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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    Absolutely interested! Love the field watch + bracelet aesthetic. That West End watch style looks pretty great too, though.

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    Interested, the Shanghai officer would be nice. For movements, I would like to see a non-clone movement. IIRC the SS7/SS8 variants are still being made, a retro movement wouls be cool.
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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    I'm always interested! Either of the first two styles particularly interest me.

    With the vintage feel, keep it thin with a hand-wind movement! If not, I agree with Sidney004 that the microrotor Hangzhou 5000 would be very cool.

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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    West End watches are always classy and deserving of attention, but I'm still drawn most strongly to the two Shanghai military styles. That said, I've already got a Type 114 homage, so do I need another? I'd definitely like to see the red torch logo updated with a fine gold or silver edge. And the way the text rises out of the surface of the dial is something not often seen on modern watches. If we go with the diver style, then there will probably need to be a vote on count-down vs count-up.
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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    As I participate in all project till now, I'm interested too.
    I prefer the West End style, then Shanghai military.

    A little bit concerned about the price - what imposes such price?
    We already have a ST2130 project - compressor case (it can be considered as a diver), it was below $300.

    Yes, the tourbillon was more expensive, but it's a tourbillon :)

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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    I definitely prefer the west end, it is a more unique design, and has multiple elements that you don't see in the Shanghai. Color me interested!

    EDIT: Also the more I think about it, the West End looks like it is in the field watch style, the Shanghai just doesn't look like it has that when I look at it. So if we really want a field watch, we should go with the fieldier watch of the two. Fieldier is totally a word.
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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    Quote Originally Posted by miroman View Post
    As I participate in all project till now, I'm interested too.
    I prefer the West End style, then Shanghai military.

    A little bit concerned about the price - what imposes such price?
    We already have a ST2130 project - compressor case (it can be considered as a diver), it was below $300.

    Yes, the tourbillon was more expensive, but it's a tourbillon :)

    Regards, Miro.
    Thanks for your comments. In fact we were thinking of using a top class OEM for this project (quality on par with the best microbrands), using top ingredients (like quality lume, top finishing etc), hence it would cost a bit more. Possibly we could vote to only have 1 generic strap style (like in the 2016 project) to reduce the cost a bit, to be discussed later.
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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    i vote the vintage diver with Hangzhou 5000 if its possible

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    I like the look of the West end silk road watch, I'm flexible on the movement.
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    Re: Polling your interest for the f72 2017 project !

    Love the idea of a Shanghai field watch, maybe with a spherical superdome crystal such as from the West End? IMHO there are so many West Ends in different varieties on the 'bay for pretty cheap that I don't see the point in making a project based on one. A beautiful rarity like the officer's on the other hand... Also love the idea of a hand wound, super thin bezel diver.

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