I ordered this San Martin from AliExpress a month ago and it just came in today. YouTube hype has got my expectations to the moon (kidding, but seriously these are pretty hyped up) and I’ll be honest I am perfectly content with what this watch turned out to be.
It’s a Datejust homage with a white MOP dial and with a PT5000 movement, which is a Chinese clone of the ETA 2824. It was certainly towards the higher end of what I would pay for a Chinese homage, but I’m not disappointed. All in all, no import taxes for me, it was about $300 USD. With the economy the way it is, I’m probably going to hold off on watch purchases for a while after this, just to see how the future goes. Part of the reason why I went with this model was pretty simple-I needed a dress watch, and I have been bombarded with nothing but YouTube hype about these watches, mostly Submariner homages, so I finally pulled the trigger. Maybe I’ll do a review on that portion of Watch Crunch, but all in all it is a solid package.
I don’t necessarily see this watch going the distance with me as far as the decades go, but it really helps me see how a much more expensive watch would look and feel on my wrist, maybe something nicer I would buy in the future—but I’m going to enjoy every second of this one!
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