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    MECHANICAL DEPTHMETER CONCEPT

    Been a while since I posted here last time and my previous post was to overloaded with so many renderings. Thought it would be cool to start feeding you again with new projects with individual posts.
    The Watchbusiness is like a rollercoaster nowadays. Swiss Movements getting more and more available for incredibly low prices. So we actually working on more and more swiss watch projects again. The mechanical depthmeter which I am showing here has a swiss Automatic movement with a custom module which was made for the Favre Leuba Bathyscape V2 which was selling at 40K. IMO far too much and the market was less enthusiastic about them. So FL closed down. There is a Bezel lock mechanism on 9 Position and the rectangular Helium relaese valve on 2 position. The Depthmeter is working up to a depth of 45meter.
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    Re: MECHANICAL DEPTHMETER CONCEPT

    Pretty impressive - I'm not that much in divers but I like the quality of your presentation!

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    I like it, have 2 comments:

    a. the colors of the gauge are reminiscent of a traffic light - type system, implying deeper is worse. Perhaps a gradient colouring may be better? i.e. white to deep blue.
    b. depth is important, for recreational purposes more so at the shallower depths for safety stop purposes. As a suggestion (not sure how it would look or if it wold affect the mechanism), how about having larger spacings for shallower depths and smaller ones for deeper depths? i.e. a non-linear scale - see the following image for an (ugly) example

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    Good luck with your project!
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    i like the dial design and over all look. Just not a fan of the case as it seems too bulky. I know divers are typically this way but just not my style. I like a lot of your designs though, very talented

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    Re: MECHANICAL DEPTHMETER CONCEPT

    very nice..give it name...start making them and sign me up
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    I think it is outstanding. All comes down to pricing for me

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    Re: MECHANICAL DEPTHMETER CONCEPT

    Looks good!

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    I would buy it...If could afford it.

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    Re: MECHANICAL DEPTHMETER CONCEPT

    Thanks guys for the feedback. We were thinking of a price of less than 1500Euro for this babe. So far nothing decided, nothing finalized.

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    Re: MECHANICAL DEPTHMETER CONCEPT

    Okay... I am diggin' this thing. Where do I send my money??
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