S I C / Sharing Is Caring for Micro-brands

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Post by telepgm » 03 May 2015 13:21

350usd seems to be the magick price for all microbrands with jap most these days.
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Post by Ed.YEO » 03 May 2015 15:00

lunarin79 wrote:
enalyze wrote: Looks nice, was about to pull trigger but back out last minute due to the movement...
yes, never heard of this movement before, any idea what's the origin?

China based?
enalyze wrote:Yes, china...:p
This label and design caught my attention last nite when a forums member over @ the HK forum brought this up for discussion and opinion seeking.
The dial, hands design is certainly have some effort in it to bring out the fresh impression of an alternative look in contrast to traditional layout.
The movement will not be unfamiliar to some, especially those bros here who buys and dig into chinese movement watches like those from INGERSOLL, ARBUTUS or MARSHALL.
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according to the specs here...
http://www.watchismo.com/ingersoll-iin1818wh.aspx
麽Calibre222。。。

However last nite when i googled for the labels name, XERIC watches... not so welcoming comments hover around the brand...
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Post by lunarin79 » 03 May 2015 22:10

Ed.YEO wrote:
However last nite when i googled for the labels name, XERIC watches... not so welcoming comments hover around the brand...
oohhh
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Post by doinkydoink » 07 May 2015 20:38

Potential micro brand asking design feedback.
http://www.watchfreeks.com/showthread.php?p=1782786

Strumenti Watches - Oceanico

Current design specifications include:

- Hour, minute and sweeping second hands
- Day and date complication (window designed to blend into the dial's printed text)
- Saphire crystal
- Ergonomic screw-down crown with sextant logo.
- Screw down caseback with sextant logo.
- Combinations of C3 and BGW9 superluminova to dial, hands and bezel insert.
- Time Module’s NH36 movement
- Stainless steel bezel insert to allow deeper lume insertion
- Engraved chapter ring
- 22mm lug width
- 42-44mm watch width (undecided), not including crown
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Post by sinistral » 08 May 2015 21:36

doinkydoink wrote:Borealis Scorpion on pre-order.

http://www.borealiswatch.com/store/dive ... ort=normal

Edit: promo code to get additional 10% discount - SCORPIONFISHFORUM10

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Thanks! Went to place my deposit for it. :D
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Post by doinkydoink » 08 May 2015 23:10

sinistral wrote:
doinkydoink wrote:Borealis Scorpion on pre-order.

http://www.borealiswatch.com/store/dive ... ort=normal

Edit: promo code to get additional 10% discount - SCORPIONFISHFORUM10

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Thanks! Went to place my deposit for it. :D
Wah! What combi did you get? Mine is the black dial with plongeur hands.

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Post by sinistral » 09 May 2015 00:19

doinkydoink wrote:Wah! What combi did you get? Mine is the black dial with plongeur hands.

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Same combination :lol:
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Post by doinkydoink » 09 May 2015 00:56

sinistral wrote:
doinkydoink wrote:Wah! What combi did you get? Mine is the black dial with plongeur hands.

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Same combination :lol:
Good taste!;)

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Post by ongwenghing » 12 May 2015 13:35

Just found out this
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th ... -redefined" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But seems like not gonna be success, not much backer/supporter for this, my opinion mainly because
1. the German inspired brand name - will make those peoples related it to something like "Hitler" and "the Nazi" because it is also a military watch
2. price at high side by using cheap Chinese manual movement

Any view ??
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Post by maxwinamp » 12 May 2015 13:52

ongwenghing wrote:Just found out this
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th ... -redefined" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But seems like not gonna be success, not much backer/supporter for this, my opinion mainly because
1. the German inspired brand name - will make those peoples related it to something like "Hitler" and "the Nazi" because it is also a military watch
2. price at high side by using cheap Chinese manual movement

Any view ??
Wt... this brand again..
wa.. i guardsman see this I also don't dare to wear...
Cant find the original thread in watchuseek on it...

http://www.philippinewatchclub.org/foru ... 26&t=26000" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by doinkydoink » 20 May 2015 23:35

Preorder: Karlskrona Baltic Shield Dive Watch
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http://www.thedivewatchconnection.com/f ... 39#p886439
USD275 for DWC member

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Post by Ed.YEO » 21 May 2015 08:44

maxwinamp wrote:
ongwenghing wrote:Just found out this
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th ... -redefined" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But seems like not gonna be success, not much backer/supporter for this, my opinion mainly because
1. the German inspired brand name - will make those peoples related it to something like "Hitler" and "the Nazi" because it is also a military watch
2. price at high side by using cheap Chinese manual movement

Any view ??
Wt... this brand again..
wa.. i guardsman see this I also don't dare to wear...
Cant find the original thread in watchuseek on it...

http://www.philippinewatchclub.org/foru ... 26&t=26000" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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SAF/MINDEF should contact this fella for making ROD/ORD piece for the NSMen. :mrgreen:
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Post by ongwenghing » 29 Jul 2015 15:14

A very nice Bullhead Chrono with Seiko movement. Already successfully funded in Kickstarter within 3 hours it listed :D

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/st ... cha-quartz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Jeryltan » 29 Jul 2015 15:34

ongwenghing wrote:A very nice Bullhead Chrono with Seiko movement. Already successfully funded in Kickstarter within 3 hours it listed :D

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/st ... cha-quartz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Was interested in the automatic mechanical version but the price was abit higher than i expect. The Steinhart Racetimer is about €50 more but comes with a Valjoux movement. Hmm. Guess i,ve been spoiled by Steinhart pricing. LOL!!


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Post by Ed.YEO » 29 Jul 2015 16:34

Jeryltan wrote:
ongwenghing wrote:A very nice Bullhead Chrono with Seiko movement. Already successfully funded in Kickstarter within 3 hours it listed :D

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/st ... cha-quartz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Was interested in the automatic mechanical version but the price was abit higher than i expect. The Steinhart Racetimer is about €50 more but comes with a Valjoux movement...
When it comes to movement debate, it is often very subjective...
Some feels that the ETA/Valjoux 775x movements is reliable becos it had been regarded as workhorse grade calibre for a long period of time, compare to SEIKO's NE88.
Some may consider SEIKO's NE88 is more reliable than that old SWISS calibre becos of modern day engineering that corrects flaws in accuracy as well as operation.

Actually, when we look from a wider angle, both positive views are correct as different folks have different exposure when it comes to their first timepiece with either movements that gave them the positive impressions.
Personally... for long term ownership, i will go for 775x movements. Parts are widely available, and watchmakers handling such movements are available, hence much more economial than NE88 which is currently regarded as much complex to handle, with challenging parts availability.
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Post by Jeryltan » 29 Jul 2015 18:21

Ed.YEO wrote:
Jeryltan wrote:
Was interested in the automatic mechanical version but the price was abit higher than i expect. The Steinhart Racetimer is about €50 more but comes with a Valjoux movement...
When it comes to movement debate, it is often very subjective...
Some feels that the ETA/Valjoux 775x movements is reliable becos it had been regarded as workhorse grade calibre for a long period of time, compare to SEIKO's NE88.
Some may consider SEIKO's NE88 is more reliable than that old SWISS calibre becos of modern day engineering that corrects flaws in accuracy as well as operation.

Actually, when we look from a wider angle, both positive views are correct as different folks have different exposure when it comes to their first timepiece with either movements that gave them the positive impressions.
Personally... for long term ownership, i will go for 775x movements. Parts are widely available, and watchmakers handling such movements are available, hence much more economial than NE88 which is currently regarded as much complex to handle, with challenging parts availability.
My main concern is this movement is very new. And from experience, movements may have "teething" problems when 1st released. And getting service maybe an issue. Anyway, i,m very tempted by the automatic white panda. But i prfer the layout of the mecaquartz panda. Ie i prefer the look of the registers ln left and right, instead of up and down. Hmm..


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Post by rojakman » 08 Aug 2015 12:37

Saw this online. Some staps at 50% off. Limited range. Local setup.

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Post by Ed.YEO » 23 Aug 2015 05:11

This is got to be the most expensive 9015 dive watch
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I ever come across! The price demands USD$949??? :shock:
Woooaaaah~~~
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Post by balzebub71 » 23 Aug 2015 10:33

Ed.YEO wrote:This is got to be the most expensive 9015 dive watch
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I ever come across! The price demands USD$949??? :shock:
Woooaaaah~~~
Crazy expensive. Micros are really starting to be main stream in pricing. Guess my hopefully soon to arrive SCS watch will be my only micro

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Post by doinkydoink » 23 Aug 2015 12:13

balzebub71 wrote: Crazy expensive. Micros are really starting to be main stream in pricing. Guess my hopefully soon to arrive SCS watch will be my only micro

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