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    Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    Hi, everyone. My name is George. I and my team are working on the watch called Contempus. It's about timepieces which are inspired by contemporary design and architecture objects from all over the world. It's totally a designer object, influenced by this discipline and glorifying it. I've finished studying design recently myself, so it's a kind of field experience for me. There are two models with depth in a dial's design - one is more smooth, and another is more edgy. Hands are concave and follow dials' shape. There are two options - with one and two hands? We're going to launch a KS campaign in future. Could you give your opinion on the watch, please? Do you like it or not? Is this project worthy?

    Here are some pics and more on imgur gallery page: imgur.com/a/N9imf

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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    I like the thin design. Is this going to be quartz or automatic?


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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    Remove the numbers. Why have 60 seconds but no sweep seconds hand?
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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Why have 60 seconds but no sweep seconds hand?
    For the benefit of the minute hand. Those are 5 minute numbers, to compensate for the smaller marks being for the hour hand only i.e. marked for the quarter hours. But then I don't understand why the half-hours are more prominent than the hours. In fact, by extending the half-hour marks all the way to the minute track, they take on the appearance of half-5-minute marks.

    It took me a minute to figure out how this watch is supposed to work ...assuming I understood correctly. I think that it needs some work in order to be functional as well as stylish.
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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    I like the design. Looks modern. The lugs maybe are not that interesting. But in general it is really nice.

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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    the dial has rather no optical depth ( it this wanted or taken as it is) and gives a nice smooth transition over the diameter! The case with the rather sharp edges interrupts the smooth " flow " immediataly
    afterwards smooth style starts again with the swing within the lugs.. It is just my opinion but it has a bit of a blend of two stacks of totally different cards perhaps you could try to give the case rim a bigger radius e.g. rather down to the top of the lugs ( short above).

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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    FYI just discovered this brand in a Mall here in Shanghai. The design made think a lot of yours. Klasse 14. The watches re more a design-Arty objet rather than a serious timepiece (just my feeling from what I saw). I couldn't handle it o do not know how it feels. I just thought it might be interesting for you to see another design using some of the same characteristics.
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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    About your design it is difficult for me to judge. It is clean.... Sorry cannot find other adjectives. Just from the photos it seem as a nice watch but something is not appealing for me. The characters seem to.me a bit big in relation to the rest.
    And just being curious... Have you chosen a movement to work with?

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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    I think it would help us to understand your target market. Since you're posting on WatchUSeek, I assume you want the product to appeal to watch cognoscenti. We're likely to be a more fickle bunch than the general public, and often what we gravitate to is markedly different from what's popular outside this community. This is a very knowledgeable and responsive forum, though, so you'll have no shortage of opinions.
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    Re: Please, rate my watch project Contempus!

    My quick take: The clean, understated case and dial emphasize the dished dial and the unconventional hands, which is good. I like the inclusion of numbers (I might be in the minority); I think the watch would look too plain without them. I don't care for the absence of the seconds hand. I imagine this is intended to have a quartz movement (given the lack of a seconds hand, and the thin case thickness; a mechanical/automatic movement would be wasted here.) Intentions for the crystal (sapphire? Mineral? Acrylic?) What's the case diameter and lug width? You'll want to consider a common lug width that allows for a wide variety of replacement straps (ex. 18mm, 20mm, 22mm.)
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