My performance from my personal perspective was good. I managed to learn more about the industry while also being very motivated and genuinely interested in the watch design industry. This decision to become a part of this industry for this time was very rewarding and i’ve learned alot especially about communication. We communicated mostly through emails for everything, which I had only heard about from professors.
Overall this was a great experience and I am glad that this was internship site for this internship period.
P.S. I also made these designs before I finished my internship
After working on the line work and getting the measurements I started to work on designing the watch with full color gradients as well as lighting. This was also a very important and difficult task for me because these mock ups the watch makes use in order to create the physical product.
After a couple of meetings with my supervisor we narrowed down into one watch design with the navy wheel as the bezel. I have been working on constructing the strap, lugs, and designs onto the watch itself.
This project for me at this point in time is a good one, it allows me to be creative, and be able to express my decisions when it comes to designing this dicing watch, a watch that my supervisor hasn’t seen before. Which makes me very happy.
After a couple of days of researching as well as coming up with preliminary sketches of the watches that I was conceptualizing. The first design i came up with is a rectangular watch that is 50mm wide and 48mm high. The second watch design I was coming up with is a anchor watch. Where the bezel of the watch would represent the steering wheel of a navy ship.
This week is the start of market week which means we have a lot to do, including sorting out designs, finalizing designs and gem choices, and what to display.
I was tasked to redesign the display model fo coleman watches. We did measurements and did tile printing in order to finish the project. This project that I was given was a solo one, mostly.
Knowing that this has to be perfect and a floor model, it made me hone cropping out the art work perfectly, matching each print out with the next one. The result was very good, and the art director liked the production.
While learning about how to design watches, I am also tasked with helping the staff with clerical duties as well as assist on their market week display models for their clients.
We had to recreate the display models because the printing company for this model was not printed out correctly. So my co worker helped me model it out on adobe illustrator and we did something i never thought was possible.
We printed out the display box sizes 20″ x 42″, we printed it out in tile format and we had to crop the shapes, mount it on adhesive paper, then cover the old display model.
It took a lot of work especially when the art work didn’t line up with the display model because of only “.mm” off. So it is very important to be exact.
After a couple days in my internship. I have learned that designing watches is no easy task. Of course the most important thing, is all about how you design the case of the watch. Once you have figured that out, the rest is pretty simple such as the bezel design as well as the lugs to hold the strap.
This is one of the watches i designed after learning and guided on designing a watch. I am enjoying this internship so far.
Working at MZ Berger and the culture is a bit different than i expected. The attire is casual, there’s a range from cargo shorts to suits, im assuming based upon your position and department. I dress in my work pants (black slacks with crease) and a button up shirt. The work station for me is a big area and a iMac with an intern log in. The work area is also open cubicles, with the ability to personalize your space. Well most employees who work there usually go for lunch after 1pm or so, depending on who it is.
We also communicate primarily through employee/company emails.