New Watch Design

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  1. derboy macrumors regular

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    I have designed and developed a new wooden watch over the past few years. I don't think you would have seen anything like this before if you like watches

    As you are generally a design savvy bunch, let me know what you think. It's not an apple design, but it has similar influences, a bit may have rubbed off!

    Cheers
    David

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  2. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not a watch guy at all, but it looks nice!
     
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    Please do not take this personally. Not for me. I can only imagine what would happen to the wood band after absorbing sweat and body oils, because eventually the lacquer would wear down or even off. Could not see it being very hygienic for very long.
     
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    Looks nice, but since I got my first mobile phone, I've never seen the need for a watch.
     
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  8. derboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the comments. I like the strong opinions either way! Wooden watches are a niche, that up until now look a lot more twee. I like that the material will wear and show age.

    The design also caters for other unusual and interesting materials that haven't been able to be used in watches before. The simple face design allows character of the material to be more prevalent.

    Here's a few more pics, you don't see unique buckles or construction very often in watches.

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    Thanks for the interest and taking the time to comment. Watch designed on a mac :) ...with bootcamp :(
     
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  11. derboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi NS, Quick search for 'element24 watches' and you can find out.

    I've been told off for posting a link before ;)
     
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    I just glanced at them and think they look good, but I'm not a watch wearer anymore. From those I saw they look mostly masculine and curious if you make a softer profile for say a female?
     
  14. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    this is a great looking watch. I like that the band will be gain character by my wearing one. The simplicity of the face design is great too. Will you do a black face too?
     
  15. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    I do like, the darker one is better, for the lighter I would try a different wood.

    I like the clock face, maybe painted numbers to make easier to read.

    Are you going to sell these?
     
  16. derboy, Mar 13, 2014
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    @multim, The dark face is very dark in real life. You know designers think in shades of grey right?? :D
     
  17. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    It's a cool idea, I like it.

    The attention to detail such as the clasp/ latch is solid.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It's neat actually. How do wood bands hold up over time?
     
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    It looks nice. But it's called a "precision wooden watch", and this caught my eyes:

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    "Element 24" doesn't flush with the bottom of the lock...
     
  21. derboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    You noticed a 0.5mm alignment issue, in pre-production samples...
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    :)
     

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