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San Martin upcoming releases // Speedmaster 38, RPX 40, Datejust 36

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I was browsing the San Martin Taobao store, I usually do it to check the reviews and photos posted on newer San Martin watches.
I saw that San Martin announced 3 new exciting watches for pre order :

1. Speedmaster 57

My favorite new release :
6 colorways
38.5 mm, 13 mm thickness and 47.5 mm Lug to lug.
ST1901 movement.
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2. Datejust 36

36 mm, 11 mm thickness and 44 mm lug to lug
PT5000 and SW200 movement
A lot of colorways (They are overdoing the "tiffany" thing)

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3. Surprising PRX 40 :

3 colorways : Blue, Black and Silver
40mm, 10.5 mm thickness, 45 mm lug to lug
Miyota 9015 movement

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What do you guys think ??


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Those Speedmasters look sick, and I'm not even a big Speedmaster fan. Mechaquartz and lower price and I'd get one. But ST saves me money haha

The PRX I find odd. It will probably cost the same as the Tissot quartz version. Are people really going to pay for a knockoff just to get a Miyota 9015? Seems silly to me, personally.
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The logo is not great but it's not terrible either. Plenty of microbrands with worse, and at least a lot better than most Chinese. But does help my wallet 😂

I prefer their applied 'SAN MARTIN' logo more, with the hexagonal logo on the clasp/crown
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a weird world this would be if we couldn’t criticise things without offering solutions
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The PT5000 is interchangeable with the SW200 and ETA 2428, instead of servicing it, you can swap the movement (a new PT5000 costs around 35$ brand new or investing in a Swiss ETA/SW movement).
Same for watches with NH35 and Miyota 9015, you can just get a new movement and swap it.
For the build quality, I can really see these San Martin watches hold their own for years and even decades, ceramic bezel, saphir crystal, stainless steel ... May even boldly suggest that the materials/build is better than old Seikos and Omegas :censored:
Old cheaper Seikos, or maybe something like an old Omega DeVille? Yes! Obviously with new ceramic, sapphire, bracelets etc; a modern $200 Chinese watch beats even the old high-end luxury in those departments :)

But as soon as you get to more premium old Seikos and Omegas, SM can't keep up with the overall quality & especially movements. At least my King Seikos and an old quartz Seamaster I have are a significant step up from my nicer Chinese watches (incl SM).

$250+ San Martin finishing is indeed very impressive. But it's also not a small amount of cash, and you get a rather basic movement. I've bought said King Seikos for not much more than a nice SM, and the finishing is better, and the movement quality is not even comparable (Grand Seiko movement vs PT5000). Truth be told, I haven't spent more than ~$220 on a Chinese watch...for reasons just mentioned haha.
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