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New Shanghai army watch #114 reissue 22-jewel China's 1st marine military diver

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If you liked 1963, you would take a look at #114. While 1963 is Chinas 1st aviation watch designed for the air force, #114 is Chinas 1st diver watch originally-designed for the marine. #114 Shanghai army watch stopped production in 1976, total quantity 30 thousand pieces had been produced. #114 is a must-have collective item for anyone who collects Chinese watches. Free shipping included. Please do not hesitate to contact me for Q & A.

  • Solid stainless steel bracelet
  • Shanghai single-calendar SS4 reissue, 22-jewel automatic movement
  • Black turnable countdown bezel
  • Red second hand, with a square luminous dot
  • Luminescent hour, minute hands in polished silver
  • Big greenish luminous hour marks
  • Black dial. Date window at 3
  • Printed on the case back is "China's 1st army watch, SH0801 and August 1st PLA logo".
  • Screw on crown (see photo)

Diameter 37mm excluding crown, 13mm thickness, 119 grams with stainless steel band. This is not a big watch. It is medium-sized. At the first glance, it may look like an old junk or it may appear so ordinary that lack of sex appeal, nevertheless the more you look at it, the more you will discover and like, until it becomes your favorite. Many other shinning watches may be eye-catching initially, but do not stand the test of time. This #114 is really ugly first, then turning more and more attractive.

 

A brief introduction to Shanghai army watch #114, China's 1st marine diver watch

 

A mysterious special supply history

A stunning comeback of the legendary fine watch

 

Founded in 1955, Shanghai Watch Factory has been the industry leader, earned wide-spread recognition from the general public. Excellent work continues for over half a century.

 

Requested by the PLA general staff, 1964 witnessed the successful research and production of SS4 army watch for the special allocation of senior cadres in the PLA. For a long time, this well-designed army watch has been the special supply for regiment and division commanders. Lower ranking officers have to pay out of pocket to own. Ordinary citizens did not have any chance to buy it in the market as it was not commercialized.

 

In 2009, at the 60th anniversary of new China, Shanghai Watch Factory reissued this army watch #114. Its legendary journey continues. This fine time piece is self-winding, date calendar, good 3-proof function (water, shock, magnetic proof). It is called diver watch due to its great water proof function that meets the standard for military water surface training. Black luminescent dial, countdown turnable bezel, luminescent long hour, minute and second hands.

 

As a timeless classic, this watch adheres to the excellence & consistent quality. Every little detail highlights the advanced and unique craftsmanship. Every #114 reissue emits cutting-edge, sophisticated techniques.

Diameter not including crown: 37mm
Thickness: 13mm
Weight: 119 grams
Movement: Shanghai SS4 reissue 22-J automatic
Bezel: Turnable, countdown timer
Dial color: Black
Color of hands: Luminous hands in polished silver
Color of hour marks: Luminous & greenish hour marks
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