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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    I google and found STP 2824 clone is STP 1-11, that clone is not the same as the Swisstech's clone I think, STP is owned by Fossil. Swisstech is a Hong Kong company, with in-house movement production in Swiss and China, so I guess it has Chinese parts, assembly in Swiss? I think I will contact them and give it a try.

    I compare STP 1-11, ETA 2824, SW200 and the Swisstech S24, I think S24 is not a 100% clone of 2824.

    Jewels: S24 (29), ETA 2824 (25), SW200/STP 1-11 (26)
    Height: S24 (4.85mm), ETA 2824/SW200/STP 1-11 (4.6mm)
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    Any opinion on my watch project?


    My dream watch... a bit smaller.
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    It is very cool to see how you integrated so many musical elements into the design of the watch. I know it would take away form the functionality of the watch, but I think the design of the dial would be cleaner without the date.

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    FBMJ,

    Nice Roman numerals dial, the case is a bit small.

    spencer17,

    I cannot find an automatic movement without date, I don't want to hide the date function of the movement, as it would be consider "unclean engineering".
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f6/auto...te-763413.html


    a movement with date wheel with no date window on dial also bothered me a bit...
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    Really liking the detail lines encircling the dial. Well done. I can see the inspiration relation.

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    How are you prototyping i, do you have a personal 3D printer or are you getting it done from a company?

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    The prototype will be a fully working watch. I am seeking a factory to make it, it is a really difficult task.

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    It's been a while since the last update. The project is still in progress, now confirming all the details with supplier.

    In addition to the white dial, I will add silver sunburst dial, the 4 embossed rings is circular brush.

    I want to change is the movement from STP 1-11 to Miyota 9015, that will lower the price and make the case a little thinner. I plan to launch a kickstarter campaign later this year, early bird price is under 300, with free shipping. What do you think about the changes?
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    I am still working on this project, extremely headache but I will not give up.
    Recently I received some dial samples, this is the 2nd batch of sample, you can see the logo text printing is not perfect. The text height is less than 1mm, extra or missing printing strokes are not noticeable with naked eye. Is it a big deal if the text printing is not perfect?

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredlim View Post
    I am still working on this project, extremely headache but I will not give up.
    Recently I received some dial samples, this is the 2nd batch of sample, you can see the logo text printing is not perfect. The text height is less than 1mm, extra or missing printing strokes are not noticeable with naked eye. Is it a big deal if the text printing is not perfect?
    For me it really depends on the price point. If it'll be over $1000 I'd want every detail to be perfect from at least the naked eye, as I can find $800 watches with that level of quality control. If it's around the $700 mark I honestly wouldn't mind at all if my naked eye couldn't tell the difference.

    You could try other printing methods. I'm not sure what Halios uses but the inking is raised and very precise, not sure what the specific method of printing it is called though but I'd look into it if I were you:

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