Totally agree with this.Great looking watch!! Everybody seems to be happy with it so far. Looks large on your wrist though.
I'm probably one of the few that like both offerings being discussed/debated. I can't wait to pick up a '68 on the flip. IMO, however, the thread was doomed to this negative course after the OP took the potshot at the Typhoon camp in the first sentence of the original post. There was no need in that, as it openly invited the response it got.
Both guys (Eddie, Jake) produce really nice watches and both guys exhibit jerkish behavior at times so I don't have a personal favorite in this debate. Great watch OP, I hope you get tons of enjoyment and wear out of it.Hope I'm not stepping out of line, but in a different forum I have been reading some of Eddie's comments and he flatly states that the case blanks are produced in China and final machining and finishing done in Germany with German QC. The cost of the finishing and QC would certainly be higher than having this done in China, so I can see why there is a slight cost differetial between both watches. Again, though, I don't care where the bits come from, just the end result and the PRS-68 is gorgeous. I love what Jake is doing with the Typhoon as well. As ChrisGalbraith noted, in one you have a very faithful homage with updated movement and WR and in the other more flexibiity allowing you to configure the watch how you please. Win-win, I say. I'm dying for some in depth reviews!
Thanks to stay on topic mate, I appreciate!Outstanding selection, discussion, and photos, Francesco! I'm glad you are so happy with your new watch from Eddie. He certainly makes first-class pieces!
Isn't this true - original content is hard to come by in the very mature and competitive watch industry. I think even Apple might have a hard time with the iWatch.So much bla bla for such an uninteresting watch...
Bro, not trying to take a poke on you, but if your honest purpose with this thread was only to manifest your own awe with the watch (and it does look great, indeed) and nothing else - not even posts commenting on how great the watch looks - you could have done many things differently:Thanks to stay on topic mate, I appreciate!
I'm sick and tired to read posts that have NOTHING to do with my appreciation thread!
Geeeeez, I even said, "no need to post or to congratulate here guys..." :-d
At first I wondered too about the Smiths moniker but then I remembered the gauges on an E-Type Jag I once owned... same logo and name. Kind of clever actually.......but I cannot get passed the name/logo. I would have a hard time wearing a Smith's watch. The name does nothing for me. :-s
The overall look and feel of the watch, including the bracelet make me excited. The name makes me flaccid. I do like the font though. :-!At first I wondered too about the Smiths moniker but then I remembered the gauges on an E-Type Jag I once owned... same logo and name. Kind of clever actually.
Imagine the controversy if he'd put "VDO" on the dial!!
Quite sad a simple review of a watch has turned into 6 or so pages of this! Still, on the bright side on the back of this I have just had a quick look at those Halios watches. Like the look of that bronze one they have there.Isn't this true - original content is hard to come by in the very mature and competitive watch industry. I think even Apple might have a hard time with the iWatch.
Eddie and Jake are two of the best in the micros, but a large percent of their business come from homages. It gives me a bit more appreciation for the likes of Jason at Halios.
And, congrats on the watch.