The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Bradystraps » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:41 pm

"Artillerist" may or may not be on the dial. I need to play with designs and see what looks best and balanced.
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The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Seppia » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:51 pm

Henryj wrote:
Bradystraps wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:18 am
Exciting news! I am designing a field watch which will be called the Artillerist. Still finalizing the specifications but here are the highlights as of now:

Case size: 41mm / 48mm lug to lug
Case thickness: 12mm
Case material: Brushed or blasted stainless steel, Drilled lug holes
Lug width: 22mm
Movement: Swiss Selitta SW200-1
Water Resistance: 200M
Lume: Karlskrona K3 blend (similar to Nordic Shield lume)
Date window: 6 o'clock position
Crystal: AR coated sapphire
Straps: Nylon Zulu and Karlskrona Ryttare Waterproof Leather with signed buckle

Target price: $395.00 USD



I hope to have a rendering in the next week to share.

:cheers:
I like where you're going with this, dimensions are pretty reasonable. I'll contradict pretty much everything I've ever said, and suggest rethinking a date window unless it's very unobtrusive.

We've gone over and over what "field watch" means. My two cents suggests a time keeping tool for a guy on the ass end of nowhere. Robust and simple, easy to take care of. Not big or bulky, no heavier than it needs to be, good lume, simple hands that work and are easy to read at a glance? The classic model is a basic Rolex Explorer.

If a 6497 would fit in a 40-41mm case, I'd suggest hand wind. If not, then a reliable auto. Drilled lugs or fixed bars, the idea being if the strap fails, you can replace it with something at hand like a shoe lace or used panties. Screw down crown, 100 meter WR is enough. A long enough strap that it'll go over a jacket sleeve or gloves. A long time ago, I toured the Maritimes on a bike that didn't have a clock. My mental model here is a watch I could have worn outside my rain gear at 70 mph.

Just my thoughts, for what they're worth.
Agree 100% with the concept. I wish somebody in the micro world would have the balls* to REALLY think "tool watch" and use a movement similar to the ones in the Tuna, or a super solid solar quartz.
In my opinion, a real modern tool watch supposed to be worn during the apocalypse should have a quartz movement, ideally solar.

*not saying those who don't do it are noobs or posers, just I would love to see someone dare to make it really tool.
2017 automatic "tool" watches give me the same impression that I get when I see the typical "mall soldier" or "mall ninja", the guy who's 380lbs and dressed full tactical and shit.

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Bradystraps » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:27 pm

Considering a Swiss Quartz option as well.
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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by andrema » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:05 pm

Springbars on a field watch don't mix
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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Bradystraps » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:31 pm

andrema wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:05 pm
Springbars on a field watch don't mix
Traditionally, no. I don't want a completely "by the books" field watch. I prefer drilled lugs myself. Ohh, and my waterproof leather will have my built in springbars as well for quick strap changes. ;)
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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by tattoo chef » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:53 pm

Seppia wrote:
Henryj wrote:
Bradystraps wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:18 am
Exciting news! I am designing a field watch which will be called the Artillerist. Still finalizing the specifications but here are the highlights as of now:

Case size: 41mm / 48mm lug to lug
Case thickness: 12mm
Case material: Brushed or blasted stainless steel, Drilled lug holes
Lug width: 22mm
Movement: Swiss Selitta SW200-1
Water Resistance: 200M
Lume: Karlskrona K3 blend (similar to Nordic Shield lume)
Date window: 6 o'clock position
Crystal: AR coated sapphire
Straps: Nylon Zulu and Karlskrona Ryttare Waterproof Leather with signed buckle

Target price: $395.00 USD



I hope to have a rendering in the next week to share.

:cheers:
I like where you're going with this, dimensions are pretty reasonable. I'll contradict pretty much everything I've ever said, and suggest rethinking a date window unless it's very unobtrusive.

We've gone over and over what "field watch" means. My two cents suggests a time keeping tool for a guy on the ass end of nowhere. Robust and simple, easy to take care of. Not big or bulky, no heavier than it needs to be, good lume, simple hands that work and are easy to read at a glance? The classic model is a basic Rolex Explorer.

If a 6497 would fit in a 40-41mm case, I'd suggest hand wind. If not, then a reliable auto. Drilled lugs or fixed bars, the idea being if the strap fails, you can replace it with something at hand like a shoe lace or used panties. Screw down crown, 100 meter WR is enough. A long enough strap that it'll go over a jacket sleeve or gloves. A long time ago, I toured the Maritimes on a bike that didn't have a clock. My mental model here is a watch I could have worn outside my rain gear at 70 mph.

Just my thoughts, for what they're worth.
Agree 100% with the concept. I wish somebody in the micro world would have the balls* to REALLY think "tool watch" and use a movement similar to the ones in the Tuna, or a super solid solar quartz.
In my opinion, a real modern tool watch supposed to be worn during the apocalypse should have a quartz movement, ideally solar.

*not saying those who don't do it are noobs or posers, just I would love to see someone dare to make it really tool.
2017 automatic "tool" watches give me the same impression that I get when I see the typical "mall soldier" or "mall ninja", the guy who's 380lbs and dressed full tactical and shit.

Bertucci uses quartz and auto movements, solid Titanium cases and fixed lugs, and tritium lume on most. Pretty good Field watches.


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The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by tattoo chef » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:57 pm

andrema wrote:Springbars on a field watch don't mix
GPW Field Watch, Hamilton Field Watches, etc. While a true Field watch may fixed bars or their buyers are looking for them, majority are buying for style, not functionality.


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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:21 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
andrema wrote:Springbars on a field watch don't mix
GPW Field Watch, Hamilton Field Watches, etc. While a true Field watch may have them or their buyers are looking for them, majority are buying for style, not functionality.


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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:20 pm

andrema wrote:
HapaHapa wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:32 am
andrema wrote:You should do fixed lugs
Please no
For a field watch...why not?
Cause I'm an office guy who plays poser at being a field guy
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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Seppia » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:48 pm

In terms of reliability, shoulderless bars + lug holes is virtually indestructible already.
Quartz vs auto is a different story

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by namor » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:16 am

Seppia wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:48 pm
In terms of reliability, shoulderless bars + lug holes is virtually indestructible already.
Quartz vs auto is a different story
This. Shoulderless give you the reliability of fixed bars, without taking away the ability to put a bracelet on the watch if you choose.

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Bradystraps » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:48 am

:lol:
HapaHapa wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:20 pm
andrema wrote:
HapaHapa wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:32 am
andrema wrote:You should do fixed lugs
Please no
For a field watch...why not?
Cause I'm an office guy who plays poser at being a field guy
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Post by Tallguy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:52 am

Seppia wrote:In terms of reliability, shoulderless bars + lug holes is virtually indestructible
This....


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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by DenverBuff » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:30 pm

Love the concept but "Artillerist" is a little . . . scary.

Maybe "Ballistic" or "Airburst" . . . ?

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:41 pm

Super Soaker would be a cool name

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Post by andrema » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:08 pm

Name it "The Dannel"
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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Bradystraps » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:54 pm

"Artillerist" = Swedish term for soldier in the Artillery.

I didn't think the name would be an issue whatsoever but I am always open to everyone's input. That's what is so great about this place. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by watches503 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:23 am

Drilled lugs is always more appreciated for me.


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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Bradystraps » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:37 am

I hope to have a rendering to show here over the next couple of days. :cheers:
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Post by ZASKAR36 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Can't wait!

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by andrema » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:38 am

It should come with an all black bezel

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by gonzomantis » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:34 pm

Bradystraps wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:37 am
I hope to have a rendering to show here over the next couple of days. :cheers:
:popcorn:

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by unixshrk » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:11 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:39 pm
Yeah basically just make a knock off Tudor Ranger and call it an Artellirist or Tankist, I like Tankist better :thumbsup:
Little late to the game for tankist.. but he could get out in front with submarinist, balloonist, helicopterist, or if he wanted to get ahead of Yao, make a paradive-ish.

Any one of these would make an equally massive wall of text for the dial. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:42 am

I like all of those choices Chris :thumbsup:

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Re: The Karlskrona Artillerist Field Watch

Post by Ryeguy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:05 am

unixshrk wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:11 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:39 pm
Yeah basically just make a knock off Tudor Ranger and call it an Artellirist or Tankist, I like Tankist better :thumbsup:
Little late to the game for tankist.. but he could get out in front with submarinist, balloonist, helicopterist, or if he wanted to get ahead of Yao, make a paradive-ish.

Any one of these would make an equally massive wall of text for the dial. :thumbsup:
Maybe just a more basic "gruntist"

You could have "Embrace the suck" in curved text along the 6 o'clock side similar to Tudor's "Rotor Self Winding"

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