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This is a tribute to one of my favorite movies. The Rocketeer had everything; cool gadgets, a beautiful girl, a brave hero, fast planes, nostalgia, and evil Nazis!

This is one of the hardest watch faces I've worked on yet. It's been redesigned several times and I ended up ditching the bezel because it didn't add anything to the watch and coding zoom for it would be a headache with no reward. Thanks to +Killer Watch Face Creations for help and testing. Thanks to +Grondin Designs for the power hand coding.

http://www.getwatchmaker.com/watch/sBJNo5-qZZ


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I'm trying to figure out the rotation code for months and can't seem to find it in WM. Hand is at 90 degrees starting with Jan.

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Just posting this to show my convoluted workflow. I like vectors (hence my nickname Vectorgeek) so all my designs start in Adobe Illustrator and the final styling is done in Photoshop. While Photoshop has vector tools but they don't compare to the versatility of Illustrator's toolset.

I also use an extensive array of Plugins from Astute Graphics https://astutegraphics.com including Vectorscribe and Phantasm. They are worth every penny because they add the features Illustrator neglects like beveling, chamfering, and path extending tools.

I use two different methods to get the design in Photoshop. One I used to use all the time is just export the whole Illustrator file to PSD format. This works ok but I lose all the vector info. The other cut and paste method is more laborious but retains all the vector info as smart objects in case I want to modify the shapes later.

Once in Photoshop I play with layer styles and pattern overlays to get the look I want. I position copies of hands to see how the will look in regular and dim modes. I also try to make a point of doing something different. I try to make my own patterns so I know that the thing I make is unique. Even on Tribute faces I try to do something different from the original.

I'm having lot of fun with this design. The hard part for me is the actual coding. It know just enough to be dangerous so I usually rely on experts like +Killer Watch Face Creations​ . My watchfaces would just be a boring static pictures without help and encouragement from this community. Thanks to all of you.

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"Desmond wakes up from his bunk bed and immediately presses a few keys on what appears to be a late 1970s-era computer. He then gets dressed, and begins his day as the camera moves about the surrounding rooms, which contain an assortment of objects from the 1960s to the present. He puts on some music "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" by Mama Cass, begins an exercise routine, has a shower, makes himself some breakfast, and injects himself with a vaccine. He is interrupted by an explosion, spurring the man to arm himself before using a telescope-and-mirror system. His gaze reveals the faces of Jack Shephard and John Locke standing around the now-open Hatch shaft."

The best Episode of Lost ever! In the episode I never wrote but directed in my imagination, this is the watch I gave Desmond since he really needs to keep track of time. ;-) Later John Locke takes the watch but finds out it doesn't have a step tracker and heart rate monitor so he gives it back to Desmond.

I took my time with this one. It went through several redesigns. Thanks goes to Ken Van Vliet for most of the coding and helping me test the 8 or 9 beta's we went thru. Tap the right analog dial to switch color accents. Ucolor options are for the battery power bars. Mix and match to your liking.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gzfdcjvkk9qu4e6/meridian-anadigi-ucolor-power.watch?dl=0


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Humm. This doesn't sound good.

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"All right Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

I'm just getting a kick out of reproducing classics like this. No bells and whistles just a pretty face.

#WMuncut

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q07eg3x1fk7mmyf/hamilton-k475-tribute-ii.watch?dl=0



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I am not a number!

I've been wanting to make this one for a while but other stuff took precedence. The whole watch was done in Adobe Illustrator. I used most of the scripts from my other Seiko except for the dim since I couldn't get it to work right. Tap middle for zoom and tap 3 O'Clock to change the color ring. It doesn't do anything special except tell time. Sorry.

#WMuncut

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yi7ijcguvzk2m33/hamilton-17j-multicolor-tribute.watch?dl=0


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Working on another currency project. I just discovered Fontself plugin for Illustrator. It lets you draw and create fonts right in Illustrator. This really helps me create unique vintage fonts you can't find anywhere. https://www.fontself.com/
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Ok you can stop making watchfaces now. Game over. Win98 on your wrist!
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