In this thread, we will review our designer's proposals for the crown design. Again you will be given mockups created by Claudio, backed up with his thoughts and opinions. Claudio did his research and proposed his own designs, that are loosely based on current Steinhart crowns. His designs will be executed if possible, if not, we can use a current crown that is close to his design.
Here are Claudio's words:
As we haven't received an answer from Gunther yet, we must be cautious about what can be done and what can't be done.
In order to be "covered" I will introduce the concept of "transition". If one crown can't be done, it will make "gracefull transition" to the standard Steinhart crown.
This time our cockpit doesn't give us many clues, only two knobs…
Last time we chose between these crowns (so these are the safe options that can be done):
As JSal said about these:
"I can see one crown that is a clear and precise match for our theme.
Crown # 2 is just too big and is clearly a Large Diamond crown for an Observer watch. A total mismatch in my opinion.
Crown # 4 is different but I just don't feel the connection to our theme, and I get more of a dive watch feel.
Crown #1 was my initial endorsement, and it suits the case nicely for the Military 42 Model, but is still lacking that special something.
and that leaves us with....
Crown # 3 which I feel has that special something. It has the look, shape and feel of the knobs we've seen on many cockpit clocks and for these reasons I believe it's the clear winner and match for our theme."
I think he was right.
I've made three other variations of this crown that, I think, are also feasible.
As usual are ordered according my taste
Well, this is all, let the discussion begin.
So here you have it! These are the options our court designer Claudio created with the whole concept in his mind. As was the case with the bezel before, you can propose your own ideas. I don't want to limit your input, but please bear in mind that:
- we have a theme, an overall concept and a designer that is supposed to deliver a coherent, balanced design
- we cannot prepare renders for all your ideas for the vote form, so only those ideas that get enough support will be then turned into mockups
- these additional concepts will then compete with the winner in an additional vote
- please mark your proposal post with big fat PROPOSAL
Thank you all!