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    When one detail ruins a watch...

    Just got an email from Time Factors to day they are launching a new Sewills watch. Having long been a fan of the Ark Royal I was initially excited....
    Here's the Ark Royal (pic courtesy of Dapper, is he here btw?)



    Here's the new one, which is very similar...

    ... Apart from those Godawful hands!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    Just got an email from Time Factors to day they are launching a new Sewills watch. Having long been a fan of the Ark Royal I was initially excited....
    Here's the Ark Royal (pic courtesy of Dapper, is he here btw?)



    Here's the new one, which is very similar...

    ... Apart from those Godawful hands!!!!!
    You are right they are like paddles, where's my boat
    Lots of old watches, ex mwc vet -Ceud mile failte , CWC, Hamilton Khaki ,,Longines Quartz ., Omega Geneva & Seamaster 300 GMT, Scuba dude,Seiko Grand quartz King Seiko,6139 Pougue, Tudor Oyster, Tissot stylest .Zodiac Professional

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    I like the first watch, but I absolutely hate the case and the bezel.

    The second one is ugly all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Montaigne View Post

    The second one is ugly all around.
    Yes, the hands are problematic, but I guess I'll have to agree with Mr Montaigne, here...
    Last edited by CFR; Mar 22, 2015 at 07:05 PM.

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    Ill advised is as kindly as I can put it.
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    I am trying imagine that moment of triumph for whomever made the decision to do that:
    "YES!! That's it! We're going with those! Sewills' legacy will live on forever in the annals of horology!"

    Bah.

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    I think the problem with the second watch is that they're tried to tone down almost every aspect of the watch, and its ended up looking half hearted. The first one isn't remotely my taste, but I can see how to find it admirable. The second has lost its nerve, and the hands are the desperate last through of the dice.

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    Neither of them them do anything for me; but, for what it's worth:
    The second one (IMO) is a step in the right direction, the dial looks much neater and more refined, and yes, I agree, the hands are just plain wrong for it
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Love the first one. Very classy.

    My eyes hurt looking at the second one though.

    Whoever designed those hands should be sentenced to wearing nothing but Invictas from now on.......
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
    Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Whoever designed those hands

    Eddie Platts, I think.

    I don't mind them actually, but neither watch is for me. The first one is a re-edition, more or less.

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