*Very* rare HePing from Shanghai Watch Factory (1956)

Most collectors of vintage Chinese mechanical watches, even seasoned collectors in China, have never seen one of these in the flesh, let alone held on...

Shanghai SS7 7120/411 with ED (April 1978 date code)

Runs beautifully, but the second hand looks decidedly aftermarket, and the general look is too "modern" for what I'd expect on a 1978 411 so who knows...

Thin 1980s Shanghai SS8

The SS8 is the same calibre as the Shanghai B, 8120 or SB1H -- same movement, differing nomenclature. There will be more photos and info coming in a f...

Very rare 1956 Shanghai DongFangHong and much more

A while back I posted about a very rare He Ping bird dial watch I'd been lucky enough to see and hold in Shanghai at the shop pf Mr. Zhang Zhenghao, a...

Shanghai 7120

I first saw watches from the Shanghai watch factory on AliExpress and have been keeping my eye on a few but wanted to test the waters first with a sin...

Zuanshi vintage Chinese watch w/ SM1A handwound movement

I recently purchased this watch from AliExpress based on an online YouTube review by the reviewer "Gedmis Laguna". After changing the stock leather st...

NWA: NOS Shanghai Watch Company x W+K x JELLYMON

Stories of early China watchmaking factories always interests me. At one point in history, Shanghai Watches were considered the Rolex of China. It was...

Shanghai Watch Factory June 17th 2019

I've always just liked the photo. I was guided to the Factory by a Shanghai friend, David Rodriguez, an artist and owner of small but dedicated Shangh...

Shanghai 35 jewel automatic / circa 2005? / SB1H movement

Shanghai 8120 35 jewel automatic mechanical (SB1H) movement, very budget: purchased for $25 in 2011. Height: 11mm / width: 37mm. Still runs fine.

1970 Shanghai 1524 702

The date code on the SS1 Shanghai movement is EE, meaning the movement was made May 1970.