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The purpose of these rules is to facilitate the efficiency of the project, its smooth operation, and to ensure the cooperation of everyone who participates in it. Our project will be strictly governed by these rules: It is important that you read, understand, and agree to these rules – your continued participation in this project is an acknowledgement and acceptance of them.


1.1 First and foremost, all WUS rules apply to and supersede those created for this sub-forum; if you have not read them yet please do so now!
1.2 Only registered project participants may post in this sub-forum.
1.3 For the sake of organization and continuity, participants may not create new threads in this sub-forum. Please use the most appropriate thread when creating a post, or the GENERAL DISCUSSION thread for comments that do not directly relate to the subject of an existing thread.
1.4 Unauthorized threads, or posts created by those not registered in the project, will be deleted without further explanation.
1.5 Project managers have the right to exclude anyone from the project who is not following rules, causing disputes, is behaving in an otherwise counterproductive manner or has failed to fulfil their commitment to a previous project on f72. At all times, as per WUS Forum rules, project participants should remain respectful of each other and the decisions being made.


2.1 This project will only commence once there are at least 100 registered participants.
2.2 Members may purchase more than one watch – only one vote will be allowed per participant regardless of how many watches they have registered to purchase.
2.3 Project managers may, if it is deemed to be for the good of the project, alter the project’s structure. These changes are limited to the timetable of the design and voting process, and not to the voting system itself. This rule provides project managers the flexibility needed to keep the project running smoothly and resolve unforeseen problems and unexpected delays.
2.4 The watch designed by this project may only enter final production by the manufacturer once 150 pieces have a commitment to be purchased. This commitment in terms of the project’s participants will include a non-refundable deposit.
2.5 Until a project participant has paid the deposit for his watch, it will remain the property of the project and can be reassigned by the project managers to another participant. The purpose of this rule is to weed out those who are not fully committed to the project or are not fulfilling the financial obligations of participation.
2.6 Once the project has concluded and the final design has entered production, a time limit for the full payment will have to be respected. Those who do not pay for their watch within this time limit may forfeit the watch and their deposit. Please do not commit to the project if you can not afford to pay for your watch!


3.1 Every design phase of this project will be decided by a discussion and vote of registered participants. Only those who have registered to be a part of the project can vote.
3.2 The single transferable vote (STV) system will be used to conduct all votes.
3.3 Only in the event of a dispute will a vote be arbitrated by the project managers, who if required, will make a decision in the interest of allowing the project to continue moving forward.
A design element that wins the majority of the votes (>51%) will be considered as having been accepted upon the completion of a vote. No arguments or discussions against the winning vote will be allowed.


- 40mm custom case, 3d render to follow. Thin at the sides, vintage-style. Exact thickness will depend on the movement.
- A few sunburst dial colours to vote on, we may be able to deliver multiple dial colour options depending on interest. MOQ of a dial is 100 - TBC.
- "Coffin" shaped markers
- Metal chapter ring
- Raised markers with proper lume (currently BGW9 is foreseen)
- Depending on the dial colour we opted for gilt or silver edges of the markers
- Coloured/lumed second hand tip
- Date window
- Bezel material: stainless steel, can be pvd/dlc or brushed stainless.
- Movement: we are checking with the OEM and may offer a few to vote upon. Both Japanese and Swiss options are available - with obviously an impact on price - there will only be 1 movement withheld for the final watch.
- Straps: we are currently proposing to include both a tropic-style rubber strap and a "ladder" bracelet, both having that vintage sporty vibe. Having both or only one strap options may be up for a vote depending on the budget impact.
- Case back with engraving
- 200m WR with screwdown crown
- Made by a respected, high quality Hong Kong based OEM
- 3 core team members are local in HK and will do the quality check before shipping
- Estimated price: 450 - 500 USD - depending mainly on the movement selection, upper end would be for an eta 2824/sw200; lower price for a 9015 or 6R15 for example.
- Guarantee: 1 year
- Delivery expectation: Q2 2018

Major votes expected at this moment:
- Dial colour preference
- Movement: Swiss or Japanese
- Back engraving drawing
- Logo/text

List of Design Committee members:
claradead, Martin_B, Torsten, MrDagon007, KJRye, Recoil, HKEd

Design Direction
The following renderings give a start point for the design process. Of course the final looks are subject to the upcoming votes and new insights.


On behalf of the committee,

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Here are the final renders and changes that will be made in final production.

Bezel - markings and numerals will be made slightly slimmer

Crown - signed with penguin logo

Buckle - upgraded to higher quality version and signed with penguin logo

Case back - deeper engraving if possible

Endlink - will be adjusted for easier strap / bracelet change

Case - change to vertical lug brushing to match outer bracelet brushing direction


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Signed crown, higher quality logoed buckle, vertical lug brushed... !!! It was already a really nice watch but now that's become really gorgeous!
You are a real perfectionist my friend.
I really look forward to wearing mine now... ;)
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