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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    I don't understand why people think it would take a long time to develop. Tons of micro brands have watches with sapphire bezels, Helson, Raven, Zenton, Ocean7 and some more i'm sure.

    Ocean7 even has a GMT with a bubbled sapphire insert that looks a lot like the pan-am gmt bakelite bezel

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    Quote Originally Posted by curt941 View Post
    I don't understand why people think it would take a long time to develop. Tons of micro brands have watches with sapphire bezels, Helson, Raven, Zenton, Ocean7 and some more i'm sure.

    Ocean7 even has a GMT with a bubbled sapphire insert that looks a lot like the pan-am gmt bakelite bezel

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    Project GMT: Design thread

    Maybe things have changed but originally bill was not for it. I hope that isn't the case anymore as that is exactly what I think will look great. Matched with the right vintage style of the pan am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    Maybe things have changed but originally bill was not for it. I hope that isn't the case anymore as that is exactly what I think will look great. Matched with the right vintage style of the pan am.
    If I remember correctly, I think what Bill said was something like we should plan on it being aluminum, but if he makes progress on sapphire, he might switch. That's how I'm viewing it. I wouldn't leave the project, if it's aluminum, but I would enjoy it much more if it is to be sapphire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curt941 View Post
    I don't understand why people think it would take a long time to develop. Tons of micro brands have watches with sapphire bezels, Helson, Raven, Zenton, Ocean7 and some more i'm sure.

    Ocean7 even has a GMT with a bubbled sapphire insert that looks a lot like the pan-am gmt bakelite bezel

    I actually like the darker blue and red on this bezel. After seeing the Kingston's aluminum bezel I think I am fine with a more robust aluminum....especially considering we may not have access to all the parts in 20 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHaole View Post
    I think a sapphire bezel would be a perfect fit for MKII's vision [and] I'd be willing to wait a little longer and pay a little more for it. But, if the decision is for aluminum, it certainly won't drive me away.
    +1 on this view that sapphire would look great, yet aluminium would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Tuna View Post
    I actually like the darker blue and red on this bezel. After seeing the Kingston's aluminum bezel I think I am fine with a more robust aluminum....especially considering we may not have access to all the parts in 20 years.
    i have this watch. It's a very nice piece, at a very compretetive price. ETA 2893-2 movement and that sapphire bezel insert w/ lumed numbers. The only thing i don't particu;larly care for are the hands. I have never been a big fan of sword hands. In fact I have toyed with hte idea of sending mine off to see if the hands could be swapped for Mercedes hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    i have this watch. It's a very nice piece, at a very compretetive price. ETA 2893-2 movement and that sapphire bezel insert w/ lumed numbers. The only thing i don't particu;larly care for are the hands. I have never been a big fan of sword hands. In fact I have toyed with hte idea of sending mine off to see if the hands could be swapped for Mercedes hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    i have this watch. It's a very nice piece, at a very compretetive price. ETA 2893-2 movement and that sapphire bezel insert w/ lumed numbers. The only thing i don't particu;larly care for are the hands. I have never been a big fan of sword hands. In fact I have toyed with hte idea of sending mine off to see if the hands could be swapped for Mercedes hands.
    I think I like where the date window is? Do you like it? Even though I like sword hands the hands seem slightly out of place on this watch. Also I am not a huge fan of the tip of these sword hands not being lumed. That bezel is killer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Tuna View Post
    I think I like where the date window is? Do you like it? Even though I like sword hands the hands seem slightly out of place on this watch. Also I am not a huge fan of the tip of these sword hands not being lumed. That bezel is killer!
    The date window is OK, i would prefer a bigger date at 3 with a cyclops, just because my old eyes sometimes have a hard time reading the date under certan lighting conditions. i agree about the hands. It seems as though Ocean7 sort of goes it's own way with design, which is fine. Rick puts together a watch that he likes and one that has some inoput from forum members, but he is not necressarily trying to create a homage, although the LM-7 is pretty darn close to the Omega Ploprof.

    As i said before, I think this watch would better with Mercedes hands. Another thing, the lume on the hands is good, but it's a little weak on the indices, si if i decide to change hands, I'm going to get the dial and hands relumed.
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