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Post by Sporkboy » Mon May 20, 2019 8:56 am

Four Nixon Mods torn down and ready for some dial work.
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Post by Sporkboy » Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 am

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This is better. I may never get it perfect, but this is very much improved.

I was thinking either

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Est. 12/18/2018

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Post by ManOnTime » Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 am

Sporkboy wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 am
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Est. 12/18/2018
I really like this one.

I wish the URL was shorter so it could fit on the dial easier.
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Post by Sporkboy » Mon May 20, 2019 12:33 pm

ManOnTime wrote:
Sporkboy wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 am
MoT’s
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I really like this one.

I wish the URL was shorter so it could fit on the dial easier.
I had a feeling you might like the est. line. I am not sure if it needs to be a little larger or not. I ran a batch to see what they might look like and they came out fairly well.

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Now I need to prime those dials.
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Which one looks better?
Usually the text at 6 is smaller than what is at 12, but I am not sure here.
I can also do something in between the two...
Here is one with 5, 5.5 and 6pt font for comparison
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Post by watchpalooza » Tue May 21, 2019 8:40 am

Sporkboy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:47 am
Process pictures and a mock-up as I am short on time.

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Super impressive...is the process getting easier? I know the first time was full of strife.
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Post by Sporkboy » Tue May 21, 2019 1:30 pm

FTE wrote:
Sporkboy wrote:
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Process pictures and a mock-up as I am short on time.

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Super impressive...is the process getting easier? I know the first time was full of strife.
The alignment process is definitely easier. Baking things on isn’t smooth yet. I may have to actually bake them to avoid the decal from bubbling up.

Oddly enough it took actually putting one together to figure out that the minute marks are currently too thick on the black on white version. The outer ring is also likely too thick.
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Post by ManOnTime » Tue May 21, 2019 1:42 pm

Looking pretty good!
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Post by Sporkboy » Wed May 22, 2019 5:24 am

ManOnTime wrote:Looking pretty good!
Thank you. Now if I can just push the design a little further I might have something worthy of getting out to the people. This is definitely a collaborative project and I appreciate all the feedback I have received so far.

At this time the changes to the white dial are going to be:
-Thinner minute marks
-Slightly larger font on text at 6

Those changes are already made digitally. I also figured out how to get all of the elements to scale so that I can make labels for any sized dial that is needed.

In stepping back and looking at the design next to other watches, the text at 12 looks too large. I will try making it a bit smaller as I haven’t tried that with the larger numerals.

Maybe there is just too much white space for that and the remaining numerals should be inserted.

I just want to get something that when it is sitting in a watch box looks like another watch, not a watch with a home made dial.
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Post by TheJohnP » Wed May 22, 2019 7:11 am

Suggestion:

The Est date might also look better smaller. Or perhaps in a script font, as you sometimes find with "automatic" on a dial?
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Post by Sporkboy » Wed May 22, 2019 7:16 am

I put in some alignment lines, and tried to stick to those. Now the statement that TheJohnP said sticks out more. The est. date looks way too large. I can fix that.
Still, it's an improvement, I think, from the previous version.
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I'll change the est. date so that it is in line with the watch deal forum text and try some different fonts.
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