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RedsBluesGreens
07-12-2018, 08:30 PM
Hey everyone,


So, I've been approached by one or two forum members expressing interest in another forum SE.


I'm happy to run with it, pending interest. Therefore, I've added a poll above to gauge interest - if you could fill that out, I'd be grateful.


Aside from that, if you are interested (or even if you're not!) - please leave a post below with what you may like to see. I'll try and arrange for a render of each idea to be done.


Here's one to get it started - thanks Ryan for the render. This is what I'd like to see...


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180712/efba8bdd93672fa072e79cf18482421c.jpg



Anyway, If I get enough interest (say 10-15 initially), I'm seeing the Brothers on Sunday, and I'll float the idea.


Thanks everyone.
J.

chipbutty55
07-12-2018, 08:57 PM
Awesome work J and Ryan!!

Couple of ideas.....

Would it be possible to have a Sunburst black dial and Matt subdials just to make the dial a bit more unique for the watch or would we have to stick with a standard dial colour?
I owned the Dragon Lady and one thing I loved about that was the fact that the Bremont logo is below the handset which is quite unusual. Could you maybe try Bremont logo and Alt1tude below the handset and the Felix logo taken out of the sub dial and put above the handset.
I don’t know that I like the Felix logo in the sub dial, as to position him in there so that the second hand sits in a suitable place in the logo, he then doesn’t sit centrally in the subdial.
And maybe have the seconds hand in that subdial yellow? A colour from the website and follows on from the original version with the yellow seconds hand.

champagne_james
07-12-2018, 08:58 PM
How about an MBII or MBIII style one?

Cheers

James

RedsBluesGreens
07-12-2018, 09:05 PM
Steve - good ideas, standby for more!



How about an MBII or MBIII style one?

Cheers

James

James - I thought that would clash too much with (and essentially be the same as!) the original? (Picture below if youíre unaware!)

It was designed in 2013 as a collaboration with the forum, and I figured that 5 years later is maybe a good time to think about another.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180712/c313c4b59c5bee2010a15fff3e8ce84f.png

J.


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awildermode
07-13-2018, 12:57 AM
Obviously, it depends on the watch and price

I would like something in the S500/S300 or AIRCO. These are ones I do not have yet. Anything titanium is always a plus. ;)

I can also mock something up in photoshop. What are the requirements? Does it need to include Felix logo, any other logos or text?

Bc321
07-13-2018, 02:48 AM
I am in!!!


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RedsBluesGreens
07-13-2018, 08:21 AM
Obviously, it depends on the watch and price

I would like something in the S500/S300 or AIRCO. These are ones I do not have yet. Anything titanium is always a plus. ;)

I can also mock something up in photoshop. What are the requirements? Does it need to include Felix logo, any other logos or text?

Yes, do! Felix is a must - and I would quite like the ĎALT1TUDEí text if it suits. There also seems to be a preference for a yellow element, too.

Hereís another mock up, slightly more down the lines of what Steve suggested.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180713/bc0465d0885f4a02876072630a647256.png

J.


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Doc
07-13-2018, 11:53 AM
Same here, depending on the watch model (so I don't have duplicates) and price I'd be interested.

RedsBluesGreens
07-13-2018, 12:13 PM
Same here, depending on the watch model (so I don't have duplicates) and price I'd be interested.

Price will (obviously) be model dependant, and it wonít work without input from the forum, so PLEASE get involved and say what model youíd like to see, and anything youíd like to see included on the dial etc.

J.


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Baggie68
07-13-2018, 02:55 PM
Price will (obviously) be model dependant, and it won’t work without input from the forum, so PLEASE get involved and say what model you’d like to see, and anything you’d like to see included on the dial etc.

J.


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Maybe base it on the Bremont U-2 51 Jet with an orange barrel with the Felix and Alt1tude logo displayed on the face, the rotar could also be orange ��

Sunray02
07-13-2018, 05:37 PM
When I bought my Alt1tude LE I had the intention of adding an Alt1-C in cream at a later date, that never happened and my interest in watches morphed into one of visiting battlefields in far off places, the Italian campaign in WW2 this year, Vietnam next and Stalingrad in 2020.
As for the present initiative I think it is well worth following up on Sunday if you get the chance Jake. Time will tell if there is sufficient interest in the project but its good that people at at least thinking about it. I agree that Felix and the Alt1tude logo should be central to the design but where I disagree with Baggie68 is that the watch should be sufficiently different from the U2/MB range that was the inspiration previously. Cost will clearly be a factor but I too will be interested to see what ideas others come up with.

Cheers
Gavin

champagne_james
07-13-2018, 09:55 PM
Steve - good ideas, standby for more!




James - I thought that would clash too much with (and essentially be the same as!) the original? (Picture below if you’re unaware!)

It was designed in 2013 as a collaboration with the forum, and I figured that 5 years later is maybe a good time to think about another.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180712/c313c4b59c5bee2010a15fff3e8ce84f.png

J.


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oops, yes you are right...

Maybe keep it simple and do a DLC Solo?

Ryan
07-14-2018, 12:56 AM
Here are my ideas, an S500, a Solo, A Solo gmt (we can dream) and an alt 1c. I've gone batons on all as I think this could be the signature style for all future ALT1TUDE watches ( also I tried numbers and when put with the felix logo it starts to look a little "Micky Mouse".

If I had to pick one I would say lets do a solo. The solo is among Bremonts purest watches, its nice and clean, easy to read and its among there most affordable watches. If we produce a watch that most members can chalk up to a "fun" purchase then I think it its more likely to be enjoyed by more of us. I also think the casual and clean solo suits the felix logo better than the others. We can really have some fun with this one and not feel to guilty about the purchase. PLUS theres hardly any unique solos out there! A DLC solo would be king!

The S500 is pretty darn cool and good be made in titanium which I know everyone could get behind! A nice ceramic bezel like the latest s500 would go nice with a drak grey/black sunburst dial and signature yellow second hand.


Anyway those are my thoughts. let me know what you think and if anyone has any ideas I can render something up.


Ryan

https://s5.postimg.cc/buboa7lzb/s500_gmt.jpg https://s5.postimg.cc/c732gdotj/Solo_plane.jpg
https://s5.postimg.cc/h5qkux0c7/Solo_gmt.jpg https://s5.postimg.cc/cwlusqhnb/Alt1c.jpg

Baggie68
07-14-2018, 09:55 AM
Hi Ryan,

Great renderings, I particularly like the steel S500��

Regards

Mark

chipbutty55
07-14-2018, 10:35 AM
I have to say - excellent work from Ryan!!

They all look good, personally I'm not a fan of DLC watches, but I know a lot are, so, like the previous one, the final design could be offered in both SS and DLC finishes.

In all the renders, would we prefer the Alt1tude logo to be white or yellow?

The S500 - maybe have an all red seconds hand (like on the Oracle 2), or an all white seconds hand (like on the Solo) and leave the yellow for just the GMT hand and the hours numerals on the inner chapter ring. I only suggest this to keep the functions colour coded.

The Solo, if we can get away with a GMT version, that would be awesome, but again, keep the GMT hand and hours yellow and change the seconds hand to all red or to all white.
Keep the date wheel black with white numerals, I don't think we need toooo much yellow.
And I think on the Solo designs, it does look more balanced with the Felix logo @ 6 rather than @ 12. I think @ 12 the dial looks too top heavy with the Felix and the 12 marker triangle.

With the C, I don't know why, but I don't think the yellow on there works quite so well and overall cheapens it a bit??! So maybe keep the yellow to a minimum on there and just put in on the seconds hand in the 9 o'clock subdial.

Ryan
07-14-2018, 03:43 PM
How about we lume up felix and have the 12, 3, 6 and 9 markers be a contrasting lume colour.

https://s5.postimg.cc/4nnrjhumf/lume.jpg

Ryan
07-14-2018, 04:03 PM
or... we could emboss felix on the face of the watch like my Special projects MB3. Its subtle but when the light hits it... Boom!

https://s5.postimg.cc/va0883gpj/embossed.jpg

awildermode
07-14-2018, 05:28 PM
Ryan - these are awesome!

I agree with ChipButty regarding the second hands being red and having the GMT hand be yellow. Also, not a huge fan of blacked out DLC everything.

I really do not have much to add as Ryan did a fantastic job. But here us my concept:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/918/43358451102_50cc7b1e93.jpg

- Building off of Ryan's concept. Changed up the hands, as suggested by chipbutty
- Kevlar strap with yellow stiching (include Temple Island for real diving ;) )
- yellow ceramic (?) ring around crown

...and I love blue lume:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/41598456100_368da76e52.jpg

awildermode
07-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Ah, too late. Ryan beat me to the lumeshot. Great job!

theancientmariner
07-14-2018, 09:58 PM
Some very skilled photoshop users on this forum. Interesting that we all seem to have different ideas about which looks the best though. My personal favourite is Ryans 'C' with the small yellow hands with either the steel or DLC finish. I do also like awildermode's rendering of the S500 just above.

Baggie68
07-15-2018, 08:47 PM
Ryan - these are awesome!

I agree with ChipButty regarding the second hands being red and having the GMT hand be yellow. Also, not a huge fan of blacked out DLC everything.

I really do not have much to add as Ryan did a fantastic job. But here us my concept:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/918/43358451102_50cc7b1e93.jpg

- Building off of Ryan's concept. Changed up the hands, as suggested by chipbutty
- Kevlar strap with yellow stiching (include Temple Island for real diving ;) )
- yellow ceramic (?) ring around crown

...and I love blue lume:


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/41598456100_368da76e52.jpg

Wow this one gets my vote!

Ryan
07-15-2018, 09:09 PM
Great work Awildermode

I think the "waterman" hands look better than the oracle hands but having a think about it Id rather drop the GMT function and have a yellow second hand. I'm also a sucker for a ceramic bezel over sapphire. I'm also thinking price. If this thing comes out at waterman prices your looking at £1000 more than the S500 and I just don't think a gmt function is worth that.

What other models do you think would work well?

RedsBluesGreens
07-20-2018, 08:32 AM
Hey everyone,

Sorry I've been quiet, I've just been waiting on some confirmations from HQ.

So, we've been giving the go-ahead to get some ideas together with regards to what we like, which I will then pass on to HQ to see if they're possible. Myself and Jeremy have had to narrow the choice of models available down to a couple, though - more on that along with some renders shortly.

Good work so far - it is good to see interest in the watch is rising - according to the poll!

J.

theancientmariner
07-20-2018, 10:19 PM
Looking forward to seeing the new renders, very interested.

Bc321
07-22-2018, 07:52 PM
Hey everyone,

Sorry I've been quiet, I've just been waiting on some confirmations from HQ.

So, we've been giving the go-ahead to get some ideas together with regards to what we like, which I will then pass on to HQ to see if they're possible. Myself and Jeremy have had to narrow the choice of models available down to a couple, though - more on that along with some renders shortly.

Good work so far - it is good to see interest in the watch is rising - according to the poll!

J.

Canít wait to see the options! A second LE for the forum will be great and I definitely would like to grab one!


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Wildrover
07-23-2018, 02:27 PM
Not much to add. I do like the embossed version. But all look great.

RedsBluesGreens
07-23-2018, 05:39 PM
Canít wait to see the options! A second LE for the forum will be great and I definitely would like to grab one!


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Not much to add. I do like the embossed version. But all look great.

If given the choice, what model would you two gravitate towards - trying to gauge which model is likely to be most popular.

J.



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Baggie68
07-24-2018, 03:17 AM
If given the choice, what model would you two gravitate towards - trying to gauge which model is likely to be most popular.

J.



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S500 for me!

Andyg156
07-24-2018, 09:12 PM
Doubt I'd be able to justify another watch. But a Terra Nova in DLC would be my preferred base model.


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watchntime
07-25-2018, 11:50 PM
Long time lurker and decided to create an account to chime in. The submarine version that is drawn up is my vote 👍🏻

watchntime
07-25-2018, 11:52 PM
I love that submarine mock up

al_soony
07-26-2018, 07:33 AM
Definitely a lumed Felix.

Great work everyone.

Al

Matt74
07-27-2018, 09:42 PM
Another long time lurker, interested to see how this pans out. Something in an Airco 40mm case with different hands would be good but this might just be me trying to shortcut the route to a 40mm Solo!

RedsBluesGreens
07-28-2018, 10:10 AM
Another long time lurker, interested to see how this pans out. Something in an Airco 40mm case with different hands would be good but this might just be me trying to shortcut the route to a 40mm Solo!

Matt, welcome to the forum - thank you for your input. There will be more information on the forum about this project soon, do stick around and give your opinion.

Thanks for everyone giving their input - I canít reply to everyone (or else this thread would loose track!), but your opinions are being listened too.

More info soon.

J.


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awildermode
07-28-2018, 05:50 PM
Here is concept for the back

- Alt1tude logo with serial number (xx/xx) around the border
- Felix logo printed on underside of crystal (optional, may be too much)
- Slightly 'alt'tered rotor to include Alt1tude letters (inspired by Codebreaker)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/856/42792068775_e42f2b2823.jpg

Bc321
07-30-2018, 10:03 PM
If given the choice, what model would you two gravitate towards - trying to gauge which model is likely to be most popular.

J.



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Alt1-C would be my first choice!


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RedsBluesGreens
08-03-2018, 01:59 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180803/c328d374b3047bc6e23e578cf31da87c.jpg



Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the delay updating you all on this, but as I am sure you can appreciate it's a bit tricky and needs a fair amount of input from Bremont HQ.

Anyway, myself and Jeremy had an in-depth conference call with HQ yesterday and have ironed out some issues and sticking points, so it is time to try and move forward.

In a poll above, I have listed the three models that are being considered - and it will be these three models only.


The cost of each of the above is the RRP which are as follows:


Solo: £2895/$3995
U2: £3695/$4995
S301: £2995/$4095


If you wish to have a DLC case, on either the Solo or U2, please add £155 (approx $200) to the above pricing.

Once the poll has ran for 7 days, the watch that comes out on top will be the one we go ahead with. At this point, we will reveal teasers of the design based on input from the previous thread, as both we and Bremont feel that this is the best way to do it.


* As we are running this poll across all the Alt1tude social media channels, please do not vote in this poll if you have done so elsewhere, but please leave a comment below so we know we have received your input! *



Thanks for your patience everyone - your continued input and support of the forum is greatly appreciated.

J.

chipbutty55
08-03-2018, 03:43 PM
Voted :)

Thanks guys for all your work on this so far!

Fellbasher
08-03-2018, 07:05 PM
Voted :cool:

Looking forward to developments.

Jon

jwalker9
08-03-2018, 07:39 PM
Thanks everyone! We’ve taken your input thus far into consideration and have some wonderful design concepts in each model configuration. That being said, we’d like to move forward with the model that the forum is most excited about, so we very much appreciate your assistance in voting on this matter!

watchntime
08-03-2018, 08:20 PM
Voted. Nice work guys 👍🏻

Hammond
08-03-2018, 10:39 PM
Voted! Great work, this could be something very special.

Hammond
08-03-2018, 10:46 PM
Only just catching up on this - there are some insanely good renders in this thread, particularly the embossed version. Excited to see how this pans out.

I’m personally not a fan of Alt1tude being on the dial, but caseback or rotor feels like a nice compromise.

Dacman
08-04-2018, 07:28 AM
Voted. I like all three but Solo got my vote. Frankly as long as there are lots of yellow detailing Iím happy. Thank you to all who have helped get us this far. Canít wait to see it and will certainly order one!


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Dacman
08-04-2018, 07:34 AM
Only just catching up on this - there are some insanely good renders in this thread, particularly the embossed version. Excited to see how this pans out.

Iím personally not a fan of Alt1tude being on the dial, but caseback or rotor feels like a nice compromise.

Agreed. Canít wait to see the final one!


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Dacman
08-04-2018, 07:36 AM
Voted. I like all three but Solo got my vote. Frankly as long as there are lots of yellow detailing Iím happy. Thank you to all who have helped get us this far. Canít wait to see it and will certainly order one!


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Dacman
08-04-2018, 07:49 AM
or... we could emboss felix on the face of the watch like my Special projects MB3. Its subtle but when the light hits it... Boom!

https://s5.postimg.cc/va0883gpj/embossed.jpg

Love this!


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Jamwheel
08-04-2018, 10:58 AM
i've added my vote

Bc321
08-04-2018, 01:07 PM
Voted on IG but 301 for me!


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Wildrover
08-08-2018, 01:25 PM
Also, like the embossed version....

Ryan
08-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Well Its been 7 Days and there looks like a clear leader in the polls! What's next?

RedsBluesGreens
08-10-2018, 02:10 PM
Right, hello everyone!

Sorry for not being in communication too much whilst the poll has being run. The results are in - these are cumulative across all the Alt1tude Social Media channels:

1. S301: 46
2. U-2: 16
3. Solo: 10


As was anticipated from the early lead that it gained on the poll, the Alt1tude Forum SE V2 will be based on the S301!


So, now we know that it'll be the S301, I'm sure that you're all wondering where do we go from here?

Over the past few weeks, Jeremy and I have been working on some designs that we think are going to capture the wide attention of those who voted and ultimately lead to a very successful and desirable end product.

Following some discussions with HQ on what is (and isn't!) viable, we have come up with a design that we think most will like. It is currently being checked by the team at Bremont to confirm and tweak the design details.

What we can tell you is this: unfortunately we have learnt that DLC is not an option on the S301, so moving forward the designs will be offered with steel cases only. For now, that's all we can say!

J.

Dacman
08-10-2018, 05:52 PM
Canít wait to see it [emoji106][emoji106][emoji41]


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theancientmariner
08-10-2018, 11:15 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing it as well. I really like the design of the S301.

theancientmariner
09-01-2018, 10:27 PM
Any more news?

Ryan
09-02-2018, 01:57 PM
Yeah same here, any more info?

RedsBluesGreens
09-03-2018, 08:05 AM
Yeah same here, any more info?


Any more news?

Nothing for now, no. We're still waiting back to hear on details from HQ, and some final word from designers etc.. on whether or not things are possible.

As I'm sure you can appreciate, these things are quite complex and take some time. As soon as we know what is what, I will let everybody know. Thanks for your continued patience and support, everyone!

J.

shedlock2000
09-12-2018, 05:26 PM
J!!

There a simple answer to this post, and no-one has it right. It has to be a modified S301 with a GMT complication and 0/24 lumed bezel markers!

How this watch hasnít happened yet, I canít fathom!! The world is going mad for the Tudor Pepsi (which is too thick and top heavy). The market has been crying out for a decent 40mm thin case GMT for about 6 years; an S301 gmt would be perfect! It has everything: retro, class, a great bezel/dial proportion, a cracking matt dial and bezel. Itís perfect!

Why is no-one addressing the elephant in the room?!?


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Ryan
09-12-2018, 08:58 PM
That sounds bloody awful and as much use as a chocolate teapot!

RedsBluesGreens
09-23-2018, 04:31 PM
Hi Everyone,

So, the promised update.

First of all, thank you all for your support and constant ideas throughout the initial brainstorming process - it was greatly appreciated.

Following some protracted and in depth discussions with HQ, we have simply been unable to come to an agreement on a final design that myself and Jeremy think is deserving of the Alt1tude label, and a worthy follow up to the original SE.

The main factor behind this was/is the use of the S301 as a 'base' watch: it simply isn't as customisable as the others (Solo/U2), but it was what we had to work with as it came out top in the poll(s) across Social Media.

Based upon the above, we have decided that the best thing to do is to halt the project for the time being. Now, this doesn't mean that there won't be a V2, but having put a lot of work in behind the scenes, we have simply been unable to agree on a final design based upon the S301.

Sorry about this, I know a number of you were looking forward to it.

J.

Hammond
09-24-2018, 08:43 AM
So, the promised update.


Disappointing but understandable! Thanks for the update and the effort you put in.

What's the limitation of customisation with the 301? I think a lot of us would be happy with it being limited to the dial colour and printing which surely must be possible, maybe something like the second hand too. Steer clear of any case modification and surely things become easier?

Wildrover
09-24-2018, 02:11 PM
Disappointing. So why not abandon the 301 and move to one of the other earlier suggestions?

Ryan
09-24-2018, 03:11 PM
Disappointing. So why not abandon the 301 and move to one of the other earlier suggestions?

Agreed. Why don't we move on to look at the solo. There are some great ideas that I'm sure alot of people would like to take a look at.

jwalker9
09-25-2018, 02:24 AM
Disappointing but understandable! Thanks for the update and the effort you put in.

What's the limitation of customisation with the 301? I think a lot of us would be happy with it being limited to the dial colour and printing which surely must be possible, maybe something like the second hand too. Steer clear of any case modification and surely things become easier?

Without getting into too many specifics, hands would have to stay stock on the s301. Dial modifications definitely possible, but steel option only. Not possible to tweak much on this particular model at this particular time. The challenge becomes creating a design that will sell 50 units when the stock s301 is quite popular as is.

jwalker9
09-25-2018, 02:27 AM
Disappointing. So why not abandon the 301 and move to one of the other earlier suggestions?


Have considered this, but want to honor the forum members and participants who overwhelmingly voted for the S301 when given the option. Not many votes for other models at all, which calls into question whether a design in those models could sell the necessary units to go into production. You don’t know unless you try, but the numbers weren’t necessarily reassuring.

jwalker9
09-25-2018, 02:30 AM
Agreed. Why don't we move on to look at the solo. There are some great ideas that I'm sure alot of people would like to take a look at.


It’s DEFINITELY something we’ve gone back and forth on. As above, the votes indicating interest in a solo model did not necessarily give a strong vote of confidence that we’d have the numbers, or whether backing out of the s301 mkd would be frowned upon from our membership. Quite the conundrum!

theancientmariner
09-25-2018, 11:24 PM
Not many votes for other models at all, which calls into question whether a design in those models could sell the necessary units to go into production. You don’t know unless you try, but the numbers weren’t necessarily reassuring.

Personally speaking, I would have taken any of the three options but was quite keen on the S301 as I don't have that model. However, if that option was removed then I would still be interested in the other two options. May be lots of other forum members would be the same?

RedsBluesGreens
10-04-2018, 07:40 PM
Evening everyone, another quick update for you.

So, weíve had some more discussions with HQ and have decided on a general design that we like. The design is based on the S301, and is currently being checked by HQ for viability with regards to some small details.

Once that is done, we should have something we can Ďgo publicí with and that we hope that youíll like!

J.




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theancientmariner
10-04-2018, 11:42 PM
Intriguing.......

Hammond
10-05-2018, 08:55 AM
Superb news, glad you persevered. Looking forward to seeing the design.

jwalker9
10-05-2018, 12:23 PM
We’re making progress. Fingers crossed!

al_soony
10-15-2018, 01:09 AM
waiting nervously

Argo
10-24-2018, 05:35 PM
How about we lume up felix and have the 12, 3, 6 and 9 markers be a contrasting lume colour.

https://s5.postimg.cc/4nnrjhumf/lume.jpg

Now thatís an SE. Outstanding.


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