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Specs? Like resolution?

I found a Rolex face on this forum before but the background is black. Do you guys know the specs for our clock?



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Specs? Like resolution?
I think he's asking resolution/pixel dimensions/etc.

The only thing I've done so far is borrow existing clock backgrounds and copy-paste wristwatch faces onto them (well, after editing out the hands and date windows, too).
 

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Day/date can be problematic as well. The G-Shock I found was way too busy. Gave up after 15min.
At a local store, I found a G-Shock but its LCD display was turned off. I haven't found a good size for the car's digital clock style yet (I've copied it onto a blank background once so far, but the size I made watch's display was too small to contain the clock's digits), but it's something to work with.

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The first post in this thread lists the dimensions.

1920x1080
Or
800x480
 

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The first post in this thread lists the dimensions.

1920x1080
Or
800x480
800x480 (5:3) is the display's native resolution and aspect ratio. IIRC, they squash the 1920x1080 (16:9) to narrow it down to 5:3.
 

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The first post in this thread lists the dimensions.

1920x1080
Or
800x480
What I'd like to find is the original render for the analog clock dial's hands and markers. It'd make it easier to size up a clock face without having to either guess-test-repeat or copy someone else's work.
 

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Japanese diver watch for a Japanese car:

(mostly did it to see how the car's hour markers line up; they mostly sit just outside the Seiko's dots)

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Quick tip:

[NOTE: This is for Preview on Mac OS]

After copying the clock face onto your chosen background, draw at least one diagonal line from one corner of the background to the opposite corner. This will help mark the true center of the background.

Then, drag the clock face layer until it lines up with the diagonal line. You should also see yellow alignment guides when the clock dial aligns correctly. (sorry, the yellow alignment guides disappear before I can take screenshots; you'll see them when you do it on your own, though)

When it's all set, delete the diagonal line layer, and you're good to go.

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While I'm at it, found a pic of an old Breitling Navitimer dial (followed weltyed's idea of searching for "watch face without hands"). Let's see how it lines up with the car's clock later.

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So I got the Explorer dial lined up with the car's clock's hour markers. The bezel's reflections look fine, but they're reflecting the studio setup that the online retailer used to take the original photo.

Then I thought, hey, I've got a fisheye lens for my phone -- let's see if it can be used to simulate what the bezel might reflect if it were real.

So:
1. Newest version of the Explorer with the original bezel replaced by the fisheye image
2. Best-adjusted Rolex Explorer face I was able to manage before today
3. Base image from my phone with a fisheye lens
4. Previous version

I haven't tried it (#1) in the car yet, but I wanted to post it up right away. I like how it turned out.
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Eh... almost. Back to the drawing board (or app).

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Got it now. Looks more natural, I think, than the one I uploaded before.

Also took pics of the Navitimer and Grand Seiko dials. I may get around to updating them (or not).

Anyone can use the fisheye interior pic, too. Maybe I should take another one at night; you can see that the tiny red LED embedded between the map lights would be visible to the camera.

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