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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    Thanks for the explanation. So it sounds similar to random chopped strand matting with high pressure resin infusion in a metallic mold process.
    I have some experience in composites, but the forged name is not something I have come across with a none “marketing” explanation...

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    Yes and no. Random chopped yes, high pressure is required, but there is no infusion. The components are mixed in precise quantities before they are put into the mold, including the thermoset or thermoplastic resin.
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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    Step three: first case model, to start e debate. 41 mm, 50 mm or 2" lug to lug, about 13 mm thick.
    Carbon + bronze or carbon only, maybe two versions, working on it.
    And a printed bezel. Not the best photo and not the best print, but I'll do more tomorrow.

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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    One more step forward.

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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    I really like what you are doing here. Very interesting. I personally prefer the bronze with carbon. But I do like the other as well!

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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    Quote Originally Posted by FubarCle View Post
    I really like what you are doing here. Very interesting. I personally prefer the bronze with carbon. But I do like the other as well!
    Thank you!

    Rapid prototyping and the first "wrist shot":

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    A bronze version asap.
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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    Quote Originally Posted by workaholic_ro View Post
    Thank you!

    Rapid prototyping and the first "wrist shot":

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    A bronze version asap.
    Are you gonna machine the bronze yourself? What movement are you planning. I like carbon prototype. The Bronze will be better. Like the colors together especially when it patinas. What material for your dial?

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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    Quote Originally Posted by FubarCle View Post
    Are you gonna machine the bronze yourself? What movement are you planning. I like carbon prototype. The Bronze will be better. Like the colors together especially when it patinas. What material for your dial?

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    And what size did you go with. I was gonna chime in and say that 41 is too small. I would honestly say 44 or 46. But that is always my preferred size. Also what movement are you planning.


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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    41 looks good on my wrist. I don't know what to say about bigger. I'll start to produce a small limited edition (20 or 30 pcs.) and I think that an average size is the most common.
    As for the movement, Swiss ETA 2836-2.

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    I didn't make a dial yet and I was curious to see how it looks with one very familiar to me:

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    Re: Forged Carbon and maybe a little bit of bronze.

    The dial will be made of carbon fiber, still working on it, suggestions are welcome. Superluminova C3 for the lume.
    I will do most of the job myself, yes. I also have a friend who will cut some CNC parts.
    It is planned to be a 100% European watch. Not sure yet about the sapphire, it could be asian though.
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