Shanghai 8120 reissue

Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby svaglic » February 22nd 2017 1:08am

It only took 7 weeks for my new watch to get here from China.

The Shanghai 8120 reissue
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35mm and hard for me to photograph

Look familiar?
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The Eterna Kontiki at 42mm. Obviously when Shanghai said reissue, they didn't mean their reissue.

Another brilliant photo of the caseback.
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A signed crown and domed acrylic crystal.
It's 10mm thick.
Edit* I found out that blue is just a plastic cover to protect it in shipping, its gone now and looks much better.
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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 Mortuus » February 22nd 2017 2:33am

I got a real kick out of that comparison, and I think you're right about the reissue not being theirs. They did get the look right, though, and that's 99% of the purchase. Seven weeks and $55 seems a bit of a hardship, to be perfectly honest, but I like the watch enough to agree that it probably wasn't all that bad. Enjoy it in good health, svagy! 8)
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby kahuna74 » February 22nd 2017 7:16am

svagy, I for one like it a lot. Has a nice look to it. Price tag makes it a big win.
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby Artman » February 22nd 2017 8:16pm

So, I'm sitting in a meeting and one of my coworkers was presenting a Powerpoint report with graphs and pie charts. Whenever the pie charts would flash all I could think of was this Kontiki watch. Man this hobby is getting to me.
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby svaglic » April 17th 2017 7:51pm

I found a cheap BOR on ebay, it was listed as almost NOS Seiko. Well, it isn't almost NOS, it is used, but great shape. What looks like bad marks are reflections. I'd like the end link tips to flare out a little more, but I can live with it.
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby Mortuus » April 18th 2017 2:20pm

Looks terrific!
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Re: Shanghai 8120 reissue

Postby svaglic » January 11th 2018 6:20pm

I just updated a couple of pictures in this thread. I didn't retake the back, lume and crown shots though.

Plus an FYI, good-stuffs.com has this in a white and a blue dial now, each is $51.00. I really like the blue dial, but will be happy with what I have.
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