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    Here's my videos... Jintuofei ...

    Here's my videos...

    Jintuofei


    https://www.youtube.com/fAhUDKMmEuA

    Jiusko
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    I have two Chinese tourbillons. A Jintuofei...

    I have two Chinese tourbillons. A Jintuofei (looks like Sea-Gull movement, but is not)...

    https://www.amchpr.com/uploads/5/7/6/1/57616385/2347998_orig.jpg

    And a Jiusko, which runs a Hangzhou...
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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    I often use NATO straps with my vintage Chinese mechanical watches...

    1970s Sea-Gull ST5b piepan:

    http://rongood.net/watch_photos/L/1_sea_don_face4.jpg

    17 jewel Beijing Watch factory /...
  4. Re: One quarter of the world's mechanical watch movements...

    I had changed websites and so the links became broken. They're fixed now and all the photos have returned.
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    Re: New arrival (Chinese)

    I have it on quite good authority that Sea-Gull does sell movements (and parts, and ebauches) to a wide range of Chinese (and European) manufacturers but reserves its best movements for itself and...
  6. Re: One quarter of the world's mechanical watch movements...

    I appreciate your very kind comment. Thank you, Eddie. :D

    I think the sceptics will have to see it first hand and up close, but that's OK...because they will....
  7. Re: One quarter of the world's mechanical watch movements...

    {Updated due to old photo re-directs)

    Just over a full one quarter of all the world's mechanical and automatic watch movements are now made by one single Chinese company: Tianjin/Sea-Gull, so, I...
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    In North Korea, they wear Moranbong!!!

    Checking the archives, I note no mention of North Korea's indigenous Moranbong watches, so I thought TZ-UK readers would enjoy a look at one version of the now-closed "company's" product (??? equals...
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    Re: strap for retro chinese?

    Mine's on dark green fabric.

    http://www.rongood.net/amch/Chinese_Mechanical_Watches/M/shanghai_peace_2.jpg

    A dark NATO would do just as well.
  10. Re: A few thoughts on collecting vintage Chinese pieces...

    In a word: Taobao http://www.taobao.com :-)

    Also, this WUS post will be helpful, courtesy of "Back".
  11. Re: A few thoughts on collecting vintage Chinese pieces...

    There are two methods that work. One is very easy, and that's to use a Taobao Agent (like TaobaoNow or TaobaoDirect). The other is how I do it which takes more time, but saves some money and often...
  12. A few thoughts on collecting vintage Chinese pieces...

    On Sun Oct 03, abraxas posted a link to a very neat Europa Star article on the Tianjin Sea-Gull Watch company. The article brought what I'm about to write to my mind, but I didn't want to hijack...
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    Re: A watch and a ration coupon...

    Well, the Zhongshan 9 jewel was a basic movement for the Chinese, and they knew it. At the very same time, the Chinese manufacturers were also making quite high quality automatic and manual...
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    Re: A watch and a ration coupon...

    Thank all for your comments.

    That "rough looking movement" (very true!) usually runs within 3-5 seconds a day on the wrist. :D so it's basic---but it's a good design.
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    A watch and a ration coupon...

    During the period when most of the vintage Chinese mechanical watches at the AMCH/PR were made (roughly 1955--1975/80), watches were prohibitively expensive for most workers in the People's Republic....
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    HMT Kaushal - mechanical

    Boy am I ever a happy camper. I love watches that manage to artistically reflect their home culture without being gimmicky.

    India's elegant and unique HMT Kaushal is one of those watches. I can't...
  17. Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd 35 jewel automatic

    Hi: Thanks for the kind words.

    I don't know where the extra jewels go but I'll try to find out.

    Here's a photo from taobao that shows the movement though...
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  18. 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd 35 jewel automatic

    It's not fancy or flashy but there's just something about the dimensions and the cleanliness that I really like..and the goldtone indices against black and steel and the domed crystal. The deeply...
  19. Re: The Shanghai Three arrive... (very pic heavy)

    I love the strap on yours (much better quality than the straps on my three here)--and it's a very classic Shanghai; I love mine and they run beautifully...I'm thinking ZSH (standard) movement??...
  20. The Shanghai Three arrive... (very pic heavy)

    First, my thanks to Zhao Yanyan ( lingdianliseller at Ebay ) for his friendliness, speed of delivery and willingness to combine shipping for this order.

    Two of the three are modern...
  21. Re: Update for Taobao hunters & vintage Chinese watch fans...

    :D I confess, I did that on purpose :blackeye:



    There are a number of quite highly finished and very well-constructed Chinese pieces available for under or around $1000 USD.

    The two...
  22. Re: Update for Taobao hunters & vintage Chinese watch fans...

    First, thank you http://rongood.net/blush.gif

    The absolute highest quality watch might be this one, the "Dragon and Phoenix" tourbillon, exhibited at Basel (roughly $160,000 USD).
    ...
  23. Update for Taobao hunters & vintage Chinese watch fans...

    For those of you who may be interested in Chinese (PRC) horology and watches like those found at the AMCH/PR, I've added a resource that will help with searches on Taobao...

    Since Taobao is...
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    Re: Another surprising Smiths result.

    Well, I agree with the other poster. I think that's terrific. I'd love to have one like that...it's beautiful and not at all "usual". The proportions are excellent.
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    Re: A classic re-issued...

    Your comment is very, very appreciated. I hope my efforts are at least a bit of a reasonable trade for all the very valuable information I receive on beautiful Swiss, German, Japanese, British and...
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