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    Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yao View Post
    After much delay the final answer regarding the name is: "Key West - GMT"
    Maybe we can have a Cigar colored "Havana - GMT" as the general availability version of the white-faced "Key West - GMT", like the Nassau followed the Kingston?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHaole View Post
    Maybe we can have a Cigar colored "Havana - GMT" as the general availability version of the white-faced "Key West - GMT", like the Nassau followed the Kingston?
    I like this suggestion, because one name represents the origin of the first Pan Am flight and the other represents the destination of the first Pan Am flight. It's like having a choice between sunrise and sunset. I'd choose both.

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    Re: Project GMT: Name discussion

    I love it!!! Key West, my Kingston is waiting patiently for your arrival.

    On the configs. All the small details that may seem insignificant to the normal wearer (that does not apply to anyone here, haha) are what make the 6542 so amazing.
    Small GMT hand
    Roulette date wheel
    Lume bezel (i know thats not happening)
    No crown guard
    Bezel teeth design

    These are the things that really set these apart from what just about every other GMT made looks like in one way or another....and I LOVE IT!!!

    From my research, it looks like the triangle extended past the minute ring, where the base of the triangle is almost level with the minute marks and the tip extends past the minute ring.


    This isnt exactly right as you dont see the edge of the minute ring. Look at the Kingston. There is a space between the case opening and the minute ring. The tip of the triangle would float there. As its not pointing to anything on the dial but the bezel instead. Kinda clever really. Have the point leave the "live dial area" so that you dont confuse that hand with what is going on on the dial. Well, I might have just confused everyone with that. Haha, sorry

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    Bill, if you need any help with the design of the dial/hands, I already have a pretty good start.
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    Re: Project GMT: Name discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post


    More like this:

    I hope I understood your gist of the dial design. But the lower picture is exactly what I mean. the hour markers are set closer to the center of the dial than the 6538 or even the later version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yao View Post
    … the hour markers are set closer to the center of the dial than the 6538 or even the later version.
    Excellent. Now that that’s settled, do we also agree on a proud sapphire?
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    66Cooper's pic of the watch is the perfect configuration for me. Nothing more, nothing less. Must add that -imho- a 'roulette wheel' needs a cyclops as well! Those two go together as peas and carrots (is it a proper saying or just a Forrest Gump phrase?).

    About a proud sapphire: does it go well with the cyclop? Are there pics of that combination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieuster View Post
    About a proud sapphire: does it go well with the cyclop?
    Menno, IIRC a cyclops wasn’t going to be an option. Aside from that, it would only be possible on a flat sapphire, not a domed one. Whether the saphhire is proud – i.e. elevated at the side – or not shouldn’t have anything to do with it.

    I could be totally wrong, of course.
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    Re: Project GMT: Name discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchamacallit View Post
    Menno, IIRC a cyclops wasn’t going to be an option. Aside from that, it would only be possible on a flat sapphire, not a domed one. Whether the saphhire is proud – i.e. elevated at the side – or not shouldn’t have anything to do with it.

    I could be totally wrong, of course.
    Yeah you're right about the non-cyclops part of the design. I forgot about that - must be the great combination of the red date and cyclops combined

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    Re: Project GMT: Name discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchamacallit View Post
    Menno, IIRC a cyclops wasn’t going to be an option. Aside from that, it would only be possible on a flat sapphire, not a domed one. Whether the saphhire is proud – i.e. elevated at the side – or not shouldn’t have anything to do with it.

    I could be totally wrong, of course.
    Love the earlier pictures posted by 66cooper and now understand the original point about the marker location.

    Regarding the cyclops, I don't recall it having been taken off the table...aren't there quite a few people involved that feel the cyclops is intrinsic to the design?

    Thanks

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    Re: Project GMT: Name discussion

    + 1 on:
    Small GMT hand
    Roulette date wheel
    No crown guard

    I did not realize the hour marker location issue. Wow! ` This would be a great way to distinguish the Key West GMT. Thanks, 66Cooper, for pointing it out.

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