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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    Thanks for your comments!

    Finally I have a major update - all the issues are sorted out and the tube is finally working as it should be. We have managed to get perfect parameters of the tube, similar to those of old nixie tubes (breaking voltage, minimum current for the glow, etc.)

    Here is one photo of the tube working:
    - I took this photo with the phone camera so the digit glow is oversaturated, but in person, it looks much more natural and more even (I'll have some professional photos soon, as soon as we fin all in the prototype case)

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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    I like this one A LOT!!! Any updates available?


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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    Hi Vlad and everyone else.

    I just registered so I can just drop in and say: Wow this project is awesome. I love the design, minimalist and sleek, and the progress so far. I'll be following this thread closely. Any progress since your last update Vlad?

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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    Quote Originally Posted by NixieLover View Post
    Hi Vlad and everyone else.

    I just registered so I can just drop in and say: Wow this project is awesome. I love the design, minimalist and sleek, and the progress so far. I'll be following this thread closely. Any progress since your last update Vlad?
    Thanks for your comment! I am in finalizing state now, where I work on many detalis of the watch. I had to redo the rubber band design since we had one very complicated design at some point. Now we are near our final model, I am just about to print it, and if we are satisfied, I'll order my first titanium samples of the case from the factory.

    Regarding the nixie tube itself, we have finished and defined the whole production process, and we are just waiting for the case design to be finished so we can have our full prototypes.

    Once we have the full prototypes (in 3-4 months probably) we will make it official.
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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

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    Here is one new render of the latest case, band and dial design. All comments are welcomed.

    Materials: Titanium case, rubber band and sapphire crystal.

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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    I love the idea of this watch!

    i prefer your initials design. Smoothing out the sharper edges make it look a bit too much like a fitness watch where as the earlier ones it subtly has more presence. I do like the new band though.

    Maybe throw in in a bit of orange/yellow on the band to complement the nixie digits

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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    Quote Originally Posted by vladimirVD View Post
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    Here is one new render of the latest case, band and dial design. All comments are welcomed.

    Materials: Titanium case, rubber band and sapphire crystal.
    I like this design
    What size of the case?

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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Denesenko View Post
    I like this design
    What size of the case?

    The case is 46mm wide, 57mm lug to lug and 14mm in thickness.

    It is big, but not too big, I think.

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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Aestus - a Nixie watch with custom made nixie tube

    Interesting concept, I love the picture of the actual tubes
    Would you have an exploded view, or a rendering of the case alone? Do you know how you will produce it?

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