Titanium is a fantastic choice of metal. But to keep with the style of previous nautilus brush finish/polish finish you might have to electro polish the shiny parts to really get them to glow. If they can get the same shiny bezel with brushed too from hand finishing, that’s impressive. I can’t imagi
When a model number is discontinued, it is often replaced. 3940 begets 5140. 3700 begets (with some in between) 5711. So if they upgrade the movement they would give it a new number. Don’t worry, there will always be a nautilus that you can’t get.
From what I’ve read there is actually a lot of work that goes in to getting kerning correct enough to be visually appealing. Different fonts have varied weights ( thickness of lines) within the letters. Depending on which letters are next to each other and the font size, you may have to spread them
Your love for your mother and father always shine through in your posts. They clearly did not just pass on an appreciation of horology to you, they passed on kindness and the makings of a good person. A greater gift than any watch. Take care. I also look forward to reading your interview.