Design Vote 8a: “Layout Options”
Part ONE: Engraved bezel wins
Part TWO: Black date wheel with white numbers wins
Part THREE: Power reserve hand pointing upward wins
We have finally reached the first official (and mandatory) vote of the layout design phase.
The purpose of this vote is to narrow down three of the options that were proposed and discussed in the design thread. Not only will this help simplify the task of creating new renderings, it will also ensure that they are more inclusive of everyone’s proposed ideas.
Here are the three parts that will be presented to you in the vote form:
- Part ONE will decide whether we’ll be moving forward with an engraved bezel or a rehaut.
- Part TWO will determine which colour the date wheel will be.
- Part THREE will nail down the orientation of the power reserve hand.
We’d like to remind everyone that the optional date wheel will incur an additional cost and take another bite out of the budget. Consequently, before you vote, please carefully consider the true importance and value the optional wheel would have for you.
And now, here’s our boring reminder that this thread is NOT for the continued discussion of the dial layout. Please use the appropriate Design Thread for such posts. This thread is strictly for comments concerning the vote itself – or for anyone experiencing problems with the voting process and needs to let us know.
Online vote forms will be sent out to everyone over the next 24 hours (by 15 July).
This vote will run for SEVEN days (from 14 – 21 July), or less if all eligible votes are received before the end of the voting period (wouldn’t that be nice?). The vote results will be tabulated and posted in this thread upon its completion and in the project summary post of the FAQ thread.
IMPORTANT! This vote is mandatory and WILL count against your participation count in the project.
The Usual Fine Print Concerning Our Voting Process (please read if you haven’t already):
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 15 July at 21:00 GMT (and after you've checked your spam/junk folders).
An option 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.