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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 577 September 21, 2016 12:48PM
No Matter WHAT you do...Smile DBrooker 42 April 11, 2017 09:48AM
Question on the DIAL Hemel 46 April 11, 2017 06:43AM
Shouting Hey Captain™! Image Attachments Caveman 50 April 11, 2017 11:44AM
Just keep it simple ...... Image Attachments Robmks 34 April 11, 2017 06:51AM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Jpeg Attachments Hemel 122 November 14, 2016 09:11AM
Okay, cool URL Hemel 104 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 81 November 15, 2016 06:26PM
I also agree with Dave and Dan ( solex )! Thumbs UpSmile (n/t) IF 72 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 84 November 14, 2016 01:46PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel zekeryan56 83 November 14, 2016 11:20AM
I like C alternative better than C. JohnSNY 71 November 14, 2016 10:31AM
Nice! Thumbs Up >> Dave M 79 November 14, 2016 10:23AM
Looking good Hemel solex 88 November 14, 2016 09:34AM
+1 on all points Thumbs Up (n/t) Robmks 70 November 14, 2016 12:57PM
Thumbs UpSmile (n/t) IF 96 October 09, 2016 11:17AM
Can't decide, really... but if pressed to pick just one I'd settle for A. (n/t) PN 92 October 09, 2016 03:27AM
I like that! Can't decide whether I like A or B better Confused (n/t) Micha 93 October 07, 2016 12:16PM
Hey Guys... URL Hemel 143 October 05, 2016 02:35PM
A gentle criticism of the criticisms Jpeg Attachments TakesALickin 171 September 23, 2016 03:06AM
This Was My Original Inspiration URL Hemel 126 September 23, 2016 01:56PM
Great link! (n/t) TakesALickin 118 September 23, 2016 02:27PM
NICE BEZEL Thumbs Up Hemel 120 September 23, 2016 12:56PM
I dunno - I think... TakesALickin 136 September 23, 2016 01:54PM
I like it the way it is. I don't believe it redundant. zekeryan56 108 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 118 September 23, 2016 01:07PM
I just think... Hemel 114 September 23, 2016 01:08PM
You think Right. Caveman 120 September 23, 2016 01:33PM
+2 quite right! (n/t) Dave M 124 September 23, 2016 02:39PM
Thumbs Up Well said. (n/t) Jittery Jim 128 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© 117 September 23, 2016 06:29AM
Not all watches with bezels are divers Wink (n/t) BobbyMike 108 September 23, 2016 07:00AM
Agree! Smile (n/t) James T. Kirk© 120 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 125 September 23, 2016 05:32AM
Thanks for noticing! (n/t) Hemel 111 September 23, 2016 01:50PM
Thanks Jeff! Thumbs Up (n/t) BobbyMike 121 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 126 September 23, 2016 03:10AM
You made a nice watch, with 3 "faces"! James T. Kirk© 126 September 23, 2016 01:16AM
Watch Honeymoon all three....but...my favorites are: (drum roll please....)>>>> EdH 144 September 22, 2016 12:08PM
Re: I think the hour markers on the bezel of B are redundant. Caveman 162 September 22, 2016 01:51PM
Then, go ahead and make it a true GMT>>>>> EdH 143 September 22, 2016 03:29PM
Not sure that Seiko offers a GMT Sfnewguy 142 September 23, 2016 05:43AM
Re: ..by adding the fourth GMT hand. Caveman 123 September 22, 2016 03:37PM
They were issued to pilots who, as I understand, frequently use the GMT function. (n/t) JohnSNY 114 September 22, 2016 02:58PM
Just so. (n/t) Caveman 143 September 22, 2016 03:38PM
I dig everything about it. Jpeg Attachments Jittery Jim 143 September 22, 2016 09:39AM
Looks great! Any idea of the thickness? Some of those chrono>> Dave M 120 September 22, 2016 08:57AM
Very nice Sfnewguy 114 September 22, 2016 06:05AM
Re: Very nice Hemel 116 September 22, 2016 12:30PM
that's on the low end URL Sfnewguy 119 September 22, 2016 01:01PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Hemel 130 September 21, 2016 09:25PM
Re: ..what do you think about doing an exhibition caseback for the NE88 movement.. Caveman 120 September 22, 2016 01:48PM
The font is a bit hard to read ... Png Attachments solex 133 September 22, 2016 09:35AM
Revised Caseback Options Png Attachments Hemel 129 September 22, 2016 02:24PM
Hey Solex, these should be easier to read. Png Attachments Hemel 109 October 07, 2016 11:03AM
Looks great and they sure are easier to read, Option A Wink (n/t) solex 96 October 07, 2016 11:34AM
Yes, I agree Wink (n/t) Hemel 105 October 08, 2016 06:41PM
I like option b, try putting a circle solex 111 September 23, 2016 03:47AM
A - It's that classic US Army Airforce look. (n/t) JohnSNY 124 September 22, 2016 06:28PM
Re: Revised Caseback Options zekeryan56 126 September 22, 2016 03:00PM
I like A (n/t) zekeryan56 119 September 22, 2016 01:52PM
Wow! Hemel 111 September 22, 2016 12:33PM
I prefer the A case back, but I'd recommend a few changes Zeb 115 September 22, 2016 07:12AM
Tough call on the casebacks TakesALickin 128 September 22, 2016 03:58AM
+1 Overall C, but the tweeking sounds good. (n/t) Robmks 101 September 22, 2016 04:58AM
Oh, I get it... Jpeg Attachments TakesALickin 156 September 21, 2016 07:02PM
Re: Oh, I get it... Hemel 126 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 119 September 22, 2016 06:03AM
I like it and have a few suggestions solex 131 September 21, 2016 05:52PM
Re: I like it and have a few suggestions Png Attachments Hemel 121 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 131 September 22, 2016 05:07AM
I meant the numerals on the chapter ring, I updated my original post (n/t) solex 108 September 22, 2016 08:20AM
Re: Any comments on the design would be appreciated. Jpeg Attachments Caveman 134 September 21, 2016 05:16PM
I really like them. Great classic designs. Thumbs Up JohnSNY 118 September 21, 2016 02:09PM
I like it! zekeryan56 113 September 21, 2016 02:02PM
Very nice. I'd be happy with just the diver bezel. One concern ........ Jpeg Attachments Robmks 131 September 21, 2016 01:28PM
+1 I have the same issue with my Poljot OKEAH. Definitely avoid polished subdial hands. Jpeg Attachments Zeb 117 September 21, 2016 01:50PM
Thumbs Up I love it! I'll take one with the NE88, please. Thumbs Up LOL Zeb 141 September 21, 2016 01:05PM



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