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Old 08-29-2019, 04:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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read somewhere that he wore the SMITHS and carried a ROLEX in pocket for the climb.





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Supposedly a Smiths Watch was worn on Sir Edmund Hillary's Mount Everest climb along with the precursor of the Rolex Explorer.

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if he made a new watch that looks like this one, count me in for one.



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i like my idea better .



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No, just side by side in your collection. But I like the way you think !
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i like my idea better .

Me too actually !
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might have just started a trend !



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might have just started a trend !
You just might have Kong !
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i let you have the honor of starting it, so wear them watches and snap a PIC !



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That's a very nice, clean and simple watch! I've been eyeing this one for a long time which absolutely doesn't mean anything. I do this with a lot of watches . On his website, Eddie Platts openly states that his Smiths Everest is nothing like the original. This Everest is more like a brother to that other famous watch that went up. Why he chose to go this way is actually a mystery to me because it would be not too much of an effort to follow the design of the original. Bu that's all water under the bridge, enjoy your watch!
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thanks, the 36mm would of been fine with me but i found this one instead.
heard he had some sort of surgery and who knows when website back up.
the armida a6 looks sweet also.



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That's a very nice, clean and simple watch! I've been eyeing this one for a long time which absolutely doesn't mean anything. I do this with a lot of watches . On his website, Eddie Platts openly states that his Smiths Everest is nothing like the original. This Everest is more like a brother to that other famous watch that went up. Why he chose to go this way is actually a mystery to me because it would be not too much of an effort to follow the design of the original. Bu that's all water under the bridge, enjoy your watch!
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thanks, the 36mm would of been fine with me but i found this one instead.
heard he had some sort of surgery and who knows when website back up.
the armida a6 looks sweet also.

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site is up but you can't place any orders, its always been tough trying to get an order in.



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read somewhere that he wore the SMITHS and carried a ROLEX in pocket for the climb.
The Rolex they took up there looks nothing like today' Explorer either.

620-1288113015 by Charles Ford, on Flickr
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He wore the SMITHS but had ROLEX in pocket, right ???





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The Rolex they took up there looks nothing like today' Explorer either.

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He wore the SMITHS but had ROLEX in pocket, right ???

I heard that was the case, and his Sherpa guide actually wore a Rolex, so the claim that Rolex was worn to the top of Mount Everest was true, just not on Sir Edmunds wrist!
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