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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by Graeme » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:14 pm

Thanks guys!! And thank you for all your input.

I'm going to get the ball rolling on it over the next few days I'll keep you all updated.
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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:17 pm

I'd also love to see a white dial version.

Do the hands and marker outlines in black, but keep the same lume on hands & markers. Make the 3-6-9-12 markers black (not lumed of course).

Keep the black bezel.

That would be smoking hot.

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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by Danny_T » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:50 pm

CGSshorty wrote:The hands don't work at all. You have an established brand identity now with two models, and this model should use the same hands.
I don't mind Miyota at all. I'd prefer. 2824 or 2892, but not at double the price.
I dislike kickstarter and similar sites. It diminishes the brand, in my mind at least.
I'd love a DWC LE, but I wouldn't want anything on the dial.
The bracelet is not a match for the case. SAS is all about angles and hard edges. That bracelet is all soft and round.

I'm with Chris here, the hands I'm not feeling at all with this. All other points agreed on as well.
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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by goaliechris » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:06 pm

I like the no date look on this watch. And the old hands as well. Overall, a very nice design.

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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by tattoo chef » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:15 pm

Danny_T wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The hands don't work at all. You have an established brand identity now with two models, and this model should use the same hands.
I don't mind Miyota at all. I'd prefer. 2824 or 2892, but not at double the price.
I dislike kickstarter and similar sites. It diminishes the brand, in my mind at least.
I'd love a DWC LE, but I wouldn't want anything on the dial.
The bracelet is not a match for the case. SAS is all about angles and hard edges. That bracelet is all soft and round.

I'm with Chris here, the hands I'm not feeling at all with this. All other points agreed on as well.
Any body ever read through a whole thread? A lot has changed already.

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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:17 pm

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Danny_T wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The hands don't work at all. You have an established brand identity now with two models, and this model should use the same hands.
I don't mind Miyota at all. I'd prefer. 2824 or 2892, but not at double the price.
I dislike kickstarter and similar sites. It diminishes the brand, in my mind at least.
I'd love a DWC LE, but I wouldn't want anything on the dial.
The bracelet is not a match for the case. SAS is all about angles and hard edges. That bracelet is all soft and round.

I'm with Chris here, the hands I'm not feeling at all with this. All other points agreed on as well.
Any body ever read through a whole thread? A lot has changed already.
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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:34 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
tattoo chef wrote:
Danny_T wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:The hands don't work at all. You have an established brand identity now with two models, and this model should use the same hands.
I don't mind Miyota at all. I'd prefer. 2824 or 2892, but not at double the price.
I dislike kickstarter and similar sites. It diminishes the brand, in my mind at least.
I'd love a DWC LE, but I wouldn't want anything on the dial.
The bracelet is not a match for the case. SAS is all about angles and hard edges. That bracelet is all soft and round.

I'm with Chris here, the hands I'm not feeling at all with this. All other points agreed on as well.
Any body ever read through a whole thread? A lot has changed already.
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Post by jsj11 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:14 pm

Nice looking watch but the hands would stop me buying it.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:23 pm

jsj11 wrote:Nice looking watch but the hands would stop me buying it.
Did you read the thread? The hands are changed.

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Post by r.palace » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:41 pm

hoppyjr wrote:I'd also love to see a white dial version.

Do the hands and marker outlines in black, but keep the same lume on hands & markers. Make the 3-6-9-12 markers black (not lumed of course).

Keep the black bezel.

That would be smoking hot.
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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:28 pm

Irish made watch. Where have I been? I like it just because of that, being of Irish heritage, but I'd still wear it as a strap watch.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:52 pm

59yukon01 wrote:Irish made watch. Where have I been? I like it just because of that, being of Irish heritage, but I'd still wear it as a strap watch.
Since you like NATO strap watches too, have a look at his Mileata line. Very nice (equal or better than Resco IMO) with Miyota 9015 and reasonable price. I believe it says "Ireland" on the dial.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:14 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:Irish made watch. Where have I been? I like it just because of that, being of Irish heritage, but I'd still wear it as a strap watch.
Since you like NATO strap watches too, have a look at his Mileata line. Very nice (equal or better than Resco IMO) with Miyota 9015 and reasonable price. I believe it says "Ireland" on the dial.
Like this a lot. Doesn't look like it has Ireland on the dial, but very cool watch. Me likey!

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:20 pm

It's on the back.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:25 pm

hoppyjr wrote:It's on the back.
Figured so, but that still works for me. Thanks for the heads up.
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Post by Axelay2003 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:46 pm

r.palace wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I'd also love to see a white dial version.

Do the hands and marker outlines in black, but keep the same lume on hands & markers. Make the 3-6-9-12 markers black (not lumed of course).

Keep the black bezel.

That would be smoking hot.
Fawk yeah!
I'll be in for the white dial as well. Why not lume the numbers, too, since it will be a sandwich dial?

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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:48 pm

Axelay2003 wrote:
r.palace wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I'd also love to see a white dial version.

Do the hands and marker outlines in black, but keep the same lume on hands & markers. Make the 3-6-9-12 markers black (not lumed of course).

Keep the black bezel.

That would be smoking hot.
Fawk yeah!
I'll be in for the white dial as well. Why not lume the numbers, too, since it will be a sandwich dial?

:cheers:
The numbers would have to be black to contrast. Black lume sucks.

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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:17 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Axelay2003 wrote:
r.palace wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I'd also love to see a white dial version.

Do the hands and marker outlines in black, but keep the same lume on hands & markers. Make the 3-6-9-12 markers black (not lumed of course).

Keep the black bezel.

That would be smoking hot.
Fawk yeah!
I'll be in for the white dial as well. Why not lume the numbers, too, since it will be a sandwich dial?

:cheers:
The numbers would have to be black to contrast. Black lume sucks.
I'm pretty sure this is why there was never a production white dial Sea-01.
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:19 pm

Lume dial would be killer. Black background, all black hands (like Damasko) and no date.

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:21 pm

hoppyjr wrote:Lume dial would be killer. Black background, all black hands (like Damasko) and no date.
Graeme and I discussed it a few times (I kept bugging him to make one). Having new, solid black hands made was cost prohibitive at the time.
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Re: New design, thoughts and opinions...

Post by mattcantwin » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:49 pm

Chris, maybe this thread should be locked.


Graeme opened another thread to show the revised hand set and continue discussion.


Hard to follow things with the two threads.
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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:11 pm

Not a bad idea, Matt.
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