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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    A request to Bill... Please....Would you provide a good image of this so we can drool over it?

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    (Copied from the gallery on MKII web page)

    PLease? Please??

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    As posted on the recent gtg post, bill talks of how he used silver instead of the gold of the Kingston on the dial. I remember from 2 gtgs ago that he said wanted a white dial and that silver is how you achieve that. Something about blasting the silver and it turns white???
    Bill, is that (be it a terrible description) still the idea? So, under extreme magnification the dial will have a texture to it?

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    As posted on the recent gtg post, bill talks of how he used silver instead of the gold of the Kingston on the dial. I remember from 2 gtgs ago that he said wanted a white dial and that silver is how you achieve that. Something about blasting the silver and it turns white???
    Bill, is that (be it a terrible description) still the idea? So, under extreme magnification the dial will have a texture to it?
    The process is either mechanical (old and inconsistent) or chemical (newer and more consistent if it is done correctly) and is called frosting. Silver frosting done right is a wonderfully lustrous matte silver that is very white, but with much nicer qualities than white paint/pigment. Hard to do right, but if done right can be mass-produced in batches...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaCosmicMan View Post
    I checked my Vantage the other day after I read Bill's post above, and I make the crown diameter to be a shade over 6mm - Perfect for the Key West GMT! (IMHO)
    It's not the diameter I am concerned about, it's the height of the crown. It needs to be pretty flat to look right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    Have never really thought much into it but is that the original reason for the over sized crown? To be able to add more/better seals in it? I LOVE the 6538's big crown and always wondered what a 6542 would look like with one.
    Yes. It was done to create a watch that could be rated for a greater depth. Similarly, the GMT always had a twinlock crown until the current reference when it received the Sub crown (Triplock) but the crystal thickness is thinner so it's still only rated to 100M.

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Always great info on here. Thanks guys!

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Just a beauty dropping in to give you hope... MkII Project GMT will be worth the wait!



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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Fullers1845 View Post
    Just a beauty dropping in to give you hope... MkII Project GMT will be worth the wait!



    (Pic borrowed from Jake's Rolexmagazine.com.)
    OMG.....that's a thing of beauty!

    I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a mint 1675 GMT while waiting for the Key West.....
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by POR901 View Post
    OMG.....that's a thing of beauty!
    You should see one in person!

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    I spent some time with one of my suppliers talking about the possibility of a lumed sapphire bezel for the Project GMT. Unfortunately I think based on the construction of the Project GMT as it is and with its size constraints this option is DOA. My case supplier did mention the possibility of using acrylic so that may be our last and best hope at this point (did you hear that Charlie!).....BUT this is still a long shot so don't get too excited. We will have to explore this option after the dials and inserts are production. An acrylic option would have to tacked on at the end.

    We will resume work on the dial shortly.
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