My China watch purchases, June 2014

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My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 11:46am

I only purchased two watches on this trip, neither of them VCMs. Both are new (or relatively new, the Behai is a 2008 NOS)...

First, the Behai:

This is the original and highly sought after Commemorative edition marking Beijing Watch Factory's 50th anniversary (1958-2008), and it features the very highly regarded Beijing in-house 3/4 plate 21,600 manual wind movement, SB18-3 no-date version, 39mm, 8-9mm thick, with matte silverish white dial. As of this writing, BJWAF has only three left, and a friend made a special request that it be made available to me, and I'm also grateful to BJWAF itself that it was kindly provided to me at a reduced price.

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Second, a purchase that was a personal opportunity provided to me by Jintuofei's chief tourbillon maker himself.

It's a gold plated, enamel-back true tourbillon, 40mm x 12mm, housing a highly regulated Jintuofei in-house tourbillon. The normal price for these watches is 25,800 RMB or somewhat above $4000 or more depending on dial enamelling and other variables. The back is one of a series of vintage style enamel erotic backs available from Jintuofei.

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So...only two, but I'm thrilled and, as I've noted, extremely grateful to both BJWAF and Jintuofei for being so kind to me. These watches hold personal stories for me, and I love them both.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 11:57am

abduksion wrote:Great looking watches but what does VCM mean?


Vintage Chinese Mechanical :-)
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 11:57am

conjurer wrote:Dang. Fuck.

BTW, we want to see the dirty back!!


Alain says go for it, you got it...otherwise... :roll:
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Post by AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 3:24pm

smellody wrote:Two very nice watches. Thank you for sharing them.

Appreciated, especially given your wonderful stable ;-)
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 3:26pm

foghorn wrote:The tourbillon is beautiful. But why did you blur the naughty bits??
Few among us have not seen a balance cock in action.


;-)

Point taken, but with recent posts about kid's collections, I'll wait for a nod from Alain before I cross that line, even on this wonderfully uncensored forum. Just because we *can* post something doesn't always mean we should :-)
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by hcharles » July 6th 2014, 8:16pm

Both watches are definitely drool worthy. Cue the drooling pooch.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by koimaster » July 6th 2014, 11:10pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
foghorn wrote:The tourbillon is beautiful. But why did you blur the naughty bits??
Few among us have not seen a balance cock in action.


;-)

Point taken, but with recent posts about kid's collections, I'll wait for a nod from Alain before I cross that line, even on this wonderfully uncensored forum. Just because we *can* post something doesn't always mean we should :-)


Great photos and back story. Thanks for sharing. No issues with the photos. I have posted watch dial erotic here in the past.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by AlbertaTime » July 7th 2014, 7:04am

Thanks to everyone for the generous comments. Image

eddiea wrote:Very nice Ron...like the enamel dial of the Tourby, is that a flying one?

Thanks, and yes, flying.

ocean wrote:Why the blur? We are all big boys and conjurer needs something since his love unfriended him. Very nice pictures and great pick ups.


koimaster wrote:Great photos and back story. Thanks for sharing. No issues with the photos. I have posted watch dial erotic here in the past.


Understood :-) Here ya go...

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I found this interesting:

When I asked about the caseback (since pornography is actually quite strictly controlled in China...or at least the government tries to strictly control it), my associate smiled broadly and said that "this is 'art'...no problem... :D".

Evidently one can paint or draw just about anything with zero negative consequences. It's just photos and video that are legally restricted. Erotic art is very popular and very widely accepted in China.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Post by AlbertaTime » July 7th 2014, 11:38am

conjurer wrote:From the picture, one wonders what's going on stage right.

The wife walked in???
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