TimeTechTalk.com Home

TimeTechTalk.com > Time Tech Talk > Time Talk > Million Smart Enterprises

Welcome to 3T! Please take the time to register and join in on the friendly,knowledgeable watch talk.Please note that not all registrations will receive an immediate activation e-mail.Those who do not receive an immediate notification will be activated manually within 48hrs. by an admin. without an e-mail activation url sent to you,you may then sign in using your username and password,if you feel there is a problem please e-mail us at timetechtalk@hotmail.com and include your name and username and we activate your account.Thank You!

 Moderated by: 3T Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Million Smart Enterprises  Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Dec 11th, 2008 11:36 am
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
e.avery
3T WIS
 

Joined: Tue Apr 4th, 2006
Location: Kentucky USA
Posts: 2681
Status: 
Offline
I was searching around the Internet to find out public info on Co. based in China and found this on Wiki..


Million Smart Enterprises

Million Smart Enterprises is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) company with offices in Kowloon and a factory facility in Shenzhen. Their main business in low-cost complicated mechanical wristwatches for brands sold primarily via the internet. Million Smart have their own house brand, 'Bernadino', however this is probably only used for promotion of their products within the trade. Their watches are assembled from movements and parts from various sources, thus they are able to offer an unusually broad product range.

Million Smart gained some notoriety in the early 2000s with a Frank Muller-inspired, tonneau-cased
open-heart watch that they supplied to many international brands. Some however were used for actual Frank Muller fakes. They were also produced for Montres Allison, a brand owned by US businessman Terry Allison who publicly insisted, in the face of mounting evidence, that his own company had made the watches.

When the Chinese copy of the
ETA 7750 auto chrono entered production, Million Smart were quick to add it to their product range with the description "China's first automatic chronograph". These watches seem to have been successful for them and reports of their quality have been generally positive. It is presumed that they source the movements from Liaoning Watch Factory. Their use of the Liaoning tourbillon also did much to popularize the Chinese tourbillon.

Some brands known to buy from Million Smart include Trias, Elysee and Aeromatic 1912 in Germany, and Orion and Dolphin in Russia.


Links

http://www.millionsmart.com/e/default_home.asp

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Dec 11th, 2008 12:01 pm
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Paxman
3T WIS


Joined: Sun Apr 23rd, 2006
Location: NorthEastern, Wisconsin USA
Posts: 15969
Status: 
Offline


Thanks for that info, Avery. Now the "dubious" origins of some of these brands is clear. Bookmarked for future reference.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Dec 11th, 2008 01:43 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
Graeme
3T WIS


Joined: Fri Dec 21st, 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 11
Status: 
Offline
I clicked on the link and went to that site, I clicked on their watches to have a look at them and a VIRUS WARNING came up on my computer. :X

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Dec 11th, 2008 01:53 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
e.avery
3T WIS
 

Joined: Tue Apr 4th, 2006
Location: Kentucky USA
Posts: 2681
Status: 
Offline
It works for me must be a glitch in the system.  They are a big Co. that make a lot of watches, but no one is exempt from viruses I would assume.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Dec 11th, 2008 03:00 pm
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
canadajo
3T WIS


Joined: Sun Jun 11th, 2006
Location: Packerland, Wisconsin USA
Posts: 3360
Status: 
Offline
Good information .... good to know .... the more I learn, the more I realize my ignorance about watches and the watch biz

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 12:22 am
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
romano
3T WIS


Joined: Sat Dec 1st, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 301
Status: 
Offline
Some of their product are ok as far as looks go 


Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 01:23 am
  PM Quote Reply
7th Post
oagaspar
Site Founder


Joined: Sun Sep 4th, 2005
Location: Ohio USA
Posts: 23809
Status: 
Online
Millionsmart has been around for a long time and contract the manufacture of many popular brands....here is a link from 05' ...RandyG a long time member who has been taking a break had a beautiful custom Tourbillon made by them 6 or 7 years ago and was quite nicehand6.gif

http://www.timetechtalk.com/view_topic.php?id=678&forum_id=1&highlight=millionsmart

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 01:43 am
  PM Quote Reply
8th Post
Skipdawg
3T WIS


Joined: Thu Mar 29th, 2007
Location: Washington USA
Posts: 14928
Status: 
Offline
Graeme wrote: I clicked on the link and went to that site, I clicked on their watches to have a look at them and a VIRUS WARNING came up on my computer. :X

Just scanned a few pages and nothing found. What AV product are you using?

Interesting info indeed thanks for sharing. I believe the 7750 clone in my Zinex Chrono is made by them too.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 11:13 am
  PM Quote Reply
9th Post
e.avery
3T WIS
 

Joined: Tue Apr 4th, 2006
Location: Kentucky USA
Posts: 2681
Status: 
Offline
I know I have some of there products, and they are ones I wear.  With all of the Oriental movements available today there business model has changed, but there watches use to have ETA and Miyota movements.

O. I tried to do a search here but only came up with one thread, it was Edgel's tourbillion, thanks for another.  We have talked about quite a few there products, but seldom do we do a direct connect.

 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 11:41 am
  PM Quote Reply
10th Post
aloy
3T WIS


Joined: Sat Sep 20th, 2008
Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
Posts: 324
Status: 
Offline
e.avery wrote: I know I have some of there products, and they are ones I wear.  With all of the Oriental movements available today there business model has changed, but there watches use to have ETA and Miyota movements.

O. I tried to do a search here but only came up with one thread, it was Edgel's tourbillion, thanks for another.  We have talked about quite a few there products, but seldom do we do a direct connect.

 


I was leery about the tourbillons, and after reading that thread and what PJ said about how they stop running after 30 minutes I'm even more so. What are your opinions please? :)

 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 12:51 pm
  PM Quote Reply
11th Post
e.avery
3T WIS
 

Joined: Tue Apr 4th, 2006
Location: Kentucky USA
Posts: 2681
Status: 
Offline
I know very little about the movements that are being produced in or around China.

Wish I could answer, but almost anyone would be more qualified.

 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2008 12:59 pm
  PM Quote Reply
12th Post
oagaspar
Site Founder


Joined: Sun Sep 4th, 2005
Location: Ohio USA
Posts: 23809
Status: 
Online
Alina that thread was from 05' so much has changed....I have owned a Asian Tourbillon for over a year with no problems and I know Edgel has as wellhand6.gif

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

Current time is 08:27 pm Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page    
TimeTechTalk.com > Time Tech Talk > Time Talk > Million Smart Enterprises Top



Lead Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2012 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1569 seconds (14% database + 86% PHP). 28 queries executed.