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For sale is a TAO-050WD from Tao International in like new condition. I cannot find a mark anywhere on the watch. The crystal is perfect, as is the case. The original strap is brand new and still under wraps as I wore this on an aftermarket strap. The movement (a Sea-Gull ST36, I believe) winds smoothly, and keeps time well. Here is the product page on Tao Watch's site: TAO International Old Tape Mechanical Watch TAO-050WD

For a watch in this price range, the quality is excellent. The smooth white dial (Tao claims "Porcelainized") is well finished and very nice looking. The small second hand sub dial is recessed a bit, a nice detail that I didn't expect to see in such an affordable watch. The front crystal is slightly domed, and the display case-back offers a view of the mildly decorated movement. Overall the watch has a vintage look to it, but in a modern larger size. The case width is 43mm, and the thickness is 9.5mm.

In the interest of full disclosure, I did have a couple of small gripes:
1) the ring near the tip of the hour hand isn't perfectly round if you look very closely (see pictures below). This is pretty minor and easy to overlook unless you were looking for it.
2) the dial has "Germany" printed in small font on the bottom, which I feel makes no sense on a Chinese watch. Luckily the font size is small enough so that it's not much of an eyesore.

$50, SOLD inclusive of Paypal fees and shipping within the CONUSA.

Pictures show some lint/dust on the very shiny case.

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Re: Tao International marine/deck style watch (ST36 movement)

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Re: Tao International marine/deck style watch (ST36 movement)

price drop! $55 shipped.
 

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price drop again, $50 shipped!
 
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