I love all the activity on this exciting project!! congrats to everyone
Although I think all the suggestions so far have been awesome my gut tells me we may be moving a little far off the mark with some of the current ideas. I hate to be a broken record as I've pointed this out before but someone really should inquire exactly what sinn will and wont allow while we're still in the planning stages. For instance using an EZM case to create a non quartz, non chronograph watch with some sort of custom dial and hands will essentially create an entirely new watch instead of a basic LE of an existing model. IMHO I just don't think sinn will go for that. As far as I know we asked sinn if we could make a LE U1 and they said "sure"...creating a whole new watch may not be what they had in mind.
Don't get me wrong...I'd love it if the sky was the limit and I hope it is!! but we should ask sinn first before muddying the waters with lots of new options that may not even be available to us, and worse will disappoint and frustrate folks if sinn later says "no" and we have to start from scratch. I've been involved in a few other forum created watch projects and seen them fizzle out over trivial setbacks, let's keep the momentum going on this sinn LE!!
Along with an EZM case option a few other simple questions should include if we are limited by a specific type of lume?? I know there has been a growing C3 vs BGW9 debate and folks seem to hold the issue of lume close to their hearts making it a small but very important point. Whatever we decide here may make no difference as sinn may simply not allow us to switch from whatever lume they currently use. This simple issue could greatly affect peoples votes on dial and hand color (or for that matter using a fully lumed dial in the first place) since different lumes create different tones. In addition it's been suggested but not made clear what limitations we would have on using a white lumed dial since it's already been used on a LE, how much different would ours need to be?? Also, the possibility of using an arktis dial was tossed out early on and is still worth exploring (is the "arktis blue" exclusive to the arktis watch?) along with a simple yes/no confirmation as to whether we will be allowed to change crown position on a U1??
Is there someone at sinn we can get in touch with just to quickly clear up some of these points?? I think it would be a great help and invaluable in the design process in addition to giving us a road map to keep us on course.
IMHO it's prudent to take care of these facts first with sinn before proceeding.
What does everyone think???