My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

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My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by Bradystraps » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:37 am

Here are a few renderings of my next project, the Karlskrona Baltic Shield. This watch will have a carbon fiber dial, utilize a Seiko NH35 hacking movement and will have a domed sapphire crystal. I am also designing a yellow dial version.
I may add a yellow seconds hand as well.


Please let me know which hand style you like best of these 3 options:


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Thank you all for chiming in! :thumbsup:


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Todd @ Bradystraps
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Re: My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by gwells » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:54 am

handset #2. i think you need chunkier than #1 and it was a tossup between 2 and 3 for me. but 2 matches the indices better.
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Post by r.palace » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:59 am

Yup, set #2
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Re: My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by Tallguy » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:09 am

I vote for set 1; set 2 looks like Scurfa.

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Post by carlodwc » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:28 am

Number 3 but they need to be a couple of mm longer, at least the minute hand should extend to the middle of the minute markers. The seconds hand should be a little thicker and maybe have a lume dot, arrow shaped like the Omega PO would be awesome. You could have two sets one chrome framed and one white framed. Chromed would be best if the minute markers are also chromed framed. Otherwise it seems it would look great with just the painted on markers.

As for the markers, do something to differentiate the 6 and 9, maybe a little longer, round them out or make them triangular shaped by extending the edges a little. Otherwise it would look monotonous.

I hope the lugs are at least 22mm.

Watch looks great and the Seiko movement is a winner. :thumbsup:

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Post by falcon4311 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:53 am

I like number 2 as well.

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Post by four20 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:12 am

carlodwc wrote:Number 3 but they need to be a couple of mm longer, at least the minute hand should extend to the middle of the minute markers. The seconds hand should be a little thicker and maybe have a lume dot, arrow shaped like the Omega PO would be awesome. You could have two sets one chrome framed and one white framed. Chromed would be best if the minute markers are also chromed framed. Otherwise it seems it would look great with just the painted on markers.

As for the markers, do something to differentiate the 6 and 9, maybe a little longer, round them out or make them triangular shaped by extending the edges a little. Otherwise it would look monotonous.

I hope the lugs are at least 22mm.

Watch looks great and the Seiko movement is a winner. :thumbsup:
^^this 100%

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Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:12 am

Handset #2 for me with red on the second hand tip and circle. Id prefer a triangle to the circle too.
Larger marker at 6 & 9 but Id prefer more balance with date at 6.
Love the case and CF like dial too :thumbsup: well done overall. I'm interested
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Looks good so far....

Post by dmgreen11 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:27 am

#2 for the handset.

I would offer a no-date version as well.

Agree that the 6 and 9 (and 3 if you offer a no-date version) should be a bit different than the other markers.

Also, would have the markers either be applied or use a sandwich dial to create a bit of texture and make the dial more interesting.

Look forward to following your progress on this one.

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Re: My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by jswing » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:30 am

I definitely prefer hands #1.

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Post by unsub073 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:45 am

jswing wrote:I definitely prefer hands #1.
Agree.

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Post by JDC222 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:16 am

Looks great! #2 hands would be my choice.
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:20 am

four20 wrote:
carlodwc wrote:Number 3 but they need to be a couple of mm longer, at least the minute hand should extend to the middle of the minute markers. The seconds hand should be a little thicker and maybe have a lume dot, arrow shaped like the Omega PO would be awesome. You could have two sets one chrome framed and one white framed. Chromed would be best if the minute markers are also chromed framed. Otherwise it seems it would look great with just the painted on markers.

As for the markers, do something to differentiate the 6 and 9, maybe a little longer, round them out or make them triangular shaped by extending the edges a little. Otherwise it would look monotonous.

I hope the lugs are at least 22mm.

Watch looks great and the Seiko movement is a winner. :thumbsup:
^^this 100%
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Post by Abmw » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:29 am

Favorite would be 2 followed by 3
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Post by SPEC-01 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:31 am

I'd go with option 2.

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Post by AtomicTom » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:21 am

Very very nice Todd ! :clap: Looks great !!!

Have to say #2 also because it works with the markers perfectly. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by Terpits » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:56 am

Baltic Shield?
I guess the good names like Treudd[/] are already taken.

Kinda hard to come up with something for "Baltic Sheild" like we did with Treudd.
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Post by r.palace » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:59 am

Terpits wrote:Baltic Shield?
I guess the good names like Treudd[/] are already taken.

Kinda hard to come up with something for "Baltic Sheild" like we did with Treudd.


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Post by sierra11b » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:10 am

#2

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Post by gwells » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:14 am

Terpits wrote:Baltic Shield?
I guess the good names like Treudd[/] are already taken.

Kinda hard to come up with something for "Baltic Sheild" like we did with Treudd.


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Re: My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by Erratic101 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:22 am

I like handset #1, but put the lollipop second hand on it. And a tritium tube would work perfect on each hand with that design.

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My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by thach » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:52 pm

#2 stands up to the chunky hour markers best for me.

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:54 pm

One other thing try to make sure the bezel pip is recessed or flushed. Ever watch I had with a raised one grabbed onto everything.

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Post by gr8sw » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:35 pm

nice looking! #2 for me
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Re: My next project - Karlskrona Baltic Shield

Post by Jcp311 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:59 pm

I really like 1...nice case too

I would honestly do a matte dial. Carbon fiber has lost it's appeal on tool watches.
Way too many watches

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