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A gentle criticism of the criticisms
avatar September 23, 2016 03:06AM
Hemel is attempting an homage of a historic military design, the "Type 20" chrono. Before suggesting changes to the three designs he's offered here in the original post, it might be beneficial to take a look at images of Type 20 chronos, so that you have a better understanding of what is going on here and so that you can make more informed and helpful suggestions. After further consideration, I might suggest offering the bezel on example "A" with "5, 10, 15, 20, etc..." markings, where the numbers ending in "5" are smaller and the numbers ending in "10" are larger, ala the Breguet Type 20. Maybe this way we'll stop imagining that these are supposed to be big assed dive watches. Rolling on the floor





Cheers,
Jeff

"You should see your father's organ... he can't keep his hands off of it!", Anne Bancroft in "Home For The Holidays"

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2016 03:08AM by TakesALickin.
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Latest Watch Design From Hemel Jpeg Attachments Hemel 1159 September 21, 2016 12:48PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Png Attachments Hemel 314 May 16, 2017 12:51PM
Errrrrrr... "AUTOQUARTZ"? Confused Where'd that come from? Confused Confused Caveman 311 May 17, 2017 02:25AM
Thanx for your input! Hemel 371 May 17, 2017 08:31AM
+1, or just put "Type 20" on the dial. (n/t) Robmks 251 May 17, 2017 08:15AM
+2! I'd have no objection whatsoever to the "Type 20" text on the dial... (n/t) Caveman 195 May 17, 2017 03:06PM
That could be problematic Hemel 274 May 17, 2017 04:34PM
Just a style. Here's a Zenith ...... Jpeg Attachments Robmks 289 May 17, 2017 05:19PM
Re: Just a style. Here's a Zenith ...... zekeryan56 230 May 18, 2017 01:49AM
Oops, actually a "Specification". Nice information at Breguet ........ Robmks 234 May 17, 2017 08:11PM
Re: I'm loathe to use that term because Breguet already uses it. Caveman 226 May 17, 2017 04:49PM
Re: I'm loathe to use that term because Breguet already uses it. Hemel 208 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 216 May 17, 2017 05:26PM
It costs money if Breguet decides to send letters of cease and desist in response. BF Hammer 201 May 17, 2017 05:32PM
Well shit, comes to that level of Paranoia, then... Jpeg Attachments Caveman 280 May 17, 2017 05:45PM
Got it - thanx!!! (n/t) Hemel 244 May 17, 2017 09:38AM
I like it! I'll look forward to signing up for one. Thumbs Up (n/t) jhargrave 205 May 16, 2017 06:25PM
Great, thanx for looking! Thumbs Up (n/t) Hemel 214 May 17, 2017 08:30AM
Hemel, looks fantastic when can we sign up? (n/t) solex 231 May 16, 2017 05:02PM
Thanx Solex! Hemel 210 May 17, 2017 08:29AM
Could you offer a no-strap option? solex 220 May 18, 2017 06:30AM
It looks great! Does the pip have lume? (n/t) JohnSNY 221 May 16, 2017 01:20PM
Yes, it does Thumbs Up Hemel 220 May 17, 2017 08:26AM
Thumbs Up (n/t) BobbyMikeRedux 213 May 16, 2017 01:14PM
Cool, thanks for looking! (n/t) Hemel 261 May 17, 2017 08:26AM
No Matter WHAT you do...Smile DBrooker 193 April 11, 2017 09:48AM
Question on the DIAL Hemel 287 April 11, 2017 06:43AM
Shouting Hey Captain™! Image Attachments Caveman 209 April 11, 2017 11:44AM
Just keep it simple ...... Image Attachments Robmks 334 April 11, 2017 06:51AM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Jpeg Attachments Hemel 414 November 14, 2016 09:11AM
Okay, cool URL Hemel 502 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 319 November 15, 2016 06:26PM
I also agree with Dave and Dan ( solex )! Thumbs UpSmile (n/t) IF 313 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 333 November 14, 2016 01:46PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel zekeryan56 321 November 14, 2016 11:20AM
I like C alternative better than C. JohnSNY 289 November 14, 2016 10:31AM
Nice! Thumbs Up >> Dave M 311 November 14, 2016 10:23AM
Looking good Hemel solex 308 November 14, 2016 09:34AM
+1 on all points Thumbs Up (n/t) Robmks 317 November 14, 2016 12:57PM
Thumbs UpSmile (n/t) IF 333 October 09, 2016 11:17AM
Can't decide, really... but if pressed to pick just one I'd settle for A. (n/t) PN 388 October 09, 2016 03:27AM
I like that! Can't decide whether I like A or B better Confused (n/t) Micha 291 October 07, 2016 12:16PM
Hey Guys... URL Hemel 481 October 05, 2016 02:35PM
A gentle criticism of the criticisms Jpeg Attachments TakesALickin 507 September 23, 2016 03:06AM
This Was My Original Inspiration URL Hemel 353 September 23, 2016 01:56PM
Great link! (n/t) TakesALickin 329 September 23, 2016 02:27PM
NICE BEZEL Thumbs Up Hemel 347 September 23, 2016 12:56PM
I dunno - I think... TakesALickin 535 September 23, 2016 01:54PM
I like it the way it is. I don't believe it redundant. zekeryan56 336 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 343 September 23, 2016 01:07PM
I just think... Hemel 343 September 23, 2016 01:08PM
You think Right. Caveman 350 September 23, 2016 01:33PM
+2 quite right! (n/t) Dave M 333 September 23, 2016 02:39PM
Thumbs Up Well said. (n/t) Jittery Jim 371 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© 339 September 23, 2016 06:29AM
Not all watches with bezels are divers Wink (n/t) BobbyMike 316 September 23, 2016 07:00AM
Agree! Smile (n/t) James T. Kirk© 310 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 268 September 23, 2016 05:32AM
Thanks for noticing! (n/t) Hemel 322 September 23, 2016 01:50PM
Thanks Jeff! Thumbs Up (n/t) BobbyMike 350 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 392 September 23, 2016 03:10AM
You made a nice watch, with 3 "faces"! James T. Kirk© 338 September 23, 2016 01:16AM
Watch Honeymoon all three....but...my favorites are: (drum roll please....)>>>> EdH 384 September 22, 2016 12:08PM
Re: I think the hour markers on the bezel of B are redundant. Caveman 468 September 22, 2016 01:51PM
Then, go ahead and make it a true GMT>>>>> EdH 403 September 22, 2016 03:29PM
Not sure that Seiko offers a GMT Sfnewguy 387 September 23, 2016 05:43AM
Re: ..by adding the fourth GMT hand. Caveman 356 September 22, 2016 03:37PM
They were issued to pilots who, as I understand, frequently use the GMT function. (n/t) JohnSNY 331 September 22, 2016 02:58PM
Just so. (n/t) Caveman 416 September 22, 2016 03:38PM
I dig everything about it. Jpeg Attachments Jittery Jim 535 September 22, 2016 09:39AM
Looks great! Any idea of the thickness? Some of those chrono>> Dave M 353 September 22, 2016 08:57AM
Very nice Sfnewguy 328 September 22, 2016 06:05AM
Re: Very nice Hemel 313 September 22, 2016 12:30PM
that's on the low end URL Sfnewguy 381 September 22, 2016 01:01PM
Re: Latest Watch Design From Hemel Hemel 472 September 21, 2016 09:25PM
Re: ..what do you think about doing an exhibition caseback for the NE88 movement.. Caveman 310 September 22, 2016 01:48PM
The font is a bit hard to read ... Png Attachments solex 415 September 22, 2016 09:35AM
Revised Caseback Options Png Attachments Hemel 337 September 22, 2016 02:24PM
Hey Solex, these should be easier to read. Png Attachments Hemel 385 October 07, 2016 11:03AM
Looks great and they sure are easier to read, Option A Wink (n/t) solex 297 October 07, 2016 11:34AM
Yes, I agree Wink (n/t) Hemel 327 October 08, 2016 06:41PM
I like option b, try putting a circle solex 339 September 23, 2016 03:47AM
A - It's that classic US Army Airforce look. (n/t) JohnSNY 360 September 22, 2016 06:28PM
Re: Revised Caseback Options zekeryan56 313 September 22, 2016 03:00PM
I like A (n/t) zekeryan56 330 September 22, 2016 01:52PM
Wow! Hemel 330 September 22, 2016 12:33PM
I prefer the A case back, but I'd recommend a few changes Zeb 360 September 22, 2016 07:12AM
Tough call on the casebacks TakesALickin 366 September 22, 2016 03:58AM
+1 Overall C, but the tweeking sounds good. (n/t) Robmks 292 September 22, 2016 04:58AM
Oh, I get it... Jpeg Attachments TakesALickin 456 September 21, 2016 07:02PM
Re: Oh, I get it... Hemel 381 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 306 September 22, 2016 06:03AM
I like it and have a few suggestions solex 363 September 21, 2016 05:52PM
Re: I like it and have a few suggestions Png Attachments Hemel 378 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 339 September 22, 2016 05:07AM
I meant the numerals on the chapter ring, I updated my original post (n/t) solex 293 September 22, 2016 08:20AM
Re: Any comments on the design would be appreciated. Jpeg Attachments Caveman 356 September 21, 2016 05:16PM
I really like them. Great classic designs. Thumbs Up JohnSNY 320 September 21, 2016 02:09PM
I like it! zekeryan56 365 September 21, 2016 02:02PM
Very nice. I'd be happy with just the diver bezel. One concern ........ Jpeg Attachments Robmks 377 September 21, 2016 01:28PM
+1 I have the same issue with my Poljot OKEAH. Definitely avoid polished subdial hands. Jpeg Attachments Zeb 384 September 21, 2016 01:50PM
Thumbs Up I love it! I'll take one with the NE88, please. Thumbs Up LOL Zeb 406 September 21, 2016 01:05PM



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