Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby Racer-X » February 16th 2017, 10:22pm

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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby SynMike » February 16th 2017, 11:01pm

That's a great article with many great examples.
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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby artman » February 16th 2017, 11:36pm

Great post, but I still don't like that Hermes font. I think it's way too trendy looking for such a classy looking watch.
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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby relaxer7 » February 17th 2017, 3:55am

Some fantastic images there! A good read too :)
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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby bobbee » February 17th 2017, 4:07am

Cool article R-X.
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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby TemerityB » February 17th 2017, 10:37am

I so agree about fonts. It's another reason why C. Ward now using jejune helvetica on some models is just .... I mean, what are they thinking.
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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby artman » February 17th 2017, 4:53pm

TemerityB wrote:I so agree about fonts. It's another reason why C. Ward now using jejune helvetica on some models is just .... I mean, what are they thinking.

Yeah that shitz wrong too.
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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby biglove » February 17th 2017, 5:22pm

One of the easiest details to pickup on with fakes or redials. Font matter, damnit.
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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby tiktok » February 17th 2017, 7:13pm

A Lange has got to be the best use of font, combining a classic font named Engravers with some edgier tweaks.

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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby Racer-X » February 17th 2017, 7:16pm

The Hermes font isn't my favorite but it's a good example of the font setting the tone of the watch. Fonts, in general, interest me. The 'Automatic' on the SARB series is sublime.

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Re: Why Fonts and Typefaces Matter in Watch Design

Postby tiktok » February 17th 2017, 7:26pm

The Chanel Monsieur has a very stark font for numerals not unlike Hermes.

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