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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachtan View Post
    It looks the part for sure, but it’s difficult to imagine why anyone would pick this over a Vaer A12


    Is it April 1st or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    The subdial looks countersunk in the cream photo.
    I think they both are, it's just easier to see the contrast on the cream versus the black. Eddie can confirm! They both look very nice.

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    Looks amazing.

    I’ll be away on the weekend so good luck everyone. Just comparing the case size and shape to the Navigator which I measure at 11.2mm in thickness.



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    Oh boy that's nice unfortunately I'm on sunday shift and the wifi sucks there!

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    Beautiful timepiece but with the import tax, it's out of my reach...
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    This has just popped up on social media!


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    Quote Originally Posted by oca9i View Post
    Beautiful timepiece but with the import tax, it's out of my reach...

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    But if you live outside of the UK then 20% VAT would be deducted from your order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachtan View Post
    It looks the part for sure, but it’s difficult to imagine why anyone would pick this over a Vaer A12
    Vaer doesn't have an antimagnetic core. I don't like any of these military field watches that don't have antimagnetic cores. 1. it's not that difficult to do 2. Field watches are fairly simple watches already, and they don't have the features of the typical sports watch, so I think to set them apart they should ALL have antimagnetic cores. It makes sense to have that feature: a simple 3 hand watch that can't be stopped by shock, water or magnets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    But if you live outside of the UK then 20% VAT would be deducted from your order.
    that's not how it works. You always pay the UK price + local taxes. The reason for this was explained here a while ago, but I could never really understand it.

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    Success!

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    I tired but I don’t think I got one :( did payment and all! But no confirmation email yet!!

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    Got a pop up while filling the card details in at 14:02 to say they were out of stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    that's not how it works. You always pay the UK price + local taxes. The reason for this was explained here a while ago, but I could never really understand it.
    Yea, I'm in the US and I just pay the UK price and shipping. Usually ends up tax free since it's under the customs limit of $800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllBusiness View Post
    Success!
    Same, did you go for cream or black?

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    Yep, 2mins and out of stock. I’ve learnt to expect not getting a purchase completed.

    I look forward to the real life pics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AllBusiness View Post
    Success!
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllBusiness View Post
    Success!
    Same! Woohoo! 🙌

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorpal View Post
    Yea, I'm in the US and I just pay the UK price and shipping. Usually ends up tax free since it's under the customs limit of $800.

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    Same, did you go for cream or black?
    Black for me. Congrats to you and the other fans too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllBusiness View Post
    Black for me. Congrats to you and the other fans too!
    Thanks! I went for cream, as I have a black-dial Everest Honeycomb and wanted something with blued hands.
    Last edited by Vorpal; 9th June 2024 at 17:42.

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    Don’t think I got it even after it went through payment accepted :( boo! Will have to try again next time if any left

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    Congrats everyone who got one. I didn't try this time as I'm still on the fence. I have so many Smiths watches already and this would compete too much with the PRS-29.

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    Congrats to all that managed to get one, looking forward to seeing some real-life photos of this beauty.....
    Last edited by Planet Ocean; 11th June 2024 at 07:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    Congrats to all that managed to get one, looking forward to seeing so real-life photos of this beauty.....
    Yes me too, photos please guys!
    I didn't try to join in the melee as I feel it may be too close to my navigator, but real life photos may well sway me to try for one.

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    Anyone received one yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Anyone received one yet?
    I haven't, but mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllBusiness View Post
    I haven't, but mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
    Excited for you

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    Received it yesterday, I was in early and got serial 005. It’s a beauty! Will post some pics now, just trying to figure out how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastadon View Post
    Receive it yesterday, I was in early and got serial 005. It’s a beauty! Will post some pics now, just trying to figure out how.
    Superb! Congratulations.

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    Here we go managed to link to Imgur instead:

    https://imgur.com/a/cnM86gm

    I've included shots next to the Navigator and 29A, there's actually quite a lot of differences.

    The crown is nice and big, the dome sapphire sits somewhere between the Navigator and 29A.

    Crazy lume levels with numerals lit up!
    Last edited by Nastadon; 12th June 2024 at 20:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastadon View Post
    Here we go managed to link to Imgur instead:

    https://imgur.com/a/cnM86gm

    I've included shots next to the Navigator and 29A, there's actually quite a lot of differences.

    The crown is nice and big, the dome sapphire sits somewhere between the Navigator and 29A.

    Crazy lume levels with numerals lit up!

    There it is - looks excellent!

    Thank you for the photos.
    Last edited by TheGent; 12th June 2024 at 21:12.

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    Wow Eddie well done these look bloody amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastadon View Post
    Here we go managed to link to Imgur instead:

    https://imgur.com/a/cnM86gm

    I've included shots next to the Navigator and 29A, there's actually quite a lot of differences.

    The crown is nice and big, the dome sapphire sits somewhere between the Navigator and 29A.

    Crazy lume levels with numerals lit up!
    Excellent! Waiting on mine, was supposed to arrive tomorrow but now stuck at Tamworth since late last night with no movement at all today. If anything this made me a smidge more impatient :).

    Edit: made its way back to Castle Donington, where I think UPS then puts it on a plane. Fascinated that it went to Castle Donington, then Tamworth, then back to Castle Donington! Sounds like it's going for a little ride.
    Last edited by Vorpal; 13th June 2024 at 00:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastadon View Post
    Here we go managed to link to Imgur instead:

    https://imgur.com/a/cnM86gm

    I've included shots next to the Navigator and 29A, there's actually quite a lot of differences.

    The crown is nice and big, the dome sapphire sits somewhere between the Navigator and 29A.

    Crazy lume levels with numerals lit up!
    please give your thoughts on all 4 watches, and let us know which is your favourite from most to least. Thanks!

    The thing that I'm on the fence most about is the overlap, and since I love but don't wear my PRS-29's often, if I got the new watch, I would wear them even less. But since you have 4 very similar watches - what do you think of each one?

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    Great photos Nastadon, thank you for the comparison shots. The new model looks superb!

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    It does look superb Nastadon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastadon View Post
    Here we go managed to link to Imgur instead:

    https://imgur.com/a/cnM86gm

    I've included shots next to the Navigator and 29A, there's actually quite a lot of differences.

    The crown is nice and big, the dome sapphire sits somewhere between the Navigator and 29A.

    Crazy lume levels with numerals lit up!
    Oooh that does look nice, thanks for sharing, hopefully I can pick one up at the next release

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    Just arrived. Lovely thing.
    Some quick pictures…..short and long straps included which are very comfortable. Also added a comparison with the Mellor.
    Wrist size is 6.5” for reference.


















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    Great photos, the lume looks excellent! Looking forward to receiving my white one. I've got the order confirmation email but not the posting notification.

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    Looks lush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLE View Post
    Just arrived. Lovely thing.
    Some quick pictures…..short and long straps included which are very comfortable. Also added a comparison with the Mellor.
    Wrist size is 6.5” for reference.
    That looks really really good - thank you for sharing! The side profile shot is very nice for comparison too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    That looks really really good - thank you for sharing! The side profile shot is very nice for comparison too.
    Thats your old Mellor too. Unfortunately the Mrs seems to have took ownership of it recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLE View Post
    Thats your old Mellor too. Unfortunately the Mrs seems to have took ownership of it recently.
    Love the Mellor - I toy with buying another one every now and again but the Fatboy would get worn 9 times out of 10 instead. Glad to hear she has good taste.

    Thank you for the super pictures - enjoy!

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    Cream one arrived today. Sits quite flush on the wrist, and mine came in at an impressive 0spd face up on my cell phone timegrapher app. I really like the straps but might put it on rubber if I'm going to get it wet somewhere. Blued hands look great, they look almost black in low light and the blue really comes out in brighter light.

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    Received mine today in Madrid, Spain.

    Congratulations, Eddie, this is really beautiful!!

    Love the size of the numerals, the small-second sphere is very well placed, doesn’t cut any number, nice lume, nice case and bezel, lovely shape of the crystal…

    Good job, Eddie, very well done.


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    Another one landed - it is lovely.

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    Well that didn't take long did it......

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285910081...Bk9SR-at0LKDZA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    Well that didn't take long did it......

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285910081...Bk9SR-at0LKDZA
    I don't get it. The level of effort involved to acquire it and then flip for a couple of hundred over. There's no way this is someone who wanted the watch, just wanted to flip it. There must be an easier hustle.

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