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Re: The Case

Post by HalifaxNS » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:45 am

Look'n good :thumbsup: .
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Re: The Case

Post by el presidente » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:56 am

Graeme wrote:
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.
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Re: The Case

Post by el presidente » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:59 am

And maybe a polished edge on the case like this? :drool:

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Re: The Case

Post by jimyritz » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:13 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.
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Re: The Case

Post by ezcheese » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:36 am

HalifaxNS wrote:
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:
A partially shrouded bezel like that might be a cool touch!

I guess at this point, we need to see which general design holds the most interest for most people. An internal or external bezel. Seems like the internal bezel is getting a lot of play so far.
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Re: The Case

Post by ikkoku » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:42 am

awesome work Graeme :thumbsup:

I like the first case as is with an external bezel. the only thing that i might change is to curve the case to contour the wrist (ala Dwatch)

the two crown version is reminding me too much of the new Zixens
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Re: The Case

Post by SCM64 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:52 am

One thing to consider on an internal bezel is that it will take space away from the dial. :think:
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Re: The Case

Post by polaco23 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:12 am

i like the external bezel, and the first rendering. Graeme your a talented guy!
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Re: The Case

Post by merichar » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:02 am

I like the first set of drawings slightly better, but both look good. 42-44 millimeters seems a pretty ideal size to me. The one crown model would seem to simplify many manufacturing concerns. Keeping to the KISS method would probably be a good idea for a first design.
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Re: The Case

Post by matt.wu » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:57 pm

Not a huge fan of solo 4 o'clock crowns. I'd prefer 3 o'clock, personally. And since it's a manageable size, shouldn't need to worry too much about the crown digging into the wrist.

Two crowns would be interesting though :D.
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Re: The Case

Post by vbuskirk » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:21 pm

I love the idea of an internal bezel, but it worries me that this seems hard[er] to get right on a budget.
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Re: The Case

Post by DMB » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:51 am

so far so good. I like the hooded lugs and the size. 42 would be best IMO. Too many microbrews are 44 and up. It woul dbe a nice change. A single crown I would prefer at 3:00. I still like the 2 crown internal bezel idea, but it may be cost prohibitive. One thing about an internal bezel is that you could get some bitching color combos. I'm pretty opposed to a stainless steel bezel. I love inserts for the color factor.
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Re: The Case

Post by Diaboliq » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:37 am

NOW this is what I'm talking about! SUPERCOOL
+ I would add drilled lugs and knurled crowns so it looks toolish as well :cheers:


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Re: The Case

Post by Tragic » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:39 am

It's just outstanding that we have Graeme here to do the mock-ups :thumbsup:
We've also got knowledgeable people here that surely ought speak up if any feature we discuss would be difficult to manufacture and/or cost prohibitive.

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Re: The Case

Post by Brian D » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:59 am

Tragic wrote:We've also got knowledgeable people here that surely ought speak up if any feature we discuss would be difficult to manufacture and/or cost prohibitive.
The only thing that may be a little more costly is the hooded lugs. Drilled lugs would be a little easier to machine. Hooded would require either broaching or EDM sinking. I could find out what the cost of both would be.
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Re: The Case

Post by Rambam » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:34 am

If it looks anything like the case of Roars Speedy MK4,5 I`m in :thumbsup: That case fits my girlywrists even at 42mm.
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Re: The Case

Post by patstarrx » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:42 am

I got wood :excited:
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Re: The Case

Post by twostirish222 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:10 pm

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Re: The Case

Post by mvyadam » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:11 pm

DMB wrote:so far so good. I like the hooded lugs and the size. 42 would be best IMO. Too many microbrews are 44 and up. It woul dbe a nice change. A single crown I would prefer at 3:00. I still like the 2 crown internal bezel idea, but it may be cost prohibitive. One thing about an internal bezel is that you could get some bitching color combos. I'm pretty opposed to a stainless steel bezel. I love inserts for the color factor.
Agree with D on the "bitchin" color schemes on an internal bezel to make this watch more unique than a lot of the offerings out there, maybe something like these?-pics stolen from ebay, not mine

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Re: The Case

Post by ezcheese » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:35 am

I like the idea of throwing some color in there. But who says we can't do that with an external bezel? :bananastoner:
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Re: The Case

Post by kowalski » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:58 pm

At first I wasn't too keen on the idea of a cushion case or hooded lugs. I don't own any, so am not speaking from personal experience.

Now I am starting to come around. It may be nice to see a little bit more detail in that area.

I prefer 22 mm lugs, which would be more toolish if they were drilled.

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Re: The Case

Post by t20569cald » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:13 pm

Any thing less than 22mm between the lugs looks like a girly man strap on my wrist.
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Re: The Case

Post by chronos » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:25 pm

LOVE the original mock up

- Hooded lugs are great, and adding drilled lugs would be nice
- Cushion case- my all-time favorite
- External bezel, as it keeps it less complicated, keeps the cost lower
- Partially shrouded external bezel would be quite interesting...
- 22mm would be a great lug width- plenty of modern straps to choose from
- Love the idea of vintage-colored lume
- Any chance of a snowflake hour hand? :)

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Re: The Case

Post by scrutinize » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:30 pm

I love the first case the most...but have a question while designing these can we kinda keep in mind a smaller version for a later manufacture date? Some of us have girlish wrsits and they are supposed to be that way LOL. I think it would be fantastic to eventually have a his and hers models of the same design (because I know you guys are always bigger is better thought, but as a member I would love to have one as well....but sadly 42 or bigger would look like a dinner plate on my petite 5 1/2" wrist!)
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Re: The Case

Post by ezcheese » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks for all the feedback so far! I think after hearing some very insightful opinions, we should go in this direction:

42mm diameter
22mm lug width
external bezel
hooded lugs
crown either at 3 or 4.

I want to post a poll regarding crown location. More people than I anticipated have shown a preference for the crown at 3.
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