Hands on with the P-51

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    Default Hands on with the P-51

    Some of you may recall that my biggest regret is not getting an EP120. Well. I think have a new favourite. The P-51 really is incredible.

    Having sat in the cockpit of FBA, I can see why they struggled to replicate the honeyed colour of the dials / instruments in the colour of the SuperLuminova. But they've managed it. It's incredibly pretty. A real tribute to the 'plane too. You can really see the design cues they've taken from FBA and built into the watch. Very, very clever. And the new version of the Roto-Clik is smoother than the MB2 and has a really good feel to it.

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5922933641/]Cockpit[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923500568/]8-Day Clock[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5922938401/]Star[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5922920511/]Front on[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923479596/]Fragile but Agile Tail[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923677732/]Bremont P-51[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923110523/]Bremont P-51 seconds[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923672166/]Bremont P-51 back[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923666012/]I love this watch[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923105129/]Bremont P-51 Roto-Clik(TM)[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefish/5923664140/]Bremont P-51 caseback[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/noodlefish/]Noodlefish[/url], on Flickr

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    Last edited by Noodlefish; 11-07-2011 at 06:12.
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

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    man!!! even I am excited... good shots Mat!
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    [QUOTE=ATG;24759]man!!! even I am excited... good shots Mat![/QUOTE]

    The chrono seconds hand is really, really good! And the lume really is spot on. This watch is all about the details!

    Getting to meet the guys who rebuilt her was pretty special too. And to sit in her! Amazing. Very, very cool.

    Thanks to Nick, Giles, Sarah and everyone involved!
    Last edited by Noodlefish; 11-07-2011 at 06:24.
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

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    I like that the also put the 'Star' on the bezel crown.... another good one
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    Default Truly a watch for the ages!

    Absolutely love it!
    "We'd better synchronize our watches."

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    It certainly is a beauty.
    If I had one I would be sorely tempted to wear it back to front like Giles did at the GTG in London.
    There aren't many watches as interesting from the back as they are from the front.
    The lume colour looks great too, most vintage owners would kill for that colour tritium, but to get it in lluminova is pretty amazing.
    I am sure it will be an instant classic.
    Unfortunately unless I come in to some money very soon I will not be wearing one, but you can't have everything.

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