that’s a gem or a EZM 1. Tool watches and beyond.

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    The Sinn U series of divers is based on the IWC bund. I believe there was some crossover.
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    Am i the only one looking at those many Rolex like watches and wondering where the differences lay and how they are better in shape and style to many of Eddies current watches?

    Ive gone digital again for a bit, will doubtlkess go back to an auto at some point, but isnt there a limit to how a round face in a lugged body, with hands, can look different enough to have another iteration?

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    Royal Oak.
    Black coated 70s Heuer/ Porsche design chrono.
    For fun a digital G-Shock type watch.

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    Salmon dialed Calatrava style, or Explorer 1655 with no Cyclops

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    Nobody is currently making a decent Explorer II Polar homage ... with the same proportions/dimensions as the 16570 ... that would get my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Nobody is currently making a decent Explorer II Polar homage ... with the same proportions/dimensions as the 16570 ... that would get my vote.
    The cream Traveller GMT is going to be close to an exotic Polar.
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    The 50B. I would love to see it reissued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The cream Traveller GMT is going to be close to an exotic Polar.
    Nowhere near ! Cream instead of Polar White makes it look dated and old-fashioned, plus the dial design and handset is very different from a 16570.

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    Good call, I like these a lot


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    It fits thematically with other Time Factors offerings. It straddles the line between sport and dress, especially with a leather strap. Perhaps most importantly, it's a vintage design that no one is offering today.

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    I would like to see Eddie's take on the Lemania SAAF (the Lemania 1872 version, not the 5012) using the Seiko NE88 movement, suitably modified (no date, no 12 hr subdial, possibly manual wind)

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Dear Eddie - please make these, especially the one on the middle with the shortened lugs and larger crown:



    Personally I'd be extra-happy if it was quartz, but prolly not commercially-expedient...
    This. Unfortunately I might have to align a weekend to opening hours, but this is a cracker.
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    Apologies for regurgitating this inexpert hash-up, previously posted elsewhere:

    Edit: Why? Because they're lovely, but I understand that it's hard to get spares for the originals...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I would like to see Eddie's take on the Lemania SAAF (the Lemania 1872 version, not the 5012) using the Seiko NE88 movement, suitably modified (no date, no 12 hr subdial, possibly manual wind)
    I thought you have the siduna?
    I appreciate that the dial and the bezel would be slightly different since the siduna is based in the viggen


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    I thought you have the siduna?
    I appreciate that the dial and the bezel would be slightly different since the siduna is based in the viggen


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    You're right. In that case, the Longines COSD, or Longines Weems with locking bezel. Maybe the Smiths DeLuxe Military.
    As far as I am aware, none have been properly re-created, so time for someone to step up...
    All 3. Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    My father wears this exact watch everyday. The dial is lovely

    Whilst I am sure TF would do a fantastic job I think Sinn already cover this with the 903 (although 903 is not a homage).
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 14th December 2022 at 20:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Really?
    Yep, 1016 Tropical dial. We have a waffle dial and a Tropical commando already. And it's Christmas... why not?

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    The new CWC Cabot Fifty and charge Timefactors prices for it.

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    But without the brass case :D


    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    The new CWC Cabot Fifty and charge Timefactors prices for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanksteak View Post
    But without the brass case :D
    Or both options?

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