Lao Luan/老栾 (Old Disorder) watches

Lao Luan/老栾 (Old Disorder) watches

Postby AlbertaTime » May 11th 2018, 2:40pm

Plenty of questions about these, especially since these Lao Luan/老栾 (Old Disorder) watches so closely copied the earlier and somewhat well-known collaborative series of watches made by Shanghai Watch Factory with the Jellymon design house. And: the earliest OD versions had spelling errors and seemed iffy in quality.

But I've changed my mind on these with new information and very recent handling. I not only met the company owner but more information was provided to me by respected and trusted collector Joel Chan of the Micmicmor website.

First: the early QC issues have been addressed and, just as important, Old Disorder purchased the design rights, fully above board, so these aren't illegitimate copies--they're a legitimate new series using the Jellymon designs.

I like mine! Disclaimer: yup, gifted to me :-)

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Re: Lao Luan/老栾 (Old Disorder) watches

Postby conjurer » May 11th 2018, 4:54pm

That's nutz!! But, I like it.
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Re: Lao Luan/老栾 (Old Disorder) watches

Postby AlbertaTime » May 11th 2018, 9:25pm

conjurer wrote:That's nutz!! But, I like it.


Thanks, John!

I is nutz, so it works for me.
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Re: Lao Luan/老栾 (Old Disorder) watches

Postby koimaster » May 11th 2018, 11:10pm

Interesting looking. How is the lume? :lol: what movement is it using?
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Re: Lao Luan/老栾 (Old Disorder) watches

Postby AlbertaTime » May 12th 2018, 12:17am

koimaster wrote:Interesting looking. How is the lume? :lol: what movement is it using?

With brighter room light, the loom will actually last visibly for a few hours, but it's not Seiko. The movement is a typical but serviceable mechanical Shanghai Watch Factory 17 jewel ZSH Tongji/Standard.

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