There's two sides to the coin...
PROS & CONS...this topic has been discussed before at the other forums, but perhaps, worth revisiting as some folks feel strongly about the watches they buy...and then, there are some who are sitting on the fence on this topic (or issue). We have seen this before....a company marketing a certain watch and purportedly hints or suggest that the watches are actually made or assembled (major parts/or 51%) or put together in Germany.....OR, as the purists would argue, the watches are essentially made of Chinese parts/components/ assembled in Asia but rebadged as a German watch. and thus, the word "GermAsian" has been coined and mentioned in various threads in WUS. But, somehow, it has a negative connotation and some folks would expressed their dislikes/or disappointments with these watches and refer to these watches as (okay it's the "C' word)...."crap".
But, are these watches, really garbage.....or to put it mildly, relegated to the trash bin after a few weeks..or few months of regular use? Yes, I've heard many horror stories about Invictas/SL's and the like but quite frankly, I have not heard of any pervasive CS/QC issues with some of these watches in general. Since a good number of Chinese watch forum members are very familiar with Chinese movements and/or manufacturing and production fascilities and their track record, I'm hoping that some folks can share their knowledge and personal experiences with "GermAsian" watches. I've noticed that some of the watch designs resembles SeaGulls and Alphas, etc. So, it's conceivable that a majority of these GermAsian watches have Seagull/or Hangzhou/Shanghai movements...or even a Japanese OS20.
FOR INSTANCE: the watch below kinda reminds me of a TAO-INTL. watch. Not sure if it's got a Swiss Ronda, but more than likely, Chinese (or Japanese) movement. Perhaps, someone can come forward and dispute this and say this is an authentic German watch.......with an Asian heritage?
Automatic Dual Timer 2nd Time Zone BIG 45 mm Watch
polished stainless steel case
Walk reserve approx. 38 hours
Rotor pulling up on both sides
2nd time zone
waterproof 5 ATM
Size approx. 45 mm without crown
Description: WWII Men's dual timer watch with a self winding (automatic) movement, deep blue patterned dial, silver hands and silver numerals, big second hand, front mineral crystal, exhibition back.
Case : Solid stainless steel, polished, 45 mm (w/ocrown)
Band :black, genuine leather, 24 mm, stainless steel thorn fastening brandet by BOSCE Germany
Water Resistant : 5 ATM (atmospheres)
Warranty :2 Years
Delivery : Invoice, Warranty- card, with box