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Old 03-11-2017, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Acquisition - Corgeut Tudor Homage

This landed today. Another well built example from China. The bezel turns perfectly. The crown screws in nicely as well. This one is Sapphire and has a 8215 movement. The original deployment strap it came on did not do justice to the quality of the watch, so I swapped it out for a NATO.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, so you went for that one! I have been holding back on the Tudor homage and thinking about the Parnis homage with the 9015. But the Corguet price is hard to beat. Glad you are satisfied with it!
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Been looking at the same watch. Hoping that they might have a 9015 with sterile dial.
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Been looking at the same watch. Hoping that they might have a 9015 with sterile dial.
I have seen them with sterile dial but not with the 9015...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/41mm-Corgeut...3D122277787474

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Maybe I'll just ask them. Can't be too difficult to swap dials or movements, right?
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For the money what's not to like? I had a black/gold and a blue one as a substitute when I was yearning for a Tudor Black Bay. Typical of me I sold them after a couple of months and made my money back (excellent depreciation).

I have to agree the original straps are crap, almost cardboard like.
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got the itch and ordered these 2 homages for a total of $160usd free shipping from China. My Dibert homage to Omega SM300 was satisfactory enough to test these Parnis versions. Like pollyc, I guess I had a wish to own Rolexes etc. Chinese watch quality has improved over the last years when I got into them. I mainly bought Seagulls. homages by blingmeister, on Flickr
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Good choices, Thian. I eyed the GMT, but wasn't sure I wanted to go away from the Miyota movements. I can't wait for your report upon arrival.
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Good choices, Thian. I eyed the GMT, but wasn't sure I wanted to go away from the Miyota movements. I can't wait for your report upon arrival.
Well, since you mentioned Chinese mvts, I had to research it for my own mental satisfaction. Some years ago when I had been with the WUS Chinese Mechanical forum and had bought several Chinese watches for fun, I collected 2 which had DG2813s, used in 2 generic cheap watches. My friend in Vancouver Canada found them for sale at Cosco and scooped them up. He knew the movements were quite accurate. I still have those watches and the time accuracy was very good.
Seems the GMT I ordered uses the DG2813gmt which the Parnis seller states. I googled all the posts of the movement and got slightly confused. I think that older DG2813 was used for GMT function by connecting the GMT hand to the hour wheel. The newer DG3804b seems to be a proper GMT mvt. with independent hand setting.
The Parnis GMT was purchased more for its cosmetics than for actual GMT usage. If both watches give reasonable accuracy (15secs/day, then they will get wrist time hahaha!
The should arrive in another week or so...
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Thian, if you give a thumbs up, I'll buy them as well. With respect to Chinese movement, I have two watches. The chronograph works perfectly and it keeps great time, the diver keeps good time, but can be a bit quarkie when setting it. A common symptom for this particular Seagull movement.
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Thian, if you give a thumbs up, I'll buy them as well. With respect to Chinese movement, I have two watches. The chronograph works perfectly and it keeps great time, the diver keeps good time, but can be a bit quarkie when setting it. A common symptom for this particular Seagull movement.
That chrono is really good and I had one years ago. The ST19 mvt is a workhorse. I had a small glitch with the top pusher but a fellow (Lysanderxiii) in Georgia or so fixed it.
It's a PLO replica of the 1963 pilot watch, I think. Is yours the solid back or seethrough version? As it became popular, a seller in Holland? ordered some with the seethrough back. I had bought mine from a German engineer who was based in Kowloon but working in China in the 2008. He ordered a batch from Seagull Tianjin to sell. Nice memories back then of collecting Chinese watches.

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Mine is see through. It is very well made. Cost a lot more than these little bobbles we've gotten hooked on.
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Mine is see through. It is very well made. Cost a lot more than these little bobbles we've gotten hooked on.
Nice! Here is one of the Seagulls I kept...it has the small ST6 movement I think.
IMG_0002 by blingmeister, on Flickr

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I like the dial. Speculation on why the 55?
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The 55th anniversary of Seagull watch. I was amazed at the dial design and bought it.
http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index...-seagull-55th/

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Nice watch
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