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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. in stitches

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    probably because im a watch snob, and dont trust any tourb that costs less than 50k.
     
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    Nice Explorer 2. I have to drop off my old Ex2 for service the next time I'm in NYC. Hope you enjoyed "Explorering."
    What high end brands are they claiming use their movments? I'm guessing if they are saying their movements are used in many high end watches...its an exageration or their definition of high end is quite liberal.
     
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    Some Sea-Gull propaganda for you...

    http://www.seagullwatch.eu/information.php
     
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    LOL
    No one word about using their movements in all sorts of high-end watches. Or your understand "many well known brands" as "high end watches"?
     
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    Yes, I had already seen there website. There was nothing to support your belief , "[That] their movements are used in all sorts of high-end watches."

    I did find someone site with a person asking if their Kenneth Cole watch used a Sea-Gull movement, but Kenneth Cole is very far from being a high end watch company.
     
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    Wearing one of my favorite weekend watches today.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I had heard this as a rumor. Hence my question of whether it was legitimate. I'm sure the really good knock-offs that you'd get in China use the movements.
     
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    Its not a fake unless you consider what BP sells to be fakes. I just did a cursory internet search and used that picture, but if you do the same you will see that that is how the BP FF looks like.

    I take it from your conclusion that you note the startling similarity in movement ?
     
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    Please, not all watches in China from 10 RMB to 1000,000 RMB (eg the BWAF Cloisonne bridge tourbillon) are one and the same. Are Swatches and a Dufour Simplicity identical simply because they come from Switz ?

    Do you know how much a Sea-Gull tourb movement costs ? The knock-offs use much cheaper tourbillon movements like the PTS and Liaoning. Incidentally the British Horological Institute used that same movement in their anniversary watch. http://www.bhi.co.uk/bhi-flying-tourbillon

    Have a look at these articles -

    http://bernardcheong.com/general/china-and-the-mighty-beijing-watch-factory/

    http://www.chinawatch-clock.com/data/news_show0.asp?id=10033&rootcl=%D0%AD%BB%E1%B6%AF%CC%AC

    note the tourbillon clocks, Sea-Gull sapphire dial tourbillon and Beijing Cloisonne bridge tourbillon
     
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    I took dopey's comment to be that: Diving Watch + Tourbillon = :facepalm:
     
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    from the website pics, which i assume are accurate depictions of real life, those Sea Gulls look terrible (edit - at least if they're comparing themselves to the marques mentioned). it reminds me of a Chinese automaker getting a hold of a BMW X5 or Porsche Cayenne and producing a shitty copy of it
     
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    duke - panny lookin good. :fonz:
     
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    Yep.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Buttons/band combo [​IMG]
     
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    ¿uıpɹɐu sǝssʎןn ɐ ʇɐɥʇ sı
     
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