Another Zhufeng from the other Tianjin Watch (and Clock) Factory

Very clean example of an (estimated) 1980s Tianjin Watch/Clock Factory Zhufeng (Everest) brand.

The horse has a story: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Horse_of_Gansu 

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This is great. I always love your posts. Is there a story behind the (what appears to me to be) preponderance of polygon casebacks in Chinese watches?

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Great looking. Like the depth of the indicis and the C-case👍

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roberto

This is great. I always love your posts. Is there a story behind the (what appears to me to be) preponderance of polygon casebacks in Chinese watches?

Here are two "sets" of caseback wrenches for Chinese watches, one quite rare as a set, and the other (plain steel) relatively easy to find. The steel set at the link is easy to find. 

The rubber/plastic handled set shown here is a set of Sea-Gull factory caseback tools, and especially the small one (ladies watch) is rare. The other Sea-Gull wrenches are slightly more common.

https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/special-caseback-wrenches-for-vcms.5166035/#post-51499873

I think the Chinese builders just realized that polygon (even over notch cases) are the best designs for ease of use if you have the right wrench. It's easy to remove a back without slipping or scratching with the right tool, and easiest with the correct polygon fit.

I don't think I've ever seen a snapback case for a Chinese mechanical watch--all have polygon backs or notched backs. 

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Another beautiful VCM. 

I don't wear NATOs but that one is magnificent.