Update 2020: Amazon no longer carries this product, and with reports of not receiving the watch from suppliers found on Google, I found the best place is to order it on AliExpress (money back guarantee).
I must admit I was extremely skeptical when reading up on the Sea-gull M182sk watch – I assumed that being a Chinese company the Sea-gull movements will be lacking quality. My first impression was that though the photos online are accurate they simply do not do the watch justice. Also located on the backside printed ‘CHINA MADE’ almost as a sign of confidence in their quality and design. The skeleton design for the Sea-gull M182sk will not appeal to everyone but if you fancy a quality dress watch for a good price you will not be disappointed. It’s widely considered a best mens watch under 500.
- Movement: Automatic ST1601K2…
- Case Back: Skeleton
- Water Resistant: 30Meters
- Fuction: Automatic Self-Winding
- Band: Genuine Leather Strap
This will be part 4 of my Amateur’s Review series, if interested you can find the following reviews:
Sea-gull M182sk Specs
Brand – Sea-gull
Crystal – Sapphire
Display – Blue Steel Analog
Band – Genuine Leather
Diameter – 38.5
Thickness – 11
Movement – ST1601K2 Sea-gull automatic
Pros and Cons of Sea-gull M182sk
This is my first Chinese watch and I was looking to be very critical especially since I started doing watch reviews. Once again I did my routine check on various forums for Sea-gull critics but came up with next to nothing. After about a week of wearing it, I have nothing but good things to say about it. If I were to really nitpick, you can find it in the cons section:
- The sapphire crystal is nothing short of flawless, aligning perfectly and unparalleled in quality.
- The option of choosing between blue or black hands – I love the fact that Sea-gull did not match the color of the hand with the movement.
- Noise is quieter than my Orient but if brought up closely to you can hear rotors moving smoothly.
- Movement is great, second hand operating without stuttering with fluent winding. I hate to say it but comparable to my Hamilton Jazzmaster.
- Size, even though my wrists are small and it suits me I noticed a lot of people like massive watches. Take down the measurements so you do not get surprised when you get it. Use a ruler on phone to see how large your wrists are.
- Shipping time, this is not a big deal for me but may be the case for some people.
This may seem like a sales page because I have done nothing but compliment this watch. Simply stated the Sea-gull M182sk has a well built movement with a intricate design and ideal price tag. Sea-gull surprised me, unlike most Chinese movements they stand out and can even be compared to their Swiss competitors. Like me, do some further research on /r/watches or watchuseek. All in all this watch provides superb quality, style and a great price in a little container from Tianjin.
I personally ordered the Sea-gull M182sk from Amazon.com and it was going for $150 USD, they are on sale as shown below: