My Collection -> Sea-Gull

Joined: 2:17 PM - Nov 24, 2009

7:40 PM - Nov 25, 2009 #1

To avoid melting Ethernet cables, overheating modems, etc. I decided to make a few separate posts to show my Asian watches.
So I start with my Sea-Gull Watches.

-edit- just found out that a reply is listed at the same time, so it was no use. But anyway....

This is the one my love for affordable mechanical watches started:









The next one is the 1963 re-issue. Love this watch. Looks great on both the stock nato strap as on various leather straps:









Then there's the M177. A beauty I bought for a very friendly price from Kevin, USSeaGull.com





Decided to change the strap, as I'm not too fond of black straps:






After this, I went for the vintage Sea-Gull's:










The second vintage, an ST5-Date, with a nice pie-pan style dial:








And some group pictures, to finish it up.






The next member of this family supposedly left china three weeks ago, but still did not show up on my doorstep

Seller's pic:




Well, this is it for the first part of the collection.

Regards,

Martin







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Joined: 2:17 PM - Nov 24, 2009

8:29 PM - Nov 25, 2009 #2

About a year ago I discovered Parnis. A great value for money brand. They make a lot of look-a-likes mostly with their own twist to it. I manged to pick up a lot of them before they become popular for ridiculous low prices. Almost all of them have gotten new straps, as the standard ones are not that great:

In no particular order:

Chrono swiss inspired:







Portugieser style 1:







Breitling for Bentley/catier mixture:






MM Radiomir style:









Patek Style ?







Big Pilot:







Portugieser style 2:







Golden Radiomir Bling style:







Portugieser Vintage style:







Some group shots of the portugieser look-a-likes:






Regards,

Martin

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Joined: 2:17 PM - Nov 24, 2009

8:41 PM - Nov 25, 2009 #3

To avoid melting Ethernet cables, overheating modems, etc. I decided to make a few separate posts to show my Asian watches.
So I start with my Sea-Gull Watches.

-edit- just found out that a reply is listed at the same time, so it was no use. But anyway....

This is the one my love for affordable mechanical watches started:









The next one is the 1963 re-issue. Love this watch. Looks great on both the stock nato strap as on various leather straps:









Then there's the M177. A beauty I bought for a very friendly price from Kevin, USSeaGull.com





Decided to change the strap, as I'm not too fond of black straps:






After this, I went for the vintage Sea-Gull's:










The second vintage, an ST5-Date, with a nice pie-pan style dial:








And some group pictures, to finish it up.






The next member of this family supposedly left china three weeks ago, but still did not show up on my doorstep

Seller's pic:




Well, this is it for the first part of the collection.

Regards,

Martin






I like a lot of famous brands, but not their prices. Alpha is a way of getting the style, without resorting to replica's, which is one step too far for me. So a bought a few of them, some more original then others Again, for a lot, I changed the bracelets or straps:



























Some nice extra pics













Regards,

Martin



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Joined: 2:17 PM - Nov 24, 2009

8:20 AM - Nov 26, 2009 #4

To avoid melting Ethernet cables, overheating modems, etc. I decided to make a few separate posts to show my Asian watches.
So I start with my Sea-Gull Watches.

-edit- just found out that a reply is listed at the same time, so it was no use. But anyway....

This is the one my love for affordable mechanical watches started:









The next one is the 1963 re-issue. Love this watch. Looks great on both the stock nato strap as on various leather straps:









Then there's the M177. A beauty I bought for a very friendly price from Kevin, USSeaGull.com





Decided to change the strap, as I'm not too fond of black straps:






After this, I went for the vintage Sea-Gull's:










The second vintage, an ST5-Date, with a nice pie-pan style dial:








And some group pictures, to finish it up.






The next member of this family supposedly left china three weeks ago, but still did not show up on my doorstep

Seller's pic:




Well, this is it for the first part of the collection.

Regards,

Martin






About a year ago I discovered Parnis. A great value for money brand. They make a lot of look-a-likes mostly with their own twist to it. I manged to pick up a lot of them before they become popular for ridiculous low prices. Almost all of them have gotten new straps, as the standard ones are not that great:

In no particular order:

Chrono swiss inspired:







Portugieser style 1:







Breitling for Bentley/catier mixture:






MM Radiomir style:









Patek Style ?







Big Pilot:







Portugieser style 2:







Golden Radiomir Bling style:







Portugieser Vintage style:







Some group shots of the portugieser look-a-likes:






Regards,

Martin
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Joined: 2:17 PM - Nov 24, 2009

8:21 AM - Nov 26, 2009 #5

I like a lot of famous brands, but not their prices. Alpha is a way of getting the style, without resorting to replica's, which is one step too far for me. So a bought a few of them, some more original then others Again, for a lot, I changed the bracelets or straps:



























Some nice extra pics













Regards,

Martin
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8:48 AM - Nov 26, 2009 #6

To avoid melting Ethernet cables, overheating modems, etc. I decided to make a few separate posts to show my Asian watches.
So I start with my Sea-Gull Watches.

-edit- just found out that a reply is listed at the same time, so it was no use. But anyway....

This is the one my love for affordable mechanical watches started:









The next one is the 1963 re-issue. Love this watch. Looks great on both the stock nato strap as on various leather straps:









Then there's the M177. A beauty I bought for a very friendly price from Kevin, USSeaGull.com





Decided to change the strap, as I'm not too fond of black straps:






After this, I went for the vintage Sea-Gull's:










The second vintage, an ST5-Date, with a nice pie-pan style dial:








And some group pictures, to finish it up.






The next member of this family supposedly left china three weeks ago, but still did not show up on my doorstep

Seller's pic:




Well, this is it for the first part of the collection.

Regards,

Martin






Apart from the three brands I showed before, I have some more watches with Chinese origins.

This one is from the Germasian brand Chenevard (Trias). It's a Hangzhou skeleton watch:







Another upcoming EBay brand is Tao international. They have both homages and more original designs. But most of their watches use either cases or movements that cannot be found by other ebay sellers.
I decided to start of with this one, even though I have at least three others of their models on the wish list.







In Holland we have a supermarket chain (Aldi) which sells once or twice a year a set of limited edition mechanical watches. The brand is called Ascot, wich is owned by the Autrian firm Krippl. Contents are pure Chinese, and the models are usual original. I bought two of those:








This one I found on sale in another shop. The brand is called 'Rexxor', and it contains a skeletonized Chinese Standard movement Because of the size (34mm) I do not wear it that often.






The next watch was my entry in the Pam style watches. Bought from back then well known ebayer 'Rolling'. Strap, of course, is after-market:





Love it's Hangzhou movement:




The last one started out as a Parnis, but I replaced the dial, and soon will put the new gold hands that just arrived on it. I want to make them look old first before I put them on, and I plan to brush the case.





Regards,

Martin








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Joined: 2:17 PM - Nov 24, 2009

8:56 AM - Nov 26, 2009 #7

Of course I also tried Japanese watches.
For some reason I never got bitten by the Seiko Bug. So I only have two of them.

This one I bought about two years ago. It's my only watch I wear when swimming:



under water




The second one used to belong to my father, he had him lying around without wearing it. Now it's lying around with me, and I'm not wearing it (it needs servicing...)



Regards,

Martin
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Joined: 9:59 PM - Oct 25, 2005

11:17 AM - Nov 26, 2009 #8

designs...any guess who made them?
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