Ok, I know this is crazy, off-the-wall, and unexpected. After speaking with an Asian manufacturer today, this was emailed to me.
This watch uses a Swiss made, SW200 movement (almost identical to the ETA 2824). It is about 42mm diameter, with a 24mm lug width. The bezel is 60 clicks and the feel is ok, not great, but it is not loose.
The case can be PVD plated, for the price quoted. This is a stock case from the manufacturer, with our dial and hands, and their crazy crown guard removed. We also repositioned the crown to the 4:00 position. Since it's an off the shelf case design, there are no mold charges to amortize. The build quality is good, and it's water resistant to more than 30atm - I don't remember exactly. The crystal is sapphire. There is a helium escape valve at 11:00. I don't know why it's not on the CAD drawing.
Is this interesting, or should we pass? I think we should pass, but opinions are appreciated.