Here we are finishing the dial!!!
The winners were:
Now to these already crowded dials we must add these elements!!!:
Although it's present in the cockpit, I have discarded the dials with only the 12, 2, 4 6, 8, 10 numerals because once you take off the 6 and 12, it has no sense.
A VERY IMPORTANT thing to keep in mind is color.
Unless we go for a black and white scheme, color is very very important to soft the visual impact or to enhance each element. This will be a future and last discussion, but keep in mind that some element that are too distractives now, may be almost invisible in the future.
After many iterations and trials I've come to these different dial proposals:
My intention was to explain everything as usual, but the post was too long (really too long). So I prefer to post this as is, and then answer any question.
We can discuss during the week why I have come to these dials.
Hope you like them.
One more thing:
About the font (specially the number 3):
I've researching about WWII fonts, and pilot watches fonts or typography. I didn't come to any conclusion about the types used in these aircraft so I have used helvetica rounded (in the cockpit's pictures I have, numbers seem to be rounded), 6 and 9 are different but we use only the 9, the 1 is replaced by an l. The result is very compact, legible, with a modern touch IMHO. The only important caveat is the number 3.
By WWII the usual shape of the 3 was:
I have decided to use a "modern" 3:
Because: nowadays the old 3 is barely used and I find it similar to a 5, and, most important, the date has a "modern" 3 so 5 / 6 days each month we would have two different 3s very close each other in the dial. I now I can't live with it...
Now discuss, please!