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    What Timefacotrs are in your collection?

    This forum seems to have a few posts recently about frustrations about not being able to catch the order window, so lets turn that around a bit!
    What Timefactors pieces do you have in your collection? Thoughts on them? Cool photos? Share it all here!

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    Guess I'll go first!

    I have a PRS-25, PRS-48 and PRS-29am currently, photos below!
    The PRS-25 was my first, and probably my most worn, but the PRS-48 really is a thing of beauty. The case design just elevates it somewhat.
    PRS-29am is great for afternoons out but do miss the lume on it if I'm wearing it all day (especially at this time of year!)

    https://imgur.com/a/STKO20q

    I apologise for the god awful photos, I have no idea how people do photography with something that reflects so much bloody light

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    Only a PRS 5 now
    At one point the collection consisted of the 5, the 18a, the 82 and a 55
    I should get around to re-listing the 5 on SC at some point as it is never worn.
    I thought both the 55 and the 82 were exceptional watches for the money.
    The 18a had some of the best lume I have ever seen on a watch.
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    Smiths Black Shadow

    Sewills Carmania


    No idea what model number they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Only a PRS 5 now
    At one point the collection consisted of the 5, the 18a, the 82 and a 55
    I should get around to re-listing the 5 on SC at some point as it is never worn.
    I thought both the 55 and the 82 were exceptional watches for the money.
    The 18a had some of the best lume I have ever seen on a watch.
    That's a lot of divers!

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    Still have an 18A, the one that I originally wanted from the line up though it was out of stock at the time, so I settled for a PRS3 which eventually was sold on to someone here. I can't remember when I last wore the 18 A though... tastes change with time. Did have one of the early 40 mm Everests, wish I'd kept it now. Tried a PRS10 for a while, but sold that on as a bit too small for me.

    Currently have one of the Transglobals, a cream dial, lovely thing which is the current favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Smiths Black Shadow

    Sewills Carmania


    No idea what model number they are.
    Know the Black Shadow is PRS-38, not sure on the Carmania - but that's a hell of a watch even if it is a bit too dressy for me.

    How do you find the Black Shadow? I keep bouncing backwards and forwards on it, think it may be the contrast of the high polished bezel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Still have an 18A, the one that I originally wanted from the line up though it was out of stock at the time, so I settled for a PRS3 which eventually was sold on to someone here. I can't remember when I last wore the 18 A though... tastes change with time. Did have one of the early 40 mm Everests, wish I'd kept it now. Tried a PRS10 for a while, but sold that on as a bit too small for me.

    Currently have one of the Transglobals, a cream dial, lovely thing which is the current favourite.
    PRS-18A is a thing of beauty. Can see why the PRS-3 might not have scratched that itch. Do you know how it holds up to the CWC divers? (obviously at a fraction of the cost if you get it for retail)

    Never been a fan of the cushion cases but the old Mellor dials are lovely to look at too

    Cream Transglobal was definitely the best of the bunch. Will be keeping an eye out for one of them for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Smiths Black Shadow

    Sewills Carmania


    No idea what model number they are.
    I need another Black Shadow, I should never have sold mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToeBugShuffle View Post
    That's a lot of divers!
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    Depends on what you class as a lot I guess…

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToeBugShuffle View Post
    PRS-18A is a thing of beauty. Can see why the PRS-3 might not have scratched that itch. Do you know how it holds up to the CWC divers? (obviously at a fraction of the cost if you get it for retail)

    Never been a fan of the cushion cases but the old Mellor dials are lovely to look at too

    Cream Transglobal was definitely the best of the bunch. Will be keeping an eye out for one of them for sure
    Sorry I've never handled a CWC diver so can't really say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Sorry I've never handled a CWC diver so can't really say.
    No worries! Just very similar aesthetically at nearly 10x the price, so wondered if you could comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToeBugShuffle View Post
    No worries! Just very similar aesthetically at nearly 10x the price, so wondered if you could comment
    I can't imagine they're 10 times the watch that's for sure...

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    Sapphire Commando. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    I can't imagine they're 10 times the watch that's for sure...
    I used to think the CWC was a superior watch and I still do but with their recent price hikes I no longer think they offer real value.
    If the ‘issued thing’ is not important then track down a PRS3 or Zeno. Or if you want to go for the full Magnum PI look the new Momentum Sea Quartz https://momentumwatch.com/collection...-30-42mm-black looks to be a good shout.
    The Monnin cases were used by 96 different watch manufacturers (at the most recent count) in the 70s/80s so there are plenty of options out there.

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    I have a few, all bought second hand though.

    PPS 17Q - Very comfortable, reliable and tough, worn often on site, great underrated watch imo
    PRS 18A - Sinnlovers ex watch (thanks John), built like a tank and can take chunks out of door jambs. Very accurate and a great watch, gets occasional wear.
    Broadarrow PRS3 - I have an issued CWC RN300 and I would say this is it's equal. Gets occasional wear.
    PRS82, number 14, just a great version of an original I could never afford. Gets occasional wear.

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    I have a Caribbean and a PRS-36. Both are worn regularly. I'd really like a current-gen cream dial Everest to complete things, so to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by size11s View Post


    I have a few, all bought second hand though.

    PPS 17Q - Very comfortable, reliable and tough, worn often on site, great underrated watch imo
    PRS 18A - Sinnlovers ex watch (thanks John), built like a tank and can take chunks out of door jambs. Very accurate and a great watch, gets occasional wear.
    Broadarrow PRS3 - I have an issued CWC RN300 and I would say this is it's equal. Gets occasional wear.
    PRS82, number 14, just a great version of an original I could never afford. Gets occasional wear.
    Glad itís still going strong!!

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    Currently have nine:
    PRS-1
    PRS-12
    PRS-29AM
    3 x PRS-28 (yes I know)
    PRS-55 Yellow/Blue
    PRS-36
    PRS-50 LE


    Let go of nine:
    PRS-17-C
    2 x PRS-22
    PRS-29A
    2 x PRS-25
    PRS-32 White
    PRS-82
    PRS-50


    Think I'll always have a Speedbird in the collection, the original with no date is my preference having had a few. The 1903 is also lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-r View Post
    Sapphire Commando. Love it.
    I seem to be developing a strange little obsession for the tropical acrylic version, despite having tried on the case in Exped format and deciding it was too small and initially not being a fan of the name smack on the dial as it is. I don't think there's going to be any more of the model made???? They donīt seem to come up for sale often, if at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Currently have nine:
    PRS-1
    PRS-12
    PRS-29AM
    3 x PRS-28 (yes I know)
    PRS-55 Yellow/Blue
    PRS-36
    PRS-50 LE


    Let go of nine:
    PRS-17-C
    2 x PRS-22
    PRS-29A
    2 x PRS-25
    PRS-32 White
    PRS-82
    PRS-50


    Think I'll always have a Speedbird in the collection, the original with no date is my preference having had a few. The 1903 is also lovely.
    Shit thatís quite the collection! Do love the idea of a speedbird. Would probably go for a baby but not a massive fan of the date

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    What Timefacotrs are in your collection?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToeBugShuffle View Post
    Know the Black Shadow is PRS-38, not sure on the Carmania - but that's a hell of a watch even if it is a bit too dressy for me.

    How do you find the Black Shadow? I keep bouncing backwards and forwards on it, think it may be the contrast of the high polished bezel
    The Carmania is as dressy a watch as I can pull off.
    The Black Shadow is a great looking watch - I put it on a black leather strap with red stitching.

    I have a 3-photo 'tribute' in the cloakroom..............................


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    Just the Air Ministry for me, with upgraded crystal.

    Vintage charm with modern practicality.

    The blued hands are a delight and it runs beautifully.

    Leather strap for something more formal, nato for casual.

    Eddieís best watch in my humble opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post


    Just the Air Ministry for me, with upgraded crystal.

    Vintage charm with modern practicality.

    The blued hands are a delight and it runs beautifully.

    Leather strap for something more formal, nato for casual.

    Eddieís best watch in my humble opinion.
    Is that an acrylic crystal?

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    I have a fine quintet of Eddie's watches but this is by far my favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    I seem to be developing a strange little obsession for the tropical acrylic version, despite having tried on the case in Exped format and deciding it was too small and initially not being a fan of the name smack on the dial as it is. I don't think there's going to be any more of the model made???? They donīt seem to come up for sale often, if at all.
    Not sure on more, but it's such a cool watch, the 369 push out transformed it. Wears well on the bracelet or leather and suits any occasion. I honestly think it's the best piece TF have made to date.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-r View Post
    Not sure on more, but it's such a cool watch, the 369 push out transformed it. Wears well on the bracelet or leather and suits any occasion. I honestly think it's the best piece TF have made to date.

    I was never a fan of the commando but the more I see it the more I want it

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    I've had a few over the years.

    I've still got a PRS20 LE, a PRS20 FL (a particular favourite) & a PRS50 LE.

    Off the top of my head, I've had -

    2 x PRS3 LE (blue & black).
    PRS4.
    PRS9.
    PRS11 DN (effectively a LE, only 25 made).
    PRS14.
    PRS18A.
    PRS50B LE.

    There may have been others...
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    Since I discovered TF last year, I bought:

    -Precista PRS-10, new at TF;
    -Smiths PRS-29A, used market NLD;
    -Smiths Navigator PRS-48, new at TF:
    -Smiths Everest PRS-25 EXP new at TF;
    -Smiths PRS-60 Commander new at TF;
    -Smiths Everest PRS-25, used market NLD.

    -a second Precista PRS-10 I bought used and gave it to a Dutch friend of mine who loves the UK and was never into watches(now he is a bit), but likes the story behind his PRS-10 now.

    TF-watches are hard to find at the used market in The Netherlands. Often they do not sell very fast, TF-watches are not as well known here, compared with the UK, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-r View Post
    Not sure on more, but it's such a cool watch, the 369 push out transformed it. Wears well on the bracelet or leather and suits any occasion. I honestly think it's the best piece TF have made to date.

    Cooler than a cool thing.

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    Have a few myself
    PRS10, 29a, 29AM, 18cosc, 62, 25exp, 48white and a 60

    Had, and never should of parted with a 17c.

    DOH, and of course the baby dread that I'm wearing at the moment on the owned list.

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    Last edited by nickyboyo; 10th February 2023 at 14:20.

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    A couple for me - PRS-29AM and PRS-52.

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    None for me, as I can't get past the TF buying challenges in order to buy one.

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    I've had a few but none currently.

    PRS-4
    PRS-10
    PRS-18q
    PRS-25
    PRS-25EXP
    PRS-29AM
    PRS-47

    I'm always tempted by a Speedbird and the possible WWW homage is attractive

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    I've had a few but none currently.

    PRS-4
    PRS-10
    PRS-18q
    PRS-25
    PRS-25EXP
    PRS-29AM
    PRS-47

    I'm always tempted by a Speedbird and the possible WWW homage is attractive
    Iíd be lying if I said I wasnít looking at keeping some money to one side on the off chance the WWW homage drops without much notice

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    Air Ministry
    Gilt Everest
    Navigator

    Bristol GTG / Redbar organiser

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    PRS 1 Speedbird
    PRS 2 Dreadnought
    PRS 25 Everest Silver Jubilee
    PRS 42 B-Uhr
    PRS 48 Mark XI
    PRS 52 Baby Dreadnought
    Last edited by trident-7; 11th February 2023 at 17:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.humphrey.180 View Post
    Air Ministry
    Gilt Everest
    Navigator

    Bristol GTG / Redbar organiser
    Thatís a well rounded collection!

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    Commander / Everest


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    Ark Royal...



    ...and Speedbird III:


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    Photos and model names are a tad more relevant than simply listing model numbers, that's for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToeBugShuffle View Post
    Iíd be lying if I said I wasnít looking at keeping some money to one side on the off chance the WWW homage drops without much notice
    But which WWW would you take the most inspiration from??

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    Sorry for dreadful picture.

    [Gollum] My precious [/Gollum]

    PRS-29AM Air Ministry
    PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver
    PRS-52 Baby Dreadnought

    Wish I'd bought a plexi 29 when they were available.




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    PRS-25 (36mm - the original SMITHS capitals logo)
    PRS-25W (first gen, with Boobies logo, no "De Luxe")
    PRS-29A (ETA)



    Recently sold my Everest Expedition, which I never really took to ... despite it being a fine watch.

    Hoping the Speedbird Quartz GMT and the Precista G10 Quartz get re-stocked, as I'm on a Quartz trip at the moment.

    The PRS-25 is definitely a keeper. On the fence with the other two currently ...
    Last edited by 459GMB; 13th February 2023 at 16:34.

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    PRS1 Speedbird is a keeper.

    Iíve had an Everest (lovely watch) and Iíd like to try an Air Ministry. Oh and a Navigator. Perhaps also a Monopusher (in black and one in cream).

    As others have said - these watches offer excellent quality/value and are not ostentatious.

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    Three for me, would like to add a PRS 82 at some point.

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    What Timefacotrs are in your collection?

    Currently, just the one:




    Previously:












    Iíve had the 17C too, that was a marvellous little watch. Really regret letting it go.
    Last edited by colin t; 13th February 2023 at 21:04.

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    Over the years via Eddies website, Sales Corner and eBay I have picked up quite a few:

    PRS1, PRS2, PRS5, PRS6, PRS10, PRS12, PRS18Q, PRS21. PRS22, PRS22GMTQ, PRS25EXP, PRS45, PRS48, PRS52, PRS53, PRS57 and PRS82

    They are the vast majority of my watch collection.

    My favourite is either the PRS22 or the PRS53

    Iíll put a group photo together at the weekend.

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