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I like it. It is bold and different, and easy to read. Comfort is the big unknown. I would suggest mocking it up with a 3D printer to see how it wears on the wrist.

What are the dimensions?
 

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the technical idea is to create a crystal with a o-ring, this will be fastened,and can be release by a suction tool ..
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Here are some exploided view how I think this could be...
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Does anyone on this forum has any technical vision on this.. is it possible or is this madness?
 

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With your detailed cutaway, I don't see any reason this couldn't be workable. As the others say, a big question is the comfort of having the lengthy downward lugs.
 

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It's a clean watch design..
the trick is the crystal
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I have some technical ideas
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Another "design problem is the hight difference


i like the design especially the crystal curved edge, also the lugs and the hands has some (Squid) aesthetic feel to it.
it feels like an old and modern design at the same time, thats good. im more of a designer than an engineer, so i can't tell you much about technical stuff. i like the overall design.
may i ask you about the software you used for rendering ? and did you plot the cross section view before modeling it in 3D ?
 

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Hi great of you to react on my post.. I use autodesk fusion360..
Whst you feel with this design is what I want people to feel old and new... The hight difference don't know how to solve that...


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I think as a rough concept it has a few things working for it, but currently this would be a pretty impractical watch. Assuming the 6498 or 6497, those lugs will be well over 50mm (l2l) and the thickness looks to be getting up there as well.

My first suggestion would be to base it off a different movement and reassess the size and proportions so that it becomes more wearable.
 

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I think as a rough concept it has a few things working for it, but currently this would be a pretty impractical watch. Assuming the 6498 or 6497, those lugs will be well over 50mm (l2l) and the thickness looks to be getting up there as well.

My first suggestion would be to base it off a different movement and reassess the size and proportions so that it becomes more wearable.
Thanks for the advice: I'll need to think redesign the lugs...


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This watch would be really tall. Even regular unitas-based watches are, especially in 40mm case. Btw, there arent too much 40mm case manufacturers, isnt it a challenge to fit this size?
 

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I understand that the crown is made this big intentionally, but maybe you went too far?

Also, I'm not an engineer, but from your design I see there's a possibility to have a thin metal bezel around the crystal, if the pressure-fitting will not work
 

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I understand that the crown is made this big intentionally, but maybe you went too far?

Also, I'm not an engineer, but from your design I see there's a possibility to have a thin metal bezel around the crystal, if the pressure-fitting will not work
Hi, I'm still thinking about this... The big crown is intentionally, I want to keep the totall shape as clean as possible...so I'm redesigning this for the third time...



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Does anyone know where I could print something small an detailed like this?


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Does anyone know where I could print something small an detailed like this?


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You might want to consider contacting a laser sintered metal company.
 
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I don’t like the sub second hand but like the concept. Historically domed dials were used to decrease the watch thickness by allowing the movement to be up inside the dial. So the domed dial had a function. My Max Bill Chronoscope is an example. Your sub second design negates this.
 
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