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Finally got one in

Post by svaglic » February 15th 2023, 2:58pm

Got this today. Learned of this brand from Ron, of course. This is in great shape and I couldn’t be happier with my new to me, vintage Chinese mechanical Zhongshan. These are the Chinese watches I keep an eye out for, the imprinted dials. I will also look for an ST7, but will probably have no luck there.
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Re: Finally got one in

Post by Mark1 » February 15th 2023, 7:29pm

Cool dial. I was guessing what fang zhen meant (incorrectly) but the translation seems unrelated to watches. Maybe you or Ron know. Congrats on the find.
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Re: Finally got one in

Post by Thunder1 » February 16th 2023, 5:40am

Many a Watch God raise their ale filled gourds in salute to your fine a$$ pick up..they all give it 2 spears up!!..
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Post by AlbertaTime » February 16th 2023, 8:16pm

First, "fang zhen" is shockproof.

Oh! Such a score! I'm so pleased for you. It's a classic.

And the dial is in beautiful shape. The pressing/stamping is really crisp. The "six pandas" is one of the most sought after dials among Zhongshan collectors in China. I think it's their best dial, even if others differ :-)

I expect you'll love the SN-2 movement, too--it's a 9 jewel wonder. In good repair, they're durable, very decently accurate and long power reserve. Get ya through the day.

Here's the SN2 from one of mine for the movement aficionados...

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In that era of China, these Zhongshans were considered the "affordables" among Chinese manufactured watches, built for less affluent citizens, but they're strong, and they have a beautifully unique character.

I think the six pandas is way cooler than even a '58 black A-581.
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Re: Finally got one in

Post by AlbertaTime » February 16th 2023, 9:07pm

jason_recliner wrote:
February 16th 2023, 8:20pm
That's pretty nice although I'm not seeing six pandas - may one pig and some shapes.
It's abstract but once ya see it...and the eye is looking down

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Re: Finally got one in

Post by jason_recliner » February 16th 2023, 9:50pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
February 16th 2023, 9:07pm
jason_recliner wrote:
February 16th 2023, 8:20pm
That's pretty nice although I'm not seeing six pandas - may one pig and some shapes.
It's abstract but once ya see it...and the eye is looking down

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I see, I see! It's a bit like one of those Magic Eye pictures once you see it!
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Re: Finally got one in

Post by AlbertaTime » February 16th 2023, 11:42pm

jason_recliner wrote:
February 16th 2023, 9:50pm
I see, I see! It's a bit like one of those Magic Eye pictures once you see it!
There ya go!!

It was fun making the photo for you

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