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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by Martin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:22 am

Just a largely irrelevant comment as this FLE is not for me: as someone who is very colour blind all of the Dartmouths on this page look identical.(!).

Ah! On the previous page now.

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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by Toph » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:28 am

Yeah I love this too! It’s something very different but also might be polarising for some

Also really like a couple of the Dartmouth’s with the gold markers and hands.

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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:01 am

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Thanks Neil. If the bezel looks a bit too much with the 'busy' dial, it could be substituted for this one ...

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This or the red equivalent and I'm well and truly in. Unlikely to be a standard release and special enough for a LE.
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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by nbg » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:14 am

gaf1958 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:01 am
sproughton wrote:
StrappedUp wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Thanks Neil. If the bezel looks a bit too much with the 'busy' dial, it could be substituted for this one ...

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This or the red equivalent and I'm well and truly in. Unlikely to be a standard release and special enough for a LE.
I agree wholeheartedly. The green or red version with just the touch of bronze and the simplified bezel would be hard to beat in my book...
Agree that (or the red) will do nicely. :thumbup:

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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by StrappedUp » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:37 am

Martin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:22 am
Just a largely irrelevant comment as this FLE is not for me: as someone who is very colour blind all of the Dartmouths on this page look identical.(!).

Ah! On the previous page now.
Sorry Martin ...

There were just a couple of different dial colours including grey, red, green, teal and a mixture of case/bezel/crown materials including steel, bronze and black PVD.
Just a few initial options laid on the table :thumbup:
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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by Martin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:31 pm

Thanks.
It is very strange looking at the same watch in each mock up, knowing there are colour differences but not being able to see them.

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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by thumperstain » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:54 pm

The all blue with yellow highlights is very sharp. Well done.

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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by Markornot » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:12 pm

I hate...Ok, strongly dislike the current renditions of both the C60 MkIii and the Dartmouth. The C60 translucent dial is just awful. There is nothing attractive about a wholly exposed date disk on a timepiece and the flags on flags motif stretched across the dial are better suited to an opaque shower curtain. The Dartmouth is already a special edition watch...developing a special edition watch from a piece that is already an SE doesn't make it doubly special, just redundant and diminishes the concept to those the timepiece sought to honor. Ad the lack of connection that most of us "outsiders" have to the UK military then well, you know.
That is all, carry on.
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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:17 pm

OK, Mark, now that we know what you don’t like...what WOULD you like?
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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by EddieTheBeast » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:24 pm

StrappedUp wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Thanks Neil. If the bezel looks a bit too much with the 'busy' dial, it could be substituted for this one ...

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That looks good! Well done Ryan!
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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by nbg » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:28 pm

Markornot wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:12 pm
I hate...Ok, strongly dislike the current renditions of both the C60 MkIii and the Dartmouth. The C60 translucent dial is just awful. There is nothing attractive about a wholly exposed date disk on a timepiece and the flags on flags motif stretched across the dial are better suited to an opaque shower curtain. The Dartmouth is already a special edition watch...developing a special edition watch from a piece that is already an SE doesn't make it doubly special, just redundant and diminishes the concept to those the timepiece sought to honor. Ad the lack of connection that most of us "outsiders" have to the UK military then well, you know.
That is all, carry on.
But any “Dartmouth” style won’t remotely be trying to be a military style watch. Just an attractive 41mm non date dive watch, with a sensible lug to lug, a gradient dial, and a logo placed in the traditional position :)

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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by sproughton » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:33 pm

^^^ exactly this - any watch built upon the stylings of the Dartmouth will have no link whatsoever to the military. Plus you'd have to be very naïve to not think the Dartmouth case and dial style won't be used again in the future.

Using a watch that doesn't already have dozens of versions = good
Using a colour combo that doesn't exist in the range already = good
Going for a LE that you wouldn't expect CW to produce as a normal run in the future = excellent

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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by Markornot » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:10 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:17 pm
OK, Mark, now that we know what you don’t like...what WOULD you like?
As supporter of the original design, some variation of that is my preference. It is clear that is not the direction the group is going. I am open to other ideas and anything I would suggest would include a white dial and black markers/hands so I'll be no help on this one. Still open to other renditions if there are any. Just don't like the current design ideas.
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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by Markornot » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:25 pm

sproughton wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:33 pm
^^^ exactly this - any watch built upon the stylings of the Dartmouth will have no link whatsoever to the military. Plus you'd have to be very naïve to not think the Dartmouth case and dial style won't be used again in the future
Then we're not really talking about a Dartmouth then. The Dartmouth has a specific backplate "licensed by the UK Ministry of Defence to bear the Royal Navy’s Naval crown" the assumption would be then that a unique case back would be designed and produced for the FLE. if that's something that CW would do, I would be more open.
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Re: FLE #8 design submissions

Post by nordwulf » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:32 pm

Aren't all the C65 Divers including the Dartmouth the same cases/crystals with just different dials, hands, movements and bezels? I guess you can mix and match anything from the C65 Divers including the case back.

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