Originally Posted by Kent Wang
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!