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I bought this watch a year ago for around $70 bucks...back then I was a poor college student so I couldn't afford a Stowa or Steinhart or Hamilton or whatever you name it...

So I bought this cheap watch from manbushijie. It's some Chinese mechanical movement, with a pretty cool exhibition caseback.

When I bought it, the bezel was polished, and the side of the case was brushed. So I bought a green/yellow scrubbing sponge, cut about a square inch of the green part off, used blue masking tape to cover the glass on the watch, and I brushed the watch myself!

Here are some pics of my cheap pilot watch, tell me what you think!

Cheers and Happy New Year!



This is what it looked like when I bought it (came with a light brown leather strap with two rivets)



This is what it looked like after I brushed it with the green/yellow sponge!








 

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Nice, and it looks to be a good job on the brushing!

cheers,
Jake.
 

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Looks great.
 

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Great job, I think that it looks much nicer now. More importantly, from one student to another, good luck!
 

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Great job, I think that it looks much nicer now. More importantly, from one student to another, good luck!
Thanks Mike! I also admire your collection, especially the Hamilton Khaki, Maratac Pilot, and Seiko 5, all watches I hope to add to my collection :)
 

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Looks very good on double rivet strap |>

How does it keep time, I once bought the same watch and it runs as accurate as my Swiss watches that cost 10 times more ?
 

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Looks very good on double rivet strap |>

How does it keep time, I once bought the same watch and it runs as accurate as my Swiss watches that cost 10 times more ?
Thanks LVT! When I first bought it, it lost a few seconds a day, so I adjusted it (opened the case back and pushed the needle a bit towards fast, as you can see in the picture). So now it gains a few seconds a day, and I'm hesitant to re-open the caseback to adjust it further because the little screws on the caseback can easily get stripped. But I don't mind the few seconds gain - better to be early than to be late :)
 

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Thanks LVT! When I first bought it, it lost a few seconds a day, so I adjusted it (opened the case back and pushed the needle a bit towards fast, as you can see in the picture). So now it gains a few seconds a day, and I'm hesitant to re-open the caseback to adjust it further because the little screws on the caseback can easily get stripped. But I don't mind the few seconds gain - better to be early than to be late :)

That's great |>

I kept that watch on my table for a while before selling it to a WUS fellow, love the loud "tick-tac", I can even hear it 3 meters away :p
 

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That's great |>

I kept that watch on my table for a while before selling it to a WUS fellow, love the loud "tick-tac", I can even hear it 3 meters away :p
I agree, the loud ticking sound is one of its best features b-)
 

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cheap, Chinese, expensive or Swiss made... that's insignificant, it is a very nice watch, if you like it then wear it proudly and enjoy it as much you can.. specially if it came from your own pocket ;)

good luck!
 

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4 O'clock crown on the Maratac...and a Miyota 8219...not a Chinese movement...big difference after a week of time telling...

Looks like the Maratac pilot I just got.
 

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cheap, Chinese, expensive or Swiss made... that's insignificant, it is a very nice watch, if you like it then wear it proudly and enjoy it as much you can.. specially if it came from your own pocket ;)

good luck!
Well, said. I knew I would like you. You are from Costa Rica. I happen to be half Costa Rican.
 
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Very nice watch! As a poor college student myself...about to go and look for something like this off of ebay now! Great work on the brushing it looks!
 
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