This design for this project is based on previous bronze project, only made better. Top quality marine grade CuSn8 bronze alloy (material very expensive and difficult to machine), this is better quality than most other bronze metals and boasts the richest patina you'll ever see. It's the material used by Panerai's most sought after 382 costing over $20K per watch. 8mm Screwed-down CuSn8 Crown, Domed sapphire crystal, and Swiss Ronda Calibre 782 - perfect grab & go, simple & elegant 2 hander with battery life of 42 months. Crazy horse thick & soft leather band with matching CuSn8 buckle. We've taken bronze to the next level by making dial surface matching brushed copper, with gorgeous applied gold-chrome markers with genuine Swiss Super-Luminova. If you want quality and value, this is the real deal of truly unique bronze watch!
The 43mm case (42mm bezel) will accommodate small, medium or large, all size wrists with the nicely curved lugs, check the case design and you'll see:
Top quality Swiss Super-Luminova effect:
Design logo comes from many nights and countless hours of doodling and this watch is called Molon Labe, Greek meaning "Come and Take Them" - symbol of defiance, associated with Spartan. It's a famous classic phrase you see everywhere, shirts, jackets, pencils/pens and of course, lots of weapons. It's fitting for the watch that serves elegance yet can be a cool beast at the same time. This gorgeous bronze watch has it subtle, on the caseback, 100% designed/drawn on paper by me, scanned and transformed into steel caseback:
Black Dial Version Quartz Grab & Go:
NOTE that the text "Swiss Quartz" will be replaced by "Molon Labe".
Dark Olive-Green Dial:
Reward #1 Bronze Dial Swiss Quartz Grab & Go:
Reward #2: Rich Black Dial Swiss Quartz Grab & Go:
Reward #3: Dark Olive Green Dial Swiss Quartz Grab & Go:
Reward #4: Bronze Dial Fully Automatic:
Reward #5: Rich Black Dial Fully Automatic:
Reward #6: Dark Olive Green Dial Fully Automatic:
This one shows partial shade on dial showing off its dial texture in more subtle way. Most times the dial will simply appear plain black, but when the light hits the watch outside, it'll be pure joy to look at. Like this photo, it'll be rather subtle most times indoors.
The rose-gold markers complement bronze case nicely, even though the dial is dressed up, it keeps applied rose-gold tone markers stand out in harmony with the bronze case.
Bring on the shine, and take the dial to whole new level of looks and feel. The vertical textured dial will pop out and bring the party out, applied hour markers look as if they are floating on dial.
This clean and simple no-date dial grab & go version is ready anytime. The AR (Anti-Reflective) crystal shows hue of blue.
Rose-gold tone applied markers and hands will grab and reflects lights for clear visibility. very dressy and classy.
The domed crystal curves light and gives the whole watch a very nice & smooth looks and feel. AR (Anti-Reflective) coating gives it a slight hue of blue to minimize the light reflection for great visibility.
With little patina it gives off a very classy look. As it patinas it will look more rugged and sporty, it's very versatile to adapt to suit & tie, or jeans & your favourite team jersey/shirt. Lay it down on your desk and it'll blend perfect, time-telling made calm & peaceful.
If anyone is worried about comfort please don't worry a thing about it! I have rather a small wrist but this watch fits & feels perfect. 42mm bezel is the perfect modern size and the curved lugs together with cushion case/caseback design, along with thick & soft crazy horse leather band will provide all the comfort on your wrist, gently laying on your wrist like a warm teddy-bear hug :)
Watch comes with 1 year transferrable international warranty.
I will be taking many new photos and update throughout the project.
Risks and challenges
With various successful and unsuccessful projects in the past, we've made a lot of improvements over the years and learned a lot.
All specifications and details locked down with the manufacturers, and production delays should not happen, but there could be unexpected circumstances to cause a bit of delay. Should there be any, it will be minimal.
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