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    I like the larger 40mm one, especially the two color bezel design

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    I'm back... I've done some tweaking to Atlantica's crown-side - It now has an asymmetric midcase shape to better shroud the inner edge of the crown and the crown guards have been buffed, as well as wrapping around the crown a little bit.

    Leftmost is the original, middle fully wraps the crown, while the right is a version that tapers to expose more of the crown's top to make it easier to use.



    here's the oblique view of the new crown guard versions;




    Like to know what everyone thinks - whether it's better to keep the block guards that don't wrap the crown or go with one of the newer ones, and whether to keep the guards at the larger size. Larger guards of course have various implications such as weight.

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    Though I feel the original has a more ascetically pleasing overall look, I would prefer the more pragmatic design update of model # 3.

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchobs View Post
    Though I feel the original has a more ascetically pleasing overall look, I would prefer the more pragmatic design update of model # 3.
    I personally prefer the original from a top-angle too, but for now I'm likely to stick with the third iteration of the crown guards, since it should offer the best blend of function, form and ease of use. The additional taper also creates a more geometric faceted look from the top, which I think adds to the aesthetic!
    Thanks for your feedback!

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    Here are the three variants of the crown guards side by side:


    I can't help but feel I might've made the crown itself too thick now...

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karriope View Post
    Here are the three variants of the crown guards side by side:


    I can't help but feel I might've made the crown itself too thick now...
    I would tend to agree with your assessment of the crown, That, and it would also appear that with how smooth you've made the crown itself, it might make it rather difficult to extract the crown, based on the newly extended crown guards.

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchobs View Post
    I would tend to agree with your assessment of the crown, That, and it would also appear that with how smooth you've made the crown itself, it might make it rather difficult to extract the crown, based on the newly extended crown guards.
    The crown has six deep ridges cut into its edges, I'm uncertain how grippy it would be in practice, but it looks smoother in the renderer than it actually is.
    The current depth of the crown is 3.25mm

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    Here's Atlantica on a NATO. Somehow to me it hasn't got the same visual impact as the fitted rubber...

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    Re: Two Designs... Which should I try to work on?

    Hey guys. I've been on and off working on some steady refinements to both designs, and hopefully will be making some big moves very soon.

    For now, here's a peek at the fully revised case of Atlantica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karriope View Post
    Hey guys. I've been on and off working on some steady refinements to both designs, and hopefully will be making some big moves very soon.

    For now, here's a peek at the fully revised case of Atlantica.
    This design of crown guards is definitely unique (or at least rare). I've seen your earlier design from vintage Benrus or MKII's Paradive, but now yours seems to have a good balance from both designs from earlier post. Looking great!

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