Next model type?

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Next model type?

Post by t20569cald » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:50 am

I was planning to start at the end of Jan, with the CD-2 replacement, or another model all together.

SD-1

42mm, 51mm lug to lug or a touch less. 14mm thick.
Will have a different dial, maybe the same hand set though, not sure. Appliqués will be different, on the dial also.
Based on the same case as the CD-2, but dial will be bigger, bezel will have black lumed ceramic insert.
Solid back, screw down crown.

Basically taking the CD-2 and refining it somewhat, into a dressier diver, but one that can be used.
No Hev, domed sapphire, 701M WR , usual things.

OR

A square watch, push in crown with crown lock.
43mm , 51mm lug to lug, 701M WR

I am just thinking out loud, as I am looking at CD-1 GMT, Chrono, but it all takes tooling, which =$ and I can only really do one at a time.
Any opinions?
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Re: Next model type?

Post by mrneddles » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:58 am

43mm is too big for a square watch.
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Re: Next model type?

Post by jimyritz » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:00 am

CD-1 GMT :thumbsup:

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Next model type?

Post by r.palace » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:03 am

A square watch would be cool, not a lot of good looking options on the market for those. I agree that a 43mm square would be too big - a 38mm square is the equivalent of a 42/43mm round in terms of wrist real estate

Either way, it's nice to see you're looking ahead Todd. Good luck man :thumbsup:
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Re: Next model type?

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:05 am

51mm L2L on a 42mm watch seems a little long. Are you stretching the lugs to fit super fat straps or something? If not, 49mm would be more wearable.

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Re: Next model type?

Post by t20569cald » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:18 am

JP Chestnut wrote:51mm L2L on a 42mm watch seems a little long. Are you stretching the lugs to fit super fat straps or something? If not, 49mm would be more wearable.
The CD-1 and 2 are currently that 50.5
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Post by andrema » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:57 am

IMO a square watch would limit your customer base. Not too many folks go for the square watches.
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Re: Next model type?

Post by fastward » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:58 am

jimyritz wrote:CD-1 GMT :thumbsup:

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Post by andrema » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:04 am

Vintage styled internal bezel diver...or maybe something like an updated Scubapro 500 style with raised bezel?
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Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:06 am

Square watches often look odd on wrists based on pics from
WRUW's and the ones I tried. It's really going to reduce your market base as someone mentioned. I know personally I'll probably never try one again. :)

Id like to see the first option or a CD-1 chrono.
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Post by BSears » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:12 am

A GMT would be stellar, Todd. Either in CD-1 format or in the new format with a ceramic bezel.
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Re: Next model type?

Post by tattoo chef » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:26 am

SD -1 sounds good. Would be great to see a bracelet with it, something unique.

Square watch I veto.

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Post by streetracer101 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:39 am

I think bell and Ross do some great squares, and without the brand recognition yours would be a tough sale.
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Post by logan2z » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:04 am

A square watch would be cool, there are some companies that do them well. But I agree with others that it may be too unique for many and could hamper sales - especially in the dive watch realm.

FWIW here's a square watch that I could see myself wearing.

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Re: Next model type?

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:08 am

22mm lugs?

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Re: Next model type?

Post by demer03 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:14 am

jimyritz wrote:CD-1 GMT :thumbsup:
GMT....
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Re: Next model type?

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:22 am

logan2z wrote:A square watch would be cool, there are some companies that do them well. But I agree with others that it may be too unique for many and could hamper sales - especially in the dive watch realm.

FWIW here's a square watch that I could see myself wearing.

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I've never seen that one before and it's lovely.

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Re: Next model type?

Post by Nellipj » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:03 pm

SD-1 sounds good. GMT would be cool as well.

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Re: Next model type?

Post by deskdiver » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:07 pm

+1 for a GMT

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Post by lilhoody » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:12 pm

Todd,
The project sounds cool and the case dimensions seem fine...I think. I don't pay too much attention to these specs, so my frame of reference isn't there. If you want to refine the next watch, I say start with the lugs. I borrowed a CD2 to try once and immediately sent it back. I found the lugs detracted from the watch. 24mm width seemed unnecessary and made them look like an after thought, rather than a seamless extension of the case.

I always thought, if you had tapered them better...say down an in and made them 22mm, the presentation would have been beautiful. It is very hard to describe, but, an "S" curve from case to lug, rather than a straight, blocky angle would have probably sealed the deal on a CD@ for me.

I would have never publicly mentioned this, had you not asked. Take it for what it's worth; just my opinion.

BTW: I love GMT watches.
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Post by CoachH » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:17 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
logan2z wrote:A square watch would be cool, there are some companies that do them well. But I agree with others that it may be too unique for many and could hamper sales - especially in the dive watch realm.

FWIW here's a square watch that I could see myself wearing.

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I've never seen that one before and it's lovely.
Not to further derail this thread, but DAMN, that is a wicked cool looking watch!

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Re: Next model type?

Post by BBK357 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:28 pm

40-41mm, 20mm lugs... TITANIUM... unidirectional countdown bezel. Drop a lemania 5100 movement in it.
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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:37 pm

BBK357 wrote:40-41mm, 20mm lugs... TITANIUM... unidirectional countdown bezel. Drop a lemania 5100 movement in it.
Don't you have that already?
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:43 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
BBK357 wrote:40-41mm, 20mm lugs... TITANIUM... unidirectional countdown bezel. Drop a lemania 5100 movement in it.
Don't you have that already?
Not for long it seems, hence the suggestion. Also, the EZM1 bezel rotates "both ways" (making it better for Ben).

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Post by lilhoody » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:02 pm

JP Chestnut wrote: Not for long it seems, hence the suggestion Also, the EZM1 bezel rotates "both ways" (making it better for Ben).
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