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СЛАВА созвездие opinions?

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СЛАВА созвездие opinions?

Hi guys,

I've been looking around for cheap mechanicals on the bay, and accidentally found СЛАВА созвездие watches.
Quickly after the logical assumption that this is the iconic russian СЛАВА brand acquired the knowledge that in fact those are just another chinese homages. Actually you can not even call them homages since according to the wikipedia and the local wus-wiki they are produced legally under that brandname after they've managed to trick the Russians and robbed their brand name.

Now, the question is how good they are, what movements are they using, are the functions provided operational, are they at least reliable etc.

Are there any owners around that can provide some insight on the subject as the sellers that are offering them are not the most collaborative guys, and much into details.

I find them rather beautiful, especially model GX502-S

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And GX502-B

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I know that they are very inexpensive, but I also know that cheap doesn't always mean bad, and expensive doesn't always mean good.
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Re: СЛАВА созвездие opinions?

I enjoy my Sino-Russian Cjiaba Speedmaster homage. It's one of my favorites, actually.

It uses what looks to be a Chinese standard Tongjin movement with a disc that helps add complications tied to the movement of the regular hands. On mine, the pushers work fine to click forward the days and dates, and the day-night thing just moves with the hour hand.

The second hand does have a stutter that doesn't affect the accuracy (I see it as an endearing quirk, as I do with my Russian Amphibia's wobbly crown and sort of useless bezel). And it looks to be so non-water resistant that I'll take it off when washing dishes.

But it's a lovely watch, the best of the low-cost Speedmaster homages that I've seen (other than the discontinued Alphas), with just a little more shininess in the markers. The bracelet isn't the best, but nowhere near as bad and flimsy as the Amphibias', and I've decided to keep it on the watch. It also came with a leather strap that I imagine would be similar to the one on the above watch. It's alright, but I'd save some extra money for a different, better leather strap.

When you get a watch like this, you just have to be happy with what you paid for. I imagine that you won't spend more than $30 on this.

Enjoy it, wear it, pray that you didn't get a lemon, if you decide to order it. As a matter of fact, I should have another Cjiaba coming in soon, hopefully.

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Thank you for your answers; Got the movement uncovered :)
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