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Another Shanghai "recreated vintage" homage.

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Anonymous User
June 17, 2013 12:46AM
I was blessed enough to see and hold the real things during my recent trip to China...

...a 24 jewel Shanghai non-diver military issue watch...



...and a 17 jewel military marked watch:



...but they're haltingly rare (as far as I know, much rarer than the 24jewel diver version, for example) and very expensive if found in anywhere near decent shape.

But I love the look, so I was quite pleased when I saw this watch on Taobao for about $80 (500 RMB): a 17 jewel modern recreation, somewhat in the same line as the Shanghai re-issue of the diver model, that combines features of both:



...complete with larger signed crown...



...a decently engraved recreation caseback (not as finely engraved as the originals)



...and a pleasant surprise of an SS1 movement in very good working order...



...and here it is on the the kind of strap I'd intended for it, although -- as with others watches -- it may end up on a leather NATO.



I'm no good at taking lume shots but...this actually has useful lume, so that's an unexpected plus. At 500 RMB its more expensive than any number of basic VCMs but I'm still very happy with it.
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Anonymous User569June 17, 2013 12:46AM

Great catch Ron, congrats Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto61July 16, 2013 10:40PM

A very attractive watch Thumbs up!. It's perfectly clear why you chose it.

saskwatch149June 19, 2013 03:46PM

Very nice! Smile (n/t)

IF80June 17, 2013 09:11AM

20mm lugs? If so PM me your address, I have a special leather NATO I'd like to donate to the Museum! (n/t)

BobbyMike111June 17, 2013 02:21AM

Awwww, thanks...but 18mm lugs (refer to leather strap above) Frowning, Sad (n/t)

Anonymous User96June 17, 2013 06:15AM



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