I think an affordable tourbion would be awsome, the divers posted are also nice. Sorry i missed the moon phase project, a nice looking watch.
Initially, limit to one per person. After the sell-by-date has passed, then and only then, may people put their hand-up for more. Choose who gets them by ballot.
Or, we forget the numbering of a limited edition and do a deal whereby the forum gets a licence payment to contribute to the forum's running costs. So we place an initial order for 150 but more may be ordered as and when by anybody that wants a watch with WUS branding. Perhaps, increase the price by $10 with the $10 going to Ernie's costs.
with a Liaoning movement, which I think is the cheapest tourbillon movement available.
I have to say, after owning one, a tourbillon is a rather odd watch to have. You're always kinda afraid you'll break it (and who are you going to find that can service any tourbillon, let alone a Chinese one) and it's not quite casual, not quite dressy (though that has more to do with the styling of the watch itself). I do understand the attraction though and would have no problem if the 2012 edition ends up being a tourb; I'll just skip a year and see what 2013 brings.
On the other hand, a nice ST-19 based chrono of some kind would have me salivating again...
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So far the diver apeals the most followed closely by a tourbillon. Price is a big issue though, it has to be affordable.
My vote is for the 1963 Chrono. I was too late for the last one, but if the price is right would be interested in this one depending on the plan.
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Victorinox Swiss Army Officer
Deep Blue T25
Orient Quartz Chronograph
The Jiusko diver as shown retails for roughly $260, but it was intended only as an example of what can be done, not as a definitive design (although I like it just as it stands, and so did "Deep Blue" who issued that watch, rebranded, as their "Carbon Aqua" model).
My point was more only that a truly 200 meter or more water-resistant Chinese built tool diver is a real possibility for a WUS Edition, and that the design for such a watch could be anywhere between, or including, both a re-issue of a classic design, or a thoroughly modern design.
I would definitely be in for a Diver of some sort. Might go for a chrono. Won't go for a tourbillon. They are beautiful pieces of machinery, but serve almost zero purpose.
In addition to the 3 ideas that I mentioned above, I would love a Chinese mechanical alarm watch! Do you guys know if any Chinese reputable firm is making these?
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