Hi @Boourns, thanks for your question. The case size is actually one of my big design challenges. You are right, I received a few comments about the case size. People are asking for a smaller size.Boourns wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:43 pmWhat goes into design/specification decisions? I am most interested in case size.
It seems that in our "New Release" thread, lots of new watches that are 42mm elicit the same comments: "I wish that was smaller." Anecdotally, this seems to be a majority sentiment among enthusiasts, at least on this board, reddit, WUS, etc. Obviously this is just unscientific observation (or maybe confirmation bias on my part), so I suspect maybe there is data that establishes the opposite.
Is this feeling just among a vocal minority? Do the watch buying masses actually prefer bigger cases? Is it just personal preference of the creator? Maybe it's simply easier to source 40mm+ cases?
Would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Thanks for doing this!
It is a decision that I will have to make. Keeping 42mm or going for a smaller size such as 41mm or 40mm (39mm seems too small).
It’s true that many successful watches on Kickstarter had a case size of 41mm or below.
If I could, I would be happy to have more than one size to offer. However, I have to deal with MOQ. Previously, the MOQ was 500 units. With the new manufacturers I am talking to, the MOQ is 300 per case size. Even with this smaller MOQ, I still prefer to have one size for a first launch.
You can easily get a smaller off-the-shelf case, which would mean a lower MOQ, but a standard design. Since I am creating a custom made case mold, my MOQ is higher. The first version of my watches had a 42mm case size as for me, a dive watch has to be big. A few people asked for a 44mm case... But I think I would have a hard time to find enough backers for such a large case.