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I recently posted this under the design forum, but it does not seem to get as quick of a response or the large amount of exposure as this main forum. So, I am reposting this thread here. Below is the copy of the contents:
This is my automatic watch design I have been working on. I want to be able to wear a watch I will love now, tomorrow, and 50 years from now. But, fickle as I am, I have been changing some designs (consider my last post on this forum under the heading "My Custom Watch Design." Consequently, I am hoping to draw feedback from this community so that I make it practical, and to see if the aesthetics of the watch are promising. Thus, my attempt is to create a timeless timepiece, yet unique in its own right. The watch is simple, yet complex. Please excuse any imperfect lines, centerings, and case colors/textures. I have been using Corel Draw software to design the watch and I am still learning the ins and outs of how to effectively use it. With that said, I have provided the desired attributes below:
Name: Tempus Ex Machina ("Time out of machine"). The name is derived from the Greek phrase "Deus ex machina" which literally means God out of machine, and it is a mythical Greek plot ploy to have God (or something/someone) save the day in the direst of times. In this sense, the watch symbolizes how time saves the day, for many of our trials are overcome with time. Thus, the name is literally and a-literally taken.
Case: Titanium 6.6.2 (The strongest titanium alloy)
Dial: Matte finish titanium dial with skeleton "hour glass" center signifying how precious time is (I put in a random colorful design, but a proper skeletal design should take its place)
60 minute stop watch dial and pusher at 9 o'clock and 8 o'clock, respectively (which supplements the hourglass concept)
Date and crown at 3 o'clock
Lume is everywhere there is a yellow/heavy-off-white color
Strap: WWII Swiss army leather mauser strap
Movement: *shrug* this is where suggestions/comments would be helpful
Please provide any comments/suggestions/questions. I would really appreciate it!