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    05B. Classic Dial Design

    This thread is for discussion of the Classic dial design only. Let's make it a true classic!

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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    This is the first time I've participated in a project - very excited to be part of this, thank you! What would you all think about blued hands? Would that be a little over the top given the colour of the dial?

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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    The sub-dials may have been cropped from somewhere else, but the F and E on the power reserve seem more appropriate for an automotive design. Perhaps a scale with hours and the text "Hours" or "Reserve" in the open gap in the dial?

    Applied Numerals?
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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    I agree on the F and E - "Hours" or "Reserve" would be much better.

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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Drainville View Post
    What would you all think about blued hands? Would that be a little over the top given the colour of the dial?
    Not necessarily, but I think that it would be better if there was some sort of blue detail on the dial to tie in with blue hands.

    The obvious choice would be black hands, probably Breguet style; but I think that we should explore all the non-obvious choices. One style that I thought might work is something like this (although the proportions would need to be different; thinner maybe?)
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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    My sugestions:

    1. Applied numbers
    2. Relief spirograph
    3. Maybe three layered dial: top layer - the outer ring with numbers, middle layer - subdials, lower layer - center with risen spirograph. The thickness of the dial will let the hole for the date to be made conical.
    4. Not sure about it, but is it possible to be attached a magnifier for the date? Inside of course?
    5. Anti-reflex?

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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    Liking the idea of multi-layered dial.
    Blue hands cool too.
    How about getting away from words or letters on the reserve dial and going for a progressively tapering darker to full.
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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    I would like to see a change to a serif typeface. Such an obvious homage to the trench watch feels bizarre with a modern sans serif typeface.
    Remember: this is just a hobby that runs on opinion.

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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    There are some previous renders showing more of a trench watch style font for the numerals, we will have to try and dig those up.

    That being said, this was not necessarily meant to be an homage to a trench watch. With the current Berlin font it was meant to be a unique take on a "Marine" style watch.

    Not that either direction is right/wrong or decided at this point. Just a point that this was not intended to pay homage or stay true to any single style.


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    Re: 05B. Classic Dial Design

    Here's the Bell again, this one has the fancy numerals more reminiscent of a turn of the (20th) century pocket watch. The Spirograph is meant to be guilloche, as in lines cut into the dial, and it is "triple sunk", meaning there are three levels. I think the fancy F and E work okay for the winding indicator on this one, not quite as well on the Berlin, which is the one shown at the beginning of the thread. That one I did because folks were requesting a "marine" style, or a deck watch, and that is the typeface that the WW2 era deck watches used.

    Perhaps at some point we need to choose between the two?

    Thanks!


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