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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah2400 View Post
    I just stumbled upon this thread. What's the likelyhood I'll be able to get one of these? I saw on MK II there will only be 60 of each.
    Read up on the general order threads, I'm not sure if all of the slots are filled. Plank owner slots are no doubt gone.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Chromejob View Post
    Read up on the general order threads, I'm not sure if all of the slots are filled. Plank owner slots are no doubt gone.
    I believe that the slot lottery has stopped, which makes me believe that all pre-order slots are filled, but there will still be a general order round, at the end.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Have a question about the movement, hoping you guys can help out. The KW uses the 2893-2 ETA. Does this movement have different grades to it, i.e. standard, elabore, top, etc., or are those classifications only on certain movements, like the 2824? Curious to learn more about this.


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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Flip.willy View Post
    Have a question about the movement, hoping you guys can help out. The KW uses the 2893-2 ETA. Does this movement have different grades to it, i.e. standard, elabore, top, etc., or are those classifications only on certain movements, like the 2824? Curious to learn more about this.


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    Bill generally uses elabore grade but I can't recall (and I'm too lazy) to check which is in the Key West.

    The 2893-2 in the LRRP was elabore.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Thanks. It's not called out in the specs like it is for the 300, wonder if anyone can confirm.


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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Flip.willy View Post
    Have a question about the movement, hoping you guys can help out. The KW uses the 2893-2 ETA. Does this movement have different grades to it, i.e. standard, elabore, top, etc., or are those classifications only on certain movements, like the 2824? Curious to learn more about this.


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    The 2892-2 does come in several grades, not sure which one is in the KW.


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    The 2893.A2 start at elaborated, there is no lower "standard" grade for them like with the 2824-2.

    Being that the KW isn't a chronometer, that only leaves elaborated or top, and I doubt it's top.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    I'm not sure if Bill identified the inspiration for the KW caseback engraving, but while perusing 1950s Pan Am memorabilia and ephemera, I've noticed that when they introduced Jet Clippers in 1958 (the Boeing 707 on October 26, 1958, the Douglas DC-8 shortly after I think), they changed the "airplane contrail" motif subtly...

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    And a closer look (from a late 1958 brochure, Your Jet Clipper all about the 707):



    Whoever got serial #058, your LE is a special number. ;)

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    Happy First-flight-of-(future)-Pan-Am-Airways Day!

    Happy open-9 Wednesday, all.



    And perhaps most significantly, happy first-commercial-flight-of-Pan-Am day! Yep, today is the 89th anniversary of the first commercial flight of what would become Pan American Airways, from Key West (Project GMT's namesake) to Havana. (Click the link for some history.)




    (Photo credit: The Cyril Cassidy "Cy" Caldwell Page of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Website )


    (photo credit: Stamp of Approval - Pan Am Historical Foundation)

    (Both envelopes are signed by the pilot, Cy Caldwell.)

    Raise a glass, gentleman (and ladies), whether there's a Mk II Key West on your wrist or not.



    (new pic forthcoming, this'll be a placeholder)

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    From the More than 30 years of growing — to serve you better in the JET AGE passenger brochure found on the early Jet Clipper flights in 1958 (mine dates from someone's flight on 12/27?/1958, Idlewild to San Juan PR)....






    More history.... The October 19th flight was a chartered flight using another company's aircraft. On October 28 (the date reflected in this brochure), Pan Am's own Fokker F-VIIa tri-motor made the flight from Meacham Field, Key West.

    A Flight Back To The Glory Days Of Pan Am - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

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