My China watch purchases, June 2014

My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 11:46am

I only purchased two watches on this trip, neither of them VCMs. Both are new (or relatively new, the Behai is a 2008 NOS)...

First, the Behai:

This is the original and highly sought after Commemorative edition marking Beijing Watch Factory's 50th anniversary (1958-2008), and it features the very highly regarded Beijing in-house 3/4 plate 21,600 manual wind movement, SB18-3 no-date version, 39mm, 8-9mm thick, with matte silverish white dial. As of this writing, BJWAF has only three left, and a friend made a special request that it be made available to me, and I'm also grateful to BJWAF itself that it was kindly provided to me at a reduced price.

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Second, a purchase that was a personal opportunity provided to me by Jintuofei's chief tourbillon maker himself.

It's a gold plated, enamel-back true tourbillon, 40mm x 12mm, housing a highly regulated Jintuofei in-house tourbillon. The normal price for these watches is 25,800 RMB or somewhat above $4000 or more depending on dial enamelling and other variables. The back is one of a series of vintage style enamel erotic backs available from Jintuofei.

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So...only two, but I'm thrilled and, as I've noted, extremely grateful to both BJWAF and Jintuofei for being so kind to me. These watches hold personal stories for me, and I love them both.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby abduksion » July 6th 2014, 11:50am

Great looking watches but what does VCM mean?
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby conjurer » July 6th 2014, 11:55am

Dang. Fuck.

BTW, we want to see the dirty back!!
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 11:57am

abduksion wrote:Great looking watches but what does VCM mean?


Vintage Chinese Mechanical :-)
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 11:57am

conjurer wrote:Dang. Fuck.

BTW, we want to see the dirty back!!


Alain says go for it, you got it...otherwise... :roll:
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby foghorn » July 6th 2014, 11:59am

The tourbillon is beautiful. But why did you blur the naughty bits??
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby smellody » July 6th 2014, 12:06pm

Two very nice watches. Thank you for sharing them.
   
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 3:24pm

smellody wrote:Two very nice watches. Thank you for sharing them.

Appreciated, especially given your wonderful stable ;-)
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby AlbertaTime » July 6th 2014, 3:26pm

foghorn wrote:The tourbillon is beautiful. But why did you blur the naughty bits??
Few among us have not seen a balance cock in action.


;-)

Point taken, but with recent posts about kid's collections, I'll wait for a nod from Alain before I cross that line, even on this wonderfully uncensored forum. Just because we *can* post something doesn't always mean we should :-)
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby jason_recliner » July 6th 2014, 6:28pm

That tourbillon is fantastic - love the porno-backs. But seriously, don't be a pussy - post an uncensored pic.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby biglove » July 6th 2014, 6:51pm

Fantastic watches!

Just love the dials on both.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby hcharles » July 6th 2014, 8:16pm

Both watches are definitely drool worthy. Cue the drooling pooch.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby svaglic » July 6th 2014, 8:53pm

Very nice watches, I'm glad you were presented with the opportunities to obtain them.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby koimaster » July 6th 2014, 11:10pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
foghorn wrote:The tourbillon is beautiful. But why did you blur the naughty bits??
Few among us have not seen a balance cock in action.


;-)

Point taken, but with recent posts about kid's collections, I'll wait for a nod from Alain before I cross that line, even on this wonderfully uncensored forum. Just because we *can* post something doesn't always mean we should :-)


Great photos and back story. Thanks for sharing. No issues with the photos. I have posted watch dial erotic here in the past.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby conjurer » July 6th 2014, 11:17pm

Goddamn! Erotic dials--there's an Eyal story in this for BDWF, I reckon.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby codguy » July 6th 2014, 11:50pm

Two exclusive watches > twenty run of the mill ones!

Congrats :Beerbang:
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby eddiea » July 7th 2014, 4:19am

Very nice Ron...like the enamel dial of the Tourby, is that a flying one?
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby ocean » July 7th 2014, 5:21am

Why the blur? We are all big boys and conjurer needs something since his love unfriended him. Very nice pictures and great pick ups.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby AlbertaTime » July 7th 2014, 7:04am

Thanks to everyone for the generous comments. Image

eddiea wrote:Very nice Ron...like the enamel dial of the Tourby, is that a flying one?

Thanks, and yes, flying.

ocean wrote:Why the blur? We are all big boys and conjurer needs something since his love unfriended him. Very nice pictures and great pick ups.


koimaster wrote:Great photos and back story. Thanks for sharing. No issues with the photos. I have posted watch dial erotic here in the past.


Understood :-) Here ya go...

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I found this interesting:

When I asked about the caseback (since pornography is actually quite strictly controlled in China...or at least the government tries to strictly control it), my associate smiled broadly and said that "this is 'art'...no problem... :D".

Evidently one can paint or draw just about anything with zero negative consequences. It's just photos and video that are legally restricted. Erotic art is very popular and very widely accepted in China.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby foghorn » July 7th 2014, 11:14am

The guy in the painting certainly can hold his own when it comes to women.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby conjurer » July 7th 2014, 11:23am

The Ballad Of the Horny Hussar, one of Liszt's finest symphonic poems!

From the picture, one wonders what's going on stage right.
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Re: My China watch purchases, June 2014

Postby AlbertaTime » July 7th 2014, 11:38am

conjurer wrote:From the picture, one wonders what's going on stage right.

The wife walked in???
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