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    First pictures of the Deco inspired Adelphi prototype





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    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    I'm not much of an art deco fan, but I do like the contrasting crown.

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    IMO The Dark faced one really stands out, looks well.

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    In conflict again as both of these prototypes look Two tempting to resist.

    Great job btw!

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    That dark faced one looks superb.

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    I really like the cream one, no date to spoil the dial and the font is perfect.
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    The dial instantly made me think of a Dunhill art deco clock


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    The black one is a real looker, lovely contrast with the gold hands and numbers
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    Any chance of some details regarding materials, movement, diameter, thickness, lug width etc?


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    Cor!

    That's really striking (in a good way).

    I am somewhat reminded of the Bulgari Octo in terms of the case shape.

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    Another very interesting watch and agree the black dial is very striking.

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    Black and gold for me.

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    The dial of the ivory one reminds me of the PAM00791.

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    Superb, both look fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post




    Eddie
    I'd been away from the Forum for months until recently and am just now sporadically catching up so was very unaware of these as a new TF project when I opened this thread earlier.

    If my own tastes are any kind of gauge, though, it must be a good sign regarding the initial impact their aesthetics might generally have on watch hunters because I instantly liked both versions on sight---maybe shaded a bit toward the black one, which would be as usual for me, but I don't know.

    I've heard a lot of criticism over time regarding two-tone gold/stainless finish cases, but that aspect of these looks fine to me. This also makes me wonder whether it might be two-tone overload to have a third version with a black outer hour chapter band with the gold gilt markers and the white or cream center dial but with the gold gilt hands. I don't know a lot about Art Deco beyond the general look of it, but weren't such two-tone black banded white watch dials, and maybe the reverse, quite historically common in the Art Deco laden 1920s and 30s?

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    Iím not really a fan of the Art Deco era but the black faced one (it is black isnít it? Iím very poor at telling dark green/blue/black apart ) with gold hands/numerals is blooming lovely.

    Iím really, really not allowed to buy any more watches but this and the Expedition are massively tempting!


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    I think you nailed the design concept there Eddie, very distinctive, balanced and bold.....and kind of cool looking.

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    I love both of these. Great job, Eddie!

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    I really like the look of those - particularly the dark dial, as many have said. I do think that the case needs to have sharper, more defined edges though. With the flowing case shape, I think crisp edges would give it more definition.

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    Eddie that's lovely, please slow down, my budget can't keep up with new releases

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    The black dialled one is rather nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    The black dialled one is rather nice.

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    I was about to same the same thing the black and the gold is very retro and my taste entirely

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichS View Post
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    I do think that the case needs to have sharper, more defined edges though. With the flowing case shape, I think crisp edges would give it more definition.
    Absolutely and totally. Super-sharp edges are very much in at the moment. Those rounded edges make it look like cheap-ish '80s... and it is the type of metal finish that never existed in the art deco period.

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    I'm not sure who the target audience would be for this one & think it may be quite limited to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
    I'm not sure who the target audience would be for this one & think it may be quite limited to be honest.
    Not for me, but two-tone seems to be the new black.

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    Is the 2 tone bronze by the way.. Its a subtle gold otherwise

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    Really like them both, but can I ask why the ďtrain tracksĒ sorry donít know the proper name on the light dial are coloured in I would of liked them open as in the dark

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    It's unlikely to see the light of day as it hasn't generated much interest. Still, that's why you do prototypes to test the market without making expensive mistakes.

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    Congrats on a successful (I presume) 'service' Eddie and welcome back.

    Not unexpected about the watch not making the starting gate but it was a creative and brave bit of design. Maybe another time might suit it better.

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    Welcome back Eddie.
    I thought both of those designs were stunning personally, and as was mentioned above perhaps another time they will see the light of day.

    But they are stunning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's unlikely to see the light of day as it hasn't generated much interest. Still, that's why you do prototypes to test the market without making expensive mistakes.

    Eddie
    I agree with your decision... while I do really like them, I don't think I'd ever buy one. I was thinking you might take a bath on these had they come into a full production run.

    When you do a prototype are they just dummy shells or do you have a movement added in?


    This could of been a nice face, as suggested above



    Good to see you are well enough to be thinking about TF designs again! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverCD View Post
    I agree with your decision... while I do really like them, I don't think I'd ever buy one. I was thinking you might take a bath on these had they come into a full production run.

    When you do a prototype are they just dummy shells or do you have a movement added in?


    This could of been a nice face, as suggested above



    Good to see you are well enough to be thinking about TF designs again! :)
    It's a full working watch.

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    i think the cream dial has a lot going for it, dare i suggest a bimetal bracelet?
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    Good to see you back Eddie, and hopefully on the mend, l though the dark face version was a very attractive design, but, not one l'd likely purchase, you know your market and there's the promise of exciting new models coming down the pipeline to keep you busy through your recuperation.

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    Glad you're back and hopefully recovering well Eddie.
    Shame these won't be progressing further , I was thinking
    one would be nice for Mrs T !

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