I have a philosophy regarding watch design, that is in flux. I love my Rolexes, and the lesser brands I own. I have the ability to machine things, to design, and assemble things. I see the multi thousand dollar watches, and while spectacular, really don't have technologies that trickle down to the somewhat average buyer. I like the ETA workhorses, 2824. 2836, and the 7750. I prefer a movement that can be serviced by the average watchmaker, and some of it by me. That leaves me to the case, dial, movement fittings, and other directions. This watch has me designing and laser cutting a chapter ring which hovers above the dial and hands. This was my first lume job, using a UV adhesive which allowed me to not be rushed. The dial is not 100%, as I have not filled in the cutouts with paint. The case is a light homage to the seventies, being made out of titanium. The case back is my idea, a four screw pinch system(titanium shoulder washers/ stainless screws). I prefer not to screw down the case back, possibly pulling out the o-ring if silicone is not sufficiently applied. The crown is my design. I didn't use crown guards, preferring that the case's milled hole support the crown. I added a star sapphire, just because I hadn't yet, and because it is my birth stone. I will get that date alignment figured out, that is the movements fault. Sapphire crystal with a stainless bezel, double o-ring case back, and double o-ring crown. No spring bar, 303 stainless rod, drilled and tapped, stainless screws with titanium shoulder washers.