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post #2356 of 3883
speaking of poor mans watches, I've got a trio for sale on ebay right now. If youre interested in any of them, i would be glad to make you a price offline.

I've got a timex J crew, a vintage Tag Heuer F1, and my prized Magrette PVD frown.gif

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=watch&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_okw=&_oexkw=&_adv=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=200&_fpos=&_fsct=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_fss=1&_fsradio=%26LH_SpecificSeller%3D1&_saslop=1&_sasl=jgold47&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50
post #2357 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

It's a BWAF movement, the highest quality watchmaker in China and all of Asia. They're not well known outside of China, but you can search the internet and watch forums. I'm willing to bet it's the best movement you will find in any watch less than $700 (twice the price of my watch).

They're not as well known as Seagull but the production quality is comparable to or even better than the finest Seagull movements. Unlike Seagull which produces both low-end to high-end products, BWAF only does high-end. They don't do OEM assembly for other brands like Seagull does and usually do not sell their movements either, so it was quite a coup to get these—my watch guy has good guanxi. The rotor is much smoother and the guilloche decoration is nicer as well.

Kent, BWAF definitely does private label production. Its their top-end tourbillons, the ones with 3 day power reserves and freesprung balances, that they dont sell to outsiders. They do have lower-end and mid-end models. Their SB-18 movement is one of the nicest handwound movements that China produces.

Kudos on the watch, definitely fits in with the Bauhaus theme!
post #2358 of 3883
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Originally Posted by RefleX View Post

I have the Orient Esteem Black/Rose Gold. I got it for $145 shipped. I think it's a great deal for an in house movement with 21 jewels.



This is beautiful. I can't believe the price. Must be some sort of service nightmare to go with it.

post #2359 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Tiziani View Post


This is beautiful. I can't believe the price. Must be some sort of service nightmare to go with it.


Nope, it's automatic. In house too. The strap isn't all that great but the watch itself is nice for $145. For budget watches Orient is hard to beat, so I'm told. 

post #2360 of 3883
I got the Orient 50th anniversary power reserve a month ago. It's no exaggeration to say I was amazed at the value for the money.
post #2361 of 3883

Sincerely well done man, good find.

post #2362 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I got the Orient 50th anniversary power reserve a month ago. It's no exaggeration to say I was amazed at the value for the money.

Good stuff. Love that watch. Got my first Orient the other day. Black dial bambino. Great looking watch.
post #2363 of 3883
My Blue Spark that I purchased from Cantabrigian:



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post #2364 of 3883

Hello Gentlemen (and ladies?),

If you to had to choose between a;

Tissot PR100

 

700

 

http://qualitywatchreviews.com/tissot-pr100-review/

 

or;

 

Raymond Weil 'Tradition'

 

700

 

 

http://www.raymond-weil.com/EN/Mens-Watches/Tradition/Tradition-5576-st-00207.html#

 

Which would it be?

Both I can get at similar prices. Although I think I like the look of the Tissot.

 

I have a Maurice Lacroix, but the face is too chunky for my cuffs, so I have a $50AUD Seiko that I bought second hand, and its all scratched up.

 

700

post #2365 of 3883
Nice! Determination and initiative have garnered you an elegant, cult classic watch. And Frenemies!
post #2366 of 3883
I know -- I still can't believe I was able to snag one of these in excellent condition. After weeks of scrounging forums, ebay, and google, I found NOTHING. Then all out of nowhere Cantabrigian PMs me biggrin.gif
post #2367 of 3883
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

My Blue Spark that I purchased from Cantabrigian:

biggrin.gif:D:D:D

That's a beauty..
post #2368 of 3883
Saw some A. Lange watches in person the other day and DAMN. But now I want to step my watch game up a bit. Budget would be up to $1000 or so, but ideally I'd want something in the $500-700 range with automatic movement.

Really like either a clean face Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

or a world time zoneish watch Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


and the Seiko blue shock is so nice! Something like that would be nice as well.
post #2369 of 3883
My new poor man weekend warrior image.jpg
post #2370 of 3883
You're really making me miss it.

Enjoy.
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