Forsining Ultra Affordable / Automatic / Open Heart Balance Wheel

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I recently received this  Forsining watch and here is my review. This watch is beautiful on the wrist and the working open heart balance wheel (Tourbi) adds quite a touch of class to the piece. It comes with a very good looking black leather band which is croc embossed. For the price point of this watch, the leather band is surprisingly good and superior in quality to some of the Timex & Fossil recently acquired. The band is 22mm at the lugs and tapers down to 18mm at the buckle and has a good looking white stitching.

Back to the watch, the case is 43 mm and 48 mm with the crowns and 15 mm thick. 4 visible working complications, the balance wheel at 6 o’clock, date at 12 o’clock. The complications at 3 and 9 o’clock positions while the do work in sync, they don’t really match up to the descriptions of the dial; on the right it shows the months, but the dial moves clockwise and has 12 positions. The dial on the left points to days of the week, but the pointer also moves clockwise with 12 positions, so half the time the dial is pointing to an empty space. The pusher at 2 o’clock toggles the date which goes up to 39 and then resets to zero. The pusher at 4 o’clock works the dial on the right. The dial on the left moves in sync with the setting of the hour and minute hands.

The dial has beautiful contrast between the black and white colored face and the silver hour/minute hands, hour markers and the Tourbillon.

The case has a polished finish all the way around and an exhibition case back. It is solidly built and seems to be able to handle rough hands. I’ve researched the web but I have not been able to identify the type of movement. The watch has been keeping very good type and I estimate the power reserve to be about 40+ hours. I am guessing that the crystal is hardlex; but I have been unable to verify that. The leather band is sign with the brand name and the buckle has its emblem laser printed.

The highlight of this piece is definitely the working open heart / balance wheel complication and looking at the watch beat. The hour and minute hands are arrow shaped and hollowed in the center; they have a very good finish and contrast light very nicely. The seconds hand sweeps with about 5 to 6 movements per second.

 

 

 


 

 

 


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