The case is complete! - My GMT project

Hello, Watchcrunchers!

We are getting closer to the end of this project馃嵒

Two days ago I received the stainless steel sapphire caseback. With this part, I can finally say that the case is complete!

what's missing and time plan:

  • Dial and Hands:

If everything goes smoothly, I should receive them around the end of April/ start of May

  • Front sapphire glass:

Before placing the order, I'm still considering if using the AR coating or not... I would appreciate suggestions from you.

In my mind I was considering without AR, but I still have to think about it.

Please tell me your opinion in the comments!馃榾

  • Definitive rubber bracelet:

I will leave this as the last thing to buy, but the material will be black rubber and a deployant clasp in stainless steel.

That's all for now!

As always, if you have questions or suggestions, I'm here馃挭

Ciao,

Patrick

Reply

Looks dope.

My $0.02: AR is very useful and pleasing in a watch (to me).

They say there鈥檚 nothing new under the sun, but that case shape is new to me. It鈥檚 reading as a sports watch (lugs and crown guard), but the shape suggests dress watch. I like that the GMT hand doesn鈥檛 dominate the watch, but I wonder if it will be hard to differentiate between it and the hour hand. Take that with a grain of salt, I realize you鈥檙e pretty far down the design road here. As for AR, like sapphire it鈥檚 just one of those things I always say yes to. Then again, I guess it depends on what your vision is here (had I been paying more attention, I鈥檇 probably already know that). I鈥檇 say AR unless you don鈥檛 think of this as a sports watch.

Anyway, it looks interesting.

Absolutely have AR!! Internal only tho.

I've got rid of quite a few because of lack of AR coating..

howmanywatches

Looks dope.

My $0.02: AR is very useful and pleasing in a watch (to me).

Hi @howmanywatches! thank you for your comment! I will dig more into this AR thing. I'm sure someone on the platform already made a poll or something similar. Thanks!

thekris

They say there鈥檚 nothing new under the sun, but that case shape is new to me. It鈥檚 reading as a sports watch (lugs and crown guard), but the shape suggests dress watch. I like that the GMT hand doesn鈥檛 dominate the watch, but I wonder if it will be hard to differentiate between it and the hour hand. Take that with a grain of salt, I realize you鈥檙e pretty far down the design road here. As for AR, like sapphire it鈥檚 just one of those things I always say yes to. Then again, I guess it depends on what your vision is here (had I been paying more attention, I鈥檇 probably already know that). I鈥檇 say AR unless you don鈥檛 think of this as a sports watch.

Anyway, it looks interesting.

Thank you @thekris !

Actually, I had the same feeling with the GMT hand 2 weeks ago haha that's why on the technical drawings that I sent to the factory, there will be some changes.

How about a time only option?

Looking good. I say AR coating.

Inkitatus

Absolutely have AR!! Internal only tho.

I've got rid of quite a few because of lack of AR coating..

Thank you @Inkitatus! Good to know馃挭馃徏

skyblue

How about a time only option?

Could be interesting! but what would you put on the empty space left from the gmt numbers?

PatrickPat

Could be interesting! but what would you put on the empty space left from the gmt numbers?

What about an engraves bezel? Engraving of various parts was popular in the early 1900s and if done right might look good as a bezel embellishment.