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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    It's arrived! Still has protective film on crystal, so not a great shot, but first impressions are this is a really great piece.

    Since ordering, I was a little concerned it was on the larger side for me, but it is perfect on my wrist and the pic makes it look more imposing than it is.

    May also have helped just a little by wearing my Harpoon before it arrived too

    I'll post more pics and thoughts later.


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    Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

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    At some point in the not-too-distant future the decision may end up being made for you if one or the other edition runs out. Let fate decide! ;)
    ...and that future is today.

    Just popped over to the Magrette site and the MPP Black is now listed as sold out.



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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjrj View Post
    ...and that future is today.

    Just popped over to the Magrette site and the MPP Black is now listed as sold out.
    Yeah, well about time Dion started to concentrate on the next iteration of the Moana Pacific Waterman..... I hangin' out for this to be reissued! I've got MY Moana Pacific Black......
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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    Day 2 , been on my wrist for 24 hours and running at -1.5 seconds. Would prefer running fast than slow, but very happy. Will see what it does when removed overnight

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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

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    Day 2 , been on my wrist for 24 hours and running at -1.5 seconds. Would prefer running fast than slow, but very happy. Will see what it does when removed overnight

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    There is some positional variance, you'll probably have at least one that gains time that would offset losses. Regardless, running within a couple seconds through normal wear is excellent.


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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    When I received the watch on Friday, although running, I gave it 20-30 turns to make sure it was powered up sufficiently and noticed that it became stiffer to turn towards the end and started to click.

    Took it off my wrist when going to bed last night but have been wearing for a few hours today. Just tested winding again and managed 3 or 4 turns before the resistance made the crown noticeably more difficult to turn and the clicking started again.

    I know this movement is a clone of the ETA 2824, of which i have several, but none behave in this way when hand winding.

    As this is my first stp1-11, I'm guessing this is the mechanism to prevent over winding and hoping normal for this movement, but wanted to check with other owners to see if you get the same result.

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by LesDavidson View Post
    As this is my first stp1-11, I'm guessing this is the mechanism to prevent over winding and hoping normal for this movement, but wanted to check with other owners to see if you get the same result.
    That's an interesting observation - I have no experience with an over-winding mechanism so am interested in responses. The same happened with my Steel, but nothing untoward after. Generally speaking I'll wind only until the seconds hand starts to roll and then give a few shakes.


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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    I normally do the same for my watch collection, but as new I wanted to check how accurately it was as quickly as possible before taking off the protective stickers, hence the additional winds.

    Hoping it's normal for this movement as just tried the same with my Boschett Harpoon and it just keeps winding without any noticeable change.

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjrj View Post
    That's an interesting observation - I have no experience with an over-winding mechanism so am interested in responses. The same happened with my Steel, but nothing untoward after. Generally speaking I'll wind only until the seconds hand starts to roll and then give a few shakes.


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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    An update. I posted the same query on TheWatchGuy review of this movement, which included the movement being fully stripped down and reassembled. He responded very quickly and in his view the movement is a close copy of the eta2824 and should behave in the same way.

    I've been away for two days on business with my Speedy and the MPP was able to run down and just tried 2 -3 turns and winding smoothly.

    So my guess it is the way the over wind mechanism is working, although how tight it becomes is a slight concern and means I won't be winding it fully again
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    Re: Review: Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by LesDavidson View Post
    An update. I posted the same query on TheWatchGuy review of this movement, which included the movement being fully stripped down and reassembled. He responded very quickly and in his view the movement is a close copy of the eta2824 and should behave in the same way.

    I've been away for two days on business with my Speedy and the MPP was able to run down and just tried 2 -3 turns and winding smoothly.

    So my guess it is way the over wind mechanism is working, although how tight it becomes is a slight concern and means I won't be winding it fully again
    Thanks for the update. I put my Black back on rubber last night. Tricky bit of business, that. Getting the strap in place, and the first pin for that matter, is a piece of cake. It's the second half of the pin insert that is a challenge - for those doing this for the first time don't be fooled into thinking the first click you hear is it going into place. Take a close look at the shoulder to make sure it's all the way in. Otherwise a bit of pressure will pop it right back out. I realized after much fidgeting that the springbar I was using had the slightest bend at the end which was all it took to prevent alignment. If you're having lots of trouble roll the springbar across the table and look for wobble on the ends. After I replaced with a straight bar it set much more easily.
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