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    Favourite Timefactors watch in your collection?

    Last post asking about what people owned seemed to generate some interesting conversation,
    So as a follow up - what's your favourite timefactors watch in your collection? Why do you love it the way you do? Make sure to share photos! Might even change someone else's mind to your way of thinking

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    I don`t own any but I`ve handled a few. I think the PRS 82 with ETA 2824 movement is one of the best for overall quality and aesthetics. PRS 25 is great value for money and the Miyota movement is a robust workhorse.

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    OP, didnít you ask the same question, or a slight variation on it, here barely a month ago?

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...our-collection

    What next? ďWhat Timefactors watch do you quite like, even if itís not quite your favourite?Ē Or ďWhat Timefactors watch do you wish was back in stock and why would you like it back in stock?Ē

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    A bit of a left field choice here, as good as the 29's, the 82 and the baby dread are, my favourite funnily enough is the 18 cosc.

    Solid tool watch, lume could be better but it still works, long battery life, and mine ticks away well within the cosc specification.

    Awesome watch

    So much so I had to wear it, have been wanting to for a good while to be honest....




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    Last edited by nickyboyo; 8th March 2023 at 17:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    OP, didnít you ask the same question, or a slight variation on it, here barely a month ago?

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...our-collection

    What next? ďWhat Timefactors watch do you quite like, even if itís not quite your favourite?Ē Or ďWhat Timefactors watch do you wish was back in stock and why would you like it back in stock?Ē
    I did address that in the post, felt it generated a bit of conversation which can be lacking around here and thought it would be worth having a post for people to post pictures of their watches. Was also thinking we've just passed an order window so might give people a chance to talk about new models they have just received.

    "how many watches do you own" and "which watch is your favourite" are different enough to prompt different types conversations surrounding timefactors pieces in my point of view

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    A bit of a left field choice here, as good as the 29's, the 82 and the baby dread are, my favourite funnily enough is the 18 cosc.

    Solid tool watch, lume could be better but it still works, long battery life, and mine ticks away well within the cosc specification.

    Awesome watch

    So much so I had to wear it, have been wanting to for a good while to be honest....




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    That looks like it wears smaller than 39mm! I like it, bead blasted is nice too

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    My PRS 3. Size is perfect, looks great on a NATO, dial great, lume good.
    Love the smooth finish, 10yrs battery.

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    I only have this now.



    It's one of the watches I've own for the longest time. Love it.

    I should have kept this one though

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    I would say that it used to be my PRS -25 black dial until is got the PRS-47 tropical dial/plexi to which I find myself gravitating to more often than the Everest these days....hoping to add a Honycomb to the collection when my lucks in (sorry no pics).

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    Depends on which Timefactors watch Iím wearing really. However, my PRS29A is my favourite watch in my general watch collection:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    My PRS 3. Size is perfect, looks great on a NATO, dial great, lume good.
    Love the smooth finish, 10yrs battery.

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    Agreed. I also have one. I asked last year sometime if it was the perfect watch. Subjective I know, but I really rate it.

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    PRS-3 Blue. My other Timefactor is DN Voyager which I also still like a lot. I much prefer the older watches Eddie used to make, the new stuff just doesn't resonate with me at all.

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    PRS-2 probably. Everest Silver Jubilee in second place

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    This one for me:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    Depends on which Timefactors watch Iím wearing really. However, my PRS29A is my favourite watch in my general watch collection:




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    Love that strap

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    My favorite is also my only Timefactors. The PRS29A with acrylic dome.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cpl9nnXO...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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    After having a bit of a watch swapping weekend, I have now gone back to the baby dread.
    Great timekeeper for a mechanical, sturdy, great lume, but above all else, the engineering in the watch is amazing.
    It has the best unidirectional bezel action I have ever witnessed.

    Does anyone have the original dreadnought and the baby?
    Interested to read about a comparison between the two.

    It's up there with the watches that will never be moved on.

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    Guess.



    BTW, the Vanguard and the PRS-17C have left the fold since that image was taken. A Yellow/Blue Caribbean has joined the collection.
    Last edited by Mr Curta; 12th March 2023 at 20:45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Guess.



    BTW, the Vanguard and the PRS-17C have left the fold since that image was taken. A Yellow/Blue Caribbean has joined the collection.
    OK I have to ask, why 3?

    I have owned several Timefactors watches I think the one I liked most was the Precista Italian. Not sure how popular it is though as you dont see many photos of it about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    OK I have to ask, why 3?
    A spare and a spare spare
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    A spare and a spare spare
    I remember when they were on the timefactors website for sale, they seemed to be up there for ages one of the least popular watches. I always thought about buying one and just when I made a final decision to buy they were all sold out. Now I know why, you bought 3 of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    I remember when they were on the timefactors website for sale, they seemed to be up there for ages one of the least popular watches. I always thought about buying one and just when I made a final decision to buy they were all sold out. Now I know why, you bought 3 of them!
    Well I only bought one directly from Timefactors. The others came along later, one with a view to becoming a potential charity raffle prize but I ended up with better options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    OK I have to ask, why 3?

    I have owned several Timefactors watches I think the one I liked most was the Precista Italian. Not sure how popular it is though as you dont see many photos of it about.
    Here we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLion View Post
    Here we go

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    The original Precista Italian didnt have a California dial as far as I recall, it came in a black or full lume dial. I have the second one, I did briefly also own the California dial one you have but sold both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    The original Precista Italian didnt have a California dial as far as I recall, it came in a black or full lume dial. I have the second one, I did briefly also own the California dial one you have but sold both.
    Yeah I got mixed up... Fab watches though, Eddie really nailed it with the PRS20 family.

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    There is also this beauty.

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    PRS-29A was a classic, but PRS-48 takes it for me. PRS-54 is lovely.


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    Just picked this up yesterday:



    Absolutely unbelievable value for the money. Canít really think of what can beat it on what you get for the RRP (apart from other Timefactors offerings). Iíve also owned a Speedbird and Baby Speedbird. I regret selling those and may well pick one up again in the future.

    Out of curiosity, anyone know how many Baby Dreadnoughts have been produced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    OP, didnít you ask the same question, or a slight variation on it, here barely a month ago?

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...our-collection

    What next? ďWhat Timefactors watch do you quite like, even if itís not quite your favourite?Ē Or ďWhat Timefactors watch do you wish was back in stock and why would you like it back in stock?Ē
    Well, he's admitted as much in his opening post!

    Can't fathom why people reply to this nonsense TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    A spare and a spare spare
    I’ve been trying to justify owning some of mine and this is the perfect reason!

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    Close run thing between these two...


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    My favourite is my first Timefactors watch from seven years ago this April, one of the last PRS-82s with the new old stock ETA2783.




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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    My favourite is my first Timefactors watch from seven years ago this April, one of the last PRS-82s with the new old stock ETA2783.


    I really like the PRS82 and it looks good on that bracelet. Eddie should re do this one with a bracelet.............!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddiex View Post
    I really like the PRS82 and it looks good on that bracelet. Eddie should re do this one with a bracelet.............!!
    Iím pretty sure Eddie has said it is making a comeback (not sure about the bracelet), I cannot find his post that says it, but I am sure I am not making it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Iím pretty sure Eddie has said it is making a comeback (not sure about the bracelet), I cannot find his post that says it, but I am sure I am not making it up!
    Iím sure that I saw that post too somewhere!

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    The site says in production with bracelet and expected May/June:

    https://www.timefactors.com/collecti...y-diver-prs-82

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    Quote Originally Posted by williemays View Post
    The site says in production with bracelet and expected May/June:

    https://www.timefactors.com/collecti...y-diver-prs-82
    Thatís where Iíve seen it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Thatís where Iíve seen it!
    Good news indeed! I'm going to start my 'super fast broadband contract' now, in preparation for the 'Sunday Scramble'!

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    Iíve had three or four of the original Italians and enjoyed them all. I preferred the push/pull crown to the screw-down ones. Both had 100m water resistance. Great watches and strap monsters.



    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    The original Precista Italian didnt have a California dial as far as I recall, it came in a black or full lume dial. I have the second one, I did briefly also own the California dial one you have but sold both.

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    The everest.
    I got into timefactors because of the zeno explorer (was sold out already and out of production).
    It covers many things that get me hot: tons of lume, tons of steel, sapphire, 10atm, screwdown everything, 36mm, simple shape.
    It's the allrounder.

    Then there's the 18, this was my first purchase. I have a blasted lumpy which pairs so well and I just love the design which is funky and yet straightforward.
    Plus all of the above with a couple mm and some wr more.
    It's the adventure watch.

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    For those hoping to get an Expedition tomorrow, I'm really enjoying mine on a top grade leather NATO. Really nice watch.

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    Kicking myself for not buying redmonaco's Cali dial

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    Itís a beautiful watch. Iíve been wearing mine on the leather strap that comes with it. Where did you source that NATO? Iíve been looking at Esprit NATO but theyíre a bit expensive.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ston View Post
    For those hoping to get an Expedition tomorrow, I'm really enjoying mine on a top grade leather NATO. Really nice watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanksteak View Post
    Itís a beautiful watch. Iíve been wearing mine on the leather strap that comes with it. Where did you source that NATO? Iíve been looking at Esprit NATO but theyíre a bit expensive.
    I've spent a long time trying to find a decent leather NATO strap, as I wanted the better grades of leather, either full grain or top grain. You need to pay for these though, as they aren't cheap. But will age well alongside the watch and become supple to your wrist. I use CozySG on Etsy.

    If you're feeling particularly flush, take a look at Toshi for hand made straps (although not NATO)

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    Thanks much for the tip. Iíve had a look at Cozy and they indeed look very nice! The Esprit Nato leather NATOs are quite thin at 1.2mm, which Iím not sure is good or bad! :-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Ston View Post
    I've spent a long time trying to find a decent leather NATO strap, as I wanted the better grades of leather, either full grain or top grain. You need to pay for these though, as they aren't cheap. But will age well alongside the watch and become supple to your wrist. I use CozySG on Etsy.

    If you're feeling particularly flush, take a look at Toshi for hand made straps (although not NATO)

    Regards

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    Another +1 from me for Cozy.

    Iíve got the Leather One Piece Watch Strap (Perlon Style), Italian Veg Tanned. Great that it can be adjusted to suit your wrist size.

    I know Iíve said it before, but Jan (Vekslak on here) makes some of the best straps, and has the best leathers, that Iíve owned.

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    Awesome! Iíll give them a try. Thanks, guys!


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Another +1 from me for Cozy.

    Iíve got the Leather One Piece Watch Strap (Perlon Style), Italian Veg Tanned. Great that it can be adjusted to suit your wrist size.

    I know Iíve said it before, but Jan (Vekslak on here) makes some of the best straps, and has the best leathers, that Iíve owned.

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    Really enjoying my PRS-17C recently obtained from a WTB


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