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Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:37 pm
by logan2z
CoachH wrote:
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!
Looks even cooler in person. There's a silver dial version too.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:48 pm
by Jeep99dad
lilhoody wrote: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.
Having owned one I agree that a more fluid and curved transition would be better with 22mm lugs. 24mm is too wide for a 42mm case IMhO.

I would also a Ti case

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:32 pm
by t20569cald
Jeep99dad wrote:
lilhoody wrote: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.
Having owned one I agree that a more fluid and curved transition would be better with 22mm lugs. 24mm is too wide for a 42mm case IMhO.

I would also a Ti case
Interesting comments, and thanks to all for giving an opinion. All opinions.

I like square watches, but fair points made on that, I will shelve that one for later.
Personally, I always thought 22mm lugs, are a little small, and it was one of my complaints on the Panerai Marina, that it looked a little thin, and that watch is a 40mm. But with a big dial area, they wear big.
If I use Fricker for a Ti watch, they are going to ramp up the price. Ti is cheap, not overly hard to machine if your used to working with it, but still carries that ''exotic'' label, and companies think they can add a zero for it. I like Ti, and would use it if I could, but a bigger complaint of the CD-2 than the lug width, was the price.
A GMT watch would be the easiest route, but a comment the other day that all Aegir watches look the same (even though there is only 2!) , got me thinking it was time for the SD-1 or some such model. The dial on that was always planned to look different.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:38 pm
by t20569cald
andrema wrote:Vintage styled internal bezel diver...or maybe something like an updated Scubapro 500 style with raised bezel?
I would be accused of the dreaded ''Homage'' Mark, if I got it wrong.
I could take that design and change it drastically of course, take it from a 70's case to magic mushroom inspired 2015 model.
My funds are limited though, so thinking outside the box needs to be getting it right at the same time. My wife has said no more emptying of our accounts, which is a shame, because I love spending money

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:40 pm
by patstarrx
Chrono diver.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:05 pm
by BSears
patstarrx wrote:Chrono diver.

I was thinking that, too, after i mentioned a GMT. If it could be done with a central minute totalizer (kind of like the old TAG Aquagraph) that would rock.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:44 am
by Putnam dan
The square! Don't shelve it :)

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:50 am
by Putnam dan
How about a diver with alarm. A very rare breed. Or heaven forbid a way to incorporate some electronic functions.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:00 am
by CesarG
andrema wrote:Vintage styled internal bezel diver...

Twin crown divers are sweet. Not too many to choose from.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:00 pm
by andrema
CesarG wrote:
andrema wrote:Vintage styled internal bezel diver...

Twin crown divers are sweet. Not too many to choose from.
That is what I was thinking.


I like a Chrono Diver idea too, but 44mm with 22mm lugs.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:06 pm
by Axelay2003
t20569cald wrote:
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
I would stick with this formula. 42mm case with 50.5mm L2L. Perfect execution.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:14 pm
by Axelay2003
I would also add that the 24mm lugs do not detract from the nice aesthetics of the case. If you were to change that, I would say 20mm or 22mm lugs should also be fine, but just keep the case size between 40-42mm.

GMT chrono would also be nice.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:24 pm
by andrema
CesarG wrote:
andrema wrote:Vintage styled internal bezel diver...

Twin crown divers are sweet. Not too many to choose from.
I was thinking maybe a divers bezel and an internal 2nd bezel for a 2nd time zone, like this Sicura Breitling diver:

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I wouldn't necessarily do white or the same diver's bezel...but that kind of vibe.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:40 pm
by JonSnow
The new tapatalk app makes this thread way more interesting looking, I thought I was getting GO content, buts every time I tap it's still Aegir.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:48 pm
by andrema
^ I guess the giveaway MIGHT me that it is posted in the Aegir forum...

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:25 pm
by Putnam dan
I do love the watches with a rotating internal bezel with cities marked that turn automatically. That way I know the time everywhere in the world all the time. Shame I don't have one

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:12 am
by MDF
I would love to see the CD1 case with an internal bezel like an IWC/AP Diver, and maybe 22 mm lugs. I think that would be awesome. :headbang:

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:18 am
by homathetes
I think your clean aesthetic Todd would work very well in an internal bezel diver, which is also a dressier style. That's the one I'd love to see.
andrema wrote:Vintage styled internal bezel diver...or maybe something like an updated Scubapro 500 style with raised bezel?

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:48 pm
by t20569cald
homathetes wrote:I think your clean aesthetic Todd would work very well in an internal bezel diver, which is also a dressier style. That's the one I'd love to see.
andrema wrote:Vintage styled internal bezel diver...or maybe something like an updated Scubapro 500 style with raised bezel?

I will never make anything vintage styled, but internal bezel would be nice. I worry it would take dial space up though, so the CD1 would need a rethink on its bezel size and dial if I went that route.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:51 am
by jswing
The SD1 sounds good to me. IMO what you've already done works very well, so basically adding a ceramic insert and a different dial sounds like something I'd want.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:32 pm
by t20569cald
jswing wrote:The SD1 sounds good to me. IMO what you've already done works very well, so basically adding a ceramic insert and a different dial sounds like something I'd want.

It is on hold for now, until I see what it what with the $AUD and how to make it work. One issue is the bezel inserts alone, cost 30 Euro a piece, and min order is 300 pcs.
So for now I am thinking over how best to proceed.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:10 am
by drster
Whatever you decide I think it is key to have an easy strap change system and make sure most any strap will fit on the watch.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:23 am
by blkgsl
drster wrote:Whatever you decide I think it is key to have an easy strap change system and make sure most any strap will fit on the watch.
Agree.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:28 pm
by stupops
I am new here. and have just managed to get a CD2. For what its worth, I think its stunning. Sometimes less is more. But I also recognise the need to evolve.

Re: Next model type?

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:40 pm
by CGSshorty
Welcome, Stu. Excellent choice in watches.