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Re: New upcoming Kickstarter project

Post by Britboy » February 27th 2020, 7:19am

Ooooo.. he is a tenacious fucker, I could just about stomach the empty case although I must admit the movement is a looker but that dial looks as though Peter Purvis from Blue Peter found some cardboard, paint, glue, glitter and felt pens and went to work
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Re: New upcoming Kickstarter project

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » February 27th 2020, 5:26pm

The concept of that dial isn't bad, but the finishing around the subdials concerns me. The printed scales seem a wee bit fuzzy. And either it's the pics, or the edges of the subdials look like they're oozing onto the main part. Or as if the background's oozing into them. Well, at least that's the best way of putting it. The design is acceptable, but at least going by these pics, I find the quality wanting, at best.
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Re: New upcoming Kickstarter project

Post by TemerityB » February 27th 2020, 6:55pm

Where are these assembled (and be sure to name the country)?
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Re: New upcoming Kickstarter project

Post by bbattle » February 28th 2020, 6:24pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
February 27th 2020, 5:26pm
The concept of that dial isn't bad, but the finishing around the subdials concerns me. The printed scales seem a wee bit fuzzy. And either it's the pics, or the edges of the subdials look like they're oozing onto the main part. Or as if the background's oozing into them. Well, at least that's the best way of putting it. The design is acceptable, but at least going by these pics, I find the quality wanting, at best.
Yes, the paint on the subdials and their hands is rather heavy and it makes the edges soft and not well defined. The effect cheapens the design. My Undone chronograph has much sharper subdials.
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Re: New upcoming Kickstarter project

Post by biglove » March 5th 2020, 7:34pm

Dust spec on the hour hand, bezel not aligning at 12, chrono hand doesn’t reset to 12. Bezel insert sits too high, bezel paint looks horrific.

Not promising.
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Re: New upcoming Kickstarter project

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » March 5th 2020, 7:43pm

As I've said before, the concept wasn't bad in itself. But I also have to agree with BL - the finishing is really quite dreadful.

Sorry, but even my Sea-Gull 1963, ever the budget thing, hecho en Cathay just like most of this watch, is quite a few steps above that. If the 1963 was to be a Chinese dish, it would be a good duck Peking. This? A coronavirus-infested bat soup - at best.
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Re: New upcoming Kickstarter project

Post by bbattle » March 6th 2020, 4:54am

These guys really know their watches; pay attention to what advice they offer.

Every tiny detail on a watch matters, Echo. The indices are not spaced evenly; the hour markers are a bit crooked and not evenly set between the minute markers on either side. The 8 o'clock and 11 o'clock indices look bad; qc should have rejected those. If a prototype looks that sloppy, production units will be even worse.

I would be looking at other manufacturers; your prototypes are not ready. Not by a long shot.
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