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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    agree on #17
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    I really like the softness of the edges. Its a nice classic shape and style.
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Hi, I made two version of the case, which one do you prefer, 1 or 2?

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Hello friends, it's been a while since the last post. I have finished all the design elements of the watch. In Sep 2016, I came up with concept of several watch design, this is the 3rd design I would like to make first.

    The design of this watch is inspired by the role of the conductor at the orchestra. Each element of its design is based upon this musical discipline. The second-hand carries along the precise rhythm of the baton, the hourly indices represent the bar lines of a musical score, while the four embossed lines encircling the face make up the musical staff. The cushion shape of the watch case is crafted to resemble the raised podium on which the conductor stands.

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    Life is like a concert - a finite event - having a beginning and an end. It is played out like the musical pieces that make up the concert, with events being measured by the instrument we wear on our wrist. Not only does the watch tell us the time, it conducts the paces of our lives with each sweep of the second hand across the bars. We arrange the pieces of music to perform and set our musical scores according to our time, marked by the indices that indicate the bars on the score as the music, and life, continues to flow.

    We have only a limited time to play our music, to give the best performance we can in this life. We shall grasp every opportunity to do so, to spend time on meaningful pursuits rather than sweat the small stuff. When we have lived to fulfill our dreams and passion, our life would have been a great concert.
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    Now the hard part is finding a manufacturer to make a prototype/sample.

    Any advice and comment are welcome.
    Thank you.

    Frederick

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    Specification:
    Case: 316L Stainless Steel
    Movement: ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200-1
    Crystal: Sapphire front/back
    Case width: 41mm
    Lug width: 20mm
    Lug to lug: 48mm
    Height: 10.6mm
    Country of manufacture: TBD
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Nice one, I like the way you implemented the stave on the dial.

    If I may make one last suggestion move the date to the 6 position it will give the dial balance,

    Although this goes against what I just said about balance but what about an oval cut out for the date window?

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Quote Originally Posted by solex View Post
    Nice one, I like the way you implemented the stave on the dial.

    If I may make one last suggestion move the date to the 6 position it will give the dial balance,

    Although this goes against what I just said about balance but what about an oval cut out for the date window?
    Thanks for your suggestion. I'd like to move the date window to 6 position, but I failed to find a stock 2824-2 or SW200-1 has 6H date wheel, any WUS member can confirm that?

    I guess it will be expensive for a custom date disc.

    I would try to change the date window to round shape if 6H date wheel is possible.

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    6H date wheel

    I'm sure there are more then this out there ...
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Not bad, not bad. I like it. Only I'd use an SW300 (2892) instead of the SW200 (2824). Especially that I've recently heard of some issues with the SW200- dunno if it concerns only particular grades of that movement, or certain production runs, but some complained about a rather massive loss of accuracy within the last 25% of the power reserve (isochronism).
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    solex,

    Thanks for the link, I will check with manufacturer for the 6H date wheel.

    mkws,

    Thanks for the movement suggestion. SW300 (2892) is a premium movement I think. I will check the cost of SW300 (2892) vs SW200 (2824).

    Just found this, did you heard about that before?
    http://www.swisstech.com.hk/spec/S24...%20spec-v1.pdf

    Thanks.

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    A Swiss manufacturer with a website with a Hong Kong domain? Isn't that the STP (Fossil) clone of the 2824? If so, it has a lot of Sea-Gull (Chinese) parts.
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