Showing 1 of 6 conversations about:
TCat
46
May 27, 2017
bookmark_border
What a fascinating listing. Sea-Gull is a very low-end movement maker. Their history is of cloning, illegally at the time, Swiss movements. Some by taking data from the Russians (Volstok, Poljot by memory.) Sea-Gull movements are used in a lot of fashion watches. (That's a nice word for, "keeps time but made cheap.") Renown for poor finishing. If you buy a low-end skeletonized mechanical, odds are high that it's a Sea-Gull.
This doesn't mean it's low quality or keeps poor time. By mechanical standards, it's fine. But what are you getting and not getting for your $130?
Sapphire crystal, and the case-back are positives, and you pretty much need a case-back for this watch. Small sub-dial second hand is a strong pro, as it's distinct and will make the seconds look even smoother (read: less quartz-like; you get 3-4 beats-per-second rather than the single second beat on a Quartz.) But you also have the odd lay-out - 4/8? Really? And a printed, not applied, set of markers. Which make it look cheap rather than like a dress watch. Very at-odds with the sapphire crystal. And, at 9mm, it's thinner than a diving watch, but not really thin.
I'm curious who this watch is targeted to.
May 27, 2017
Erik1
242
Jun 11, 2017
bookmark_border
21700 is 6 beats per second not 3 to 4? You​ act like you are so watch a savvy yet are way off on this. And 9mm is pretty damn thin for a 40mm watch these days (not being an automatic sure helps though) . Sure there are thinner watches but probably starting 5x the price.
You state printed indices but I see no indication that is true. They appear applied to me. Where did you find this info?
Yes seagull is a lower end movement internationally but they do and have long made some nicer pieces. My recollection is the brand bought Swiss movement designs and machinery many decades ago and is the highest regarded watch MFG in China . I also understand when they put their name on a watch it is generally a good piece. Seriously $130 mechanical shipped with sapphire. Not a lot of room for negative snarks on this one.
Jun 11, 2017
View Full Discussion