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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The only way you can show off an aventurine dial is on video. This is a poor video because I couldn't see the LCD screen because of the sun but you can get an idea.



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    Wow - that does look beautiful 👍

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    Possibly controversial but I'd consider omitting the 'Artificer' script on the aventurine dial to maximise the sparkly wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    That looks amazing. I'd buy one on that basis alone
    I certainly intend to.

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    Really lovely range - yet again! Imho, both minute and seconds hands look a smidge too long when compared with the IWCís shown in this thread.
    Agree that the minute hand seems wider in the photoís than the hour hand again in contrast to the IWCís.


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    You should do a special REME version as they have the rank of Artificer Sergeant Major (ASM).


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    Artificer prototypes

    Does anybody know how easy it is to get straps to fit centre-lug watches like these? The design is great for reducing overhang on small wrists but a quick Google search doesn't throw up many options at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fm.tz View Post
    Does anybody know how easy it is to get straps to fit centre-lug watches like these? The design is great for reducing overhang on small wrists but a quick Google search doesn't throw up many options at all.


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    Adapters are in the pipeline so you can fit regular straps.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Adapters are in the pipeline so you can fit regular straps.

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    Even better

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    Mmmmmmm, blue dial, possibility of leather, ticks my box.

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    Any chance of a no-date linen dial?

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    That adventurine is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Adapters are in the pipeline so you can fit regular straps.

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    Lovely design with the linen being my personal favorite

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    This is a great piece in a great size, a better size than the original in fact. The aventurine dial looks amazing, I hadn’t expected it to work quite so well. I can’t agree with those complaining about the symmetry of the holes, for the reason that when Genta designed the Ingenieur, a feature of the watch was that the bezel would screw down in slightly different places on every watch, making each one unique to its owner and recognisably theirs. The holes are not decorative, they were for a special tool that was used to screw down the bezel, and Genta deliberately made it with five holes instead of the more obvious six, to accentuate the asymmetry.

    The only thing that jumps out at me, and feel free to tell me I’m wrong, is that I wonder about the relative sizes and placements of the type on the dial. I had a play in photoshop to see what was bugging me, and my version is the one on the right, as compared to the real prototype on the left. Personally I feel that large type vs small type is always going to look better, as well as introducing some fine detail, and for me the logos felt slightly too close to the middle. Perhaps that’s a matter of opinion, either way I hope that’s constructive feedback...

    This should be a cracker, I used to own a 34mm ‘skinny’ Ingenieur quartz and it was a beautiful thing. I’d have kept it if it had been the same size as this one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsguy View Post
    The only thing that jumps out at me, and feel free to tell me Iím wrong, is that I wonder about the relative sizes and placements of the type on the dial.
    I agree, your one looks a lot better. Subtle, but it makes a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    I agree, your one looks a lot better. Subtle, but it makes a big difference.
    Me too - the difference in font size looks good.

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    Beautiful design Eddie, you're on a roll! I'm looking forward to seeing the final product in the metal... And on my wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Aventurine dial





    Waffle dial





    Linen dial







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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsguy View Post
    The only thing that jumps out at me, and feel free to tell me Iím wrong, is that I wonder about the relative sizes and placements of the type on the dial.
    A very good point! Your mockup seems to balance the dial space well and looks excellent imho.

    Any chance the legibility of the linen dial version could be enhanced by with some contrasting inlays along the lines of this:
    Last edited by dschaen81; 7th September 2020 at 19:39.

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    I'm still very keen on this watch but, having now seen the Everest 36 with the curved (boobies) logo on it, does anybody else think that the Artificer would look even better with that too?

    I think definitely on the Linen dial (very classy), most probably on the Aventurine dial too. I'd accept that the boxy logo might still work better with the regularity of the Waffle dial.

    (mock-up image attached)


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    Last edited by fm.tz; 18th September 2020 at 16:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fm.tz View Post
    I'm still very keen on this watch but, having now seen the Everest 36 with the curved (boobies) logo on it, does anybody else think that the Artificer would look even better with that too?

    I think definitely on the Linen dial (very classy), most probably on the Aventurine dial too. I'd accept that the boxy logo might still work better with the regularity of the Waffle dial.
    I'm sorry - I am not keen on that at all for this watch.

    I definitely like the original font style but with the adjusted font size (Artificer reduced font) as per the right hand photo in Post #64

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    The waffle dial does it for me.

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    Where are we at at modifications to the prototype in the Artificer?

    Crown increase to 6.5mm?

    Symmetrical bezel or distinctly asymmetrical, rather than just slightly off symmetrical?

    Cream/white date on the linen dial?

    Adjust the typeface slightly thinner and as per Itsguy suggestion post #64 below?

    Definitely the linen dial is the one for me.

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    Pork Chops: bigger diameter crown would be good, but no longer please; ie more disc-like rather than a cylindrical.


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    Hope youíre looking forward to a well deserved Christmas break Eddie. Would be grateful, when you can, for any update on these much awaited models!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The only way you can show off an aventurine dial is on video. This is a poor video because I couldn't see the LCD screen because of the sun but you can get an idea.



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    Nice!


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    adventurine is awsome, really hope to score one! When will thet be available?

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    Linen dial looks very classy :0)

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    antimagnetic?
    automatic?

    Thanks.

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    Systematic?
    Hydromatic?

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    I wonder if there are any updates for this project... and any chance that it will look great in a green dial?

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    Drawn between the black waffle and the linen dial on this one. Having seen the gilt dial Everest I think the linen dial would look incredible with gilt handset and markers. It could work on the black dial as well but there would be, for me at least, a strong association with the black and gold livery of JPS formula 1 in the seventies. That’s a good thing I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datou View Post
    I wonder if there are any updates for this project... and any chance that it will look great in a green dial?
    Iíll second this, any updates on a time frame for this project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    Drawn between the black waffle and the linen dial on this one. Having seen the gilt dial Everest I think the linen dial would look incredible with gilt handset and markers. It could work on the black dial as well but there would be, for me at least, a strong association with the black and gold livery of JPS formula 1 in the seventies. Thatís a good thing I think.
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    I don't know how well a gilt minute track would print on the waffle & linen dial.

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    I was thinking of a black minute track on the linen dial but gilt surround on the raised hour markers and handset.
    Pretty much like the white dial IWC up the thread.

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    Any update re the Artificer please?

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    +1 here, looking forward to see if there are any new improvements to the prototype too

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    This is gonna be such a great model. Main watch worthy.
    They look perfect to me, in 38mm. Hoping that the crown is snug to the case when popped in.
    And if I could chose, a white dial would look supreme.
    Looking forward for these to come to reality.

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