So, people of this great project, here we will discuss the future of this project.
Needles to say, I need your input, your help, your enthusiasm and all your will and power.
First, lets have a look at the survey results:
78 responses (as of 30.1.2016 22:03 CET)
41% Very interested
43,6% Quite interested
15,4% Not really interested
43,6% Very likely to buy
43,6% Difficult to decide atm
12,8% Not very likely
11,5% Does not acknowledge the need to pay a downpayment once the design is finished (???)
That means two things:
Only 69% responded to our survey
Only 28,9% of total participants is very interested and 30% is quite interested, so in total, 59% is interested of total 113 participants (some have two watches, but they count as one participant).
Here are the responses of the "Not really interested":
Management team exhibited a low tolerance threshold towards constructive criticism. Taking too long. I recently tried out the 42 military, which is the reference case for this project and found it a tad too big for my wrist. Sorry about that To be perfectly honest, I was really unhappy with the choice of dial. I belong to the "it's just too cluttered" camp. I haven't resigned from the project because I am hopeful that I end up being pleasantly surprised by the final design, but I'm obviously skeptical. As of late, I haven't been terribly active because everything has just moved so slowly. Case size may be too large and not manageable. its been drawn out far to long and the votes have nearly all went against what i like Hi, I bought a new watch and a lack of money already .Pzdr I was in down to the last 3 choices, when number 3 won I just could stay in. I have spoke to others involved in this project and they all agree with me, which brings me to wonder, how did it ever get chosen. You have run this project seamlessly, commend you on that, but I cannot proceed with that watch. I was highly interested in the beginning, but the direction the project took made me go on. Sorry Guys. I strongly appriciate what youndid and hiw you organized everything. Thanks! The votes and design has moved away from something i would be interested in. I was saving money for this watch to buy, but in the meanwhile I bought other one.
Unfortunately, there is 35 people who did not respond and we don't know what is their reason for not being active. The options are quite limited:
- loss of interest
- no time
- personal / health issues
So, what are the main challenges we are facing now:
- Uwe is missing
- Our court designer is not happy
- Steinhart will not produce the watch under current conditions (budget etc...) if there is less than 100 commited buyers
- People are quiet and we don't know why
- Some people are unhappy with the way we manage the project (low tolerance to critique)
I would like to hear your thoughts.
I the mean time, I will think about possible scenarios.
Design process is postponed until we decide what next. Of course you are free to participate in current design discussion.
(I said postponed, not canceled, please make no mistakes, this project will go on unless clearly stated otherwise!!!)