My Old China......

User Tag List

Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: My Old China......

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    10,800
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    68
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default My Old China......

    well it was here... I missed it being away... it was going back we complained I tried to re book delivery... they sent it back to Sweden and then it arrived today. Just like that...

    I quickly bounced it onto a Tornado strap and it really is a keeper... gents you do have to get one.....awesome dial... a real looker... not a large watch but really nice quality....







    #womw
    info@atgvintagewatches.com
    Call: +44 (0) 203 544 4012
    Official Dealers
    Bremont, Dodane 1857 & PITA Barcelona

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,638
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    I must admit, I was (and remain) a little skeptical of this one. I quite like the dial, and side on, it has a really nice profile (strangely, it looks almost like a Smiths W10) but the caseback is terrible. I guess I'll just have to take a look when I next see you. I'm hoping I have a better reaction to it in the flesh, but at this point in time, I'm not convinced. Sorry...

    M

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    457
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I wouldn't buy one. I hear they are really made in Switzerland and shipped to China where they are "assembled" so they can put "made in China" on them.LOL

    I think I got that right
    Last edited by Gurmot; 08-09-2009 at 13:25.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    10,800
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    68
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    wouldn't buy one? Why not...?
    #womw
    info@atgvintagewatches.com
    Call: +44 (0) 203 544 4012
    Official Dealers
    Bremont, Dodane 1857 & PITA Barcelona

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    574
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I am disagree. Which is to say, I like it. It resembles the old Sekonda/Poljot Strela in many ways—pushers and crown excepted. The holiday in Sweden did it good.

    But the case back is... Meh.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    10,800
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    68
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    I worked in Hong Kong for a while and this kind of over the top graphics is very Chinese and authentica... I love it......

    PS. Note.. now it's dark I can tell you it has no lume at all.... maybe not the best military watch then.....
    #womw
    info@atgvintagewatches.com
    Call: +44 (0) 203 544 4012
    Official Dealers
    Bremont, Dodane 1857 & PITA Barcelona

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    1,069
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default How do you say "Stealth" in Mandarin?

    The no-lume military watch!! At least your enemy would have no idea what time it was either.
    Dave J

    "I may at times be wrong, but I am never in doubt"...anonymous surgeon.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    31
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Seagull 1963

    Thanks for posting your thoughts.

    I think that's decided it - where's my credit card!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire, UK
    Posts
    791
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I like the new vintage look of this watch. The display back is nice but it looks as though it puts extra depth on the watch.
    Still not sure on the hour markers. But the blues hands are great....

    Looking forward to seeing at the GTG.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    1,090
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)

    Default

    I certainly like it and hunted around for one after seeing Al's first post, before being distracted by something else...

    There seem to be slightly different versions of this watch floating around, depending upon which supplier ordered them from Seagull. Al's version is supposedly the more desirable (what a surprise), with 19 Jewels and the infilled red star on the dial, the chrono' hands are the right way round (!) plus the optional display back. Some of this batch came with a solid caseback, no infilled star and the same engraving on the solid caseback but infilled in red. That said, that supplier had some like that but with an infilled star! I emailed that supplier but have heard nothing back yet.

    The other supplier, who is easily found on the net, apparently has his slightly different version in stock - they have 21 jewels on the dial, some have the chrono hands reversed, the engraving on the solid caseback is not infilled in red and I think the display back is an option.

    There you go - the product of a couple of hours on the interweb!

    Confused? Reckon you should wait for Al' to sell his...

    Best regards

    Jon'.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •