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    Re: Starking Automatic

    Quote Originally Posted by ronkatct View Post
    My new Black Sterling AM 0184. Looks much better than its price class. It actually looks good and much better than it cost. The bracelet is NOT FOLDED. The date dial for this watch is small but properly aligned, unlike my gold Sterling (which also has issues in getting the crown to the date change position).

    I am impressed with the initial quality. Almost everything is spot on. One hour index is off, but that is minor for its price. Now if reliable, reasonably accurate with decent power reserve, it is a good buy.

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    Ronkatct, the lug width of your new Starking is 19 or 20 mm?
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    Re: Starking Automatic

    double post
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    Re: Starking Automatic

    triple post

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    Re: Starking Automatic

    Lug width of new Black Beauty Starking is 20mm.

    Should I use new dark brown strap or original light brown strap? Original images somehow got lost.

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    Re: Starking Automatic

    Go with the light brown strap.
    I didn't mean the black watch, I meant this one

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    Ah, the other black beauty. Also 20mm. All the starkings are 20mm i think. I wore black beauty with dark brown strap to work today. I might wear the other black beauty Starking to work tomorrow, or blue Orient howard,. We shall see.
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    Re: Starking Automatic

    So here are the pics I promised of the starking highbeat I ordered. Crystal is mineral (they're saying hardlex, but I thought that was proprietary?), case is a zinc alloy as opposed to SS. Second hand does operate pretty smoothly, and while I don't think the watch is ugly I don't think it looks quite as good as the pictures on ali. Leather band looks nice and matches well, but to me it is a bit stiff and thin, will see how it feels once broken in and I will report back on the accuracy once I have timed it for a few days. The rotor is pretty loud when you flick your wrist which doesn't bother me that much and it is overall pretty light, which I assume is attributable to the use of Zinc. For 45$ I don't hold the zinc or mineral crystal against the watch as I knew what I was ordering going in and I still think it is a great deal for a high beat movement assuming it holds up.
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    Yeah I think maybe some QC issues. I wound it up some before putting it on and multiple times have noticed it completely stopping. If I shake it, it will restart (sometimes requires a fairly forceful shake of my wrist). I tried giving it a small wind once when it stopped too and it didn't start back until I shook it again so I don't think it is an issue with being unwound since when it does restart it keeps going. Contacted the seller.

    Also no hacking seconds on this model, despite it being high-beat. Even if you set time backwards it doesn't stop like I've seen on russian watches.

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    Re: Starking Automatic

    Changed back Starking Back Beauty to its original Strap and may use it today. It is a bit fast after a week of non use in winder.

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    Re: Starking Automatic

    I've received a TM0915 yesterday, but the case is alloy and it has a solid pressfit caseback, mineral glass, bit disappointed. So I transplanted the internals in to an AM0184 that I stripped for the movement. I like it a lot now, and ot is a bit more unique.Name:  WP_20181106_10_07_41_Pro (2).jpg
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