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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    I second that, the thread is hard to follow and has too many branches. As far as the dial goes I'm split. Half of me likes the scripts and logos on the dial, but for me it fits best with a date version. The no-date is cool even sterile but the circle Y would tie it all together. I'm still hoping applied indices magic their way into the build. Bill, will there be multiple dial options or are we going o narrow it down to just one. If so I like the big triangle no date with a circle Y.
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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Quote Originally Posted by chris7013 View Post
    I second that, the thread is hard to follow and has too many branches. As far as the dial goes I'm split. Half of me likes the scripts and logos on the dial, but for me it fits best with a date version. The no-date is cool even sterile but the circle Y would tie it all together. I'm still hoping applied indices magic their way into the build. Bill, will there be multiple dial options or are we going o narrow it down to just one. If so I like the big triangle no date with a circle Y.
    We will do one non-date and one date dial. They don't have to exactly the same but there will only be two dial options.

    If someone has time before I do we can just take the mock-ups that have been done and the dial pic that I posted the other day and we can create another thread.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Dial B for me, the MKII without the automatic looks like its missing something.

    I think the depth rating is the perfect solution; even though I made the mockup with Microgramma (which was a slightly modified version of ASRSPR's excellent mockup) I have to agree it is probably too modern, but I just wanted to throw it out there and see if it can take us a different direction. Just because the original had a script font doesn't mean this has to too. Indeed, if many oppose of the depth rating, I would propose perhaps a simple discreet serif font like the one I attached below. But I still think the depth rating is the best solution we have to date.

    With regards to the 9 and 6; due to fake vintage Seamasters, I can't help but associate a closed 9 and 6 on a Seamaster 300 design with product of inferior quality - lacking in attention to detail. For that reason I hope the 9 and 6 will be open as per the original.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Design of the SM300 changed substantially from 1957 to 1969. Fonts, indices, markers, hands, bezel, all changed during its production.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Hey guys, pre Bill's suggestion above, I've attempted to reboot the dial design thread here: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    kywong, I've taken the liberty of copying your latest post also. Thanks for the great ideas guys, this is exciting.
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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    I've found a font that I think is really interesting. It's called Tierra Nueva and it's based on a map of the New World dated 1562. It's a substantial, good looking font with a bit of panache. The historical/seafaring origin is also a nice tie-in. I favor Norte Italic and Sur Script

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Nice font! Since it's echoing a Dutchman's craftmanship, I'm even more interested!!

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Apologies, I'm a little late to the discussion (hate it when work gets in the way of "designing watches")

    I was surprised how the naming of the watch turned out, given that we had all these great alternatives and prefer the dial showing 300 m ~ 1,000 ft rather than Project 300.
    In addition, I'm not too hot on the circle Y - as some already pointed out, it's either that or MKII and since the brand name is still MKII ...... Which leads me to vote for dial B.

    Still torn between the date and no-date version. I like the symmetry of the no-date version better, but then, giving up on the date altogether .... don't know. And the details pointed out on the "rounded" date window are just beautiful - it's indeed the difference between a cheap looking homage and a true one.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    I like Bill's B design. I think the depth rating is much better than the Project 300 script. I'm also a 'simpler is better' person, but I like the automatic notation because it balances the upper and lower watch face better.

    First time I've ever been involved in watch design. Thanks to Bill and the many Mk II supporters who have let me add my two cents.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    I am going to close this thread as Enkidu was kind enough to pull everything together for a new thread here.

    I just finished putting some POs done before the Swiss and many of the European companies start eying their summer vacation in July. I will be back online on Thursday this week.
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