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Explain timefactors to me

Discussion in 'The Dressing Room' started by Robti, Sunday March 19, 2017.

  1. Robti

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    Hi first time I have been in this section and see the above recommended, but can anyone explain what they are as I am only used to the main manufacturers ?

    Thanks
     
  2. wazza

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    I think they restore vintage watches, could be wrong.
     
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  3. Ferrum

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    They sell editions (some Limited) of new quality watches based in part upon old designs, and with a variety of names like Smiths, Precista and Speedbird. I think that Timefactors produce the designs and specifications, but it's not clear to me who actually makes the cases and dials, or assembles the watches. The movements are mostly top-quality Swiss, including ETA.

    Their website is worth a look, anyway, and this is the link in case anyone needs it:-
    http://www.timefactors.com/index.htm
     
  4. JayGee

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    Time-factors (Eddie)own the rights to the smiths name and are an artisan manufacturer of watches. Their suppliers may vary, fricker used to make their cases, top quality.
    They specialise in hoovering up interesting NOS movements & re-issueing design classics at a decent price with A grade parts & workmanship.
    e.g.
    Speedbird is an IWC homage
    Smiths Everest is a re-issue
    PRS18 & PRS29 are British RN diver & vintage Seiko respectively.
    Eddie's designs are well thought through & well executed; decent movements, good bracelets, strap options etc.
    For the money hard to beat & you won't see many about either.
    Quality wise a notch above tissot, probably similar to oris in finishing, but, higher grade movements.
     
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  5. Ferrum

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    They certainly make some beauties. I've been humming and haa-ing over the Precista B-Uhr LE since they put it up, and the Smiths models look really good as well; particularly the Cushion Case and Everest models.
     
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  6. bagman

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    I admit I have a problem :D

    [​IMG]

    They are not cheap watches but the value for money is amazing
     
  7. Ferrum

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    Very nice. I suppose you'll be collecting razors and suchlike next.
     
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  8. bagman

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    :p
     
  9. JayGee

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    I really miss my Speedbird-III,
    didn't appreciate how good it was until I traded it.

    Kept great time, circa + 2s/day, easy to read in low light, suitable for any occasion, waterproof, rugged. It had a character akin to a Staffordshire bull terrier.
    It was this general excellence that I stupidly mistook for blandness,
    to my later regret.
     
  10. bagman

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    I'm wearing mine as I type :D the only down side is the lack of a half link, mine is a bit looser on the wrist than I would like?
     
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  11. Nice! I've been fancying the PRS18 for ages, but none in stock.
     
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  12. bagman

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    My wife bought it for Christmas three years ago IIRC? It's the only one I've bought new.

    Excellent lume
     
  13. I love tool dive watches, I have a Gen I Seiko black Monster and a Helson Shark Diver. The lume pip fell out of the bezel on the Helson though, I'm awaiting a replacement.

    On the up-side, I realised that my 22mm Isofrane would squeeze into the Monster's 20mm lugs and am loving it with a chunkier strap. :)
     
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  14. MPH

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    You know, you'd have less of a problem if you just sent them all to me. There, problem solved.

    No need to thank me!

    ;-)
     
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  15. FrankieG

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    I'm really liking their "Vintage Cushion Case" PRS-36 with Peseux 7040 (Swiss Made) 17 jewel hand winding movement. Would make a really nice dress watch IMO, vintage looking yet modern at the same time, and not TOO big. They have many other well designed watches that are very reasonably priced for the quality you're getting.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Reevers

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    I know price is relative, but I would say that, for example, the Everest watch is a GREAT price <£300 for a unique, hand built, well designed watch, a solid movement with a 2 year guarantee and a travel watch case included!

    I've got nothing but love for what Eddy does at TimeFactors.
     
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