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Karlskrona Watch Company dive watch project

Diskussion i 'Diskussion' startad av Todd Fredriksen, 21 maj 2014.

  1. Todd Fredriksen
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    Todd Fredriksen Rebel soldier

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    Hello all...
    I am working on the name and design for my first dive watch project and would appreciate your input.
    I have decided, with the help of many of you here amongst others, that the name "The Arctic" does not represent the project or area I am paying respect to well... nor does "Baltic". That being said, here are a few names I am considering:

    Treudd
    Treudd Warrior
    Treudd Shield


    I am thinking that mixing the Swedish name with an English name may cross appeal over different masses.

    Also, I am changing the design a bit to resemble more of a tool dive watch rather that a pure dress/desk diver. I will share the new design drawings once I have them ready.


    I greatly appreciate your opinions and thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


    Best,
    Todd @ Bradystraps
     
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  2. Peter K

    Peter K Y-Wing pilot

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    I vote for just treudd. That makes it very exotic.


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  3. Owaysis

    Owaysis Stormtrooper

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    Is there a possibility of making the watch slightly smaller in diameter?

    I feel that 43mm is a bit large imo.

    Good luck!!
     
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  4. rillesnille

    rillesnille Y-Wing pilot

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    yeah, thinking that 40-41 is the perfect diameter for a non-chrono sports watch!
     
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  5. hans

    hans Petrus Kenicius

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    I find this project really interesting as well. Good luck Todd!

    Some thoughts:

    Karlskrona was/is an important naval city. I think you can find a name in that history.

    I would also like to see a smaller watch, about 40 mm and an ETA movement.
     
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  6. botvidsson

    botvidsson Stormtrooper

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    Played around abit if you don't mind.
    Absolutely only TREUDD in the name otherwise it will be too cheesy.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Broderjimmy

    Broderjimmy Stormtrooper

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    Treudd warrior sounds very cool; I say go for that!
     
  8. Marckus

    Marckus AT-ST driver

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    Why treudd?
     
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  9. StarMan

    StarMan AT-AT driver

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    I find this project interesting but for me personally a size of 39-41mm would make the watch much more interesting. Out of curiosity, what's the story behind the name treudd? I also vote for just treudd instead of a combined name.

    Good luck!
     
  10. botvidsson

    botvidsson Stormtrooper

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    Swedish coastal hunter education brand hanging in Karlskrona?
    Also Greek sea god Poseidon and his Roman counterpart Neptune liked treuddar "Tridents"

    Maybe it should be called KARLSKRONA NEPTUNE?

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. hans

    hans Petrus Kenicius

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    Some Motörhead feeling perhaps- Trossö :)
     
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  12. Erik1

    Erik1 Tie Fighter pilot

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    Treudd, ofcourse.

    Treudd warrior :D Sounds like a world of warcraft character?
     
  13. yonsson

    yonsson Kikuchiyo Kobra Kai

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    I would have chosen something historic with connection to Karlskrona, like the iconic "Vasa".
     
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  14. Nexus

    Nexus AT-ST driver

    I vote for Treudd Warroir!
     
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  15. hans

    hans Petrus Kenicius

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    You'll have to enlighten me with the story of Vasa and Karlskrona.
     
  16. Nexus

    Nexus AT-ST driver

    If i can get a custom engraveing on the back saying "Åt helvete med Stormakt Röd och glöm aldrig Poltava" then i would like to preorder a watch ASAP.
     
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  17. DrDre

    DrDre X-Wing Pilot

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    I agree with Yonson above. Some kind of historic symbol, crest etc would be nice and also a bit original. What I would avoid at any cost is red text. It will look like a red-sub and that is not very flattering.

    As I mentioned in a previous post, personally I would be more interested in the watch if comes with an ETA/Selitas rather than a Seiko movement.
     
  18. yonsson

    yonsson Kikuchiyo Kobra Kai

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  19. yonsson

    yonsson Kikuchiyo Kobra Kai

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    DrDre
    Seiko usually have faster delivery + Seiko movement means easy to mod. Seiko all day long.
     
  20. hans

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  21. swemax

    swemax Ewok

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    Why not Karlskrona U237 :)
     
  22. Broderjimmy

    Broderjimmy Stormtrooper

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    Hahaha, Glöm aldrig Poltava hade varit något det!:D
     
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  23. DrDre

    DrDre X-Wing Pilot

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    I would much rather wait for what I really want, in this case an ETA movement. I dont think you will need to modify it. You just have to get a date disc that is suitable for the date at "6" but that should be available off the shelf.
     
  24. Broderjimmy

    Broderjimmy Stormtrooper

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    You mean U137? Probably a really bad idea since it still causes bad feelings among many (older) people.
     
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  25. Ministern

    Ministern Admin Admin

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    Ledsen att säga det men Seikoverk kommer göra klockan mindre åtråvärd. Sedan kan du och de andra Seikofanatikerna yra hur mycket ni vill. Den här typen av klocka med Seikoverk kommer bara kännas som ett billigt substitut oavsett om verket är bra eller ej. Se sanningen i vitögat för en gångs skull, ETA har högre credd än Seikos billiga basverk..
     
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  26. hedbrg

    hedbrg Y-Wing pilot

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    Sounds like your head is pointing in the right direction. I like the sound of treudd and a bit toolier look.
     
  27. Todd Fredriksen
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    Todd Fredriksen Rebel soldier

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    Thank you, gents. Great input and much appreciated! :cool:

    I am definitely using the blue color for the name. I might even use a blue seconds hand to match... haven't ruled that out yet. I really like the Seiko NH35 movement. I used it in the Bombfrog Minesweeper and it is a terrific and trusty movement that is easily modified should one choose to do so. The Minesweeper test watches all ran about +2 seconds per day out of the box which is very good. The ETA movements are still experiencing supply issues and for a small guy like me, it would be extremely difficult to receive 400+ movements in the timeframe I want to launch this project.

    I plan on including one of my soon to be released Avenger Water Resistant Sailcloth straps in the kit. Might use a blue stitch on it to match the watch. Here is a prototype with red stitch for reference:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    I am also working on the case back design. Considering a Trident of some sort but I am considering other options as well.


    Best,
    Todd
     
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  28. Broderjimmy

    Broderjimmy Stormtrooper

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    That straps looks really nice. With a blue text, some blue hands and blue stitching on that strap would be really nice!
     
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  29. Ministern

    Ministern Admin Admin

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    As I wrote earlier, even if the Seiko movement is a good one it would still feel like a budget alternative. Most people at least in Sweden that are interested in watches considers ETA or Selita a more high end alternative. Using the Seiko movement makes it more feel like a back alley watch Made of cheap of the shelf parts. Go for ETA or Selita if you want cred.
     
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  30. swemax

    swemax Ewok

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    Actually U137 was my first thought
    But, since this is a second underwater object that is invading, I figured U237 would fit
     
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