- Master of Time
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Someone made an homage/copy of the vintage Ma'anshan Shiba worldtimer!
Found on Taobao - search: 世界时间手表
The last photo is the original vintage watch.
Beijing 北京 time on this watch (the big red star) is 10:20:31
Wellington 惠灵顿 time (thick red arrow for GMT) is 2:20:31
The thin red arrow is Tokyo.
The black on the caseback is a reflection.
And here's the original...
And my original post on the Ma'anshan Shiba:
The Taobao price is 450 RMB (here, if you can see Taobao: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1 ... 37demn4IKL) or about $90CDN or $67USD. I asked for EMS shipping, so it was more expensive than slow post--still not that quick (23 days) and my total came to about $148CDN/$112USD.
The original is very hard to find these days, and I think it's nicer watch--but this isn't a bad second choice, given the price--and as far as worldtimer watches go, I think this is pretty cool.
The biggest visual difference is the homage puts the "cities wheel" (the central disc as an hour hand) over the minutes/hours ring, not under, which is why I like the original better. But functionally, it's just as useful.
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