Since the micro-rotor appears be a no-go, we need to check the interest in using the workhorse SM1AK movement made by ZuanShi and making a homage to VCMs.
Think of this as Part II of a VCM series that started with the 2013 WUS CMW forum ST-5 movement.
This is only to check the interest of using this movement and if there are enough members to move forward with this project.
The SM1AK was given the distinction of being the best movement made in China for 10 years in a row.
It is the pinnacle of Chinese watch making in the 1970s, and would a great movement for a VCM inspired watch.
Why a VCM inspired watch? Many watch buyers only know of the mushroom brands and homage watches that come out of China.
It would be great to make a watch that celebrates the horology of CMW in a time when the words cheap and copy appear be the qualifiers that dominate the perception of Chinese watches in the world.