I was surprised to see how nice the finish is on the top plates, with very nice patterns on the bridges and stripes on the rotor.
Here's a close-up of the movement sans rotor.
And now with the automatic winding bridge removed.
A close-up of the separated winding bridge.
I'm quite happy with the overall finish of this clone - I've owned some good quality Chinese movements like this one, and I've also seen some tragic pieces of crap that are so poorly finished you almost lose the will to reassemble them..
Now with the train bridge removed, the wheels are exposed. I don't have a photo of the bare reverse side of the plate, but interestingly, the 2824-2 does not have a center wheel and cannon pinion which would be comparable to most other watches that I've covered in this blog.
The obverse of the movement is not as nicely finished as the reverse, but then again, you can't see this side when the movement is installed in a watch.
Almost ready for cleaning...
Ceaned, oiled & reassembled - the original article versus the clone.. now I've got to find something to do with it... possibly a custom diver..?