ALBERTA MUSEUM OF CHINESE HOROLOGY in PEACE RIVER

Chinese watch Museum and travels to China

ALBERTA MUSEUM OF CHINESE HOROLOGY in PEACE RIVER

Postby koimaster » April 5th 2012, 7:40am

http://www.amchpr.com/


The People's Republic of China (PRC) has a significant history of domestic watch-making that goes back well over 50 years, starting about 1955 and entering mass-market domestic production by 1958 with, for example, the Shanghai A-581 model.

While there are other terrific sites (listed below on this page) that go into much more detail regarding the history and technical background of Chinese (PRC) horology, this site is intended to provide "tip of the iceberg" history during an enjoyable layman's tour of only *some* of China's beautiful watches.

The hope is to ensure that the excellent efforts of hard-working and highly skilled Chinese designers, watchmakers and factory line workers are recognized for their well-earned place in the world's horological (watch-making) tradition and history.

All the vintage wristwatches in this collection were built in China and--with only a few (generally very early) exceptions--are fully Chinese designed with the movements manufactured "in house" as well.

The early (mid-late 1950s) exceptions used designs and tooling legally purchased from other countries like Switzerland (or the Soviet Union in one case). The few more modern watches noted as "homage / lookalike" are included to provide some historic perspective.



Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
koimaster
Administrator/Founder
 
Posts: 34347
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon

Re: ALBERTA MUSEUM OF CHINESE HOROLOGY in PEACE RIVER

Postby bigedsurf » April 5th 2012, 11:06am

AT is committed to what he does and maintains a nice and instructive site.........
time flies.........
User avatar
bigedsurf
WIS - Retired
 
Posts: 3789
Joined: July 24th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: indiana

Re: ALBERTA MUSEUM OF CHINESE HOROLOGY in PEACE RIVER

Postby eddiea » November 21st 2014, 3:36pm

Lots of excellent information there.....!!
eddiea
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 10667
Joined: December 25th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: ALBERTA MUSEUM OF CHINESE HOROLOGY in PEACE RIVER

Postby koimaster » June 14th 2018, 8:52am

:bsdferqw:
Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
koimaster
Administrator/Founder
 
Posts: 34347
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon


Return to AlbertaTime Museum and Travels

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests