I'm procrastinating....I should be at the gym....let's keep this basic....I'm typing on my phone.
This is the Smiths PRS-47 Commando, my 3rd Smiths and my 2nd Commando variant. The first one was an Everest Expedition with a white dial. I flipped that within 2 weeks, low light legibility was an issue for me. The 2nd was the limited black dial Commando collaboration with YouTuber ID Guy.... amazing watch if u can find one.
I got into Smiths as a gateway to the 36mm multiverse. I'm an almost 7 inch wrist, but I've always loved the smaller svelte size on my wrist. My wife stole my Rolex OP34 and I'd been searching for a replacement that I could essentially sh*tkick.
The stock bracelet was a disappointment for me. I just don't like stepped taper bracelets....even on my Tudor BB58. The lack of articulation and friction clasp was a solid MEH for me
I tried a bevy of straps on the Commando, they all look good on the 20mm lugs. I wasn't Thunderstruck until I tried an Uncle Seiko Z199 bracelet, meant for a Seiko SKX013.
For me, this was perfection!
I found myself wearing this watch every day. Every..... Single.....Day.
I decided that I was ready for a Rolex Explorer 36 and sold my black Commando in an act of insanity. The months went by and this tropical dial variant came up on Reddit....I jumped.
This model boasts a fumé brown tropical dial, acrylic crystal, and an upgraded stepped taper bracelet. I immediately swapped out the bracelet for a Z199.
After 2 months of ownership I feel confident that this watch can co-exist with my Explorer.... whenever the AD calls.
The Miyota 9 Series has no ghost position....gains 1 second a day. I love the light play on the acrylic crystal and brown dial....looks amazing in the bright sun.
Buying this watch from Timefactors is a bit of a joke....I've scored 2 from Eddie via the authorized channels. If resale is ur jam these models hold up well.
Brand history/continuity blah blah blah.....it's a beautiful watch.....it's not Swiss pedigree.... I'd lump this in a microbrand category.
It's a keeper....for now 😂
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