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PostSubject: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSat Aug 14, 2010 1:16 am

I've wanted this one ever since I first saw it over a year ago.

It's not fancy or flashy but there's just something about the dimensions and the cleanliness that I really like..and the goldtone indices against black and stee and the domed crystal. The deeply protected crown selects firmly and winds like butter. The thing sorta reminds me of a milgauss but, nicely, it's not close enough to be called an homage. It looks turned out but not military. Ultra-dependable SB1H Shanghai "B" automatic movement/35 jewels.

As near I know it's a straight up Shanghai design, and I think Shanghai would do well do think more along these lines for the North American market. It's a classy adult market three-hander with date.

Plus it's got the beefiest strap I've seen come from a Chinese manufacturer...even a solid thick buckle. It feels like a Hirsch Liberty--and that's a compliment.

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限量特价:280元/只
品名:(上海)牌
表盘:手表专用高硬度矿物玻璃
表带:真皮表带
颜色:黑色表盘(如图)
尺寸:表盘直径38MM (包括表壳和柄头)
属性:上海牌全自动机械表(8120型)35钻机芯
产地:中国上海
功能:全钢 防震 日历 星期
推出时间: 2005

Name: (Shanghai) license
Dial: Watch exclusive high hardness mineral glass
Strap: leather strap
Color: Black Dial (as shown)
Size: dial diameter 38MM (including the case and handle first)
Property: Shanghai brand automatic mechanical watch (8120 model) 35 drill movements
Origin: China Shanghai
Features: steel vibration Calendar week
Released: 2005


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I'm really pleased.

The seller, again, was Mr. Zhao Yanyan ( lingdianliseller at Ebay although he didn't list this piece on Ebay...yet Smile )...and I'm finding him to be a treat to deal with. Mr Zhao communicates most easily in Chinese but I find Google Translate and Bing Translate allow me good and very friendly communication. 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic 933578 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic 933578


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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSat Aug 14, 2010 2:48 am

It's fun finally getting a watch you have wanted for a while
like this right Ron ?! 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_biggrin..There is an elegant feel to this watch
as soon as you lay eyes on it. It has that flawless case, which
couldn't be classier by the way. I like how all of the different
elements on top, below, as well as on the sides of the case
reflect the light. This is one to REALLY enjoy on the wrist,
or even if it's just sitting on a table. You are right about that
crown being protected too. That is uniquely cool sir ! 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_cool Also
like the gold against the black of the dial. The markers almost
seem to be on fire in those pictures !!! It's really something
else !..The hands are the same way. I like the shape of them
as well. They're classic, vintage looking, and fit in very very
nicely with the entire feel of the watch. What's neat is how
in certain light the markers, and hands look especially vibrant,
and then in the last picture they look a little more subdued.
You can also then see how GREAT your new watch looks on
the wrist ! 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_smile ..Have to add that the strap on this watch
is EXTRA NICE imho. It DOES look thick, while at the same
time fitting that classic elegant look of the watch. The
quality, the stitching, and that buckle genuinely finish off
the theme of this watch perfectly !..Have to be proud of
this one Ron, AND it's a Limited Edition, so that makes it
even more FUN !!!..By the way, it looks like it says 35
jewels on the dial there !..THAT is pretty AMAZING if you
ask me ! 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic 46145 ..Congrats to you sir !..I think you will be
ENJOYING this one !!!

Tremendous watch, and photos !

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSat Aug 14, 2010 5:59 am

Great looking watch Ron....I does have some nice features, and seems very solidly built. Nice pick up!

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSat Aug 14, 2010 6:30 am

Classy looking watch! Pretty cool having such a limited edition aswell, 280 pieces. Omega could learn something from that 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Lol
Good too see you again, Ron. I was afraid you were gone for a while 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_sad
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSat Aug 14, 2010 9:45 am

Handsome watch Ron! Congratulations! I do see a bit of a milgauss look.
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSat Aug 14, 2010 10:47 am

Very nice Ron!!

I likethe matte dial and thick leather strap!! You always seem to find the nicest pieces!!

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSat Aug 14, 2010 4:30 pm

By the way..evidently not limited edition...the LTD meant something else (but that's because I don't understand Chinese very well)

I still like it a bunch though! :-)
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSun Aug 15, 2010 12:13 am

Nice watch Ron. How big is the collection of genuine Chinese watches getting now, must be a couple hundred?
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 am

Docrwm wrote:
Nice watch Ron. How big is the collection of genuine Chinese watches getting now, must be a couple hundred?

Actually it's only about 90 including a very few doubles--but I have another roughly 30 that aren't Chinese.

Still, I'm pretty happy even with that low a number

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSun Aug 15, 2010 9:34 am

AlbertaTime wrote:
Docrwm wrote:
Nice watch Ron. How big is the collection of genuine Chinese watches getting now, must be a couple hundred?

Actually it's only about 90 including a very few doubles--but I have another roughly 30 that aren't Chinese.

Still, I'm pretty happy even with that low a number

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSun Aug 15, 2010 9:54 am

Great looking watch Alberta...

...I don't see Mlgaus at all and that's not a bad thing IMO.

Very clean dial, 3-hand, day/date...nothing much better!

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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSun Aug 15, 2010 12:09 pm

Cool watch Ron, another sweet find!
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PostSubject: Re: 2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic   2005 Shanghai 8120 Ltd Automatic Icon_minitimeSun Aug 15, 2010 2:49 pm

very nice Ron! Like the thicker case on this and the lugs, nicely made design.
Enjoy it.
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