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Huaihai Shuanglong & Zhiqing Suzhou

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November 28, 2012 05:06PM
A Huaihai double dragon:









Under the balance is a date code of DG over 中国 上海 (China Shanghai). I don’t know if Xuzhou Watch Factory used movements manufactured elsewhere, but it appears possible.

Another new-to-me blue dial watch from Jiangsu is this Suzhou.





Usually Suzhou tongji watch casebacks have 苏州手表厂 (Suzhou Watch Factory) at the bottom. This one has a Pinyin inscription: ZHIQINGZHONGBIAOYUANJIANCHANG. A literal translation is Educated Youth Clock & Watch Components Factory. Apparently Zhiqing is a term used for educated young people who left the cities to assume peasant lives, especially during the Cultural Revolution. If I understand correctly, Zhiqing Clock & Watch Components Factory was established in 1979 to manufacture parts for Suzhou Watch Factory. The name was changed later to Clock & Watch Components No. 5 Factory. It’s possible that the name change may have had something to do with official discontinuation of rustication in 1980.



The watch’s crown is signed with the Suzhou logo. Under the balance of the movement is stamped ZSZ-17-AI (or is it A1?). Above this is a triangle with a dot at its centre.
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