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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Quote Originally Posted by siess View Post
    New dial looks good - but I am not sure about the smaller font.

    I prefer with the circle Y.
    Me too !

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Zero sum:

    +1 on deep case back engraving

    -1 on circle Y

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Quote Originally Posted by MHe225 View Post
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    +1 on deep case back engraving

    -1 on circle Y

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    I pretty much agree with this. I've got no philosophical/design issues with the circle Y, but this watch is very busy and crowded by default. Leaving the circle Y off this time around gives the dial room to breathe just a bit. Also, I've been on board with a simple engraved case back since the idea was first presented. It's a strong and effective way to acknowledge the watch's history.
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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Absolutely love the latest mock-up! The balance of the big triangle could make or break the design for me, and I think Bill nailed it in this version. The dial does look just a shade small to me relative to the case and bezel, but I suspect that it would be perfect once the domed crystal is installed.

    Otherwise, I think the main thing that needs ironing out at the moment is the fonts for the bezel and dial. The font for 3, 6 and 9 would definitely need to be wider and/or shorter. Also, the minute markers in all the picture I've came across of the original runs right to the edge, although it looks like the WatchCo's one do not.

    Finally, love the deep engraving idea on the case back but no circle Y please!

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    I'm liking how this is shaping up and can't wait to order one of these....Looking very sharp Bill
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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Long time away from the forum, but an e-mail from Bill on this project brought me back. As a "planker", I really like the new dial design... echos some of the elements found in my sword hand Seamaster from 7 or so years ago.

    +1 to the deep back engraving

    +1 to the circle Y. The dial is busy, but this features does not detract from the dial because of the small size compared to the hour markers and hands

    This bad boy already has a place next to the planked Kingston in my watch box. Can't wait.
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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    +1 to deep caseback engraving
    +1 for circle Y

    I like the way the design is progressing.

    Is there some way to play with the design of the seconds hand so it looks unique, as opposed to it being a very very close copy of the original?

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    I really like the v3.1, but I would drop the circle Y.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Quote Originally Posted by eganwh View Post
    Why? Compensate for the larger 3, 6, 9 markers? Looks like the original SM300 hour markers are about two minute tracks wide at the base and the 3.1 dial is roughly 1.75 minute tracks wide.

    I certainly like how the dial is progressing. Have we settled on the bezel fonts yet, or is that open for discussion?
    Bezel font is not decided yet. The one shown is a modified version we used on the Blackwater

    I am having a hard time visualizing your point about the hour markers. If you can explain it a different way I would appreciate it and see what there is to improve.

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    Re: I like the tweaks in v3.1 >>>

    Quote Originally Posted by ASRSPR View Post
    I mean, in the word "Automatic".
    Yes I think we can try that out and see what it looks like. The printing will be so small though that the resolution may not allow for the detail to really come through.

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