Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shanghai 上海 1123-605


Model : 1123 - 605
Manufacturer : Shanghai Watch Factory Nr 1
上海手表厂
Year of Production: 1972
Case Diameter :
Weight w/o strap:
Movement Model : SS1 (17 jewels)
Type : Hand Wind
Anti-shock (Fang Zhen) : Yes


The texture of the 1123 is beautiful; it portrays classical look popular in that era. Under suitable intensity of light, the texture emits that sense to its fullest. 

It is powered by SS1 movement which started in 1996. Unlike the SS1 of the Shanghai 1524 in my earlier post, this one is of slow beat 18000bph.It has a date code of "GE“; "G" is the seventh year from 1966 which is 1972 and  "E" is the month of May.

The case back is engraved with words "全钢“ (all stainless steel),”防震“ (anti-shock), ”Shanghai“, ”上海手表厂“ (Shanghai Watch Factory), ”1123“ is the model number and ”605“ is the design number; there were 1123 in several designs.


More shots:

The Portrait
Dial 1,
Dial 2,
Dial 3,
Movement,