FLE #8 - poll #2

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I would buy #1 with……
28
10%
I would buy #2 with…..
27
10%
I would buy #3 with....
13
5%
Red tip sweep hand
29
10%
Red sweep hand
26
9%
Applied Device (twin flags)
34
12%
Exhibition case back clear
47
17%
Exhibition case back smoked
12
4%
Exhibition case back with device (twin flags) imprint
6
2%
I would buy in a 38mm size
13
5%
I would buy in a 42mm size
42
15%
 
Total votes: 277

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by steviebee155 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:35 pm

Hi there - long term lurker - i have not voted for white dial.
As someone who wears reading glasses i require a very clear dial when glancing at a watch. Although much work has been done to enhance the hands with a black outline, I would have to see it in the flesh before committing, although realise this is unlikely.
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Andy-Smith » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:18 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:44 pm
On the white dial version, which I've voted for with clear display case back, I still feel that to have the seconds hand with the red tip and lume pip surround in red would look good.

Might we get some input from CW designer/s on this?

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Guy would it stop you buying it if the second hand was all red?

It would me because every time I look at it i would be wishing it was boulder, I love the CWELE and the two Black Bezel red second hand COSC units I recently bought in the CW sale.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by baldrick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:59 am

I voted for #1. #2 is also good but the fully red second hand is just too much red. That said, I'm not too sure about having black hour and minute hands and then a silver (I think?) and red seconds hand...seems like quite a lot going on there.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by neiltallen » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:17 am

I would prefer the GMT hand to be all red, but #1 got my vote.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:08 am

Andy-Smith wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:44 pm
On the white dial version, which I've voted for with clear display case back, I still feel that to have the seconds hand with the red tip and lume pip surround in red would look good.

Might we get some input from CW designer/s on this?

Guy
Guy would it stop you buying it if the second hand was all red?

It would me because every time I look at it i would be wishing it was boulder, I love the CWELE and the two Black Bezel red second hand COSC units I recently bought in the CW sale.
It might well stop me if the seconds hand is all red, Andy. Without a GMT hand, no problem, but with a red GMT hand, to have an all red seconds hand will be too much.

Someone mentioned the possibility of a silver seconds hand with red tip looking at odds with the black edged hour & minutes and red / white GMT hand.

Perhaps, in the same way that the shaft of the GMT hand is intended to be white so that it floats, we could have the shaft of the seconds hand white as well.

The watch I am wearing today has a black dial with a red tipped, filled with white lume, black seconds hand and you just don't see the black shaft. Looks really good.

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FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by downer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:54 am

I no longer have any skin in this game but if you are looking for inspiration concerning seconds hand colours, it may be worth looking at the Explorer II 16750. White dial, markers and hands outlined in black, red GMT accent - and a black seconds hand.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by timor54 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:00 am

^^ an all black second hand to match hour/min hands together with a ‘disappearing’ white stork to the GMT hand would look very nice in my opinion.

Presumptive, but could someone do a photoshop render of this please?
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by lisnalee » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:25 am

timor54 wrote:^^ an all black second hand to match hour/min hands together with a ‘disappearing’ white stork to the GMT hand would look very nice in my opinion.

Presumptive, but could someone do a photoshop render of this please?
I just posted one of it in the other thread.
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by StrappedUp » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 am

With base of GMT hand white ...

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by Andy-Smith » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:29 am

I agree much better that a silver second hand.

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by groovin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm

Really like this last render as well.
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by groovin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:44 pm

Also with this black second hand would the tip in red look better than the renders we had with the silver one and red tip? Would add some balance with the red tip of the gmt hand and since often moving would have balanced splashes of red in different parts of the dial together with the gmt text as well.
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by lisnalee » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:55 pm

groovin wrote:Also with this black second hand would the tip in red look better than the renders we had with the silver one and red tip? Would add some balance with the red tip of the gmt hand and since often moving would have balanced splashes of red in different parts of the dial together with the gmt text as well.
Have a look at the other thread I've done up some with red accents on the black second hand.
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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by TigerChris » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:15 pm

I know I don't have any vested interest, but wouldn't it be better to get rid of Automatic altogether and replace it with Trident?

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Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Post by groovin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:23 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:15 pm
I know I don't have any vested interest, but wouldn't it be better to get rid of Automatic altogether and replace it with Trident?
Trident should definitely be cooler.
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