Dreadnought Voyager GMT – PRS-21 Imminent!

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In the summer of 2003 I reviewed the original Dreadnought from Timefactors. The watch proved to be a classic and set the bar for micro-brand value for money (I don’t think there has been such VFM since).  A decade on and the Dreadnought Voyager is imminent. Voyager?  Well, this Dreadnought is equipped with a GMT movement in the guise of the ETA 2893-2, as used in watches extending into the thousands of Pounds (£). Knowing Timefactors, this one won’t extend that far and given that it … Continue reading

Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy Diver From Timefactors

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Here comes the Precista PRS-82! It’s been a busy year for Timefactors, with the release of a few hotly anticipated watches.  We have seen the Smiths PRS-68  – a superbly executed homage to the cult status Seiko 6105 dive watch and the bronze PRS-30 – a monster of a watch which had been conceived way back in 2008.  Quite soon we will have the Dreadnought Voyager – a GMT version of the classic Dreadnought which I reviewed back in 2003. A somewhat ‘quieter’ release is … Continue reading

Seiko 4R36 -The Family In Brief

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In the past, Seiko have resurrected long discontinued calibres – the notable such reintroduction being the 4S15 (originally the 5246) which itself was received with much aplomb given its high beat of 28,800 bph, it’s hacking ability and the hand winding.  The 5246 was itself a very high grade calibre, more than capable of chronometer accuracy; indeed, it was utilised in various KS (King Seiko) models with official certification.  Having owned various models so equipped, I had a love hate relationship with the 4S15- it … Continue reading