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    Any opinion on my watch project?

    Hi

    My name is Fred, this is my first watch project, I like cushion style, 40mm size, 9.2mm thick, dial is not finalized yet.

    Constructive criticism is welcome.

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Overall the case looks nice.

    There are not enough details, but can say at first go I like that you are keeping it at 40 mm and like that the lugs curve down.

    My only criticism is with the the top of the case, I would like to see it curved down similar to the lugs or have a greater edge finish. The fact that it is flat will make it wear much larger and does not flow with nicely with the lugs


    Lets see some more details particularly your choice of finish, crystal and crown.
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Looks fairly nice, although I agree with Solex that it "doesn't flow nicely with the lugs".
    What is it intended to be? A sports watch? An art-deco revival of cushion-cased 1930s watches? 1970s cushion case revival (think of the Heuer Camaro) style?
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Thank you all for the feedback.

    I agreed that the top flat face is a problem, I tested the 3D print on my wrist, in addition that the face does not flow with the lugs, the 4 corners of the top face looks a bit strange on wrist, I think maybe because I choose a rather round bottom case.

    This watch is not a chronograph, the design is intended for art-deco revival of cushion-cased watch.
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    Then you might think of using a high-domed sapphire or hesalite crystal, that should give it a vintage feel. But quite definitely you will have to rework the lugs, these look straight out of the 1970s.
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Thanks for your suggestion and I learned a lot.

    After review some reference pictures, most 1930 watches have small second (6H) or no second. While center second is key element in my design. In that case, a 1970 cushion style would be more appropriate.

    Or is it weird to mix different era design in one design? For instance, rounded cushion with wire lugs, embossed bar indexes, center second?

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    I'd need to see it to be able to tell if it'd work... But if you're asking if a 1970s dial and hands design would work in, say, a 1930s Dennison cushion case, the answer is no.

    There are known early specimens of sweep seconds watches in cushion cases, but you'd need to keep it art-deco...
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Looks familiar
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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solomente View Post
    Looks familiar
    Sure if you Google "cushion shape watch" you will find a lot.

    i.e.
    http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq117/rtomson/Watches/Casio%20Oceanus%20alarm/IMG_9610.jpg
    http://cdn2.jomashop.com/media/catalog/product/t/i/tissot-t-lord-automatic-white-dial-men_s-watch-t0595281601800_2.jpg


    Franky speaking, those are my reference materials.

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    Re: Any opinion on my watch project?

    The lugs on that LF remind me of 1970s Poljots a bit too much...

    I'd rather go in the art-deco direction... I think that if you wanna go 1970s, it'd be way better to do that with an Autavia-style chrono or whatnot.
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