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Thread: Is there any interest in a new PRS-5?

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    Is there any interest in a new PRS-5?

    I can get some Sellita 13 1/4''' SW510 M BH b chronograph movements and do a proper job, the only downside is that it would need to sell for aound £800.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Yes ;-)

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    Plain steel caseback and as thin as technically possible - and at that price - definitely interested

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    Would love to have the opportunity to place a pre order and deposit

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    You’ve been here since 2005, you should known better than that.

    Eddie I expect this question to receive a resounding ‘Yes’ as the 5 is a stone cold classic.

    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    Would love to have the opportunity to place a pre order and deposit

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    I think it would be a good seller, especially if it has the Hamilton / early CWC gilt dial (with Precista logo) over the latter white printed dialled watches (old style radium / tritium lume as well). This would help distinguish it from the modern Newmark and Hamilton reissues at a glance. Please use original style hands though. I really dislike the syringe hands on my PRS5.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 28th May 2024 at 19:17.

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    Another vote from me!

    And I wholeheartedly agree with Sinnlover’s suggestions for the design!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    You’ve been here since 2005, you should known better than that.

    Eddie I expect this question to receive a resounding ‘Yes’ as the 5 is a stone cold classic.
    Worth a try!

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    Very much so, with hands like these please - I had them retrofitted by Kemmner.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I think it would be a good seller, especially if it has the Hamilton / early CWC gilt dial (with Precista logo) over the latter white printed dialled watches (old style radium / tritium lume as well). This would help distinguish it from the modern Newmark and Hamilton reissues at a glance. Please use original style hands though. I really dislike the syringe hands on my PRS5.
    Do you have a picture?

    Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Plain steel caseback and as thin as technically possible - and at that price - definitely interested

    Me too, especially important the bit in bold.

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    Certainly I would be interested.
    As others have said, the "proper" handset would be great, along with a usable WR (Hanhart get 100m WR with non-screwdown crown on their 417 ES watches that use the same movement).
    Happy to have springbars, as long as we can have drilled lugs for shoulderless ones.
    I think £800 for a Sellita powered manual chrono is still great.

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    I would be interested as well. No fauxtina for me, please - regular X1 C3 would definitely work. Agree with the people below on their dislike of the syringe hands - I'd prefer the original ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Do you have a picture?

    Eddie
    I will dig one out.

    On an aside what about the Lemania single button chronograph? Would it be possible to get hold of single pusher movements. That might help set Precista apart from the CWC, Hamilton and Newmark further?
    I presume movement cost would be prohibitive?


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    If you scroll down to the 1980 issued chrono you will see the silver gilt dial

    https://cwcaddict.com/chronograph-mech7733

    Jonathan Hughes refers to them as the type IV dial
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 1st June 2024 at 12:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    On an aside what about the Lemania single button chronograph? Would it be possible to get hold of single pusher movements.
    Full on “take my money” if that happened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I will dig one out.

    On an aside what about the Lemania single button chronograph? Would it be possible to get hold of single pusher movements. That might help set Precista apart from the CWC, Hamilton and Newmark further?
    I presume movement cost would be prohibitive?


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    If you scroll down to the 1980 issued chrono you will see the silver gilt dial

    https://cwcaddict.com/chronograph-mech7733

    Jonathan Hughes refers to them as the type IV dial
    I've already done the single button chrono, it took a year to get the movements.

    https://www.timefactors.com/collecti...ths-monopusher

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    I love my Monopusher but it is just slightly on the thick side. Totally agree that a slim chrono with sellita movement would sell very well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I've already done the single button chrono, it took a year to get the movements.

    https://www.timefactors.com/collecti...ths-monopusher

    Eddie
    Of course you did! Brain fart sorry.
    Very nice it was as well

    A possible restock if movements allow?

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    Yes, please.

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    I'd be interested.

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    What sort of time frame would this be, this year or next ?


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    Yeah, I'd be interested.

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    This Hamilton has a silver gilt dial, can't capture it properly on the phone.

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    Last edited by chrisb; 5th June 2024 at 13:30.

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    Definitely interested.


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    Build it and we will buy Eddie.

    Slight miss quote, but you get my meaning.

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    Here are my requirements:

    1. 20k A/m antimagnetic like the rest
    2. no date
    3. slim (13.5mm or less)
    4. bidirectional click bezel: minutes or hours - doesn't matter
    5. preferably 3 subdial (ie. with 12 hour register).

    The nearest watches I have that matches these specs is the Hanhard 417 ES Flyback, but the bezel doesn't have minute/hour markers and doesn't click, and it doesn't have a 12 hour register; and also the Farer Chrono Contempo which is really really close, but doesn't have the antimagnetic core.

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    Yes very much so at that price point


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