Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:37 am

downer wrote:^^^ Looks good. If I needed another GMT watch, I'd sign up for that.
You could always sell your Explorer ll, Richard. :wink:
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by downer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:39 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:37 am
downer wrote:^^^ Looks good. If I needed another GMT watch, I'd sign up for that.
You could always sell your Explorer ll, Richard. :wink:
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I'll pass you your coat, Guy. :lol:
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:40 am

I’ll open the door, Richard.
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:41 am

Bullies!

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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by TheBeatles » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:54 am

lisnalee wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:26 am
As requested by a few members, all black second hand to match the rest of the hands. Also removed the FLE text from the dial.
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:14 am

Agreed Brian. Image

The all black seconds hand works well with the black hands and negates any discussion about the amount of red to use.

An overall cleaner design. Less is more.

Thanks to Richard (@downer) for the suggestion. :clap:

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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by StrappedUp » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33 am

With white GMT hand as suggested/requested. Very well done on this gents :clap:

I'd put my name down for a 38mm version of this if we could get the numbers.

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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by H0rati0 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:35 am

^^^^
Disagree entirely. The black sweep hand is ho hum, while red lifts it out of the ordinary into something special. Too little is not enough.
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by StrappedUp » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:46 am

H0rati0 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:35 am
^^^^
Disagree entirely. The black sweep hand is ho hum, while red lifts it out of the ordinary into something special. Too little is not enough.
It's funny, we (the forum) often talk about legibility of the white dial, then overcome it by using blackened hands.

Now we are talking of potentially reducing legibility of one of the watches main functions by suggesting a bold, all red seconds hand that matches the GMT hand... my mind boggles :?
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by Kip » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:10 am

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Kip, I will address this to you as you are closest to the supply chain. If we were to decide tomorrow, how long till actual delivery and subsequent payment?
My best guess would be year end.
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by welshlad » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:20 am

StrappedUp wrote:With white GMT hand as suggested/requested. Very well done on this gents :clap:

I'd put my name down for a 38mm version of this if we could get the numbers.

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Bingo! That looks ace. I'm definitely in for a 42mm version of this as I'm currently without a GMT watch.
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by baldrick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am

H0rati0 wrote:^^^^
Disagree entirely. The black sweep hand is ho hum, while red lifts it out of the ordinary into something special. Too little is not enough.
How about black with a red tip?

For me, the black seconds hand is a much more coherent design than silver, but a splash of red might be best of both?

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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by TigerChris » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:32 am

The same as Downer, if I was after a white dial GMT I’d probably be signing up for that. Its a great looking watch. Just a shame that I have no room for another white dial. My opinion is that the black seconds hand is the way to go. The thing I would try and change is the word mark. Maybe try using the light grey bezel colour?

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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by lisnalee » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:38 am

Here is the design with the second hand with red tip and also red tip + lume pip, as I know I'll be asked for it next Image.

I prefer the all black myself as it's now competing with the GMT hand, if is going to be white at the base of it.ImageImage
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Re: Would you buy one of these as the next Forum Limited Edition?

Post by what-time-is-it » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 am

Kip wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:10 am
watchaholic wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Kip, I will address this to you as you are closest to the supply chain. If we were to decide tomorrow, how long till actual delivery and subsequent payment?
My best guess would be year end.
Surprised by this estimate and I appreciate it's an estimate, given we are mid-August and no doubt heading into a busy end of year period.

If memory serves me right the 2017 Forum watch had deposits taken approx. late May '17 and deliveries were in the December with some in the January. I didn't participate but I remember some concerned members chasing delivery before XMAS.

Legibility was the main criticism of the 2017 Forum LE - remember this before you sign-off the design!
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