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Look what turned up in the post today

Post by UncleDicky » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:52 pm

Image20181011_125042 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr

Image20181011_125058 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr

Image20181011_125128 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr

Image20181011_125141 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr


Image20181011_125318 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr

Image20181011_125318 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr

Image20181011_125332 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr

Image20181011_125325 by Richard Palmer, on Flickr


I'd forgotten I'd ordered it.

316L stainless case and strap
28880 high beat 25 jewel automatic movement with geneva pattern to rota
sapphire crystal
applied indices
crystal movement
40mm width 12mm high and 20mm lugs

It's an extraordinarily well made watch and when you consider it cost me $40... from Ali Express - all the more so.
It has a decent heft to it, the case has interesting polish/brushed as does the bracelet which also appears to have both solid links and solid end links.

Starking have been around since 1992 and are an OEM manufacturer. If this watch is anything to go by they have clearly got hold of a designer who knows what he/she is doing. Given that some of our favourite micro barns are Chinese made, are Starking looking to do to the micro brands who build in China, what Chris Ward has done to the Luxury market? If I did not know better I would say that this watch was an offering from a decent micro brand and would cost £300-£400 given the fit, finish and quality of the work that has gone into it.

$40!!!! :shock:
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Re: Look what turned up in the post today

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 pm

I guess for that sort of money you can't really go wrong and it looks ok :thumbup:
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Re: Look what turned up in the post today

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:51 pm

How much? :shock:

Can't go wrong.

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Re: Look what turned up in the post today

Post by timeonourhands » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:35 am

Wow!
Looks great value for money.
I’d never heard of them.
Thanks for posting

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Re: Look what turned up in the post today

Post by gaf1958 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:37 am

That’s an absolute bargain! Looks pretty good too, regardless of being tuppence ha’penny...
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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Well, it definitely looks the business and if it works OK and you like it, why not? :thumbup:
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Re: Look what turned up in the post today

Post by sinner777 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:26 pm

Starking are relatively new *brand* in growing Chinese industry..

They actually make their own movements.

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Re: Look what turned up in the post today

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:12 pm

Interesting.

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