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    Didun design

    I see that this chinese brand sells some AP RO hommages. Between them, there is a chronograph with japanese movement, as stated on ebay listings. Any idea of what could it be this movement? It looks way too complicated for a chinese watch costing less than 200$:


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    Re: Didun design

    My thoughts:

    The watch pictured is not a chronograph.
    I doubt if it has a Japanese movement either, it being a quad-date/moonphase.
    Any Japanese chronograph movement used in a low-cost affordable Chinese watches is going to be quartz, not mechanical.
    Also, this watch is marked "Swiss Made", which it isn't.
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    Re: Didun design

    I'm taking for granted that pictures are all renders not the real thing. Almost surely they are using the same tools needed to make fake watches, so the swiss made would be natural. I'm just curious about the mechanical moonphase movement, I think the complication showed in picture is too much for the money. I can't find any real life picture on the internet.
    Edit: I'm guessing that they took an AP original render and took off the brand, and the small hand on the upper subdial which in the original watch was the leap year hand. Also, they took off the arrow on the long hand that in the AP is used to point the number of the week on the external scale. In this copy, I presum the hand is a swapping second hand and the external scale is useless. Totally crap. Anyway, now at only 83 € on Ali express:






    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    My thoughts:

    The watch pictured is not a chronograph.
    I doubt if it has a Japanese movement either, it being a quad-date/moonphase.
    Any Japanese chronograph movement used in a low-cost affordable Chinese watches is going to be quartz, not mechanical.
    Also, this watch is marked "Swiss Made", which it isn't.
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    Re: Didun design

    I'm betting the 'moonphase' is a day/night indicator.

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    Re: Didun design

    This may be not so. I'm pretty sure the movement is a Seagull movement, but I'm not into Seagull movements so I can't tell you if there exists any such movement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucks View Post
    I'm betting the 'moonphase' is a day/night indicator.

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    Re: Didun design

    Why did Ap not sue them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Ben View Post
    Why did Ap not sue them?
    Because they already admitted that they didun design it?

    But perhaps the owners of Audemars Piguet have already sued Didun Design ...if they can find a valid postal address. My guess is that the major brand owners (Panerai and Rolex in particular) don't pursue every copycat, just the ones where they will get the most advantage. I've read that IWC forced Smiths to cease production of the Imperial automatic due to the broad design similarity to the IWC auto-winding system, and yet Timex used a system that was almost identical to IWC for nearly 25 years.
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    Re: Didun design

    Chinese Watches with a complete calendar complications often times is just manual adjustment hands.

    It's using Chinese movement. Many other Chinese brand offer similar complications, in which using the same movement.

    Please read my complete review here. I just bought one with similar complications.

    Review SEKARO Diver with Day Date Month 24hr Complication

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo Sudarja View Post
    Chinese Watches with a complete calendar complications often times is just manual adjustment hands.

    It's using Chinese movement. Many other Chinese brand offer similar complications, in which using the same movement.

    Please read my complete review here. I just bought one with similar complications.

    Review SEKARO Diver with Day Date Month 24hr Complication

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    Are the side pushers for calendar month adjustment then?

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    Re: Didun design

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Ben View Post
    Are the side pushers for calendar month adjustment then?

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    Yes. Month and day of the week.

    The month is manual adjustment, it's adjusted every month advancement.

    The other hands is working automatically with the watch movement.

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    Last edited by Theo Sudarja; August 17th, 2017 at 16:33.
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