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    A nifty new Smiths in the pipeline

    Available quite soon.












    Probably 40mm and powered by an ETA 2830, but I'm not sure final specs are available. It was originally suggested by a British motoring journalist but Eddie Platts took it through development to production.

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    What a slightly bizarre concept

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    Slightly bizarre, maybe, but I think it's kind of sharp looking. The dial might be confusing at first....
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    kinda like that bet it will be a bit pricey ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    What a slightly bizarre concept

    Not really. Smiths made clocks, watches and instruments, so it's kind of natural to combine a speedo dial with a watch. Quite a few companies have done similar watches - including Swatch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    kinda like that bet it will be a bit pricey ?

    I could take a guess, but won't.

    Like all of Eddie's offerings, the price will be more than fair.

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    I guessed it was a speedo off a bike, but I wonder if he'll have enough customers to justify it ?

    Was/is it upside down like that on the bike?

    and yes I knew smiths did instruments back in the day.

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    I guessed it was a speedo off a bike, but I wonder if he'll have enough customers to justify it ?

    Was/is it upside down like that on the bike?

    and yes I knew smiths did instruments back in the day.
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    Oh I've heard of Vincent

    Thanks Strela

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    Cool!
    TZ had a thread looking at design options to do this
    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...red-watch-POLL

    Personally I like it. The aesthetic is a good match with old speedos I remember.
    It recalls the days when pretty much any British thing with a dial was by Smiths

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