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avatar September 21, 2016 12:48PM
Hi guys. As you all may know, I am finishing up the successful launch of my first watch. I am working on the next one now. My passion is for classic military watch designs, so the next watch that I want to produce is based on the French and German pilot chronographs from the 50s and 60s. I would like to produce a modern watch based on the old "Type 20." Some of my latest renderings are below. There are three classic bezel designs that I want to use. I plan to include all three bezels with the watch. One will be installed at the factory, and the other 2 will come in the box. The buyer can change them out as he or she pleases.

It will be 40mm in diameter, 20mm between the lugs, and 47mm lug-to-lug with a sapphire crystal and screw down case back (at the moment, I have three design options).

It will come with two movement choices. The Seiko NE88 or the Seiko VK64 "Mecha Quartz".

It may come on a two rivet pilot strap or even on a bund.

One concern I have is over switching the bezels. I don't think they are easy enough for the average buyer to remove and replace. It can be easy to scratch the case too. So, I am considering placing 4 small screws on the outside coin edge of the bezel so that it can be swapped out by using a small screw driver. The bezel will function normally. The screws will be visible on the edging at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock positions.

Any comments on the design would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Hemel



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/2016 01:02PM by Hemel.


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Latest Watch Design From Hemel Jpeg Attachments Hemel 905 September 21, 2016 12:48PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Png Attachments Hemel 191 May 16, 2017 12:51PM
Errrrrrr... "AUTOQUARTZ"? Confused Where'd that come from? Confused Confused Caveman 203 May 17, 2017 02:25AM
Thanx for your input! Hemel 142 May 17, 2017 08:31AM
+1, or just put "Type 20" on the dial. (n/t) Robmks 145 May 17, 2017 08:15AM
+2! I'd have no objection whatsoever to the "Type 20" text on the dial... (n/t) Caveman 118 May 17, 2017 03:06PM
That could be problematic Hemel 155 May 17, 2017 04:34PM
Just a style. Here's a Zenith ...... Jpeg Attachments Robmks 173 May 17, 2017 05:19PM
Re: Just a style. Here's a Zenith ...... zekeryan56 118 May 18, 2017 01:49AM
Oops, actually a "Specification". Nice information at Breguet ........ Robmks 133 May 17, 2017 08:11PM
Re: I'm loathe to use that term because Breguet already uses it. Caveman 128 May 17, 2017 04:49PM
Re: I'm loathe to use that term because Breguet already uses it. Hemel 126 May 17, 2017 05:04PM
Re: It still costs money to prove you're right if it ever becomes an issue. I'm just not willing to bait any legal entanglements. Caveman 118 May 17, 2017 05:26PM
It costs money if Breguet decides to send letters of cease and desist in response. BF Hammer 122 May 17, 2017 05:32PM
Well shit, comes to that level of Paranoia, then... Jpeg Attachments Caveman 175 May 17, 2017 05:45PM
Got it - thanx!!! (n/t) Hemel 122 May 17, 2017 09:38AM
I like it! I'll look forward to signing up for one. Thumbs Up (n/t) jhargrave 128 May 16, 2017 06:25PM
Great, thanx for looking! Thumbs Up (n/t) Hemel 124 May 17, 2017 08:30AM
Hemel, looks fantastic when can we sign up? (n/t) solex 135 May 16, 2017 05:02PM
Thanx Solex! Hemel 124 May 17, 2017 08:29AM
Could you offer a no-strap option? solex 132 May 18, 2017 06:30AM
It looks great! Does the pip have lume? (n/t) JohnSNY 137 May 16, 2017 01:20PM
Yes, it does Thumbs Up Hemel 122 May 17, 2017 08:26AM
Thumbs Up (n/t) BobbyMikeRedux 129 May 16, 2017 01:14PM
Cool, thanks for looking! (n/t) Hemel 150 May 17, 2017 08:26AM
No Matter WHAT you do...Smile DBrooker 149 April 11, 2017 09:48AM
Question on the DIAL Hemel 198 April 11, 2017 06:43AM
Shouting Hey Captain™! Image Attachments Caveman 166 April 11, 2017 11:44AM
Just keep it simple ...... Image Attachments Robmks 219 April 11, 2017 06:51AM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Jpeg Attachments Hemel 307 November 14, 2016 09:11AM
Okay, cool URL Hemel 311 November 15, 2016 06:18PM
Re: In other news, I made it to the pages of Worn and Wound! I just want to publicly give a MAJOR thanks to fellow WFWF member Jittery Jim for the exposure. Caveman 230 November 15, 2016 06:26PM
I also agree with Dave and Dan ( solex )! Thumbs UpSmile (n/t) IF 227 November 14, 2016 10:36PM
Thumbs Up I must be on the list for the mechanical version. I like it even more now (n/t) Jpeg Attachments Zeb 255 November 14, 2016 01:46PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel zekeryan56 241 November 14, 2016 11:20AM
I like C alternative better than C. JohnSNY 216 November 14, 2016 10:31AM
Nice! Thumbs Up >> Dave M 228 November 14, 2016 10:23AM
Looking good Hemel solex 224 November 14, 2016 09:34AM
+1 on all points Thumbs Up (n/t) Robmks 215 November 14, 2016 12:57PM
Thumbs UpSmile (n/t) IF 244 October 09, 2016 11:17AM
Can't decide, really... but if pressed to pick just one I'd settle for A. (n/t) PN 241 October 09, 2016 03:27AM
I like that! Can't decide whether I like A or B better Confused (n/t) Micha 224 October 07, 2016 12:16PM
Hey Guys... URL Hemel 335 October 05, 2016 02:35PM
A gentle criticism of the criticisms Jpeg Attachments TakesALickin 365 September 23, 2016 03:06AM
This Was My Original Inspiration URL Hemel 257 September 23, 2016 01:56PM
Great link! (n/t) TakesALickin 244 September 23, 2016 02:27PM
NICE BEZEL Thumbs Up Hemel 261 September 23, 2016 12:56PM
I dunno - I think... TakesALickin 369 September 23, 2016 01:54PM
I like it the way it is. I don't believe it redundant. zekeryan56 254 September 23, 2016 01:30PM
I like minute numerals on the bezel, I would remove them from the chapter ring on the dial (n/t) solex 254 September 23, 2016 01:07PM
I just think... Hemel 253 September 23, 2016 01:08PM
You think Right. Caveman 254 September 23, 2016 01:33PM
+2 quite right! (n/t) Dave M 258 September 23, 2016 02:39PM
Thumbs Up Well said. (n/t) Jittery Jim 267 September 23, 2016 12:01PM
I think, that's the problem. Since the watch reminds us of a diver, we think about it, as a diver.... (n/t) James T. Kirk© 248 September 23, 2016 06:29AM
Not all watches with bezels are divers Wink (n/t) BobbyMike 231 September 23, 2016 07:00AM
Agree! Smile (n/t) James T. Kirk© 248 September 23, 2016 07:25AM
Great image search link. You can really see why the 3 bezel plan is so cool. Smile (n/t) Zeb 230 September 23, 2016 05:32AM
Thanks for noticing! (n/t) Hemel 237 September 23, 2016 01:50PM
Thanks Jeff! Thumbs Up (n/t) BobbyMike 260 September 23, 2016 03:37AM
Re: ..stop imagining that these are supposed to be big assed dive watches. Rolling on the floor Jpeg Attachments Caveman 299 September 23, 2016 03:10AM
You made a nice watch, with 3 "faces"! James T. Kirk© 257 September 23, 2016 01:16AM
Watch Honeymoon all three....but...my favorites are: (drum roll please....)>>>> EdH 287 September 22, 2016 12:08PM
Re: I think the hour markers on the bezel of B are redundant. Caveman 346 September 22, 2016 01:51PM
Then, go ahead and make it a true GMT>>>>> EdH 283 September 22, 2016 03:29PM
Not sure that Seiko offers a GMT Sfnewguy 299 September 23, 2016 05:43AM
Re: ..by adding the fourth GMT hand. Caveman 256 September 22, 2016 03:37PM
They were issued to pilots who, as I understand, frequently use the GMT function. (n/t) JohnSNY 247 September 22, 2016 02:58PM
Just so. (n/t) Caveman 302 September 22, 2016 03:38PM
I dig everything about it. Jpeg Attachments Jittery Jim 350 September 22, 2016 09:39AM
Looks great! Any idea of the thickness? Some of those chrono>> Dave M 246 September 22, 2016 08:57AM
Very nice Sfnewguy 245 September 22, 2016 06:05AM
Re: Very nice Hemel 236 September 22, 2016 12:30PM
that's on the low end URL Sfnewguy 263 September 22, 2016 01:01PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Hemel 310 September 21, 2016 09:25PM
Re: ..what do you think about doing an exhibition caseback for the NE88 movement.. Caveman 241 September 22, 2016 01:48PM
The font is a bit hard to read ... Png Attachments solex 302 September 22, 2016 09:35AM
Revised Caseback Options Png Attachments Hemel 264 September 22, 2016 02:24PM
Hey Solex, these should be easier to read. Png Attachments Hemel 260 October 07, 2016 11:03AM
Looks great and they sure are easier to read, Option A Wink (n/t) solex 227 October 07, 2016 11:34AM
Yes, I agree Wink (n/t) Hemel 247 October 08, 2016 06:41PM
I like option b, try putting a circle solex 247 September 23, 2016 03:47AM
A - It's that classic US Army Airforce look. (n/t) JohnSNY 261 September 22, 2016 06:28PM
Re: Revised Caseback Options zekeryan56 250 September 22, 2016 03:00PM
I like A (n/t) zekeryan56 255 September 22, 2016 01:52PM
Wow! Hemel 252 September 22, 2016 12:33PM
I prefer the A case back, but I'd recommend a few changes Zeb 249 September 22, 2016 07:12AM
Tough call on the casebacks TakesALickin 265 September 22, 2016 03:58AM
+1 Overall C, but the tweeking sounds good. (n/t) Robmks 229 September 22, 2016 04:58AM
Oh, I get it... Jpeg Attachments TakesALickin 346 September 21, 2016 07:02PM
Re: Oh, I get it... Hemel 276 September 21, 2016 09:38PM
Well, I think there are a few attempts at re-producing a Type 20 chrono out there right now... TakesALickin 235 September 22, 2016 06:03AM
I like it and have a few suggestions solex 272 September 21, 2016 05:52PM
Re: I like it and have a few suggestions Png Attachments Hemel 288 September 22, 2016 06:48PM
+1 But I think you meant Hour Markers. If it was diver minutes I would like it. (n/t) Robmks 279 September 22, 2016 05:07AM
I meant the numerals on the chapter ring, I updated my original post (n/t) solex 228 September 22, 2016 08:20AM
Re: Any comments on the design would be appreciated. Jpeg Attachments Caveman 287 September 21, 2016 05:16PM
I really like them. Great classic designs. Thumbs Up JohnSNY 248 September 21, 2016 02:09PM
I like it! zekeryan56 261 September 21, 2016 02:02PM
Very nice. I'd be happy with just the diver bezel. One concern ........ Jpeg Attachments Robmks 294 September 21, 2016 01:28PM
+1 I have the same issue with my Poljot OKEAH. Definitely avoid polished subdial hands. Jpeg Attachments Zeb 312 September 21, 2016 01:50PM
Thumbs Up I love it! I'll take one with the NE88, please. Thumbs Up LOL Zeb 283 September 21, 2016 01:05PM



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