Watch Release: Sea-Gull Ocean Star 200M Automatic Dive Watch

Watch Release: Sea-Gull Ocean Star 200M Automatic Dive Watch

An unexpected gem from Tianjin Sea-Gull just recently showed up on their Taobao shop in the form of their new 200 Meter Automatic Ocean Star dive watch. The Ocean Star follows up on the success of their Limited Edition Dragon King diver from 2012. There are a few similar elements to the Dragon King, but many more unique features that show a step in the right direction for China's oldest (and the worlds largest) watch manufacture.

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New FIYTA 3D Models at CWCF

New FIYTA 3D Models at CWCF

In case you haven't seen this piece before and aren't sure exactly what you're looking at, I'll explain. The 3D watch is built to display the time in two different ways, as shown in the two images below. From straight on, you can tell the time as usual with the standard hours and minute hands using the indices on the outer edge of the dial. But you can also tell the time by looking at the watch from the 6 o'clock position below. 

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Introducing: Zhang Dao

Introducing: Zhang Dao

This past weekend I was in Macau for the 1st ever International Exposition of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ancient Art. I was very fortunate to be invited (by my friends from the China Horologe Association) to have a look at some cool watch products that were showcased along with many other Chinese cultural relics, both old and new. I was pleased to be introduced to a brand that was not previously on my radar, Zhang Dao, from Shanghai.

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The Chinese Timekeeper Launches New Webstore

The Chinese Timekeeper Launches New Webstore

The Chinese Timekeeper has big changes for 2016, starting with the launch of their new website and online store. The French founder Adrien Choux, a former marketing strategist for Panerai with over 15 years in China and Hong Kong, said that by moving online they hope to "...offer a more aggressive price point to our customers globally." CTK brings true Chinese heritage to life through their collection of proudly Chinese themed timepieces.

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Edward Bellamy's Predictions Continue Coming To Reality On The Wrist In China

Edward Bellamy's Predictions Continue Coming To Reality On The Wrist In China

In his 1888 novel "Looking Backward 2000-1887", American writer Edward Bellamy predicted a world where cash would be replaced by alternative payment methods. Granted, his predictions came true many years ago with the advent of credit cards, but beginning in just two weeks a major watch brand is paying tribute to the forward thinker by launching their pay-by-the-wrist watch, the BELLAMY, in China. 

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Hong Kong’s Memorigin Bets Big on the Future of Tourbillon Popularity

Hong Kong’s Memorigin Bets Big on the Future of Tourbillon Popularity

Is this tourbillon craze going to die, or is it here to stay? Why the fascination with something that has no impact on the actual ability of the watch to keep more accurate time? Perhaps the reason for its expanding popularity is because the previously astronomical prices for a tourbillon are coming down from the ridiculous, to the more realistic range. MEMORIGIN is one of the brands producing some of the best tourbillon watches in a more affordable price point.

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