This one is my Chinese grail watch

This one is my Chinese grail watch

Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

May 5th, 2011, 2:32 am #1

I seen this one posted by Ron aka AlbertaTime.
http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?4,3 ... msg-301143

This one is a Tian Jin I believe.

I SOOOO want one of these, BADLY! hehe.
Anybody know where to get one? lemme know.

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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

May 5th, 2011, 2:53 am #2


Manbushijie, sterile version, with the phenomenal DG2813 mvt....$65usd...

It doesn't have the cool dial text as your posted one.....but the accuracy was quite good!

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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

May 5th, 2011, 3:02 am #3

But the gold accents, dial text, chinese days.
I like the package.

Grail for the back burner.

I've got bigger fish to fry. hehe.
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Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:14 am

May 5th, 2011, 7:26 am #4

I seen this one posted by Ron aka AlbertaTime.
http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?4,3 ... msg-301143

This one is a Tian Jin I believe.

I SOOOO want one of these, BADLY! hehe.
Anybody know where to get one? lemme know.

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The exact watch I have is a somewhat limited edition so not that easily available...but these sellers have watches that are from the same series and that are really, really close...

Look around this website...

http://store.taobao.com/shop/view_shop. ... =192153086

or

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=9968916601

or mine was purchased from this seller...

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=2739130514

but the watch in the photo is slightly different (newer version) HOWEVER... it seems that if you order that watch through a Taobao agent and provide the agent with a link to the photo of mine, the agent can sometimes obtain the one I have from that seller, a Mr Chen who is evidently quite friendly.

For taobao...when I use an agent I always use www.taobaonow.com They've been excellent to deal with and their site is set up so you don't need to read/write Chinese. They're fluent both ways.






AMCH/PR - Alberta Museum of Chinese Horology in Peace River
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

May 5th, 2011, 5:13 pm #5

Thanks for all Ron, just the ticket for this watch.

Now I gotta figure out how to use this Taobao stuff.

cheers,
Dave.
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Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:14 am

May 5th, 2011, 6:16 pm #6

...pick a seller and a listing and use TaobaoNow to middle the deal...that's the easy way.

The folks at TaobaoNow are excellent at making sure the item is as you want it before they ship it to you, and once you set up an account (which doesn't obligate you at all at that point) it becomes quite clear how easy it is to use their interface.

As for learning more about how to use Taobao...

http://www.amchpr.com/navigating_1.htm



AMCH/PR - Alberta Museum of Chinese Horology in Peace River
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

May 5th, 2011, 6:28 pm #7

You know......... I am not a stupid person nor am I college educated but I find that Taobao site/info to be the most absolutely confusing thing I have ever read in my entire life! I think I would have better luck trying to learn Chinese in a weeks time then to be able to decipher how to buy a watch from a Taobao agent!!
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May 5th, 2011, 6:38 pm #8

...my instruction site is confusing or the www.taobaonow.com site is confusing?

Or both?

AMCH/PR - Alberta Museum of Chinese Horology in Peace River
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

May 5th, 2011, 6:51 pm #9

Both!
It just seems SO complicated to me! Maybe it's just me??
I'm simply used to writing a seller, asking if he/she has a certain watch and if they do..... get a price etc and send them the money!
Having to first find the seller, translate the site, copy/paste the URL of the watch you want etc is just a bit confusing.
As I said tho........ maybe it's just me!?
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Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:14 am

May 5th, 2011, 6:59 pm #10

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