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A Good Chinese Watch

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Just to see if there are such things have you got a trouble free Chinese auto that has worked as advertised and that you would be prepared to recommend :)   I anticipate a one post thread :huh:

Here are two that have behaved impeccably for years.

 

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Aeromatic Pilots Watch.    Faultless......unknown movement.

 

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Parnis Sea Gull ST555.   Behaved flawlessly :thumbsup:

 

If you’ve got em flaunt them.

Cheers :thumbsup:

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Never had a spot of bother with these or any of my other Chinese cheapies. :thumbsup:

I like Chinese curry sauce as well. :yes:

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this keeps great time.

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My two...

Parnis GMT

...and...

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Ok, so the second is not auto, it is manual wind, but it’s still a pretty decent watch especially with the display back you get!

Seagull 1963

All old pics

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This "Swiss" or German or mongrel watch isn't really bad, but not very good. It's got a Shanghai 3N movement in it, according to a sharp-eyed member here. I haven't worn it much lately. I should flip it. 

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16 hours ago, Chromejob said:

This "Swiss" or German or mongrel watch isn't really bad, but not very good. It's got a Shanghai 3N movement in it, according to a sharp-eyed member here. I haven't worn it much lately. I should flip it. 

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After a worthy gulp of that sweet magic potion, anything bro!!:thumbsup::notworthy:

 

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I've had these two Alphas since 2008...

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...both are still running ok & looking good :thumbsup: 

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Join @JimboJames1972 with the Sea-Gull 1963 Reissue with sapphire crystal.

Great time keeping and a joy to use its column wheel chronograph ST19 movement:

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Great, a Chinese Cheapies thread - oops, sorry Roger, I see that you only specify country of origin rather than price point.:)

In fact, many of the watches so far shown do not really fit into my category of "Chinese Cheapy. I myself have a weakness for getting "down and dirty" every now and then among the weird and wonderful bargain basement jobbies that cost under £50, often well under that figure. At this level, buying and wearing a Chinese mechanical watch is a bit of a risk, with the most common faults being bits of the dial and hands falling off, screw-down crowns instantly losing their threads, calendar buttons packing up, and of course, that marvellous fault whereby an automatic watch is actually a hand-wind model with the rotor unable to wind the watch properly. Descriptions in adverts of these bottom rung watches are also often inaccurate, and a huge pot of salt needs to be taken when reading them. Nevertheless, I have had great fun with really cheap Chinese mechanical watches, and some of them have genuinely surprised me by being fit for purpose and actually rather attractive in the flesh.

I won't go in to the various brand names used on these watches here because members will know that I have written quite a bit for the Forum about cheap Chinese watches. When I do go a bit bonkers and buy a couple of these watches, I usually use a site like Amazon, because if something goes wrong, there is no problem with getting a refund or replacement, often with no need to return the defective item. And with such inexpensive watches, one is not too afraid of losing one's cash if a dud purchase remains dud.:biggrin:

 

 

 

 

 

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A few that have survived over 5 years all under £15

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And one of the gaffers

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