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Sandoz SWISS
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SANDOZ Singapore = Great Value for the Money!
(
Swiss Movts but not assembled/cased in Switzerland, therefore NOT Swiss Made)

"Swiss" on dial
The Sandoz Singapore watches show "Swiss" at 6 o'clock. But they do not fulfill the legal requirements: the watch has to be assembled/cased in Switzerland, the final inspection has to be carried out in Switzerland. The Sandoz Singapore watches only fulfill the first requirement of having a Swiss Movement. Therefore the marking "Swiss" on the dial is not legit. We will in the future not sell Sandoz Singapore watches wrongfully marked "Swiss" on the dial.

About Sandoz Singapore (Pan Asia) Co. Ltd.
Sandoz Singapore watches seem to be a separate entity and a Singapore based company which is not related at all with Sandoz Watch Co. Ltd. (Far East) or Sandoz Hong Kong. I base this assumption on the fact, that the watch cases are different, the bracelets are different, the signature on the safety-loop of the diver's clasp is different, the logo is different. Also Singapore DayDate-likes look entirely different then their "relatives" from Sandoz Hong Kong. Also the packaging is different. Sandoz Singapore uses green boxes (a picture is below) for all their watches. The same green by the way that Sandoz of Switzerland is using. I have also never seen a Sandoz Singapore watch model for sale in Hong Kong and vice versa. The two companies only connection seems to be the name Sandoz.
I have collected all the common features of Sandoz Singapore watches in the features box further down.

SANDOZ Singapore Quick links - Models available at PMWC

40 mm Diver's and Yachtmaster-style

Explorer-style Watches

DateJust and DayDate-style

New Arrivals!

Manuals

Aftermarket Parts for Sandoz Singapore Watches

Additional PMWC Sandoz Links:

Sandoz Hong Kong and Singapore Submariner-like Models Side by Side COMPARISON
Updated! All Singapore Models' wrist shots on ONE page!!
New! Sandoz SINGAPORE spare 2 Tone President-style Bracelets available separately
To see the more affordable
SANDOZ Hong Kong watches with mostly mineral crystals and display backs click here

 

 

The Sandoz brand name is owned by different businesses in different locations
While I was trying to find more information about the Sandoz brand, I found a reference to a Korean collaboration. Obviously some QUARTZ models were produced with a Korean partner called RABAN. But those were only Quartz watches and completely different models. I also find a website and a brochure from a Sandoz company with yet another logo obviously located in Spain. Have a look at www.munreco.com and check it out yourself. It seems that the rights to the brand name Sandoz have been sold to different partners in different locations. Sandoz Swiss, Sandoz Hong Kong (Far East), Sandoz Singapore and Sandoz Spain (Munreco) are all producing a different product line and seem to be independent holders of the Sandoz name and businesses. There are also different logos for Sandoz being used.

 

About the major differences between watches from Sandoz Singapore and Sandoz Hong Kong
Sapphire crystals, larger crowns and more luxurious boxes are the main differences to the SANDOZ watches assembled in Hong Kong. The Singapore models use the very similar gold-colored ETA 2824-2 while their Hong Kong counterparts use mostly the 2836-2. Of course both the 2824-2 and the 2836-2 are very similar movements, they are both based on the 2824-1 architecture.


Sample packing for the Singapore Models, a nice green luxurious watch box with a snow-white lining and watch pillow with golden printing

HOW TO resize Sandoz split pin bracelets!

 

 ALL  SINGAPORE Sandoz feature the following:
  • Sapphire Front Crystals! Mineral display backs (where applicable)

  • Screw-down Twinlock-style Crowns with two crown gaskets Note: the water resistance of 30 or 50 meters on 36 mm models is most likely too conservative and the watches have most likely a better water resistannce. A friend of mine in Australia had a 100 m rated Submariner-like tested and it passed 200 m pressure testing without problems! However Sandoz Singapore prefers these low ratings, probably for warranty reasons.

  • Applied Indices and Logos!

  • Big crowns for easy setting and winding

  • The black models have glossy most likely lacquered dials like found on much more expensive watches

  • Bracelets of Gents models are 8 inch or 20 cm, no extra links are availalbe, sorry!

  • 18 Karat electro-goldplating is used on all 2 tone Models. The thickness is 5 micron (5 Millionth of a Meter) and will give you ca. 10 years of daily use before it shows signs of wear


 

Submariner- and Yachtmaster-style - 100 m WR 40 mm - Gents Size - max. Wristsize is 20 cm or 7 7/8 inch

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Black
Submariner-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal
,
 big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links), great glossy (lacquered) dial similar to a MarcelloC Nettuno or an Omega AquaTerra

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

Black
Submariner-style
 2 Tone
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crysta
l,
big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links), great glossy (lacquered) dial similar to a MarcelloC Nettuno or an Omega AquaTerra

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

Blue
Submariner-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal
,
 big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links), great glossy (lacquered) dial similar to a MarcelloC Nettuno or an Omega AquaTerra

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

 

  Blue face & bezel
 2 Tone
Submariner-like
2 Tone
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal
,
big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links)

Weight 125 grams


WR 100 m
Screwed crown
 

Pepsi
Submariner-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal
,
 big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links), great glossy (lacquered) dial similar to a MarcelloC Nettuno or an Omega AquaTerra

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

 

New Bigger Size
43mm

Black
Submariner-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal
,
 big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links), great glossy (lacquered) dial similar to a MarcelloC Nettuno or an Omega AquaTerra

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown
 

New Bigger Size
43mm

Pepsi
Submariner-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal
,
 big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links), great glossy (lacquered) dial similar to a MarcelloC Nettuno or an Omega AquaTerra

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown
 

USD 439
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USD 459
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USD 439
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USD 459
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USD 439
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USD 529
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USD 529
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White
Yachtmaster-style
Automatic

available with Red Second Hand!

ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound, big Sandoz signed screw-down crown,
Sapphire crystal
,
steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links)

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

White Mother-of-Pearl (MOP)
Yachtmaster-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal,
Red Second Hand! Big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links)

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

 

White
Yachtmaster-like
 2 Tone
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal,
big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links)

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

 

Blue Yachtmaster-like
 2 Tone
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire crystal,
big Sandoz signed screw-down crown, steel back with Rolex-like grooves and regular slots, solid-link bracelet (except end-links)

Weight 125 grams

WR 100 m
Screwed crown

 

     
USD 419
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USD 459
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Aftermarket parts for Sandoz Singapore Watches
This information applies to all 40 mm Sandoz SINGAPORE Sub-likes with a black bezel insert :
We have been selling Sandoz Singapore Diver's for a couple of years now and we have received several requests to supply bezel inserts. Also the most careful watch wearer will eventually scratch a bezel insert. We were never able to receive single bezel inserts as spare parts  (Sandoz spare part policy), but we have decided to measure the bezel dimensions and thus make your eventual search for a bezel insert easier! Outer diameter is 37.50 mm, inner diameter is 31.50 mm. Of course we will continue our search and look for a quality aftermarket bezel insert. So please watch this space for news.

Great Aftermarket Bracelet for all Stainless Steel Sandoz Submariner-like and Yachtmaster-like from www.TheWatchPrince.com!
At the time of writing (08/2006), the price for a thick aftermarket Hadley-Roma Oyster-style stainless was USD 39.95. Doug from TheWatchPrince is a long time PMWF.com sponsor and comes highly recommended. The Oyster-like bracelet from The Watch Prince matches the curvature of the Sandoz Singapore watches perfectly.

Great Aftermarket Bracelet for all Sandoz Singapore 40 mm Sub-likes and Yachtmaster-likes in 2-Tone!
Picture courtesy of Juho, Finland, a fellow watch enthusiast! He put his 2-tone Sub on this fantastic aftermarket bracelet from Rich at www.globalwatchband.com*. Price (June 2005) USD 48.00.
*PMWC and www.globalwatchband.com are not affiliated. We simply added this information because because we believe this makes a great replacement bracelet at a far lower price then Singapore Sandoz is willing to offer. Thank you Juho for allowing us to use your picture!

Explorer-style -  36 mm for Gents - 32 mm for Ladies - Max. Wristsize 19 cm or 7.5 inch, Ladies' 18 cm or 7 inch

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Blue
Explorer-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Crystal,
steel back with Rolex-like grooves, big screw-down crown, great looking Arab numerals 6, 9 and 12, solid-link bracelet (except end-links).
Watch looks great on a strap too, new picture added!

Weight 115 grams

 WR 30 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

Black Face
 Gold indices, numerals and hands
Explorer-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Crystal,
steel back with Rolex-like grooves, big  screw-down crown, great looking Arab numerals 6, 9 and 12, solid-link bracelet (except end-links). Watch looks great on a strap too, new picture added!

Weight 115 grams

 WR 30 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

Black Face
Rose Gold indices, numerals and hands
Explorer-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Crystal,
steel back with Rolex-like grooves, big  screw-down crown, great looking Arab numerals 6, 9 and 12, solid-link bracelet (except end-links). Watch looks great on a strap too, new picture added!

Weight 115 grams

 WR 30 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

  White Face
Rose Gold indices, numerals and hands
Explorer-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Crystal,
steel back with Rolex-like grooves, big  screw-down crown, great looking Arab numerals 6, 9 and 12, solid-link bracelet (except end-links). Watch looks great on a strap too, new picture added!

Weight 115 grams

 WR 30 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

 
White Face
 Gold indices, numerals and hands
Explorer-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Crystal,
steel back with Rolex-like grooves, big  screw-down crown, great looking Arab numerals 6, 9 and 12, solid-link bracelet (except end-links). Watch looks great on a strap too, new picture added!

Weight 115 grams

 WR 30 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

   
USD 339
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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USD 339
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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USD 339
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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USD 339
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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 USD 339
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Day-Date and DateJust-style - 36 mm for Gents, 32 mm for Ladies - Max. Wristsize for President-style bracelets 19.5 cm or  7 3/4 inch, Ladies' 7 inch or 18 cm


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WHITISH SILVER
STICK INDICES
Day-Date-style
Automatic
ETA 2836-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied Stick Indices and Logo. Dial has a subtle sunburst (radial) pattern (see wrist shot please)
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

WHITE ROMAN
Day-Date-style
Automatic
ETA 2836-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied ROMAN Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

2 Tone GOLD DIAL
STICK INDICES
Day-Date-style
Automatic
ETA 2836-2, hacking and can be manually wound, Sapphire Front, Mineral Display Back
Applied Stick Indices and Logo. Dial has a subtle sunburst (radial) pattern (see wrist shot please)
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link Jubilee-style bracelet

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

 

  2 Tone WHITE
ROMAN
Day-Date-style
Automatic
ETA 2836-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied ROMAN Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link Jubilee-style bracelet

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

 

Mother-of-Pearl ROMAN
Day-Date-style
Automatic
ETA 2836-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied ROMAN Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better 

 

Mother-of-Pearl STONE Indices
Day-Date-style
Automatic
ETA 2836-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied Zirconia Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

  

SILVER WHITE
STONE Indices
Day-Date-style
Automatic
ETA 2836-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied Ziconia Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better
  

USD 419
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
other countries...
USD 419
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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USD 449
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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USD 479
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USD 459
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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USD 459
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USD 439
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
other countries...

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 Ladies 32 mm
WHITE ROMAN
Mother-of-Pearl DateJust-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied ROMAN Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better
 

 

Ladies 32 mm
WHITE ZIRKONIA
Mother-of-Pearl DateJust-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied ZIRKONIA Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better
  

Ladies 32 mm
WHITE ROMAN
 DateJust-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied ROMAN Indices and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better
   

       
USD 399
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USD 389
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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USD 359
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SOLD OUT MODELS - kept here for your watch research and information only

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Black Face
 Gold indices, numerals and hands
Explorer-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound, Sapphire Crystal,
steel back with Rolex-like grooves, big screw-down crown, great looking Arab numerals 6, 9 and 12, solid-link bracelet (except end-links) WR 30 m
(32 mm is left in picture and price below is for one watch only)

Weight 90 grams (32 mm)
115 grams  (36 mm)

WR 30 m
 (which I think is under-rated for a watch with screw-down crown)

Ladies 32 mm
WHITE ROMAN & ZIRKONIA
DateJust-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Front,
Mineral Display Back
Applied Zirkonia Markers and Logo.
Big screw-down crown with Sandoz emblem, solid-link President-style bracelet with
integrated sturdy clasp!

Weight 110 grams

 WR 50 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

  WHITE
Explorer-style
Automatic
ETA 2824-2, hacking and can be manually wound,
Sapphire Crystal, steel back with Rolex-like grooves, big screw-down crown, great looking Arab numerals 6, 9 and 12, solid-link bracelet (except end-links). Watch looks great on a strap too, new picture added!

Weight 115 grams

 WR 30 m
Screw-down crown
Water resistance is most likely a lot better

       
USD 499
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
other countries...
USD 329
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
other countries...
  USD 319
+ USD 25 shipping to USA to USA
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Service Centers: Sandoz watches come with an international warranty, there is no dedicated service center for Sandoz watches in the USA. But since PMWC takes customer service really seriously, you can send the watch back to us in case of a problem. We will then take care and represent your interests with Sandoz Singapore. This has worked out extremely well in the past.

 They contain a quality ETA automatic movement, it is very easy to set the time and date. Please see the instructions below, thank you.

SANDOZ - ETA 2824-2 and 2836-2 User Manual

Instructions
0) Winding the watch: if it is a non-screw down watch, just turn the crown in clock-wise direction, about 30 to 40 times and it is fully wound. This movement features an over wind protection, thus it cannot be over wound. If the watch has a screw-down crown, unscrew the crown first, then follow the instructions here. Please make sure you screw down the crown after finishing the settings otherwise the water protection is not given!

1) Set Date: pull the crown out to the first position. You need a bit of feeling to do that. Sometimes it is easier to pull out the crown completely and then one click back. Turn the crown clock-wise and watch the date advance. DO NOT SET THE DATE IF THE TIME IS BETWEEN 11 PM AND 3 AM because during that time, the calendar mechanism of the watch also engages in date setting. See the safe method below.

2) Set Time: pull crown out to second position and adjust hour and minute. This is a hacking movement, so if you pull the crown out while the second hand is at 00 you can synchronize the watch to a time signal. Push crown back completely after setting and screw-down the crown if your watch has a screw-down crown.

Safe Method (Recommended)
1)Wind the watch.
2)Set the time to 6 o'clock
3)Set the date to the previous day
4)Advance the time to the correct time observing the correct setting of the time being AM or PM

 

SANDOZ Singapore ETA Movements:
Thanks to Mike I. who has just mailed me and re-opened his watch: the Singapore Submariner-likes use the ETA Movement 2824-2. All ETA Movements 2824-2 and 2834-2 and 2836-3 are very similar and all based on the robust and reliable workhorse Caliber 2824. I try to complete the information on what is actually inside each watch as I get that information. Based on Mike's information I am pretty sure, the above information is correct.
The 2836-2 is an Automatic movement with 25 Jewels, Incabloc shock protection, it is handwing and hacking, that means if you pull the crown out to position 2 (time setting mode), then the second hand will stop. This feature is required for Military watches in order to synchronize the time of a team.