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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Call me a traditionalist, but I would rather the watch resemble the original as closely as possible. This would include having the date window at the 3 o'clock position, as with the civilian SM300's. If there were to be an option for a blue dial/bezel, that would be cool too, but I'd rather go with black/black.

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    I think the "original original" SM300 big triangle model was no-date (model 165.024). The date model (166.024) with no '3' and rounded-corner date window outline was available at around the same time, but the model number comes after the big triangle no-date SM300. Personally, I think the date option looks unbalanced. The blue dial/bezel is cool, but I don't see this as being anything but black-black. I do think the dark-red or dark blue accent on the dial is cool.
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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    to answer myself, google has come up with a nice picture of the two
    now i only have to reach a decision..

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    The ones on the pic are truely brothers. Not twins! There's no doubt that Bill's Project 300 will complement your collection!

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    More like cousins to my eye; and kissing cousins at that. The 2254 looks obviously much more modern (the hacky helium valve mars the sleek lines of the case for me). The SM300 has a much more vintage look with the 369 dial and old school bezel markings. I could see having both (and if things turn out right, I will have something close to both since I will eventually get my Great White back from the shop).
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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Been away for a short bit. Bill, any input for the discussion or ideas on the progress?
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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Bill, there has not really been discussion on the other options, mainly:
    - shouldnt we dump the spare case and bracelet and thus lower the project price?
    - how do people feel about cutting down on the other spare parts and lowering the price?
    - will there be a spare SLN bezel insert - which is usually the part people scratch the most often?
    - shouldnt we go for a mesh bracelet instead of the current one?

    im sure others can come up with even more questions that might be good to discuss..

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Quote Originally Posted by tmoris View Post
    Bill, there has not really been discussion on the other options, mainly:
    - shouldnt we dump the spare case and bracelet and thus lower the project price?
    - how do people feel about cutting down on the other spare parts and lowering the price?
    - will there be a spare SLN bezel insert - which is usually the part people scratch the most often?
    - shouldnt we go for a mesh bracelet instead of the current one?

    im sure others can come up with even more questions that might be good to discuss..
    I kinda like that mesh suggestion...

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Quote Originally Posted by tmoris View Post
    Bill, there has not really been discussion on the other options, mainly:
    - shouldnt we dump the spare case and bracelet and thus lower the project price?
    - how do people feel about cutting down on the other spare parts and lowering the price?
    - will there be a spare SLN bezel insert - which is usually the part people scratch the most often?
    - shouldnt we go for a mesh bracelet instead of the current one?

    im sure others can come up with even more questions that might be good to discuss..
    There's a sapphire inlay over the bezel; scratches probably aren't a big concern. I like mesh bracelets, but I suspect that it's going to be a less universally popular choice.

    I would like multiple dial options with spares in the parts kit.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial and case design

    Well, Changing the price point and talking ourselves out of plank owner options doesn't sound like the best route. I admit, I have no idea if this project will have any of the above and beyond extras of the Kingston run but I hope it does. I'm still going to wait for Bill to weigh in on the discussion we have provided and see where it leads.
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