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    Does anybody know if "Corgeut" oils their movements?

    Hi guys,
    I have a question for the collected wisdom of the forum. I have a pretty nice "Corgeut" pilot's watch. It has the Unitas-clone inside (not sure if it is a seagull mvt) and I read somewhere that some of the cheap Chinese brands don't even bother oiling the movements if they come without oil from the factory. So they run down pretty quickly and need to be replaced then. So has anybody here ever bothered checking one of those cheapos for oil? If there even is someone who has one of them besides me?
    Cheers, Sedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Hi guys,
    I have a question for the collected wisdom of the forum. I have a pretty nice "Corgeut" pilot's watch. It has the Unitas-clone inside (not sure if it is a seagull mvt) and I read somewhere that some of the cheap Chinese brands don't even bother oiling the movements if they come without oil from the factory. So they run down pretty quickly and need to be replaced then. So has anybody here ever bothered checking one of those cheapos for oil? If there even is someone who has one of them besides me?
    sounds doubtful looks to be a version of the 6497 or 6498 and bought sold and built a few of them and never had an issue and I surf the bay a hell of a lot too and don't see them be sold as faulty .. my thought because it's a cheap movement someone said something with out much proof but then got repeated maybe as i say never heard that myself not saying it might not be true but just don't sound normal not to oil a movement thought it was part of the Assembly line that makes them

    so in theory one and two could possible get missed if they had a issue with that part of the assembly line but yeah would say made up .

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    Thanks . So I'm just gonna wear it without worrying. It's not expensive to replace anyway . And from what I've read the Unitas clones are fairly reliable.
    Cheers, Sedi

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    yes they are use a lot, parnis for one use them by the bucket load and none of my mate's that have bought them have meationed them having issue so yeah and as you say cheap and cheerful one of the reasons I bought and use them a no worry watch for not a lot of money did a thread on them ages back and don't remember any bad feeling towards them due to movements .

    the complaints are more on the homage side most of the time so guess someone might have just talked them down because they are cheap of course they are not qc to the same quality of swiss maybe ... but not heard terrible things about it .. it's just a cheap movement thats in a lot of the pilots out there

    but still usable

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    My guess (no more) is that the movements are unlikely to be un-oiled, but that oiling might be variable.

    Eddie Platts had a couple of models with Chinese movements, and I think I remember Roland Kemmner advising that they were re-oiled before assembly. I can’t swear to the details because it’s some time ago.

    On the other hand, small producers have sometimes used Swiss movements that may have been sitting around for years, and there was no saying what state they were in either. A watchmaker once told me that one of my watches, with an ETA movement, had wear consistent with not being serviced for decades, rather than a couple of years from new.

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