Timefactors Dreadnought PRS-2 Diving Tool Watch
Is it a Unicorn? Is it a Hydra or perhaps a Loch Ness monster? No, this is more akin to another mythical beast, the Mermaid, as “underwater” is the Timefactors Dreadnought PRS-2’s natural habitat.
Why all the mythical beasts?
Well, this watch, is a Timefactors Dreadnought PRS-2, a truly mythical watch whichever way you look at it, and a Holy Grail within the Horological and Diving Watch Collectors worlds too!
Much has been written about these watches and I can highly recommend visiting the following websites which cover the history, design, and philosophy, much better than I could…
And a site curated by Dr Peter McClean Miller…
So, if you are still reading this, you know how rare the Dreadnought PRS-2 is, and how collectable they have become. Only 200 were produced and that’s it, no more, ever.
This particular PRS-2 is number 21/200 and is no safe queen. It has been previously enjoyed on at least three occasions, travelling across the pond at least twice.
A tool watch should be used, and #21 has been used for its intended purpose. It’s not box-fresh and displays its light battle scars with pride. These are hints of adventures past and appear mainly on the bracelet and clasp, although there are a couple of “ding” marks on the underside of the right-hand upper lug. These do not detract, particularly when the watch is on your wrist. The polished stainless steel folding clasp shows the most wear but could be polished if you felt it necessary. Our philosophy is “it’s only original once”, so we have left it as is. An honest watch!
Number 21 is in full working order, with the original dial and hands fading nicely. Similarly, the crystal, bezel and crown are spot-on too. The case back shows light hairline scratches from being worn on a fairly regular basis.
It comes complete with the original packaging and paraphernalia; only the dog tag is missing.
These watches are offered to the open market so rarely, it is difficult to know what value to put on. As far as we can tell, the last PRS-2 that sold was being offered at, circa £3000, in 2020 and only the odd one or perhaps two are sold each year. We are offering this watch at a price we believe is “about-right”, given its rarity and avid following. No doubt the Forums will be a-chatter with many comments! However, we are open to offers, so long as they aren’t insulting!
We normally summarise the specifications of each watch we sell, however, in the Dreadnought PRS-2’s case, it’s worth reading its full spec.
What an outstanding piece!
Limited Edition: 200
Case: 316L stainless steel with screw back and decoupling screw-down crown.
Finish: Bead blasted.
Lug to Lug: 54mm
Weight: 265g including bracelet (Watch head alone – 140g)
Dial: Black with luminous indices (Super Luminova) and white minute track, an orange luminous marker at noon. The date at 6 o’clock position.
Hands: Plongeur, luminous filled (Super Luminova).
Bezel: Unidirectional 120 clicks.
Case Back: 3mm thick with twin O-ring seals screwed back.
Crown: Decupling screw-down crown.
Crystal: Domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the underside.
Antimagnetic: Anti-magnetic to 30,000 A/m
Movement: ETA2824-2T (Top) with decoration and chronometer rated to DIN standard.
Bracelet: Solid link 316L stainless steel bracelet with solid end pieces, diver’s extension and screwed removable links.
Water Resistance: 500m / 1540ft
Box & Papers: Outer cardboard box. Inner gloss wooden case with the pillow. Dreadnought history booklet. Timefactors guarantee card dated 25/08/2003, watch booklet, dog tag, and polishing cloth. Timefactors business cards. The plastic tube with three screwdrivers. Chronometer test certificate dated XX/XX/2003 showing discrepancies of 0/0/+1/0/0 (averaging +0.2 seconds).
We work hard to ensure you are pleased with your purchase, both before and after the sale. Contact us to request any additional information.
We aim to dispatch items within 1-2 days receipt of payment.
The delivery method can vary depending on the value of the watch. All watches are sent fully insured.
All watches sold without an original box will still be dispatched with a ChronoDuo presentation box.
All timepieces purchased from us come with a guarantee of authenticity and our 12-month time-keeping warranty. Please note that accidental damage or damage to the item resulting from third-party repairs, improper handling, or liquid damage will void our warranty. We do not guarantee any of our watches to be waterproof.