I contacted Howard Marx, who has the ear of Mr. Wajs. Howard forwarded Mr. Wajs the link to the new Early Bird (my post with the pics of the new with the vintage). Here's his note...
"I have spoken with Mr Wajs and sent him the link to this thread.
He is flattered that you have taken the time and effort to make
this watch and compliments you on the things that make it its own
style - he honestly thought no one would ever do anything like this
and is very pleased.