Sunday, August 8, 2010

Liaoning 辽宁 Kongque 孔雀 Chairman Mao Commemorative Watch 毛主席记念表


Model : Kongque 孔雀
Manufacturer : Liaoning Watch Factory 辽宁手表厂
Year of Production: 1993
Case Diameter :
Weight w/o strap:
Movement Model : Automatic (33 jewels)
Type : Automatic
Anti-shock (Fang Zhen) : Yes

I felt that I should collect a watch related to some great political figures of China as the watch industry was very much created by the government under the then economic plans . Finally, I got this one from Liaoning Watch Factory辽宁手表厂, an automacic NOS in perfect condition. This watch was issued in 1993 in remembrance of Chairman Mao.

This commemorative watch is one of Liaoning's Kongque 孔雀 series.  For more information on Liaoning Watch Factory and Kongque, see the link here. Above the six o'clock dial are the words "1893-1993“, 1893 is Chairman Mao's birth year and "毛泽东同志诞辰一百周年” means the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Comrade Mao Zedong. The picture of Chairman Mao on that dial was taken in 1936 according to this website, when he was 42 years old then. The picture and the words were all printed on the dial with a layer of thin lamination.

This is an automatic movement with a code of "12911" below the balance. I have no idea of what it represents.

The caseback is inscribed with a peacock at the center. The words are "ZI DONG SHOUBIAO" ( 自东手表 automatic watch) and "辽宁手表厂" (Lioaning Watch Factory)

For more shots, see the links below:
Movement in the case
Movement 1
Movement 2
Movement 3 
Caseback

My other watch from Liaoning Watch Factory: