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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    I seem to recall seeing design sketches. Are you guys SURE there's been no final design renders? >:|


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    2015-02-02: P300 Drawings In
    I assume all you guys saw this yesterday?
    (...or earlier today, depending on your timezone)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybercat View Post
    2015-02-02: P300 Drawings In
    I assume all you guys saw this yesterday?
    (...or earlier today, depending on your timezone)
    I had looked earlier today (2 Feb) but this was not there then. So... Thanks! for posting!


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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Quote Originally Posted by Xding View Post
    4 years now even without a sketch? At this rate, none of us will see the watch.....


    How many time Bill took to build and deliver the Kingston? Does anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xding View Post
    4 years now even without a sketch? At this rate, none of us will see the watch.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Chromejob View Post
    I seem to recall seeing design sketches. Are you guys SURE there's been no final design renders? >:|


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yao View Post
    Finally the update is ready. I can't tell you how relieved I am to be actually posting something. I spent a pretty frustrating day so far playing with fonts and proportions. Mostly it came down to the flattop 3 in the number 30 on the bezel. I had to do more "customization to a standard font than I normally do. There is still more work do on that number to pretty it up. Still looks more like the bride of Frankenstein right now.

    Here are the changes:

    * Side profile is the same, no changes
    * The bezel font has been updated: Let me know what you think of the style of the font and then let me know details like the stroke thickness if you have an opinion. The stroke thickness of the numbers varied widely (no pun intended) amongst the original watches so I think we can do whatever you guys would prefer, within reason.
    * Dial font has been updated: I was going to use the Pluto font but opted to modify a Copperplate Gothic font instead. The bezel font is based on the same font as the dial so there will be some consistency. However I had to tweak the dial numbers differently from the bezel to re-create the same feel.
    * Bezel insert inner-diameter and outter-diameter have been increased. The last version felt as if the bezel insert was too dominant so I increased its diameter and made the width of the insert narrower.
    * Dial has been increased in size slightly to keep it in proportion with the bezel insert.
    * Bezel diameter has stayed the same
    * Case length is the same

    You will probably note that there is a lot of gray area between the dial and the bezel insert. Most of this space is where the crystal will sit so you won't be able to see the span between the dial and the bezel insert. I am planning making the edge of the case opening reminiscent of the tension rings that were used to keep the original acrylic crystals in place. Since we are using sapphire we won't need a tension ring.

    Well let me know what you think. We are close to getting the broad strokes done. After we get the dial and bezel insert nailed down its to the nitty gritty of spec'ing everything out and getting the technical drawings started.

    Btw I did meet with the case supplier while I was Basel and they have the preliminary drawing and are working on the quotation for the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yao View Post
    Here is the latest. Biggest difference is that:

    * I started with a standard Helvetica font and then customized it. This was because the round top 3 just looked awkward in my last iteration.
    * 3.27 features no serif on the "1" and 3.27a uses a serif on the "1"

    If you ask me the serif'd "1" adds a stronger and more aggressive feel to the design. The sans-serif "1" has a softer and more vintage feel to it.

    Other than the "1" issue this is the time to bring up any other issues about the design. After I get a feel for whether 3.27 or 3.27a is the way to go I will basically close off the design process to any major changes so that I can begin work on fine tuning the design as well as work on the technical drawings for the case supplier.

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    Here ya go, xding. All you had to do was search for "drawing."

    Does anyone know if there's one newer than 3.27?


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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Well I wont call it a sketch. But good news anyway that the technical drawings are being discussed with the case supplier. So there is a hope to actually see the watch by 2016

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    Re: Project 300: Dial design (thread reboot)

    Hey All,
    I see a new post today under Project 300 News....

    2015-04-14: Project 300 Drawings

    Things seem to be progressing...

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    2 updates in a month for the Project 300

    2015-05-21: Project 300 Drawings
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