Monday, August 30, 2010

Qiqihar 齐齐哈尔 Dongmei 冬梅 (Winter Plum) 17J


Model : Dongmei 冬梅 (Winter Plum)
Manufacturer : Qiqihar Watch Factory 齐齐哈尔手表厂
Year of Production: 1970s
Case Diameter : 
Weight w/o strap: g 
Movement Model : Standard Movement (17 jewels) 
Type : Hand Wind 

This is the 17J version of Dongmei, my second Dongmei. The first one being a 20 jewels the post of which is here; that 20J has the model number of 1701 whilst this 17J is 7701.

Like the dial of my Dongfeng (here), under intense lighting, the semingly simple  dial reflects the lights from its metallic surface  emitting  sense of classic and  when stared long it  as if could bring the beholder back to the era during which it was made. Noted also that the logo on the dial as well as the cursive Dongmei below it is different between the 20J and this 17J. Inside is a clean  17J standard movement without factory code nor date code.


More shots are here:

The Portrait
The Dial 1
The Dial 2
The Movement and the Caseback