After a discussion with Arizone and the moderation team we have agreed that for the next project we might investigate on the feasibility to have two project running on parallel work streams as we expect Technochas and Vostok (or Luch) to deliver their projects in a different timeframe (for a "simple" Electronika project the lead time should be about three months).
This thread is open to understand if there is enough support from the members of this board (and the digital forum as well) for a digital watch project, we can also discuss here what the members want as the options on the table are many.
These are the information we have so far:
1) For a "basic" project (that is defined as a stock Electronika watch with personalised dial of our choice) the minimum number of subscribers is 20, the price of the watch will be the same as the stock one selected (that would range from $26 to $38 according to the module chosen) and the lead time is about three months. Generally speaking at the moment Technochas watches have brass cases of different design we might choose, three different types of coatings (TiN, Chrome and another threatment that looks like steel) and
2) Technochas is working on a stainless steel version of the Electronika 55, as soon as the prototype is delivered they will show us and inform us on the minimum amount of watches they can produce, price, WR etc...the latest information is that the steel watch should not cost more than $100.
3) They also investigated on the possibility to make an homage to the first generation Electronika of the 70s, namely the B6 02, sketches are already distributed and with 100 subscribers we should be able to get the custom case at competitive price.
4) LED watch: Technochas said they are available to make a LED watch inspired to the Electronika 1 should this be the request of the forum, cost and order size to be discussed.
We invited their representative, Surok55, in this thread in order to interact with us and give us the latest information available...the first step is a simple question: is this idea of interest for you?