Monday, August 30, 2010

Tianjin 天津 ST5 Dongfeng 东风 (East Wind) - Black


Model : Dongfeng 东风 (East Wind)
Manufacturer : Tianjin Watch Factory 天津手表厂
Year of Production: 1970s
Case Diameter : 
Weight w/o strap: g 
Movement Model : ST5A (19 jewels) 
Type : Hand Wind

This Donfeng's movement is a ST5 engraved with "19 Zuan ST5"  and is the later version of the movement. Dongfeng movement signed with ST5 is a fast beater 21600bph and whereas the one signed with "东风” is a lower beat movement 18000bph. My first Dongfeng is with lower beat movement, see here

Black dial Dongfeng is less common than others. The dark paint  on the dial is  thick and  is shiny under appropriate lighting; you can feel the quality of the paint.

The caseback design is similar to Sea-Gull model produced by the same factory but for  export (see my Sea-Gull here and here) with an exception that it uses the word "东风” in lieu of a flying seagull. It was said that Sea-Gull was chosen in branding the export watches due to the reason that East Wind was seen as too political.

For those who craves for photos, see here:
The Portrait
The Movement and the Caseback
The Dial in Black



Other watches produced by the same factory which I own;
1. Tianjin 天津 ST2A Wuyi 五一 (Five One);
2. Tianjin 天津 ST5 Dongfeng 东风 (East Wind) Green
3. Tianjin 天津 ST5 Dongfeng 东风 (East Wind);
4. Tianjin 天津 ST5 Tianjin 天津;
5. Tianjin 天津 ST5 Sea-Gull 海鸥 I
6. Tianjin 天津 ST5 Sea-Gull 海鸥 II;
7. Tianjin 天津 ST5 Sea-Gull 海鸥 III - White Logo
8. Tianjin 天津 ST19 The First Chinese Air Force Chronograph 1963 (Reissue) 中国空军第一只航空码表1963(复刻版)