Cool design and see what you're going for. My personal preference is to be able to tell the time without really having to figure it out but no doubt this will do well. Good luck!
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Its been a while since I posted here. Just been busy with other activities regarding the project.
This forum has been extremely supportive throughout the design process.
Would just like to announce the launch of my website for SaStek watches. The project goes live on Kickstarter in August and you can subscribe on the website to get the latest updates.
I know it may seem trivial, but the seconds indicator is spiraling in the wrong direction. To the best of my knowledge a jet engine always turns in the direction of the spiral, this one spins in reverse which makes it much less aesthetically pleasing to my eye. I think I could get around the press fit back, but the reversed spiral killed it for me.
Hi Maverick, not sure what you meant. Was it an earlier post where you saw it spinning the other way? Have a video of it here:
Last edited by SaStek; June 11th, 2016 at 20:31.
It's not that the indicator turns clockwise (or anti-clockwise), it's the fact that the spiral goes in the wrong direction. If you see a jet engine starting up you'll note that the spiral always spins "from the inside out" or to put it in a more easily understood way if painted in the direction of the watch it will always turn anti-clockwise. Engines that have a outermost fan blade that spins in the clockwise direction (there aren't many, but RR makes a few) would be painted with a mirror image of the spinner marking. The following videos are a couple examples of engines with spinner markings starting up. The Rolls (which spins clockwise unlike most turbofans) is the second one.
I'm not sure if many folks would notice, but I travel a lot and am a mechanically minded person (Engineer) so it bothers me.
Maverick, ok, I understand exactly what you meant. I did infact research this when i started the project. I animated both models, the current one and the "ideal" one within solidworks. Since its a seconds hand effectively, there is a gap ahead of the end of the spiral which you could use as a reference to "advance ahead". In the ideal way , the spiral would effectively "unravel" which doesnt give you a reference point to count ahead from..if you know what i mean... It visually didnt look easy to grasp...
On a side note.. doing it the ideal way in production is not that big a change.. just a new tampo print cliche.
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