Celebration Watch with Thai Numerals, 2006
"The King's 60th Year Accession to the Throne"

Celebration Watch with Thai Numerals, 2006
Number 5'215 of 10'000, Japanese Quartz Movt (not confirmed)

Warranty Documentation Front Side Thai inscription Royal Emblem Back with
English Text
"We love the King"
(Thai script)
Wrist Closer

"The King's 60th Year Accession to the Throne"
The King of Thailand is the longest reigning monarch. The 60th Year celebrations should gain additional weight with a unbloody "coup d'etat". Smart enough, the soldiers were all wearing yellow ribbons - the Royal color - which helped to avoid confusion during the first hours of the strike.
The Thais show an incredible respect and loyalty for their King that has helped them through many difficult times and revolts. Thanks to his intervention, mostly with little or no casualties.
This is a limited series of most likely 10'000 watches in 2 sizes and 2 finishes (another version is gold-plated) thus making the run for each style 2'500. At 12 o'clock there is the Royal emblem (there is another emblem for the Queen) and the numerals are applied in Thai script. Additionally there is a circular Thai inscription on the dial with the meaning to celebrate the King's 60th Year on the Throne. A yellow leaflet coming with the watch explains the meaning and origins of the Royal emblem in Thai language. A 5 year warranty card also shows the serial number which is also found on the outside of the box and on the back of the watch.

The watch houses a most likely Japanese Quartz movement (I will tell more once I change the battery) and a mineral crystal. The case back is snap-on style. The diameter is 33 mm, the height 7.5 mm. Lug width is 18 mm and the overall length of the watch including lugs is 40 mm.

PS The watch # 5213 will be given away as a prize during the 5 Year Jubilee contest of www.PMWF.com in December 2006. So make sure you are around!