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The Case

Post by ezcheese » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:28 pm

OK, here's the pitch on the case. We will talk bezel, crystal, dial, hands and features later:

-42mm in diameter measuring straight across 9:00 to 3:00.
-Cushion design, but different from the Seiko 6105 and different from Doxa. Shooting for a design that takes the best from both styles.
-20mm lug width.
-Crown at 4:00.
-Hooded lugs.

Discuss!

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Re: The Case

Post by BSears » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:34 pm

ezcheese wrote:OK, here's the pitch on the case. We will talk bezel, crystal, dial, hands and features later:

-42mm in diameter measuring straight across 9:00 to 3:00.
-Cushion design, but different from the Seiko 6105 and different from Doxa. Shooting for a design that takes the best from both styles.
-20mm lug width.
-Crown at 4:00.
-Hooded lugs.

Discuss!

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D, how about caseback? I'm thinking slightly recessed, kinda like the way Seiko did on the 6105 or at least a slimmer caseback (think 750T??). The 5000T has a thicker caseback, which works great for me, but as far as appealing to the masses, maybe slimmer or recessed would be great. :popcorn:
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Re: The Case

Post by ezcheese » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:46 pm

A slim/low profile case back would be nice. I think that would work especially well with this case size.
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Re: The Case

Post by polaco23 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:52 pm

i like the recessed caseback also. the size seems right too! :thumbsup:

so far so good.
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Re: The Case

Post by ikkoku » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:50 pm

sounds good so far


edit to add... all brushed pls... or Ti
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Re: The Case

Post by andrema » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:15 pm

What type of materials & finish are we talking?

I assume SS due to cost (Ti would be cool but too much $$ probably), but are we going with full brush, partial, blasted, dlc ... etc.?
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Re: The Case

Post by mattcantwin » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:36 pm

Probably odd man out here, but I have a lot of 22mm straps. :shrug:
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Re: The Case

Post by patstarrx » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:37 pm

Cant the lugs be a bit bigger? 22-24?
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Re: The Case

Post by ezcheese » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:57 pm

The finish may be determined by the finalized design of the case. I prefer brushed. Depending on the design of the case, it might be cool to do brushed and polished. It might be possible to offer blasted as well.

As far as lug size goes, I think the proportions would be more "classically correct" for a 42mm case to have 20mm lugs, but we can play with the design there as well.
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Re: The Case

Post by SCM64 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:14 pm

mattcantwin wrote:Probably odd man out here, but I have a lot of 22mm straps. :shrug:
+1

I understand classic might be 20mm. But who says we can't be different. You also want to look at your market, and more people are going to have 22mm straps laying around.
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Re: The Case

Post by vbuskirk » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:20 pm

Rule of Thumb: Lugs should be half of the 9-to-3 dimension. In this case, that works out to 21mm. So I think it is a toss up between 20 and 22, with my preference going to 22mm.


Course that's just abstract rules of thumb. In the end, it will depends on the aesthetics of the actual watch.


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Re: The Case

Post by jimyritz » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:37 pm

I am fine with the proposal...

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Re: The Case

Post by matt.wu » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:56 pm

Would strongly prefer 20mm. Otherwise, everything sounds good.
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Post by andrema » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:49 pm

strap size - I lean towards 22mm, but would be OK with 20mm
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Re: The Case

Post by Henryj » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:12 am

I like it as described. Not too big and the 20mm lugs are in keeping with the vintage nature of the shape.
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Post by lilreddivinghood » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:14 am

So Far, So Good........
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Re: The Case

Post by Graeme » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:57 pm

Hi Guys,
To get the ball rolling a bit I made up a case model based on the dimentions in Dereks first post. Only difference is 22mm lugs.

What do you think :think:

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Re: The Case

Post by ezcheese » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:03 pm

That looks awesome Graeme! :clap: That is almost exactly what was in my mind. I keep trying to come up with a unique profile design for the side of the case that doesn't look goofy but makes the case unique.

Like a crease along the center or something - similar to the brushed section on the side of the Seiko Marinemaster case perhaps. :think:
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Re: The Case

Post by DMB » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:09 pm

THAT'S what I'm talking about. It already has that cool vintage look. How about 2 crowns and an interior bezel for that supercompressor look? OK, I'll just be quiet then.
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Post by Brian D » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:22 pm

Now that is sharp looking :drool: :drool: . Looks like it would be fairly easy program out.
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Re: The Case

Post by vbuskirk » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:32 pm

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Re: The Case

Post by SCM64 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:40 pm

vbuskirk wrote:You haven't lost me yet.
+1 Exactly what I was thinking. :cheers:

I like it. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Case

Post by HalifaxNS » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:23 am

ezcheese wrote: -Cushion design, but different from the Seiko 6105 and different from Doxa. Shooting for a design that takes the best from both styles.
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Maybe something like a Deporte case :think: .

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Re: The Case

Post by Graeme » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:25 am

DMB wrote:THAT'S what I'm talking about. It already has that cool vintage look. How about 2 crowns and an interior bezel for that supercompressor look? OK, I'll just be quiet then.
Hi David,
Here are a few based on your idea,

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Re: The Case

Post by Graeme » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:44 am

Brian D wrote:Now that is sharp looking :drool: :drool: . Looks like it would be fairly easy program out.
Hi Brian, I can give you tech drawings for all my drawings here or I am using SolidWorks if those files would do?

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