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    Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    Hi guys,
    the ad of this thing keeps appearing on my FB feed in the last few days:

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    It's sold on gearbest for about 8 €.
    Could it possibly be a true 24h watch? Do ulta-cheap quartz movements of this type even exist? I don't think I have ever seen one before.
    It may certainly be a regular 12h watch with a dumb 24h face, however in the Q&A section of the site they say that it's truly a 24h.

    I usually try to stay clear of this type of cheap stuff, however I am finding the idea of getting my first 24h watch to "test the waters" for next to nothing a little appealing...
    what do you think?
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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    Sure reminds me of a UNO.

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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Sure reminds me of a UNO.
    I've checked it now; you are totally right!
    With this type of watches, when they do not look like a copy, it's just that you don't know what they're copying

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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    I decided to risk it for $8.88 with free shipping... There are questions on the web page that confirm it is a 24 hour movement. I don't think Botta sell a three-hand 24 hour watch, just one-hand and two-hand (hour + seconds). So it is clearly stylistically based on the Botta Uno, but not as close a copy as the Australian Uno Italia watches.

    Phil.

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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    I just found something here...

    [Update2: Keine 24-Stunden-Uhr!!] Skone 9425G? Die gelungene Uhr mit dem 24-Stunden-Zifferblatt! – Gadgetwelt.de

    I used google translate... bad news.
    "Unfortunately, it is not a 24-hour clock!On the first test, I did not notice immediately (...)The dial is therefore a senseless ornament."

    I am sorry if I led you to waste money on this, philden. I hope that the guy in that german website is wrong...

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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    The Chinese are certainly capable of producing anything they want to, and I am sure a 24 hr Seagull is a possibility if they see a market for it.

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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by andrea__81 View Post
    I just found something here...

    [Update2: Keine 24-Stunden-Uhr!!] Skone 9425G? Die gelungene Uhr mit dem 24-Stunden-Zifferblatt! – Gadgetwelt.de

    I used google translate... bad news.
    "Unfortunately, it is not a 24-hour clock!On the first test, I did not notice immediately (...)The dial is therefore a senseless ornament."

    I am sorry if I led you to waste money on this, philden. I hope that the guy in that german website is wrong...
    Definately a 12h watch with a wrong dial ...
    But i have to admit: the watch looks like a BOTTA - and I love those minimalistic designs.
    Perhaps it could be fitted with a Ronda 515.24 Caliber ...

    @all: have a nice weekend, Michael
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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by andrea__81 View Post

    I am sorry if I led you to waste money on this, philden. I hope that the guy in that german website is wrong...
    Philden could at least have informed us between June 2007 and now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peagreen View Post
    Philden could at least have informed us between June 2007 and now.
    Not sure what you mean by this, but I will post an update when the watch arrives.

    Phil.

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    Re: Cheap chinese 24h watch - is it even possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by philden View Post
    Not sure what you mean by this, but I will post an update when the watch arrives.

    Phil.
    I think that peagreen confused philden's join date with the posting date.

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