Thursday, February 16, 2012

Design meets production

Where design meets production, compromise reigns. Some things look good on paper but the reality of production feasibility wins in the end. So tweaks, more then compromise, might be a better description of the latest modifications for the dial designs.

The round hour markers (on the "Classic" dials) which will have lume (glow in the dark coating) can be created with IP plating, but not with enameled colors. So the original design with red hour makers with lume centers have become silver applied markers with lume in the center. The marker at 12 o'clock will still be red. Actually this change will give the black face a bit more flash with the silver circular markers at 1 to 11. The red maker at 12 will coordinate with the red hands.

Tomorrow I will show another dial with the latest revisions.

1 comment:

  1. So good dial , at all .Would be nice put this dial in my custom watch in progress.But , my watch case have 36mm dial and minute track outer diameter 26mm .Have so nice diver's hands 90/150/20 ,so ,this is perfect for this dial .
    Movement is ISASWISS Quartz 9500/1010 and have no date window .
    Greetings from Serbia ,Europe ,
    Stevan Bozic