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2013 WUS Chinese Mechanical Watch forum "ST5" project watch...

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Anonymous User
January 01, 2014 08:18PM
The entire project was made possible by the initial vision of one single WatchuSeek member named Torsten. Over a period of months and quite stealthily, Torsten bought somewhere around three hundred 40 year old vintage Chinese Sea-Gull watches, a purchasing process described in part in this WUS post. The watches were in widely varying states of repair and purchased from numerous different sellers.

What all the purchased watches had in common was that they all housed the beautiful hand-striped, in-house, Sea-Gull ST5, a high-quality, accurate, 19 jewel (including jewels for the mainspring barrel) 21600bph movement.

Torsten's purchases, once all the movements were entirely disassembled, cleaned, reassembled and quality-control checked, resulted in slightly more than 225 movements ready for use in what would become the WUS Chinese mechanical Watch forum 2013 project watch.

A collaborative design process followed, using suggestions and votes from interest purchasers. That process resulted a choice of four dials, and a choice of three different second hands: a red or white tipped "Shanghai arrow" and a more Sea-Gull-classic red "meatball".

This google doc shows the possible dials and second hand choices plus how many of each were ordered, and this first photo (courtesy WUS member and friend, hked) shows the dials.



My red dial with meatball version arrived the day before New Years eve









Specs:

Movement : Refurbished ST5
Case Size : 39mm
Case Finish : Polished
Lug Width : 20mm
Crystal : Domed Acrylic
Display Crystal : Mineral
Dial Type : Pie Pan
Dial Colour 1: Blue
Dial Colour 2: Silver
Dial Colour 3: Black
Dial Colour 4: Red
Dial Finish : Starburst
Hour Markers : Applied Metal
Lume : No
Crown Art: Raised 'ST'
Strap Type : No Strap Provided
Date : No date
Buckle : 1x18mm + 1x20mm
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Anonymous User660January 01, 2014 08:18PM

My red dial 2013 ST5 arrived! Smile Jpeg Attachments

saskwatch92January 04, 2014 06:56PM

Very cool that we both went for meatball. I think only the folks most familiar with VCMs...

Anonymous User52January 06, 2014 03:11PM

Cheers!Thumbs up! (n/t)

IF39January 04, 2014 08:16PM

It's neat that you both got the stunning red dial! Thumbs up! (n/t)

BobbyMike39January 04, 2014 07:01PM

I like it! Congratulations Ron and enjoy it!!!Cheers! Thumbs up! (n/t)

IF37January 02, 2014 03:42PM

Excellent pictures! Thumbs up!Thumbs up! The red dial version is beautiful Smile

saskwatch50January 02, 2014 01:23PM

Nice! Although the majority ordered the blue dial, I like your selection better. Cheers! (n/t)

JFK353141January 02, 2014 03:49AM

I like it alot, mice catch Ron! (n/t)

BobbyMike36January 01, 2014 11:11PM



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