Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby AlbertaTime » September 13th 2014, 5:49pm

Y'know when you see a watch render and it looks pretty good, so you get the watch, hoping against hope that the real thing comes at least close enough? I have to say: my first reaction when I opened this one up was WoW!

I mean, I recognized it; the render I'd seen before it arrived was accurate but it looks much better in the flesh than I expected, and the render was decent enough I wanted the watch.

I've noted before that I'm very happy with my first Jiusko, a 39LSB15 diver with these specs: Dial: Sapphire / Display Type: Analog / Case material: Stainless Steel / Bezel function: Unidirectional / Calendar: Day / Item weight: 8.15 Ounces / Movement: Automatic / Water resistant depth: 200 Meters / Case diameter: 43 millimeters. Screw down crown.

It's an eye-catching casual diver, superb colour ;-), very cool two piece case construction, silk-like solid stainless bracelet. 8.5 ounces. I love wearing it. Great bracelet. 1 pic...

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Given the build quality of my that one, and especially after seeing a few more models up close and personal at Jiusko's CWCF booth in Shenzhen...

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...I went looking to pick out another Jiusko now that I'm home. TL/DR: Chinese built with Japanese movements (so far, anyways).

For my next Jiusko, I looked for something lighter but still automatic, and still with sapphire. Also, I really wanted to add a ceramic bezel to my collection. I love the idea of a bezel that won't scratch under any normal circumstances.

And, yup, what I found has alla that...comes in at $365. Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 :-)

The 70LSB0202 might be described as less sporty than the Jiusko 39LSB15. Crisper might be the word, or more business-like, and I think it looks great on the wrist. Something of a black Seamaster Pro-ish vibe but without being a copy in any way. I really like it's looks and it's very balanced and comfortable.

Sapphire crystal, stainless case, 43.5 millimeters x 15mm, silicone band, ceramic bezel, 4.48 Ounces (roughly half the 39LSB15's 8.5oz.), 24 jewel automatic (9105? NH35A? I'll ask and get back with an answer), textured dial, lumed hands, a very respectable 300 meters WR and a helium control valve. Screw down crown.

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The bezel clicks firmly with zero play, is shiny like the ceramic it is, and is well-defined. Centers perfectly. The case is obviously solid, beautifully brushed, with contrasting polished stainless support for the ceramic bezel. The silicone band is hardly felt at all on the wrist.

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I was surprised by how nicely the dial texture works. It's the Jiusko logo repeated very small rows. On the wrist and eyeball-to-dial, the texture is clean, fine and elegant, much better than what I'd have been satisfied with...and I hope my poor camera-fu gives it what it deserves. It's beautifully done.

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The watch comes with a sturdy dive case and a very nice steel and leather(ette? doesn't matter) business card holder used to carry the warranty and manual. (I used the business card holder everywhere in Shenzhen, actually everywhere I visited in China, and when it comes to handing out business cards, it's confidence building to be the best dressed guy on the block ;-) )

Nice touch, Jiusko.)

One shortcoming, and it's still common to chinese watches, in my view...the lume on the hands is approaching OK...not as bright as the 39LSB15 which I thought was quite decent. But the lume on the indices and bezel is not really there at all. I can live with that easily because I seldom need to know the time in the dark and, if I do, the hands will let me know close enough for my purposes, but if lume is your major criteria -- and I respect that -- this watch isn't for you. Get the 39LSB15 instead.

That said, if what you're you're looking for is a good, sensibly modern sized and modern looking daily wear contender, a gentleman's desk diver at a decent price, something that is gently hefty without doubling as exercise equipment, well built and that will easily keep its looks in a business environment because of the ceramic bezel, then you could do a lot worse.

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I'm just as pleased with this watch as I am with my first Jiusko, and I'm convinced the quality of my first two Jiusko watches will be there in other models. I have no reason to think otherwise.
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby foghorn » September 13th 2014, 5:55pm

I really like Jiusko # 2. The ceramic bezel looks great as does the strap.
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby conjurer » September 13th 2014, 7:56pm

噢,那手錶給了我悸動的勃起!
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby AlbertaTime » September 13th 2014, 8:24pm

conjurer wrote:噢,那手錶給了我悸動的勃起!


爆笑. 谢谢, 谢谢 :-)
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby gregl515 » September 13th 2014, 8:37pm

I could see myself wearing that. It has a Seamaster SMP vibe. I have an SMP. This watch reminds me of that in black. The SMP is my favorite Omega but it only comes in blue, as far as I know.
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby biglove » September 13th 2014, 9:04pm

Had actually been looking at the new diver you have.

Some Amazon gift cards burning a whole in my virtual wallet.

Great pics and thanks for sharing. Might have to pass due to the lume.

Another fine catch!
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby AlbertaTime » September 14th 2014, 12:05am

biglove wrote:Had actually been looking at the new diver you have.

Some Amazon gift cards burning a whole in my virtual wallet.

Great pics and thanks for sharing. Might have to pass due to the lume.

Another fine catch!


Thanks, I think it is a good catch.

I know the folks who operate JiukoUSA (not personally, but we've spoken a number of times) and they're nice people and very down to earth, and I know also folks at Jiusko in China (I've met them face to face), and I'll be passing on my comments to them. In the Chinese market, lume isn't that big a deal, yet...but it's different in the western market and I'd be surprised if this wasn't better addressed by Jiusko in the moderately near future.

Still, this is a lot closer to what I'm hoping to see from China for the western entry to mid-market, so I'm please with this effort. The design and execution of everything else but the lume is really quite good.
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby abduksion » September 14th 2014, 12:27am

I'm with BigLove on this one been looking at them for a while. There's one on ebay for $365 same price AT paid and free shipping.
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Re: Jiusko Model 70LSB0202 arrives at the AMCHPR...

Postby biglove » September 14th 2014, 5:54am

abduksion wrote:I'm with BigLove on this one been looking at them for a while. There's one on ebay for $365 same price AT paid and free shipping.


Amazon has 54 watches from Jiusko:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=sr_ex ... 1410699095

Not a chrono fan, but a stiffy this one does create:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GSY1GF ... SY200_QL40
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