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    Yes I understand. That would be ideal, unfortunately it would take a very long time for me to generate that view. We'll see if I can come up with something else but I think its best to assume we will have to work from these kinds of 2D drawings.
    No problems. I think your creations turne out quite right, form an aesthetically point of view

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    No problems. I think your creations turne out quite right, form an aesthetically point of view

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    I like this taller look of the bezel ring with more "depth" to the ridges.


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    Okay, I understand the difficulties of using this sort of software. On the other hand, I think that an angled view will help when it comes to visualizing the whole concept. I added a pic to show what I mean.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Bill,
    Could you add the notches in the bezel on your side view. As I imagine the bezel from the side view it seems too delicate to me. As a tool watch I think I'd like a chunkier bezel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan B View Post
    Bill,
    Could you add the notches in the bezel on your side view. As I imagine the bezel from the side view it seems too delicate to me. As a tool watch I think I'd like a chunkier bezel.
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    I will try to add that detail. It won't be 100% accurate but I will put the detail in this weekend.

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

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    Interesting...I would have thought you guys might like the high bezel as it is a signature part of the design. Good to know that the lower profile is preferred! I prefer the lower profile of the bezel as well.
    I am with you all the way on this.

    I really like the progression of ideas, and the result!

    Great Job Bill; keep up the Good Work!

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

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    The crystal in the drawing is what is proposed. If you have comments please let me know. I got a comment via e-mail from Dirk in Germany about the crystal.
    I cannot really tell what the crystal will look like with the proposed drawing. Will the crystal smoothly curve on the outer edges similar to a Speedmaster sapphire or will the crystal generally curve from the center to an outside edge where it then abruptly transitions to a steeper, flat bevel slope? I certainly like the smooth look of the Speedmaster crystal which mimics the acrylic crystal profile. What was envisioned originally on your part?
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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Quote Originally Posted by eganwh View Post
    I cannot really tell what the crystal will look like with the proposed drawing. Will the crystal smoothly curve on the outer edges similar to a Speedmaster sapphire or will the crystal generally curve from the center to an outside edge where it then abruptly transitions to a steeper, flat bevel slope? I certainly like the smooth look of the Speedmaster crystal which mimics the acrylic crystal profile. What was envisioned originally on your part?
    At the moment it has a facet on the top edge. You will see this on pretty much all of our watches.

    We can try and see what the manufacturer says to making the edge curved. I did this on the QUAD10 crystal. For the most part it looked really good. I can see what their reaction will be like. If we do do this we may have to make the crystal shorter (not sure just thinking out loud) because the sides are usually frosted. I don't think you can create a clean edge between the frosted section and the curved section so we would have to do our best to hide the frosted section under the bezel. So unless they can polish part of the side of the crystal and also frost the bottom half we may have to settle for a "shorter" crystal if we go this route.

    With the faceted surface I would have just let the frosted side show above the bezel, like the Nassau and Kingston. As long as the edge is uniform it looks fine.

    Let me know if this changes the calculation for you.

    Alright...going to bed now :D

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    I really like the lower profile route you are going!

    I have a SM 300 cousins build....and always felt that the bezel is way to high! and looks cheep in a plastic kind of way with the polished sides under the notches on the bezel.
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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

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    At the moment it has a facet on the top edge. You will see this on pretty much all of our watches.

    We can try and see what the manufacturer says to making the edge curved. I did this on the QUAD10 crystal. For the most part it looked really good. I can see what their reaction will be like. If we do do this we may have to make the crystal shorter (not sure just thinking out loud) because the sides are usually frosted. I don't think you can create a clean edge between the frosted section and the curved section so we would have to do our best to hide the frosted section under the bezel. So unless they can polish part of the side of the crystal and also frost the bottom half we may have to settle for a "shorter" crystal if we go this route.

    With the faceted surface I would have just let the frosted side show above the bezel, like the Nassau and Kingston. As long as the edge is uniform it looks fine.

    Let me know if this changes the calculation for you.

    Alright...going to bed now :D
    You're right. Looking at the Kingston, the facet is barely visible and the crystal stands just slightly proud of the bezel insert. I can't speak for all, but I'd like the crystal to look as vintage as possible so maximizing the curve and the height would be key. That said, the approach utilizing the facet should work better to accomplish this.

    No deal killer here for me. I'm all in.
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