Design Thread 1: The Overall Concept
Is everyone ready? Ready or not, the time has finally come: The Project THOR design process has officially begun!
The first step of the design is a very important one as it will determine which direction we will be taking the project in terms of the overall design concept. And the question that we’ll be discussing in this thread is: Should the watch design be a homage to an iconic timepiece from horological history, or should it be a brand-new original design that is completely unique to this project?
In terms of design time this is an important decision. If we choose to pursue a homage design the project will advance far more rapidly as many components of the watch will be predetermined by the design that serves as its inspiration. On the other hand, a completely fresh sheet design will involve far more work, and consequently will take a lot longer to complete.
This thread is NOT for discussing specific watches that might serve as inspiration for a homage design; such nominations will only be required IF it turns out that that a homage design is the route this project will follow. Also worthy of note, we need to keep all posts on topic so that this thread is easy to follow for all involved. Off-topic posts will be deleted.
The floor is now open! Please present your reasons and arguments for – and against – the two choices introduced in this thread. And remember: have fun!
The Usual Design Thread Preamble (please read before posting):
The purpose of Project THOR design threads is to introduce individual elements of the design process and allow registered participants to become active in the design process through their discussion of each element. You are encouraged in these threads to present your ideas, and to discuss and debate the ideas of other participants, because it is from these proposed ideas that we will compile the content for our vote threads. It’s very important to contribute any ideas you might have if you want to see a design that you like created.
The order in which these threads are presented, including the specific design elements they contain, has been carefully determined in conjunction with Triton, Steinhart’s lead designer, to create an efficient design process. With this in mind, we ask that you keep the comments in your posts on topic at all times.
Rather than restrict design threads to a predetermined timetable, they will continue until it has become obvious that the time to vote on everything that was discussed has been reached. Some design threads might only last a week, others might require a lot more time, so not only is it important to keep an eye on this sub-forum at all times, but you should also be prepared to participate early, participate often, and voice your opinion while there’s an opportunity to do so.