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    2013 WUS Project

    We (the Design Committee) are in fact insane and would like to introduce our psychiatrist and guest Committee member for 2013............drum roll.................Torsten!

    It is true he has forgotten more about Chinese VCMs than I know and although he is a very busy man, he approached me months ago with an idea for the 2013 WUS Chinese Forum Watch. The idea was approved by the kind people at WUS and the rest is history.

    I don't want to say too much as I would like to leave the honours to Torsten. Hopefully, he will fill us in with the details of the upcoming 2013 project watch. Sorry to keep you all in suspense.....not .

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    Re: 2013 WUS Project

    Please, when???

    (it's been Monday here for 21 hours!!!).
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    Re: 2013 WUS Project

    Woooot? The 2012 hasn't even finished yet. Now tell us the details.

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    Yeah! Can't wait. Does it really matter that the 2012 is not completed(so to speak, at least in my mind it is, except for delivery). Am sure many will be waiting for more news.

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    Eddy,
    Thank you for the introduction and the opportunity to join the committee for this project. Very exiting though I am not sure what I am getting myself into.
    The (Chinese) WUS 2013 project will be a ST5-based dress watch in the style of a 1960's dress watch. Over the last months I have purchased 150 used and NOS Seagull, Tianjin,and Lanhua watches containing the milling engraved ST5 movement. (Apologies should have caused this a temporary price spike).

    The watches are currently being dismantled before they will be send to Tianjin where a Seagull factory employee will clean and service the movements. This process should take up to four month at the least. I have further purchased spare parts and additional watches to be used for spares.

    Due to the different source watches the movements will have slight differences in appearance and they will be randomly assigned to the new watches. So you will be getting a ST5 fully serviced and good to run for another 40 years. By accident, our project coincides with the 40 year anniversary of the ST5 in the market.

    The committee has yet to decide on the design process. Below two pictures of where we want to go with this project in general. Including of course a crystal case back to show off the ST5. And a sample for potential design for the dial and overall style of the watch we are aiming for. The committee will come back to you with more info later.


    Cheers, Torsten


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    Re: 2013 WUS Project

    Interesting idea...........making new out of old.......I'm game. :)

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    Eddy,
    Thank you for the introduction and the opportunity to join the committee for this project. Very exiting though I am not sure what I am getting myself into.
    The (Chinese) WUS 2013 project will be a ST5-based dress watch in the style of a 1960's dress watch. Over the last months I have purchased 150 used and NOS Seagull, Tianjin,and Lanhua watches containing the milling engraved ST5 movement. (Apologies should have caused this a temporary price spike).

    The watches are currently being dismantled before they will be send to Tianjin where a Seagull factory employee will clean and service the movements. This process should take up to four month at the least. I have further purchased spare parts and additional watches to be used for spares.

    Due to the different source watches the movements will have slight differences in appearance and they will be randomly assigned to the new watches. So you will be getting a ST5 fully serviced and good to run for another 40 years. By accident, our project coincides with the 40 year anniversary of the ST5 in the market.

    The committee has yet to decide on the design process. Below two pictures of where we want to go with this project in general. Including of course a crystal case back to show off the ST5. And a sample for potential design for the dial and overall style of the watch we are aiming for. The committee will come back to you with more info later.


    Cheers, Torsten


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    Re: 2013 WUS Project

    BTW, count me in as soon as you start a registration thread.

    Thanks.

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    Re: 2013 WUS Project

    If the committee requires any design input, i'd like to contribute.
    Here's a first idea:
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    - Sunburst piepan dial
    - C3 lume dots
    - raised metal W logo (not pictured)
    - sunburst style brushed case (Not sure what this case type is called)
    - oyster style decorated bezel
    - nice leather strap
    - domed acrylic.


    Inspired by:

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    Re: 2013 WUS Project

    Hi Torsten,
    cool idea, count me in... Tentatively what price range are we looking at?

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    Re: 2013 WUS Project

    Very nice, I'll be sure to keep an eye on this as I don't own a ST5 yet!
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