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Thread: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd 35 jewel automatic

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    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 protected crown selects firmly and winds like butter. The thing sorta reminds me of a milgauss but, nicely; it's not close enough to be called an homage. It looks turned out but not military. Ultra-dependable SB1H Shanghai "B" automatic movement/35 jewels.

    As near I know it's a straight up Shanghai design, and I think Shanghai would do well do think more along these lines for the North American market. It's a classy adult market three-hander with date.

    Plus it's got the beefiest strap I've seen come from a Chinese manufacturer...even a solid thick buckle. It feels like a Hirsch Liberty--and that's a compliment.

    Evidently 280 of this model were made...at least if I understand correctly.

    Specs:

    ?????280?/?
    ????????
    ??????????????
    ???????
    ???????????
    ???????38MM (???????)
    ?????????????8120??35???
    ???????
    ????? ?? ?? ??
    ????: 2005

    Special limited edition: 280 / only
    Name: (Shanghai) license
    Dial: Watch exclusive high hardness mineral glass
    Strap: leather strap
    Color: Black Dial (as shown)
    Size: dial diameter 38MM (including the case and handle first)
    Property: Shanghai brand automatic mechanical watch (8120 model) 35 drill movements
    Origin: China Shanghai
    Features: steel vibration Calendar week
    Released: 2005















    I'm really pleased.

    The seller, again, was Mr. Zhao Yanyan ( lingdianliseller at Ebay although he didn't list this piece on Ebay...yet :P )...and I'm finding him to be a treat to deal with. Mr Zhao communicates most easily in Chinese but I find Google Translate and Bing Translate allow me good and very friendly communication. :headbang:

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    Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd 35 jewel automatic

    Another cool looking Chinese watch 8)

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    Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd 35 jewel automatic

    That does look rather tidy. Enjoy. (It is a pretty high jewel count for an automatic. Do you know where the extras go?)

    Best wishes,
    Bob

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    Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd 35 jewel automatic

    I like that :D the case is certainly pretty class and the rest is simple and elegant.

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    Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd 35 jewel automatic

    Quote Originally Posted by rfrazier
    That does look rather tidy. Enjoy. (It is a pretty high jewel count for an automatic. Do you know where the extras go?)

    Best wishes,
    Bob
    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...



    By the way..evidently not limited edition...the LTD meant something else (but that's because I don't understand Chinese very well)

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