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From Jilin: Meihualu railway pocket watch & Aoqilj wristwatch

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March 27, 2013 03:32PM
A VCM collection should probably include at least one Meihualu pocket watch. Jilin Watch Factory manufactured them using a larger version of the tongji movement. This one’s about 45 mm across.





The back is stamped with the China Rail logo and the number 4016. Below is 一九七五, which I think denotes the year 1975, a time when coal-powered steam locomotives were in predominant use in China. It appears that this watch was used (and it definitely looks like it was used) by an employee or employees of the railways. It has been said that the best quality Meihualu pocket watches were reserved for military and railway use.

I’d open it to take a movement photo, but I don’t know how.

Also from Jilin is this wristwatch.



Aoqilj is an odd brand name. WUS member Seele once described it as looking like it was created by a cat walking across a keyboard. I think it was a mistake, however, because I’ve seen what I think is the same brand spelled Aoqili, although I don’t know how to translate it.



The factory name, Jilin Tian Xing Biao Chang translates literally to Jilin Sky Star Watch Factory. I couldn’t find much information about it, but it appears that it had a relationship with Jilin Watch Factory. Curiously, several JWF brands have either tian (Hangtian, Tianchi) or xing (Jixing, Fuxing) in their names. The watch’s crown and movement bear the marks of Jilin Watch Factory.





Under the balance is J824, probably dating the movement to April 1982.
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