FLE #8 - major changes

Discuss Christopher Ward watches
User avatar
gaf1958
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 10149
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:24 am
CW-watches: 30
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia (ɐᴉɭɐɹʇsnɐ)

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by gaf1958 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:36 pm

So the photoshop work on this is really cruddy, and it only *starts* to show what I'd like, but without current access to my usual PC it's the best I can do... The way this appears it looks like it has grey lume (a la the stealth titanium Trident), but ideally I would would see it as a white dial with black hands and hour markers, filled with white lume - kind of an inverse image of the current C65 Dartmouth. Keep the applied indices, just make them black, fill them with white lume, ditto for the handset with the exception of the second hand which could be red, or maybe orange??? The bezel insert could be blue or black, it could even be grey (along the lines of the mooted C60 fle) but it probably needs a dash of colour at the pip - matching the second hand colour perhaps? I'd go with blue bezel / orange second hand or grey bezel / red second hand.

This could of course be done as a GMT as well...

Maybe someone with more skill at PS could re-do this if there is any interest in it...

Image

Image
CWL C1+4xC3+5xC6+3xC7+C9+C11+2xC60K+6xC60T+5xC65+C70+C600
Omega Ω 4xSpeedy+5xSeamaster+AT+DeVille+Dynamic
Zenith+Tudor+3xFarer+4xOris+4xMagrette+20xSeiko+6xVintage
B&R+Hamilton+LumTec+Mido+MkII+2xSteinhart+3xVisitor+more
Family 11xCW+2xΩ

User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2538
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: The right side of the Pennines

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by TigerChris » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:53 pm

Question for Kip; Do you think there is any chance of adding a date to any of the Military range? That’s a big factor in determining which way my thinking would go model wise.
If it’s not from Yorkshire it’s sh1te!

User avatar
nbg
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 7947
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm
CW-watches: 10
Location: UK

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by nbg » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:59 pm

gaf1958 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:36 pm
So the photoshop work on this is really cruddy, and it only *starts* to show what I'd like, but without current access to my usual PC it's the best I can do... The way this appears it looks like it has grey lume (a la the stealth titanium Trident), but ideally I would would see it as a white dial with black hands and hour markers, filled with white lume - kind of an inverse image of the current C65 Dartmouth. Keep the applied indices, just make them black, fill them with white lume, ditto for the handset with the exception of the second hand which could be red, or maybe orange??? The bezel insert could be blue or black, it could even be grey (along the lines of the mooted C60 fle) but it probably needs a dash of colour at the pip - matching the second hand colour perhaps? I'd go with blue bezel / orange second hand or grey bezel / red second hand.

This could of course be done as a GMT as well...

Maybe someone with more skill at PS could re-do this if there is any interest in it...

Image

Image
I would likely buy either of those. :thumbup:

There you go, that’s one more person interested than before! :)

Just a few more required to offset the “bezel needs to be ceramic, as aluminium scratches” crew......

Neil
Other watch forums of interest:
TZ-UK

User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2538
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: The right side of the Pennines

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by TigerChris » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:32 pm

I have no need for another white dial so, I’m open to any dial colour but white :lol:
If it’s not from Yorkshire it’s sh1te!

User avatar
nbg
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 7947
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm
CW-watches: 10
Location: UK

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by nbg » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:38 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:32 pm
I have no need for another white dial so, I’m open to any dial colour but white :lol:
Ivory ok then? :lol: :)

Neil
Other watch forums of interest:
TZ-UK

User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2538
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: The right side of the Pennines

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by TigerChris » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:40 pm

nbg wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:38 pm
TigerChris wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:32 pm
I have no need for another white dial so, I’m open to any dial colour but white :lol:
Ivory ok then? :lol: :)

Neil
Maybe :lol: :lol:
If it’s not from Yorkshire it’s sh1te!

User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 20423
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 8
LE-six: Yes
Location: Norfolk, UK

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:39 pm

Well, if we are starting from Square One, I will chuck my C65GMT Irn-Bru into the pot. :D

Image
Steve
The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.
Charles Babbage


@Avo238

Macdaz
Senior
Senior
Posts: 183
Joined: Tue May 26, 2015 9:58 pm
CW-watches: 6
Location: UK

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by Macdaz » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:52 pm

I'd definitely be interested in something based on the military range. I was planning on buying a Sandhurst but then got completely side-tracked and ordered the C9 AM GT LE on Friday, so that puts me back a bit. But will still be looking for something special for my 50th next year. (In truth the Dartmouth is probably the one least likely to grab my attention, but at this stage I'd rule nothing out)

I have zero creative skills but will give some thought to this, I also can't visualise things very well so thanks in advance to all the creative types and photoshop users who make up for my shortcomings!
Omega SMP|Victorinox Groundforce|Orient Mako & Mako XL|Steinhart OVM|Smiths Everest|C60 Trident 600|C3 Malvern |Seiko Recraft|C8 Pilot Mk2 Vintage U-2|Vostok Komandirskie 1965|Laco Aachen|C8 Flyer Mk1|Seiko Monster|C7 Rapide|Steinhart Aviation|C65 GMT

willttqs
Senior
Senior
Posts: 159
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:47 am

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by willttqs » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:38 pm

I’m with tiger Chris I have no need for another white dual watch so any darker colour than grey and I am keen

Mikkei4
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2277
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: Berks

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:57 pm

I'd like a GMT but would probably go for something based on the Dartmouth due to the name logo location but none of those photoshopped grabs my attention presently.

Squalus
Senior
Senior
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:08 am
CW-watches: 5

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by Squalus » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:25 pm

I'm currently not able to buy a FLE watch, so may I suggest a simple poll of which line, 'Dress', 'Dive', Motorsport', 'Aviation', or 'Military' watches forum members would like the next FLE watch to be selected from?

User avatar
Devarika Woulf
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2070
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:53 pm
CW-watches: 9
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Contact:

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by Devarika Woulf » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:07 pm

A part of me is both sad and happy that this FLE fell through. Sad because I thought it was an awesome design, and reminiscent of the Explorer II; I was feeling ready to go with it. Happy, though, because I've had an eye on the C65s for a long time and wanted one for Christmas. There was only funds for one; unfortunately.

I do believe the Dartmouth could make for an excellent FLE but unless some brilliant design is made I think I'm out on this one. As always, I will monitor. :computer:
-Joseph

C3 Chrono | C20 Lido | C11 PVD | C5 Quartz | C5 Auto | C11 Makaira | C3 LE | Trident Pro | C3 FLE

User avatar
Bahnstormer_vRS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 21007
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:06 pm
CW-watches: 24
LE-two: 1
LE-three: 1
LE-foura: 1
LE-fourb: 1
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:44 pm

For ease of reference here are 'the first three' referred to in Kip's post;-

#01

Image

#02

Image

#03

Image

Of these #02, with the twin flag smoked dial would be of most interest, even in a 40mm version and perhaps with the blue case.


I also like the white dial, grey bezel C65 Dartmouth that Gary has put forward, but am not sure what it would look like with white lume; the black / dark grey looks pretty cool as it is.

Image





Either way, I already own several FLEs and would really like to see a further one produced.

C'mon folks.

Guy

Sent from my Xperia XZ Premium using Tapatalk




C20 FLE |C4 |C5A MkI |C5 BOB |C6 |C7 MkI 47AD |C7 MkII Harrier |C7 Auto Chrono |C70 x2
C8 MkI |C8 Reg MkII |C8 M2.04 |C9 FLE |C9 Me109 SPC |C60 K'fisher x2 |C60 FLE x2
C60 SH21 |C60 Chrono P'type |C65 Khaki |C600 x2 |C1000 |C4&W7 BBMF

User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2538
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: The right side of the Pennines

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by TigerChris » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:53 pm

I think before we start throwing mock ups about a correct process needs to be put in else it’s just gonna end up how it did before. Voting on the model to base it upon I think needs to be the first step. I really want to see it happen but we need to give it the best chance.
If it’s not from Yorkshire it’s sh1te!

Mikkei4
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2277
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: Berks

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

Post by Mikkei4 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:31 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:53 pm
I think before we start throwing mock ups about a correct process needs to be put in else it’s just gonna end up how it did before. Voting on the model to base it upon I think needs to be the first step. I really want to see it happen but we need to give it the best chance.
Is the choice of "what model" dependant upon the desired/preferred bezel material?

Some posters have said previously they wouldn't be interested if the bezel was Ali but was this Ali on a Trident or Ali in general?

If the majority want a ceramic bezel then the model HAS to be the Trident. If the base model is the Dartmouth then it'll be a narrow Ali bezel that could have lumed numbers and markers (and a logo at 12o'clock on the dial). If the base model is the C65 then it'll be a narrow Ali non-lumed bezel (presumably).

.... and somebody thought it'd be easy to get 25 definite purchasers :D

Post Reply