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May 18, 2013 01:09PM
but is not the looks that keep me winding and wearing this one occasionally.

It this the memory of how I got this watch in Shanghai....

It must have been 1997 when I had some time besides work
to stroll around Shanghai. I left the subway near the Shanghai main station and enjoyed walking around without having a plan nor a target. I was just enjoying exploring the town. This is when I found an obviously genuine Chinese department store. There was no English on the front of the building. It was simply the arrangement of windows and the large entrance that suggested this to be a department store. When I arrived at the watch department, I was welcomed by smiling personnel. I only learned a bit of Chinese in 1999 and the staff at the watch department knew as much English as I knew Chinese. I asked for a piece of paper and then drew a watch dial. Using the ball pen to mimic Quartz movement first. Then I let the ball pen tick around the dial in small steps. This demonstration did the job though. One staff arrived with this watch above. Not really my dream design, but it was the only automatic watch in that department store. So I decided why not. I had been walking a very long distance and it was really an unforgettable shopping experience as well. Walking out of there without a "trophy" would have been simply wrong.




And till today I have not been able to identify this movement. Ron? laughing





SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

Good Morning, Day, Evening!PMWF PeopleSmile, What are you wearing? Image Attachments

jeremd676263May 18, 2013 10:49AM

Re: Good Morning, Day, Evening!PMWF PeopleSmile, What are you wearing? Jpeg Attachments

Flasharry75May 19, 2013 04:16AM

Oh man, sounds like a tuff streach, I sincerely hope things are looking up for youSmile

jeremd67641May 19, 2013 04:26PM

At least you have that pretty watch AND Miss Jeannie, Job did not had anything! Wink

James T. Kirk©57May 19, 2013 08:58AM

Thumbs Up Mini-Tuna today smile Jpeg Attachments

Micha81May 18, 2013 09:01PM

Serious looking SeikoThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67659May 19, 2013 02:20AM

Hi guys 2013-05-18 Jpeg Attachments

jackrobinson77May 18, 2013 08:49PM

Looking GoodThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67674May 19, 2013 02:21AM

Still timing this one.... Jpeg Attachments

BobbyMike89May 18, 2013 05:22PM

Sounds like a fun evening WISingThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67648May 19, 2013 02:19AM

Morning Jeremy, everyone. I don't change much anymore........ Jpeg Attachments

JohnnyT88May 18, 2013 05:17PM

Hi Johnny, classic SeikoThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67683May 19, 2013 02:18AM

Vintage Timex. Smile Jpeg Attachments URL

DanB78May 18, 2013 04:46PM

Oldie and a goodieThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67652May 19, 2013 02:16AM

Wearing white today. Jpeg Attachments

Chris L75May 18, 2013 04:22PM

Beautiful Chris, I love the idea if the GMT Ocean 2 but could just not bond with it. Enjoy yoursThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67640May 19, 2013 02:15AM

Hello Jeremy! Great Iconic Omega timepiece, there! SmileThumbs up! Jpeg Attachments

IF72May 18, 2013 03:29PM

Nice one IoannisThumbs up!Cheers! (n/t)

jeremd67650May 19, 2013 02:11AM

Timeless Seamaster, wearing Lip Calendrier today. Jpeg Attachments

Paul J Costa76May 18, 2013 03:02PM

May be small but very classyThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67653May 19, 2013 02:10AM

No change, still with the modded Binnache Anchor Jpeg Attachments

Dre78May 18, 2013 02:30PM

Looks great Dre!Thumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67648May 18, 2013 02:53PM

Good Morning, Day, Evening! A Benarus Remora day for me .... Jpeg Attachments

Robmks68May 18, 2013 02:28PM

Such a cool watch! Cool (n/t)

James T. Kirk©43May 18, 2013 02:52PM

Dark and mysteriousThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67654May 18, 2013 02:49PM

Vostok with the emblem of the Soviet rocket forces today Jpeg Attachments

Ed Brandwein75May 18, 2013 02:28PM

Cool clean dial EdThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67639May 18, 2013 02:42PM

Wow, cool Very Rich Man's Watch! watch! According to CWF, today it's Armed Forces Day! Image Attachments URL

James T. Kirk©95May 18, 2013 01:28PM

A perfect combo, factory couldn't have done it betterThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67644May 18, 2013 02:41PM

Nice Mr. Bond, James Bond Thumbs Up This rather ugly duckling does not get much wrist time >> Jpeg Attachments

Reto121May 18, 2013 01:09PM

I don't know the movement but do you have a caseback photo? I'l check to see..

AlbertaTime54May 19, 2013 01:59AM

Thanks Ron. Here is a caseback/movement photo >> Jpeg Attachments

Reto58May 19, 2013 04:08AM

Not a bad looking watch Reto, movment looks to be a Seagull ST16Cheers! (n/t)

jeremd67662May 18, 2013 01:40PM

Thanks Jeremy Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto44May 18, 2013 02:13PM

What a cool story! Thumbs up! Clapping! (n/t)

James T. Kirk©59May 18, 2013 01:33PM

Thanks Johan. The story also hints about how much/fast China changed in the last 15 years (n/t)

Reto45May 18, 2013 02:14PM

Yep, it certainly did! (n/t)

James T. Kirk©54May 18, 2013 02:52PM

Orange Watch Co milsub for me; wearing it "Denver Style" >> Jpeg Attachments

Dave M117May 18, 2013 01:02PM

Cool Dave, is Denver Style: buckle at the bottom of the wrist? (n/t)

jeremd67658May 18, 2013 01:29PM

Certainly not! For me, the buckle is always at 12. "Denver Style" >>

Dave M54May 18, 2013 01:38PM

Steinhart Ocean red for me

carlos x95May 18, 2013 12:57PM

Good morning Chuck, you must be watching the sun rise today?Smile (n/t)

jeremd67650May 18, 2013 01:11PM

Wow! Ok man I got ya. Laughing (n/t) Jpeg Attachments

Larry75May 18, 2013 12:35PM

Oh, man, another one! Drooling Envious (n/t)

James T. Kirk©43May 18, 2013 01:30PM

Nice! I've been contemplating having mine restored but I'm on the fence...

jeremd67662May 18, 2013 01:20PM

To me you have the best looking Bond out there!

jinxed60May 18, 2013 04:19PM

Must be that particular model's lume, I think mine aged nicely as well >>> Jpeg Attachments

Reto51May 20, 2013 01:05PM

Thanks, it's true you can't buy 14 years of patinaThumbs up!

jeremd67646May 19, 2013 02:23AM

Well if its running well then you could say its otherwise aging gracefully. Smile (n/t)

Larry56May 18, 2013 03:55PM

Airman for me (n/t) Jpeg Attachments

wodo61May 18, 2013 11:57AM

Fantastic GlycineThumbs up! (n/t)

jeremd67650May 18, 2013 01:22PM

Thank you!smile (n/t)

wodo43May 18, 2013 11:54PM



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