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  1. 5R65∶30J,Auto widing-SD,30mm of diameter,5.1mm of thickness,72 of power reserve,date display,power display 9S67: 41J, Auto-winding (can be maaual winding), 28.4mm of diameter, 5.9mm of thickness, 74hours of powerreserve, date and power display 6R20: 29J, Auto winding, 27.4mm of diameter, 6.15mm of thickness, week and power display 4S76:31J, Auto winding, 26mm of diameter, 5.3mm of thickness, 50hours of power reserve, week and power display 5R67 9R66: 30J, Auto-SD, 30mm of diameter, 5.8mm of thickness, 72hours of power reserve, GMT and power display, GS standard 7R88: 30J, Manual winding/second stop device, power reserve display, daily error(month error±15s/ CREDOR Spring Drive) 6898: 22J, manual winding, about 2mm of thickness 6780: 21J, manual winding, reformed from 6810 4L25: 25J, 42hours of power reserve, manual winding, second stop device R15: 23J, 50hours of power reserve, manualwindg/ second stop device 9S56: 27J, GMT and Date display, manual winding/ second stop device 9S51∶24J, new GS standard, manual winding/ second stop device(high beat movement) 8L35: 26J, manual winding/ second stop device 4S27/77: 28J, date and week display, 24hs hands, manual winding/ second stop device 4S24: 21J, manual winding/ second stop device(once equiped to LAUREL in 90s) 4S15/25/35: 25J, date display, manual winding/ second stop device(high beat movement) 7S35: 23J, date display(specially engraved auto dial) 7S25: 21J, date display(metallic coating) 6S28: 34J, 1/8s sub-dial, 30minute/12hour cumulation, manual winding/ second stop device, auto winding movement/ column wheel 4S29: 29J, manual winding, sub-dial/second stop device, power reserve diaplay
  2. Specs: Model CEX0R001W Mechanical Caliber 46R41 w/ 21 jewels 21600 bpm 40 hour power reserve Date indicator Mineral dome crystal All SS case and bracelet Double push button fold over clasp 50m WR Case diameter ~41mm not including crown Case thickness ~11mm Lug width ~22mm Bracelet width 22mm tapers to 20mm at clasp Weight (guess ~150 grams) Foreword: A substantial dress watch. Oxymoron or not, this watch has a lot of presence on the wrist. If you are like me, and have become accustomed to wearing larger than 40mm watches, this watch will not disappoint. If your looking for a dressy watch for a fabulous price (~$140) and one that has a larger case then typical dress watches this is a looker. It also comes in black and blue. Pictures: The indexes and hands are all chromed. Do not let the reflections fool you. The white dial is just that. It is not polar white, but rather a pure white. Compared to the white fabric it is pictured with, it looks a little off-white slightly creamy. Face/Dial A classic look with a classic font. Sharp pointy hands and indexes with 8 lume pips and lumed hour and minute hands. The lume is no good, it lasts 2 hours tops, but this is a dress watch right! What I wish Orient had done here is put a black line in each index and on the hour and minute hands. In very low light this watch is hard to read. In moderate to good light it is very legible. The black line I speak of would solve the low light issue. Oh well can't have it all with this kind of price The dial is gorgeous. The diamond pattern/waffle/honeycomb what ever you want to call it is really sharp. The PRI within this pattern has it's own texture. This same texture is found around the perimeter of the dial as well as printed second tic's and 1/5th second tic's. The Orient logo, the textures, the fonts, the whole layout....this is a good looking dial. Case/Crystal The case is all SS. The sides and case bottom are polished...the lug tops are brushed and the stationary bezel is polished. The case bottom is screw-on and the Orient logo looks beautiful. The crown does NOT screw down and rotates freely when pushed in. One click out and setting the time is smooth. The crown also sports the Orient symbol. The date is advanced by using the recessed pusher @ 2 o'clock. Some might like this who do not favor the Mako pusher, but in reality it is not the most convenient way to change the date. You have to have a pen, pencil, toothpick, paper clip, etc... to change it. Could not get my fingernail in there The domed crystal is really domed! It's a pretty sight I love it. It looks thick and gives a very rounded look to the case. Reflections are not an issue. Bracelet/Clasp The bracelet is exactly like the Mako bracelet (sans the clasp) for those of you who are familiar. Open end links and solid brushed SS bracelet with polished sides. Brushed clasp with the sides polished. OEM sized to 7 1/2” wrists the links use the same split pins of the Mako bracelet. Size is 22mm at the lugs and tapers quickly to 20mm all the way to the clasp. The clasp is stamped with the Orient text logo, has 2 micro-adjustment positions and is a fold over double locking type. Opinion I do have a few quibbles about it's legibility in very low light. For me, a watches legibility is way up on my priority list. But then again this is a dress watch (at least for me) and how often will there be a situation that I have to read this watch in very low light right! It is a great size imo...every dimension about it. Accuracy so far....just like my Mako when I first bought it....about 4-5 seconds fast per 24 hrs. Will update after some wrist time. Now lets look at that bulbous crystal one more time and play with some lighting
  3. I have been really impressed with all of the heritage collection that Tudor have released over the last couple of years - and this is no exception. I really don't understand the size debate - I have a puny nerd wrist and my black bay sits handsomely on it without looking in the least bit clunky. One of the comments suggested a one millimeter reduction would be better - hmm - too picky fellas. Tudor are on a roll and long may it continue.
  4. I like it and would like to own it if it had a sapphire back and was 39-42 mm.
  5. i wish it was at least a 38mm. 35 is way too small nowadays
  6. Fantastic pieces! Congratulations! As a Formula 1 and endurance (Sebring, Le Mans, etc) fan, Heuer (prior to TAG of course)has a special place for me. I have been primarily going after these too but in the US, the prices are climbing monstrously fast. The Autavias are ridiculously priced already and now the Camaros are getting up there. A Camaro was $67 retail price in the 60s. Sigh. :huh:
  7. Casio G Shock GWM5600A-3 Remember those little green army men? Yep, that’s the color of this model. I like the color because it is something a little different but not the standard adolescent selection for G Shocks. There are a few other color options which include black (of course), red, white, yellow and a funky Halloween black and orange. The resin has a flat appearance which is the opposite of glossy. Yellow lettering on the bezel that I have thought of stripping out and painting something else, but I can’t think of a better color, so I’ll leave it until I realize some inspiration. Cool blue tint on the display. If I ever pick up another model, I think I’ll switch the modules for an easy mod. Another thing I like about this model is the strap does not taper and has no texture. Also there is only one wave vent which gives a smoother look to the strap. Strap ends in the standard stainless steel buckle. Caseback has the standard branding. Functionally this watch is pretty good. Solar. 5 Band radio controlled. 5 alarms. Stopwatch (1000 hour). Timer at 60 minutes, which I think it too short. Radio reception is a little finicky requiring finding hot spots to get a reliable signal. Although once I found a good spot, it has missed a sync only a few times over the last year or so that I have owned it. Size wise the GWM models are a little smaller than the other 5600 models but still have a good presence on the wrist. Case width – 43.5 mm Lug to lug – 47mm Thickness – 13mm Module 3063
  8. I found some pics of Vintage Seiko and Citizen Watches, i think maybe you guys would like it~~ :D
  9. Have nothing better to do, so i disassembled the 2471, here are the pics, maybe i missed some pics, but hope you guys like it. ^_^ workbench disassembling the movement cleaning the components applying oil put the movement back to the case Finished
  10. Nokii

    Bought a new IWC

    The hands and the movement both look very nice, congradulation. Just the size is too big, and the narrow shape of the case made it looks bigger than it actually was.
  11. My last watch is OCW-T1000B, and its still kept well now. I was impressed by the romotional video of the OCW-S3001B-1AJF, and i thought that i have worn my last watch for about two years and i wanted to buy another watch, then i chose the OCW-S3001B-1AJF. Here is my personal review of the OCW-S3001B-1AJF. When i first saw the OCW-T1000B, i thought that this watch couldn't be better, but compered with the OCW-S3001B, the texture of the OCW-S3001B is obviously the winner. The most apparent differences are the color and the luster. The IP coating of the T1000B is pure black, while the color of the S3001B is dark silver, which looks like its the color of the raw metal material with special metallic lustre. Added with the senior polishment of the MANTA series, the difference of the price is showed on the difference of the texture directly. Even more noteworthy is the ceramic bezel, which is scratch and impact resistant, and i think that is the lightspot of whole watch. The surface finish is better than the mirror and the texture is obviously better than the rest of the metal polishing. Here is another quite obvious difference: surface anti-reflection. Its not the problem of shooting angle. Compered with the OCW-T1000B, the OCW-S3000 series has great improvement in terms of mirror surface antireflection. Although i just posted only one picture, the reflectance is lower at least 80% than OCW-T1000B in any reflection angles. I've done some research, the T1000B is single antireflection coating, it can reflect two planes, while the S3001B is double-sided anti-reflection coating and the crystal radian is larger, it can reflect only one plane. The stereoscopic impression of the S3001B is also showed on the design details. The outer races of the sub-dials is the imitation style of the gun barrel dashboard and the tonality of the blue color is stronger than T1000B. The outer scale is full of metallic texture. The blue color of the universal time sacale is the finishing touch. I serendipitously discovered that the dial will show the waves of the sea in special light environment. The most criticising problem of Casio is the hands cannot match the hour markers, but it basicly does not exist on my S3001B, while about 50% hour markers of my last T1000B cannot match the hands. And here is the last thing: the wear-resistant test of the DLC. What about the wear-resistant of the DLC coating despite the unique senior texture? I did an experiment on the 5 bracelet parts that had been cut before i started to wear this watch. I used a box cutter to strike on the bracelet parts with slight power, and the result is as the picture. The first scratch of the IP coating was appeared after i'd worn it for about 3 months, but the DLC coating was first scratched in about 2 weeks after i started to wear it. It's said that the DCL coating of Citizen is completely no problem with this kind of scratch. Citizen claimed that what they used is the improved plasma CVD coating technology, which is very senior of the DCL coating technology. Its the Casio DCL coating technology is not good enough, or the DCL coating technology is actually not so good as people said. They did the experiment on the sandblasted surface, while i did it on the polished surface. Actually, i did the experiment on the sandblasted surface as well, its mostly very hard to has scratches. So, i think the wear-resistant performance of the DCL is depended on your own judgment.
  12. Classic Fusion Tourbillon Firmament — Baselworld 2014: It is a first time for the brand Hublot. Its Classic Fusion Tourbillon Firmament watch features a case in osmium crystal. The dial of the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Firmament watch is made from osmium crystal. Osmium is considered as being the rarest metal on our planet. Its origins date back to the formation of the Earth and the primitive solar nebula. Metal alloys from the same group –which have a very high melting point – must have formed at depths over 2900 km where the temperature is sufficiently high to melt these elements. Convection movements raised these materials to the surface, almost unchanged since the formation of our planet. In its compact and crystallised form, it becomes inalterable in air and its brilliance will never fade. Its blueish sparkle is unique amongst metals. And there lies the wonder of osmium crystal dials: osmium crystals vary in size from tenths of a millimetre to just a few millimetres, making osmium in its crystal form one of the greatest new developments in the precious metals market. Thanks to the research of a team of scientists and researchers based in the Swiss Canton of Valais, osmium is crystallised using a highly sophisticated process; this enables it to reach its melting point (3,033 degrees Celsius), changing its structure and transforming it into osmium crystal. The case of the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Firmament watch is in polished black ceramic and its diameter is of 45mm. The timepiece features a strap in black alligator stitched onto black rubber with black stitching. The Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skull — Part of Hublot's skull series, this is the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skull. The ceramic-coated aluminium gives this Skeleton tourbillon movement a truly striking appearance. This material, which is new to Hublot, is obtained through a treatment known as MAO (Microarc Oxidation) which consists of a surface conversion through plasma discharge in an electrolyte bath. This forms a ceramic layer which is hard, dense and adhesive. The micro-blasted finish is obtained through manual sanding which gives the case a distressed look and ensures each piece has a unique finish. Finally, this material has a high hardness rating of around 1000 Vickers. It has excellent resistance to corrosion and friction, and is twice as light as ceramic. The Manufacture's famous manual winding skeleton tourbillon movement with its 5-day power reserve – entirely designed, developed and manufactured in the workshops at the Hublot Manufacture – has also seen several transformations. This is particularly true of its bridges and plate which have undergone 3-D machining: a laser machining phase has transformed the flat bridges, creating a relief on these components. A very delicate technique to perform, it creates a 3-D look which is also quite rare in watchmaking as, generally speaking, bridges are flat. The components' white surface treatment is obtained through an electroplating process. The components are rhodium-plated then, to achieve this white appearance (instead of retaining their metallic colour), the decoration stage is carried out using micro-blasting which turns them white. Their bone-shaped design with skull-shaped minute tourbillon barret (which rotates fully in one minute) creates a surprising and different piece: the perfect fusion of the traditional and the modern, the craftsmanship of the past and a 21st-century creative vision for watchmaking. One last small detail adds further interest to the piece, if that were needed: the indices are in Roman numerals, which is also a first for Hublot. Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater — Baselworld - Hublot presents its second Minute Repeater coupled with a tourbillon and integrated into the design of the Classic Fusion 45 mm. Entirely designed, developed and produced by Hublot, this new Grande Complication is the result of 24 months of R&D. It has been fully remodelled and optimised since the first version appeared in 2010. The sapphire dial reveals the HUB 8001 hand-wound mechanical movement - comprising 319 components - with its tourbillon escapement and the Minute Repeater mechanism. Among the notable new features are the newly designed time setting function and a traditional tourbillon with its 13.6 mm diameter cage, which rotates once every minute, and boasts a highly stable construction thanks to the barrette on the dial side. One of the technical feats achieved on the Minute Repeater is the complete integration of the trigger piece in the left-hand bezel lug of the Classic Fusion's case. The power of the double cathedral chime and the exceptional clarity of its tone has already brought it to the attention of connoisseurs. The Tourbillon Minute Repeater, which has a power reserve of 5 days, is water-resistant to 30 metres. The watch has an aesthetically pleasing diameter of 45 mm. The piece is available in King Gold (extra-precious gold containing 5% platinum) or titanium. It is completed with a strap, with a deployant buckle, in black alligator leather sewn onto tone-on-tone rubber.
  13. Calibre 2500 The mainstream movement of modern sport watches, paired with sweep second hand, is mainly equipped to Seamaster Planet Ocean Series, 300m Diver Chronometer Series and some Aqua Terra Chronometer Series. Cal.2500 is based on the Omega Cal 1120 with a co-axial escapement added, which in turn is based on the venerable ETA 2892-A2, one of the strongest and most widely used chronometer movements in the watchmaking industry. BTW, the upgraded CAL.1120 is more advanced and beautiful, the prepositive change wheel is not thicker but also more gorgeous; The auto parts are stronger and more durable; the sound of winding is very delicate and the management of the clearance is also very proper. It's really a very reliable sweep second hand observatory movement of Omega. Ok, back to the Cal.2500 Production year: since the1999 Designer: George Daniels Information: 25.6mm of diameter, 3.6 of thickness, 27J, 2520A/h and 28800A/h of viberation frequency, 44-48hs of power reserve. We all known that Cal.2500 has tree editions because of its design defects. The former Cal.2500A and 2500B are both 27J, 44hs of power reserve and 28800A/h of vibration frequency. The cal.2500B was published because of the vital problems of cal.2500A, but the problem of the short of power still existed, so Omega published the cal.2500C. Its basically solved the problems of the short of power and gear design. The vibration of cal.2500C are reduced to 25200 from 28800 to improve the continuation of the timing performance. But cal.2500 is more stable now. Maybe some guys are worried about that if there are still problematic cal.2500A or 2500B in the market. Actually, cal.2500A was an early Co-Axial movement, which was only equipped to some limited published watch types and the production is not too much. So its pretty not possible that you could buy a cal.2500A. Calibre 8500 Cal.8500 was equipped with the in-house sweep second hand and was porduced in 2008. It was kind of a milestone product of Omega, which is mainly equipped to Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Series and the leatest Plorrof 1200m Diver. Cal.8500 Production year: 2007 Designer: George Daniels Information: 29mm of diameter, 5.5mm of thickness, 39J, 25200A/H, 60hs of power reserve. Its not right if you think cal.8500 was just an upgraded edition of cal.2500. This an in-house movement of Omega, and to adapt to the Co-Axial escapment, its size was enlarged for 23%. Two barrels output power at the same time with a safety spring guaranteed the power reserve of 60hs. 202 components were made from rhodium material, the surface of the plate and rotor were polished with geneva stripes. But this movement is still needed some time to know if it is a real good movement. Calibre. 3301, 3303(polished edition of 3301) and 3313(co-axial escapment) Cal. 3301 is a 33J movement beased on the Piguet 1285. 55hs of power reserve, advanced column wheel and the stable free sprung balance system. Cal.3301 was joint designed by FP(Frederic Piguet) and Omega and it was Omega proprietary. FP movements were usually used for Blancpain, Audemars Piguet or Vacheron Constantine these super luxury watch brands. The special cal.3301 was a brand new movement from design to production. This is a COSC movement with 55hs of power reserve. This movement is featured by the most advanced column wheel, fine impact resistance and stable free sprung balance system. Cal.3303 was the polished edition of 3301 and cal.3313 was based on the cal.3303 with co-axial system added. Calibre 1164 This is a movement with 25J, 42hs of power reserve and 28800 A/h, based on the ETA7750, produced in 1996. Cal.1164 is based on the valjoux/ETA 7750, a normal chronograph movement. Although Omega increased the winding reserve of this movement, the similarities of the ETA 7750 can be recognized very easily. But the price of this movement is indeed acceptable for normal people. Its durable and low cost design make the winding performance, timing performance and thickness of the movement very rebust.
  14. After the watch has been washed oil, many technicians don't pay attention to the amplitude problem or don't look into it so carefully. They just full winding the watch directly and eyeballing it roughly. Maybe they find that the amplitude is not appropriate and don't affect the timing performance, but they don't know why, then this problem will be very easy to be ignored. There are many reasons of the undesirable amplitude, here i'm talking about a hidden situation--- the spring adhesion.Many people have met the spring adhesion problem, and the magnetic influence is the most common reason. But i'm saying the very slight adhesion of the spring, hidden but influence the amplitude. A lot of watch beginners once met this kind of situation, the watch has been cleaned thoroughly and has been added oil correctly, the power system is very flexible but the amplitude is still very small. They may think its the pivot wear, of course the pivot wear will influence the amplitude, but we are talking a very slight and hidden reason which is the slight spring adhesion.The slight spring adhesion doesn't means the springs are completely glued together, it means that although they don't stick together no matter in the stationary state or in the oscillating state, there is attractive force between the springs and the force will influence the spring absorbing and releasing the power. Then the amplitude will become small eventually. This problem is very hard to find out. Here is the observation method: take down the balance spring, hold it with a tweezer, move it back and forth along the spring diameter, carefully observe it from different directions and see if there is hysteresis phenomenon between the springs. If it has hysteresis phenomenon, then its woulb be the adhesion of the spring. Following are the two main reasons of the spring adhesion: 1. the spring is slightly mangnetized 2. there is a little sticky substances on the surface of the spring (the most common thing is lubricating oil) The handling method: 1. thoroughly degauss it from different directions 2. clean the spring with high grade solvent gasoline or ethanol, wash it a few more times, because the spring is not so easily to wash. Dip it, dry it and do the repetitive operation. Cross use the gasoline and ethanol. Better not use the water soluble detergent, because the volatilization is too slow and easy to have residual.
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