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Gatorlapis

Watch Enthusiasts: The Comeback Of The Vintage 911 Watch

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Good Evening, Watch Enthusiasts

I would like to start this thread with the following excerpt from MONTREDO- watch magazine...For the watch lover, for whom watches are more than an object of utility for measuring time, the process of winding or setting a watch in motion, however, is a veritable ritual: it brings to mind the intricate technology hidden inside the watch. Therefore this achieves an intimacy to their favorite everyday companion that many watch lovers do not want to miss. Perhaps it can be best compared to the preference of a manual transmission in a car. Without any doubt, the automatic transmission represents a technological evolution but many consciously opt against it, because they do not want to forego the act of manual gear change. Just as is the case with cars, watches are objects for enthusiasts, which is why handling them cannot be boiled down to purely rational terms.

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Here is a similar design wore by Paul newman.

I have been working on a watch that can capture the above described persona... a watch that more than a timepiece its a conversation starter and a motivation for the challenges we all face in a daily basis. I have come up with three dials as seen below. These dials can be customized in any color, however whichever design gets the most votes will be the one I will produce in very limited (less than 20) quantities.

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As you can see the 9 11 is standing out and I have plans to adjust the hourly and minute arms to be similar to the old 1973 Porsche RS Tach arms... I will also be working on adding a custom luminous color as well as a matching case and stainless steel or leather watch straps to match your car. Continuously, the dials can also be custom colored to match your car. 

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Furthermore, I will be adding a hand crafted custom sized Sapphire Crystal to the front and back for everyone to admire the inner workings of the watch. I was unable to find a picture of the 17 jewel movement but I will update this thread once those become available.

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I appreciate the enthusiasm. I am hoping to get feedback on the designs... Which one out of the three designs do you like best Bolobar?
I am hoping to have it ready in 30-60 days.... 
I will get back to you on the price as soon as I figure out the costs, time and skills involved.

Edited by Gatorlapis

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My preference is the one on the left.  Simple, yet elegant.  Much like a Porsche.

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I also prefer the left design and am interested too, obviously depending on price.

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Thank you for the awesome response. 
It looks like the design with just the 9 and the 11 will be the one I will be producing.
So far the case will be between 36-38 mm from the outside of 9 o clock position of the case to the crown (knob) (horizontally)
From top to bottom lugs (vertically) It will be between 42-43 mm.
The watch will be made out of corrosion resistant Stainless Steel 316L
 

I will be getting the back glass cases in 2 weeks and will be posting some pictures of the actual watch...

I wanted to ask everyone what type of band they prefer... a Stainless steel or a light brown leather band as standard? I will sell whichever one as an option.
 

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Leather for me! Still await an idea of cost though?

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