This thread is ONLY for the discussion and voting of the Special Project's theme and the name of the watch (if it is decided that a name will be used).
Common' fella! This is an opportunity to design and create a totally unique piece, to get involved in the production of something truely original and ground breaking.I think the case should definetely be 45mm with the large onion crown. I'd prefer type b dial over type a. Basically, a smaller version of Ref: 861707 which is the most historically accurate flieger available today.
I wouldn't call designing a dial and hands from scratch "minor detailing"! There is plenty of room to make this a very unique watch.The problem is that this is a 50 unit run and and the project leader stated that we have to make do with the existing cases.
Nothing fancy, maybe some detailing here and there. As much as we like to let our creative juices fly... we just can't.
Actually, we also have to design the hands because none of the existing hands from the Laco collection will fit the Durowe movement. I think both of you might be underestimating the possibilities of custom engraving of the case and case back.Basically, it is only the dial we will design.
Thank God for that, as it would take forever designing every part of the watch.
I'm waiting on photos and a few more specs of the movement from Laco. But, you're absolutly right that the location of the second hand can have a very important bearing on the choice of theme.The movement, is it a center second, or does it have a seconds sub dial?
I will find out.The case, bezel and caseback, can they be had polished?
I fully agree. However, I've always been excited by the earlier B-Uhr variants that have rarely been reproduced. The W-SS artillery B-Uhr has always intrigued me; the original was very, very rare. It was also 65 mm in size! I have a reproduction of it by Aeromatic 1912 (cheap Chinese watch) and I know Aristo make a version too. However, neither are technically brilliant, and we certainly could do a much better version here - especially with a Laco 45 mm case.I feel that the B-uhr theme has been overdone, be it A-dial or B-dial. The only B-uhr dial I would contemplate, is the W-SS special.
Submarine units had a different dial too.
Absolutely! And well said.the best we can do is dig up an old dial design and try to stay as close to the original as possible. And to move away frm the Laco history and heritage would be an insult to the brand... this is purely my humble opinion. We must remember Laco's roots and not stray too far.
Fantastic to see you here Tony!Thanks for the Opportunity Uwe. |> i'm in for something SPECIAL. so long the Case Diameter is 46 or 47mm. ;-)