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To copy an existing watch face and make changes

Hey I recently liked a watch face and was unsatisfied with its aod, i did comment to ask if the dev could change it but he refused, is there any way I can copy that watch face to the creator and change the aod alone to my liking from my watch alone

As long as you already have had a communication with the designer, it would probably be best to ask him that question. Otherwise, you would be essentially copying the work of another person and making one alteration - which would not be a good thing to do without permission from the original designer.

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That is a fair point, but I’m going to do it and not publish the Design, i just want it for my watch just for me, is there a way for me to copy the aspects of that face and make my own changes…?, I don’t see such options on the creator

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If inspection (rocket icon) is available on the face you like you could look at how it is designed and use that as inspiration to build your own, unique face.
If a disigner has their face inspectable it usually means they want to inspire others but it is always good form to tip them a nod here if you publish, or PM them with a link to your mods if you don’t, just by way of thanks.

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Technically as long as he doesn’t give it to anyone else then from a legal standpoint it’s fair use. You are allowed to take someone’s art and transform it. You just can’t make money on it unless 51% of it is essentially original.

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The short answer is: no, you can’t (there is no option to do this)

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That would be a good feature. Put in a request with the creator and you’re unable to share it or show it.

Id use it, I find plenty of faces that I like but I’d want a shortcut or maybe a different font.

Then you could show the edits to the original creator and they could publish it if they wanted.

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Welcome to the community! I’m curious - what didn’t you like about the AOD? When I decide on my AODs I usually go for pretty minimal (analog sometimes just the hands, digital just the time, and sometimes the date with either.
If people ask me politely for another version of something I always try to meet the request. That said perhaps the designer in question is very ridgid with his/her work. In any case, I do understand how frustrating it can be to love a watch face and still have one thing that just doesn’t work for you.