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Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 1:33pm
by foghorn

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 1:44pm
by conjurer


There's one born every minute, and two to take 'em.

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 3:49pm
by AJC
Looks kinda cool but I've seen this done before. And for that dough is expect better than that white plastic movement holder.

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 4:10pm
by foghorn
Actually plastic movement spacers are found in watches going for a lot more than 200 bucks.

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 4:13pm
by Pubbie
Isn't a plastic spacer the norm for 200 bucks?

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 4:16pm
by Pubbie
Oh, and good for him. People willing to pay double because it's there and they can't be bothered to look elsewhere for about 8 seconds deserve to be taken for everything they have. Pile on, and extract that surplus!

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 6:56pm
by foghorn
Double WTF!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Timex-Marlin-R ... SwmBhaBOOH



The first one is up to 380 now.

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 7:39pm
by conjurer
foghorn wrote:Double WTF!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Timex-Marlin-R ... SwmBhaBOOH



The first one is up to 380 now.


ewe Shud putt up ewer's On the EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEbay frogfluffer. ewe culd Maik a Lotta dough & sew Fourth asumming ewe Haven't knott spoonged all Ovar it yet.

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 8:07pm
by AlbertaTime
Chascomm at WUS, who knows his movements better than I could dream, is thinking this is an ST6 variant, but with a missing auto module, and I think he's correct.

I have an older ST6 watch, this one:

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and here's today's shot of the movement (sorry for crap photography):

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I can't think of another Chinese movement that matches it, but there's a few cosmetic differences (improvements) on the Timex version, even considering the missing auto-module holes. The "chaton" section around the jewels is not, well, either there at all or pronounced, compared to the old version, but the Timex version looks clean as a whistle, and has a much nicer line around the balance bridge, even ignoring the slight decorating.

The thing is that the ST6 is possibly Sea-Gull's most made and utilized movement *ever.* In many ways, it's been Sea-Gull's bread and butter movement for decades. It's dependable as heck, and even though it's small, it's plenty strong enough for a garden variety three hander.

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 8:11pm
by conjurer
AlbertaTime wrote:Chascomm at WUS, who knows his movements better than I could dream, is thinking this is an ST6 variant, but with a missing auto module, and I think he's correct.

I have an older ST6 watch, this one:

Image

and here's today's shot of the movement (sorry for crap photography):

Image

I can't think of another Chinese movement that matches it, but there's a few cosmetic differences (improvements) on the Timex version, even considering the missing auto-module holes. The "chaton" section around the jewels is not, well, either there at all or pronounced, compared to the old version, but the Timex version looks clean as a whistle, and has a much nicer line around the balance bridge, even ignoring the slight decorating.

The thing is that the ST6 is possibly Sea-Gull's most made and utilized movement *ever.* In many ways, it's been Sea-Gull's bread and butter movement for decades. It's dependable as heck, and even though it's small, it's plenty strong enough for a garden variety three hander.


Thanks, A-T! This is what all this shit is all about!

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 8:23pm
by AlbertaTime
Thanks, John. And, just for comparison, here's some other smaller Chinese movements, including Shanghai.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/some-l ... 80107.html

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 9th 2017, 11:54pm
by conjurer
AlbertaTime wrote:Thanks, John. And, just for comparison, here's some other smaller Chinese movements, including Shanghai.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/some-l ... 80107.html


You're more than welcome, A-T. Thanks also for posting this thread, which WUS is actually good for, storing this knowledge for posterity, or whenever the image service goes bust. I would recommend that somebody gets some screenshots of these types of threads, so that they can been archived.

Right now I'm wearing my Seamaster, which has an Omega 2500 movement inside; Googling this movement, there are 1.3 million listings on the web. Google "Sea-Gull ST6" brings up only 9640 hits, a lot of which are lights and lighting fixtures. This knowledge should not be allowed to perish, after so much work by WISs to collect it.

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 5:25am
by foghorn
conjurer wrote:
foghorn wrote:Double WTF!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Timex-Marlin-R ... SwmBhaBOOH



The first one is up to 380 now.


ewe Shud putt up ewer's On the EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEbay frogfluffer. ewe culd Maik a Lotta dough & sew Fourth asumming ewe Haven't knott spoonged all Ovar it yet.




to lait!!! LoloLOLOloloLOl

Re: New Timex mechanical

PostPosted: November 10th 2017, 6:40am
by Pubbie
Someone spunked 500 sheets on that one, sold by someone in England. Which is ironic, as it's English people on English forums who spit the most bile and invective at people who try to sell shit for more than they paid for it ("profits" being a foul, stinking word there, which also explains that country's shite economic performance, inability to make money, unwillingness to invest money and ability to spend other people's money).

And yet it was an Englander who sold it. Good for him, that's a nice little drink he's earned, a buyer who's happy with his spend, and if I'd known these would triple in price, I'd have bought and sold ten of them! I can only imagine that it wasn't actually an Englishman, but someone from a more enlightened place who happened to be there...