Koda Design

  • Koda XII

    The other day I made a Big Pilot with a 6498 movement in a 44mm case. Well, that looked like a flying saucer on my small wrist so over the weekend I revised the dial for a more suitable 36mm case. I took the opportunity to add minute markers and even lumed the numbers on the dial. I didn’t want

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  • Koda Big Pilot 6498

    A while ago I bought a couple of donor watches with replica 6498 movements. I wanted to try my hand at a larger dial build and the gorgeous looking hand wound movements really appealed to me, even though the 44mm case sizes meant I could not wear them. I came up with a dial design that has both pilot and

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  • Koda Pilot 36

    A traditional pilot watch is well over the 40mm range and that’s just a shame as the style is very appealing, even to the small-wristed. There are smaller case options of course and this is my take on a 36mm one. If you haven’t noticed by now, I tend to gravitate towards the smaller case sizes – partly because I

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  • Koda Burgundy Two-Tone

    I’ve never considered a burgundy colour dial, let alone a two-tone watch, as something I would like to own. Recently though I worked on a Seiko SRPD69 and the warm tones appealed to me. This dial design started as a pilot type but I took the basic layout and edited it for the burgundy build. This is a draft prior

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  • Koda Archer

    I recently developed an interest in typefaces. It started with a book, Just My Type by Simon Garfield. It’s full of stories on the design of many typefaces and their designers. I hate to admit it but I now scroll through font sites browsing their offerings just for fun.   Archer started with a typeface called Poor Richard which is

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