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Post by eddiea on Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:33 am

I like the Moana Pacific Chrono PVD....ceramic bezel , SeaGull 1901 movement, 500meters WR, saphire crystals, and a great strap.

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Re: Magrette....

Post by aztecknight on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:19 pm

I like it, even with a Chinese movement.

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:22 pm

I like it as well.

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Re: Magrette....

Post by eddiea on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:01 pm

aztecknight wrote:I like it, even with a Chinese movement.
That Chinese movement is a very special one Wink

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Re: Magrette....

Post by mrneddles on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:10 pm

eddiea wrote:
aztecknight wrote:I like it, even with a Chinese movement.
That Chinese movement is a very special one Wink

It looks like the same movement Wing used in the Anroid Conquerer mechanical chronograph. That thing was very delicate. If the same, is that a suitable movement in a sport watch?

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Post by Mortuus on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:04 pm

I think ( scratch ) this might be the same movement Ingersoll used in their mechanical chronograph a couple of years ago. It has been a very robust and fairly accurate watch for me. Only down-check is the odd, close-to-day-glo-green dial color...

The photo doesn't convey the color, but it's not all that bad, I suppose... alien

This has been a good watch, and I've genuinely enjoyed it thus far...
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Re: Magrette....

Post by eddiea on Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:55 am

mrneddles wrote:
eddiea wrote:
aztecknight wrote:I like it, even with a Chinese movement.
That Chinese movement is a very special one Wink
It looks like the same movement Wing used in the Anroid Conquerer mechanical chronograph. That thing was very delicate. If the same, is that a suitable movement in a sport watch?
The Seagull is a Venus 175, aside from the gearing of the chronograph second wheel, they are exactly the same.
They are not delicate, but they seems to be more sensitive to proper adjustment that the 7750's, Timefactors (Precista's) have been using it in the PRS-5 (Fricker cased) and had hardly any issues.... maybe Ron can add in some thoughts.

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Re: Magrette....

Post by AlbertaTime on Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:06 pm

eddiea wrote:
The Seagull is a Venus 175, aside from the gearing of the chronograph second wheel, they are exactly the same.

They are not delicate, but they seems to be more sensitive to proper adjustment... maybe Ron can add in some thoughts.

My thinking is that the movement is a solid design but it's finicky enough that it surely counts who is doing the assembling: the various Sea-Gull 1963 versions from Tsinlien (HK Sea-Gull, not to be confused with Tianjin Sea-Gull) have had on-and-off issues but other well regarded assemblers/manufacturers (Precista/Perpetual for two obvious examples) and the Tianjin Sea-Gull D-304 and other Tianjin built chronos seems to hold up fine.

I'd still pick quartz or 7750 for heavy chrono use, though.

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