Shanghai 8120 reissue

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Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby svaglic » February 21st 2017, 11:03pm

It only took 7 weeks for my new watch to get here from China.
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The Shanghai 8120 reissue
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35mm and hard for me to photograph
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Look familiar?
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The Eterna Kontiki at 42mm. Obviously when Shanghai said reissue, they didn't mean their reissue.
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Another brilliant photo of the caseback.
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A signed crown and domed acrylic crystal. It's a different crown design than one I saw on another forum. I copied a picture below to compare.
The color isn't purple, it's more navy blue. You know me and my brilliant photography though.
it's 10mm thick
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Lucky Watch on WUS posted his in 2014 and the crown is different. I'm not sure if I got an upgrade or a cut corner for cost.
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The lugs are 18mm, the leather band just isn't that great so I will put a stainless bracelet on it.
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The money shot. It didn't even last a full minute. That's o.k, I didn't get it for the lume.
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I got this for looks, I like the dial style and I have a 35mm newer one now that will help save wear and tear on my Eterna. The $51.00 price tag was hard to say no to. It's a 17 jewel handwinding Shanghai B movement, I'm not sure what exactly that is, but it is supposed to be reliable. Win win in my mind.
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby Racer-X » February 21st 2017, 11:11pm

That is pretty cool svaglic - amazing what you can get for $51. Nice pics too.
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby artman » February 21st 2017, 11:17pm

$51?? That's a really good buy Svagy!! Honestly I thought you would have paid at least 5 times that amount.
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AlbertaTime

Postby AlbertaTime » February 21st 2017, 11:34pm

The purple was just plastic over the crown to stop it from getting marked before sale, and it'll come off by itself if not taken off with a fingernail :-).

Not a bad KonTiki homage, and the B handwinders are usually quite good runners.

Cool catch!
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Re: AlbertaTime

Postby svaglic » February 21st 2017, 11:38pm

AlbertaTime wrote:The purple was just plastic over the crown to stop it from getting marked before sale, and it'll come off by itself if not taken off with a fingernail :-).

Not a bad KonTiki homage, and the B handwinders are usually quite good runners.

Cool catch!



Thanks, it was stuck pretty good, but I got it off.
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby conjurer » February 22nd 2017, 6:16am

Nice one!!
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby Mortuus » February 22nd 2017, 6:25am

I like it a LOT, svagy...Ron's made a goodly number us candidates for induction into the Corps of Chinese Horological Apprentices...hmmm...but...doesn't that make us -- **GULP!** -- Manchurian Candidates?! O holee sheet! :-o :???:
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