Design Vote 3a: “Movement Type”
THIS VOTE IS NOW CLOSED!
Please use the appropriate design thread to discuss the results of the this vote.
130 of 136 eligible participants in Project THOR voted. Thank You! The following participants did NOT vote: Jcp311 (1st strike); ulfur (1st strike); scheersmarc (1st strike); Tallest (1st strike); JoeRogan (1st strike); and Armmaham (3rd strike). Voting IS mandatory, and since the project has a three strikes and you're out policy, each of these participants has been assessed with a strike. If you are on the participant's list and have no intention of remaining involved in the project, please let us know so that we can assign your spot to the next person on the waiting list. The following participant has been removed from the project because he accumulated three strikes with this vote: Armmaham. As a result ChaserM has been moved up from the waiting list.
The original post for this thread was as follows:
It’s time for the first half of our third vote!
We hope that by now everyone will have had enough time to consider the movement options that were presented and discussed in the third design thread, and that you have already decided on which of the three movement types you would like to see used for Project THOR. For this vote there will be three options that you will need to rank from most favorite, to least favorite.
Online vote forms will be sent out to everyone over the next 24 hours.
You will use the form to rank EACH of the following options from most favorite to least favorite:
Option 1: Three-Hand (hours, minutes and seconds) movement.
Option 2: GMT (24-hour hand) movement.
Option 3: Chronograph (stopwatch) movement.
This vote will run for a full week (from 30 Jan. to 6 Feb.), or shorter if all the votes have already been received. This is to allow everyone an opportunity to participate. At the end of the vote the results will be tabulated and posted in this thread and in the project summary post of the FAQ thread.
This vote will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the results and specific movements in the winning category, and then vote 3b will take place, which will decide the actual movement we will be using.
IMPORTANT! We are still having problems with a few participants not correctly entering their WUS member name in the vote form! PLEASE get it right this time; an incorrect member name is a big headache for CzechMate, and it can void your vote. Avoid putting in extra spaces or mixing up lower and uppercase text.
Finally, this thread is NOT for a continuing discussion of movements (please use the Design Thread for that). It is for discussion concerning the vote itself – and for anyone who is experiencing problems with the voting process.
The Usual Preamble Concerning Voting (please read – at least once):
Over the next 24 hours a vote form will be sent to the email address you used to register for the project. Please look for this email, fill out the form completely – and accurately – and then submit it. You will need to use the Unique Identifier (UI) number that was sent to you in a WUS PM by CzechMate when you first registered for the project. Please contact CzechMate if you do not receive your vote form by 31 Jan. at 21:00 GMT (and after you've checked your spam/junk folders).
REMEMBER: Voting in this project is mandatory! You must submit a vote to remain a registered participant. Failing to participate in three votes throughout the duration of this project will result in a person’s removal from the registration list. This is a project for active participants, not those speculating on a limited edition watch for its potential resale value.
A design element that receives the majority of the votes (>51%) will be considered the winner.
All voting for Project THOR will use the STV system, which allows a person to rank all options in order of their preference. In other words, if your first choice doesn't get enough votes to win, your vote will automatically roll over to your second choice, and if necessary (and applicable), your third choice and so on. This is an excellent system, one that we used to great success for our last Steinhart project watch. We suggest that you search Wikipedia for “single transferable vote” if you would like more detailed information on how the STV works.
Once the vote has concluded, and the results have been posted, those who are unsatisfied by its outcome have two options: They can either notify us that they wish to leave the project, or they can accept the result and continue on. There will no option to debate a vote result or to repeat it. If you decide to leave the project we would appreciate that you immediately notify us so that your position on the registration list can be given to the next person on the waiting list.