Sunday, September 5, 2010

Shanghai 上海 7120-417 Peacock


Model : Shanghai 上海 7120-417
Manufacturer : Shanghai Watch Factory 上海手表厂
Year of Production: 1977
Case Diameter : 35mm
Weight w/o strap: 36g 
Movement Model : Standard Movement SS7 (19 jewels) 
Type : Hand Wind 

My first 7120 is here.This is my third 7120 and obviously it is the most special 7120 among them, so far. The peacock dial is really thrilling and for 7120 it is very rare. It could be made for export market then. When I saw the peacock under the macro lens, I felt like wanting to add a color to its eye which, I believe, would turn it into a lively peacock.

The date code of "DF" under the balance wheel indicating it was made in June 1978. There watch case has groove all round to hold the rubber O ring and according to hear-say it is therefore a genuine 7120.

More shots of this Shanghai 7120 with peacock dial are here:
The Portrait;
The Dial;
The Date Code on the Movement;
The Movement and the Caseback

My other Shanghai 7120 are here:
Shanghai 上海 7120-308;
Shanghai 上海 7120-312