- Nov 25, 2014
Appreciate it roadwarrior. I just don't want a fly by night, rogue Chinese tourbillon. Kinda surprised Wing Didn't go with Seagull.Although "Made In China" is often considered the opposite of quality, the list of chinese watch brands we have put together will change your mind.bespokeunit.com
Top Chinese Watch Brands
The links above will help you to jump directly to a specific brand.
- Seagull Watches – From Tianjin Watch Factory (1957)
- Peacock Watches – From Liaoning Watch Factory (1957)
- Memorigin – Master Manufacturers Of Tourbillons
- Longio Watches – Young & Bold Hong Kong-Based Watch Brand
Alternatively, read through the entire list to get a comprehensive view of the different styles adopted by each brand. Interestingly, you will discern how some have chosen traditional designs, while others have opted for the unconventional route.
Either way, all have earned our recognition.
Peacock WatchesThe Liaoning Peacock Watch Company, located in the Liaoning Province, is yet another modern watch factory which formed part of the first 8 established in the ’50s.
Early on, the Liaonin watch factory produced countless movements based on Swiss and Russian calibers. Later, around the early 1980s, they’d improve upon the Chinese Standard Movement. The upgraded caliber would be fitted into watches to be marketed under the Peacock brand for the first time. Likewise, this name would also when exporting timepieces.
Peacock Tourbillon Watch. Image: en.peacockwatch.net
In more recent times, the Peacock Watch Company would move into higher complications, namely tourbillons. Their tourbillon movement proved good enough for Swiss Made, as the Swiss brand Cecil Purnell has been reported to have used an ébauche in one of the model lines.
Manufacturer Dandong/Peacock Watch Factory Caliber Number SL-3006, SL3006 Base Caliber SL-3001 Diameter 26mm Height 5.8mm thick Jewels 32 Power Reserve 41 hours Lift Angle 51.5 degrees Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph, 4Hz Components 228 parts Hacking Yes Quick Date Yes Winding Bi-directional...calibercorner.com