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Travel Notice: April 25th through May 5th.

The office/shop will be closed for our annual pilgrimage to Basel for the trade show.

Orders placed in this time period will be confirmed on May 6th. We will do our best to answer e-mails while on the road.

Project 300: v3.20 Update

Here is the latest update. I am pretty happy with the final result for the side view so please let me know your comments on the side views….otherwise when I get back from Basel if I still like the side view that is pretty much the way it will stay.

Changes made:

* I made the “toothed” section of the bezel taller. The overall bezel height is still the same I just allocated more of the height to the teeth so that we could close the gap between the crown and the teeth. This also better balanced the bezel against the mid-section of the case. Part of the problem I was having with the design was the that mid-section just seemed overpowering to the rest of the case. I spent a lot of time wondering if it wasn’t just an illusion caused by the 2D drawing.
* I shaved a slight bit of thickness off the mid-section and also shortened the “drop” of the lugs. I was trying to balance the mid-section of the case body better with the bezel and the case back.
* I also tweaked the case back profile

I know it may seem somewhat anti-climactic for 2 weeks’ wait on an update but the subtle changes are important and sometimes they take time to reveal themselves. I am sure there will be additional small adjustments I will want to make when I return but fundamentally the side view is complete in my eyes.

If this looks good to you guys we will hit the bezel insert and dial design when I get back. If you have any comments please post them here.

Project 300 Update: v3.16

I have re-uploaded the missing images that were lost with the WatchUSeek server problem.

Below are the changes I have made today. We are beginning the refining of the design so the changes are getting less dramatic but no less important. Here is a list of the changes I made this week:

* I reconciled the side views with each other (9 and 3) and also the top view with the side views.
* I made the mid-section of the case (the area around the crown) about 0.1 mm thicker and the top side a little flatter. To be honest I am not sure about this change yet. I have to stare at it a few days to see if I like it. I can make some adjustments to the bottom of the lugs to make the whole mid-section look thinner. I am just thinking if I haven’t unbalanced the side view of the case with the latest changes.

I am going to start tweaking the top view next week and continuing to adjust the side view. I think I want to make the dial a bit bigger and the ID of the bezel a bit bigger as well. I may or may not need to free up some space for the side-walls of the crystal to make sure the dial isn’t distorted when you look straight down on the case. I am not sure yet. (Please note that the dial isn’t final. I just dropped in what I had. The print above the size can be decided last. Its more important that the font and size of the markers is right – Sorry just noticed that this still has the Arial numerals on that that are supposed to be replaced)

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