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    Some historical prices

    Hi,

    I just found this old thread on a Chinese photography site. It has information about vintage Chinese, Swiss, Soviet, Japanese watches back in the 1950-60-70's.

    It is in Chinese, but I might translate some popular models into English when I have time. Or may be a google translation could be good enough?

    http://forum.xitek.com/showarchives.php?threadid=406696

    Cheers,

    Soviet

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    Re: Some historical prices

    Hi soviet,

    The link would not work for me. Would it be possible to copy & paste the original text?

    cheers,
    gigfy

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigfy View Post
    Hi soviet,

    The link would not work for me. Would it be possible to copy & paste the original text?

    cheers,
    gigfy

    Hi gigfy,

    No problem. It is too long, so I just copy and paste the section for 1983 Chinese brands FYI. The thread contains valuable information.

    Now we know what grade A watches to collect.



     表2-11-77   1983年1月国产机械手表销售价格表

    单位:元/只


    级 别
    产 地
    牌 号
    规   格
    零售价

    原价
    调后价

    一级
    上海
    上海
    19钻全钢三防男表
    100
    90

    一级
    上海
    春蕾
    19钻全钢三防男表
    100
    90

    一级
    上海
    宝石花
    17钻全钢三防男表
    90
    80

    一级
    上海
    上海
    17钻全钢三防女表
    90
    80

    一级
    上海
    钻石
    17钻全钢三防男表
    90
    75

    一级
    天津
    海鸥
    19钻全钢三防男表
    90
    90

    一级
    天津
    东风
    19钻全钢三防男表
    90
    80

    一级
    北京
    双菱
    20钻全钢三防男表
    85
    75

    一级
    西安
    延安
    19钻全钢三防男表
    75
    70

    一级
    西安
    蝴蝶
    19钻全钢三防男表
    75
    70

    一级
    广州
    广州
    17钻全钢三防男表
    75
    70

    一级
    广州
    明珠
    17钻全钢三防男表
    75
    70

    一级
    丹东
    孔雀
    17钻全钢三防男表
    75
    70

    一级
    重庆
    山城
    17钻全钢三防男表
    70
    70

    二级
    青岛
    金锚
    19钻全钢三防男表
    70
    60

    二级
    天津
    兰花
    19钻全钢三防男表
    67
    60

    二级
    天津
    珠峰
    17钻全钢三防男表
    65
    60

    二级
    北京
    菱花
    20钻全钢三防男表
    70
    60

    二级
    北京
    三环
    20钻全钢三防男表
    60
    60

    二级
    苏州
    苏州
    17钻全钢三防男表
    65
    55

    二级
    西安
    熊猫
    17钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    丹东
    美美
    17钻全钢三防女表
    55
    55

    二级
    大连
    珍珠
    17钻全钢三防盲人表
    65
    60

    二级
    大连
    珍珠
    17钻全钢三防女表
    60
    55

    二级
    重庆
    山花
    17钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    烟台
    北极星
    19钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    青岛
    玫瑰
    19钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    聊城
    泰山
    19钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    沈阳
    百花
    19钻全钢三防男表
    55
    55

    三级
    上海
    金鸡
    19钻全钢防震男表
    60
    55

    三级
    上海
    银花
    17钻全钢防震男表
    54
    50

    三级
    上海
    沪光
    17钻全钢防震男表
    54
    50

    三级
    上海
    银杯
    17钻全钢防震男表
    54
    50

    三级
    天津
    天津
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    天津
    迎春
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    天津
    米兰
    17钻全钢防震男表
    45
    50

    三级
    北京
    燕山
    20钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    西安
    玉兰
    19钻全钢防震男表
    55
    50

    三级
    广州
    羊城
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    丹东
    春兰
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    沈阳
    春花
    19钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    大连
    双鱼
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    丹东
    青云
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    重庆
    昆仑
    17钻全钢防震男表
    45
    50

    三级
    重庆
    花溪
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    重庆
    宝律
    17钻全钢防震男表
    55
    50

    三级
    济南
    春燕
    19钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    青岛
    双喜
    19钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    烟台
    萌芽
    19钻全钢防震男表
    45
    50

    三级
    苏州
    多菱
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    西安
    羚羊
    17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    四级
    揭阳
    葵花
    11钻全钢防震男表
    83
    35

    四级
    丹东
    龙凤
    17钻半钢简装日历表
    50
    50

    四级
    南京
    钟山
    9钻全钢防震男表
    40
    35

    四级
    南京
    钟山
    9钻全钢男表
    30
    30

    四级
    扬州
    琼花
    17钻全钢简装防震男表
    45
    40



      
     表2-11-78   1983年3月国产机械手表零售价格表

    单位:元/只


    级  别
    产  地
    牌 号 规 格
    原 价
    调后价

    一级
    石家庄
    石珠牌19钻全钢三防男表

    70

    二级
    哈尔滨
    北方牌17钻全钢三防男表
    55
    55

    二级
    长春
    梅花牌19钻全钢三防男表
    55
    55

    二级
    杭州
    西湖牌19钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    南昌
    庐山牌19钻全钢三防男表
    55
    55

    二级
    合肥
    红星牌17钻全钢三防男表
    55
    55

    二级
    武汉
    武汉牌17钻全钢三防男表
    55
    55

    二级
    石家庄
    太行牌17钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    石家庄
    红莲牌17钻全钢三防男表
    60
    55

    二级
    昆明
    春城牌17钻全钢三防男表
    60
    60

    三级
    哈尔滨
    云雀牌17钻全钢防震男表
    49
    50

    三级
    长春
    参花钻17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    大连
    大连牌17钻全钢防震男表
    55
    50(补列)

    三级
    沈阳
    宝龙牌19钻全钢防震男表

    60

    三级
    江西
    波阳牌17钻全钢防震男表

    50

    三级
    武汉
    星火牌17钻全钢防震男表

    50

    三级
    南宁
    桂花牌17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    洛阳
    牡丹牌17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    昆明
    云雀牌17钻全钢防震男表
    50
    50

    三级
    石家庄
    三花牌17钻全钢防震男表

    50

    三级
    石家庄
    赵州桥牌17钻全钢防震男表

    50

    三级
    石家庄
    三鱼牌17钻全钢防震男表

    50

    四级
    郑州
    黄河牌16钻简装防震男表
    40
    36



      1986年,手表价格放开,实行市场调节,由工商企业自行定价。国产手表放开10多年来,价格基本稳定 。1998年,上海牌17钻大三针男表市场零售价每只65~70元。

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    Re: Some historical prices

    Thanks!

    A few questions as I have just skimmed through the brands. These are the 1983 prices, correct? Why is there a Dong Feng listed? I thought that name went away when it changed to Sea-Gull?

    I recognize most of the brands but I don't recall "美美" Meimei. My translator says it means "America" or "Beautiful". Do you have one of these? Is it a man's watch? BTW, I searched the forum and found a lovely picture of someone's baby daughter named Mei Mei.

    Also, I found the 11zuan "葵花" Kiahua and 9zuan "钟山" Zhongshan on the list. These are Grade A movements?

    In the original post, are there prices lists for Grade B or C movements? Are there price lists for Grade A/B/C from other years?

    many thanks for posting this information!

    cheers,
    gigfy

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    Re: Some historical prices

    Here's a quick Google translation:
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    Table 2-11-77 January 1983 price list of domestic sales of mechanical watches

    Unit: RMB / pcs


    Grade
    Place
    Card number
    Specification
    Retail Price

    Original Price
    After the price adjustment

    1
    Shanghai
    Shanghai
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    100
    90

    1
    Shanghai
    Spring Bud
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    100
    90

    1
    Shanghai
    Stone Flower
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    90
    80

    1
    Shanghai
    Shanghai
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 female table
    90
    80

    1
    Shanghai
    Diamond
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    90
    75

    1
    Tianjin
    Seagull
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    90
    90

    1
    Tianjin
    Dongfeng
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    90
    80

    1
    Beijing
    Shuangling
    Three anti-drilling steel 20 male table
    85
    75

    1
    Xi'an
    Yan'an
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    75
    70

    1
    Xi'an
    Butterfly
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    75
    70

    1
    Canton
    Canton
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    75
    70

    1
    Canton
    Pearl
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    75
    70

    1
    Dandong
    Peacock
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    75
    70

    1
    Chongqing
    Fortress
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    70
    70

    2
    Qingdao
    Golden Anchor
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    70
    60

    2
    Tianjin
    Orchid
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    67
    60

    2
    Tianjin
    Everest
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    65
    60

    2
    Beijing
    Linghua
    Three anti-drilling steel 20 male table
    70
    60

    2
    Beijing
    Tricyclic
    Three anti-drilling steel 20 male table
    60
    60

    2
    Suzhou
    Suzhou
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    65
    55

    2
    Xi'an
    Panda
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    60
    55

    2
    Dandong
    The United States and the United States
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 female table
    55
    55

    2
    Dalian
    Pearl
    17 Anti-drill steel three blind table
    65
    60

    2
    Dalian
    Pearl
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 female table
    60
    55

    2
    Chongqing
    Shanhua
    Three anti-drilling steel 17 male table
    60
    55

    2
    Yantai
    Polaris
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    60
    55

    2
    Qingdao
    Rose
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    60
    55

    2
    Liaocheng
    Taishan Mountain
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    60
    55

    2
    Shenyang
    Flowers
    19 drill steel-three men and table
    55
    55

    3
    Shanghai
    Rooster
    Male 19 earthquake drill steel table
    60
    55

    3
    Shanghai
    Silver Flower
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    54
    50

    3
    Shanghai
    Hu Guang
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    54
    50

    3
    Shanghai
    Silver cup
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    54
    50

    3
    Tianjin
    Tianjin
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Tianjin
    Spring Festival
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Tianjin
    Milan
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    45
    50

    3
    Beijing
    Yanshan
    Male 20 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Xi'an
    Magnolia
    Male 19 earthquake drill steel table
    55
    50

    3
    Canton
    Guangzhou
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Dandong
    Chunlan
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Shenyang
    Chunhua
    Male 19 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Dalian
    Pisces
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Dandong
    Albatron
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Chongqing
    Kunlun
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    45
    50

    3
    Chongqing
    Huaxi
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Chongqing
    Po law
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    55
    50

    3
    Jinan
    Chunyan
    Male 19 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Qingdao
    Double Happiness
    Male 19 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Yantai
    Bud
    Male 19 earthquake drill steel table
    45
    50

    3
    Suzhou
    Multi Link
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    3
    Xi'an
    Antelope
    Male 17 earthquake drill steel table
    50
    50

    4
    Jieyang
    Sunflower
    Male 11 earthquake drill steel table
    83
    35

    4
    Dandong
    Dragon
    17 Semi-steel drill Softcover calendar
    50
    50

    4
    Nanjing
    Zhongshan
    Male 9 earthquake drill steel table
    40
    35

    4
    Nanjing
    Zhongshan
    Table 9 male drill steel
    30
    30

    4
    Yangzhou
    Viburnum
    Softcover earthquake drill steel 17 male table
    45
    40




    Table 2-11-78 in March 1983 made mechanical watches retail price list

    Unit: RMB / pcs


    Grade
    Place
    No. Specification Brand
    Original Price
    After the price adjustment

    1
    Shijiazhuang
    Stone bead drilling steel license three anti-male and 19 tables

    70

    2
    Harbin
    Northern brand drill steel-three men and 17 tables
    55
    55

    2
    Changchun
    Plum Flower brand-three men and 19 drill steel table
    55
    55

    2
    Hangzhou
    West Lake brand-three men and 19 drill steel table
    60
    55

    2
    Nanchang
    Lushan license three anti-M 19 drill steel table
    55
    55

    2
    Hefei
    Red Star brand-three men and 17 drill steel table
    55
    55

    2
    Wuhan
    17 Diamond Steel, Wuhan card table-three men
    55
    55

    2
    Shijiazhuang
    Taihang license three anti-M 17 drill steel table
    60
    55

    2
    Shijiazhuang
    17 drill steel lotus card table-three men
    60
    55

    2
    Kunming
    Spring City 17 drill steel license three anti-male table
    60
    60

    3
    Harbin
    17 Skylark brand earthquake drill steel male table
    49
    50

    3
    Changchun
    Participants spend 17 drill steel drill earthquake male table
    50
    50

    3
    Dalian
    Dalian card 17 earthquake drill steel male table
    55
    50 (fill out)

    3
    Shenyang
    Baolong card table 19 drill steel shock M

    60

    3
    Jiangxi Province
    Boyang card table 17 drill steel shock M

    50

    3
    Wuhan
    Earthquake drill steel Spark brand Male Table 17

    50

    3
    Nanning
    Osmanthus brand 17 earthquake drill steel male table
    50
    50

    3
    Luoyang
    Peony card table 17 drill steel shock M
    50
    50

    3
    Kunming
    17 Skylark brand earthquake drill steel male table
    50
    50

    3
    Shijiazhuang
    Three flower card table 17 drill steel shock M

    50

    3
    Shijiazhuang
    Earthquake drill steel bridge Zhaozhou 17 male table

    50

    3
    Shijiazhuang
    Three fish of 17 drill steel shock male card table

    50

    4
    Zhengzhou
    Yellow cards 16 earthquake drill Softcover male table
    40
    36

    -------------------------------------------------------

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    Re: Some historical prices

    Quote Originally Posted by gigfy View Post
    Thanks!

    A few questions as I have just skimmed through the brands. These are the 1983 prices, correct? Why is there a Dong Feng listed? I thought that name went away when it changed to Sea-Gull?

    I recognize most of the brands but I don't recall "美美" Meimei. My translator says it means "America" or "Beautiful". Do you have one of these? Is it a man's watch? BTW, I searched the forum and found a lovely picture of someone's baby daughter named Mei Mei.

    Also, I found the 11zuan "葵花" Kiahua and 9zuan "钟山" Zhongshan on the list. These are Grade A movements?

    In the original post, are there prices lists for Grade B or C movements? Are there price lists for Grade A/B/C from other years?

    many thanks for posting this information!

    cheers,
    gigfy

    Yes, these are prices of 1983, and I guess there might still be some NOS Dongfeng watches.

    It is also the 1st time I heard of the Meimei brand. It must be very rare and beautiful.

    The number of 1,2,3,4 on top row of each brand is the grade of movements. So Zhongshan, and Kuihua has a grade 4(D) movement inside.

    There are information for watches of 1950-1970's, but without grades. Information for Swiss and Russian watches could be used as a reference. A Rolex only cost RMN 450 in early 1970's. Not much more expensive than a Shanghai 25 jewels military.

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    Re: Some historical prices

    Gentlemen,

    I have worked on the list offered by member Soviet, I hope it is a little better than Google Translation!

    There is a bit of an odd term there: 簡裝 normally refers to simplified packaging; for photographic film for instance, it means a roll of film in foil only without the box. So I guess I would render it like that. I also added the same Chinese names in Traditional Chinese font too. Here goes:

    Table 2-11-77

    January 1983 price list of domestically produced mechanical watches

    Unit: RMB / unit

    Grade
    Place of manufacture
    Brand
    Specifications
    Retail price

    List price
    After price adjustment

    Grade 1
    Shanghai
    Shanghai 上海/上海
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    100
    90

    Grade 1
    Shanghai
    Chunlei 春蕾/春蕾
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    100
    90

    Grade 1
    Shanghai
    Baoshihua 宝石花/寶石花
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    90
    80

    Grade 1
    Shanghai
    Shanghai 上海/上海
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, woman's watch
    90
    80

    Grade 1
    Shanghai
    Diamond/Zuan Shi 钻石/鑽石
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    90
    75

    Grade 1
    Tianjin
    Sea-Gull/Haiou 海鸥/海鷗
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    90
    90

    Grade 1
    Tianjin
    Easterly Wind/Dongfeng 东风/東風
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    90
    80

    Grade 1
    Beijing
    Double Rhomb/Shaungling 双菱/雙菱
    20-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    85
    75

    Grade 1
    Xian
    Yan'an 延安/延安
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    75
    70

    Grade 1
    Xian
    Butterfly 蝴蝶/蝴蝶
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    75
    70

    Grade 1
    Guangzhou
    Guangzhou 广州/廣州
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    75
    70

    Grade 1
    Guangzhou
    Bright Pearl 明珠/明珠
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    75
    70

    Grade 1
    Dandong
    Peacock/Kongque 孔雀/孔雀
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    75
    70

    Grade 1
    Chongqing
    Mountain City 山城/山城
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    70
    70

    Grade 2
    Qingdao
    Jinmao 金锚/金錨
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    70
    60

    Grade 2
    Qingdao
    Jinmao 金锚/金錨
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    70
    60

    Grade 2
    Tianjin
    Lanhua 兰花/蘭花
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    67
    60

    Grade 2
    Tianjin
    Mt Everest/Zhufeng 珠峰/珠峰
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    65
    60

    Grade 2
    Beijing
    Linhua 菱花/菱花
    20-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    70
    60

    Grade 2
    Beijing
    Three Rings 三环/三環
    20-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    60

    Grade 2
    Suzhou
    Suzhou 苏州/蘇州
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    65
    55

    Grade 2
    Xian
    Panda/Xiongmao 熊猫/熊貓
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Dandong
    MeiMei 美美/美美
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, woman's watch
    55
    55

    Grade 2
    Dalian
    Pearl 珍珠/珍珠
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, watch for the blind
    65
    60

    Grade 2
    Dalian
    Pearl 珍珠/珍珠
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, woman's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Chongqing
    Sanhua 山花/山花
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Yantai
    Polaris 北极星/北極星
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Qingdao
    Rose 玫瑰/玫瑰
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Liaocheng
    Taishan 泰山/泰山
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Shenyang
    Hundred Flowers 百花/百花
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    55
    55

    Grade 3
    Shanghai
    Jinji 金鸡/金雞
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 3
    Shanghai
    Silver Flower 银花/銀花
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    54
    50

    Grade 3
    Shanghai
    Pride of Shanghai 沪光/滬光
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    54
    50

    Grade 3
    Shanghai
    Silver Cup/Yinbei 银杯/銀杯
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    54
    50

    Grade 3
    Tienjin
    Tienjin 天津/天津
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Tienjin
    Welcome Springtime 迎春/迎春
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Tienjin
    Milan 米兰/米蘭
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    45
    50

    Grade 3
    Beijing
    Yanshan 燕山/燕山
    20-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Xian
    Magnolia 玉兰/玉藺
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    55
    50

    Grade 3
    Guangzhou
    Yangchen 羊城/羊城
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Dandong
    Spring Orchid/Chunlan 春兰/春蘭
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Shenyang
    Spring Flower/Chunhua春花/春花
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Dalian
    Double Fish (or Pisces) 双鱼/雙魚
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Dandong
    Green Clouds 青云/青雲
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Chongqing
    Kunlun 昆仑/崑崙
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    45
    50

    Grade 3
    Chongqing
    Flower Creek 花溪/花溪
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Chongqing
    Precious Laws 宝律/寶律
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    55
    50

    Grade 3
    Jinan
    Spring Swallow/Chunyan 春燕/春燕
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Qingdao
    Double Happiness双喜/雙喜
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Yantai
    Sprout 萌芽/萌芽
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    45
    50

    Grade 3
    Suzhou
    Multiple Rhombs 多菱/多菱
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Xian
    Antelope 羚羊/羚羊
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Jieyang
    Sunflower/Kuihua 葵花/葵花
    11-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    83
    35

    Grade 3
    Dandong
    Dragon & Phoenix 龙凤/龍鳳
    17-jewel, half steel, simplified packaging watch with date
    83
    35

    Grade 4
    Nanjing
    Zhongshan 钟山/鐘山
    9-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    40
    35

    Grade 4
    Nanjing
    Zhongshan 钟山/鐘山
    9-jewel, all steel, man's watch
    30
    30

    Grade 4
    Yangzhou
    Viburnum 琼花/瓊花
    17-jewel, all steel, simplified packaging, shockproof, man's watch
    45
    40


    Table 2-11-78

    March 1983 price list of domestically produced mechanical watches

    Unit: RMB / unit

    Grade
    Place of manufacture
    Brand
    Specifications
    List price
    After price adjustment

    Grade 1
    Shijiazhuang
    Stone Pearl 石珠/石珠
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    -
    70

    Grade 2
    Harbin
    Northern 北方/北方
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    55
    55

    Grade 2
    Changchun
    Plum Blossom/Meihua 梅花/梅花
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    55
    55

    Grade 2
    Hangzhou
    West Lake/Xihu 西湖/西湖
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Nanchang
    Lushan 庐山/廬山
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    55
    55

    Grade 2
    Hefei
    Red Star 红星/紅星
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    55
    55

    Grade 2
    Wuhan
    Wuhan 武汉/武漢
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    55
    55

    Grade 2
    Shijiazhuang
    Taihang 太行/太行
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Shijiazhuang
    Red Lotus 红莲/紅蓮
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    55

    Grade 2
    Kunming
    Spring City 春城/春城
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, waterproof, antimagnetic, man's watch
    60
    60

    Grade 3
    Harbin
    Skylark 云雀/雲雀
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    49
    50

    Grade 3
    Changchun
    Ginseng Flower 参花/參花
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Dalian
    Dalian 大连/大連
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    55
    50 (added later)

    Grade 3
    Shenyang
    Precious Dragon 宝龙/寶龍
    19-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    -
    60

    Grade 3
    Jiangxi
    波阳/波陽
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    -
    50

    Grade 3
    Wuhan
    Starfire 星火/星火
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    -
    50

    Grade 3
    Nanning
    Guihua 桂花/桂花
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Luoyang
    Peony 牡丹/牡丹
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Kunming
    云雀/雲雀
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    50
    50

    Grade 3
    Shijiazhuang
    Three Flowers三花/三花
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    -
    50

    Grade 3
    Shijiazhuang
    Zhauzhou Bridge 赵州桥/趙州橋
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    -
    50

    Grade 3
    Shijiazhuang
    Three Fishes三鱼/三魚
    17-jewel, all steel, shockproof, man's watch
    -
    50

    Grade 3
    Zhengzhou
    Yellow River 黄河/黃河
    16-jewel, simplified packaging, shockproof, man's watch
    40
    36

    The prices of watches became deregulated in 1986, allowing the prices to be determined by the market and the manufacturing and retail sectors. Since deregulation more than a decade ago, prices have been relatively stable. in 1998, the Shanghai brand 17-jewel man's watch with centre second hand retails at between RMB 65 and 70.
    Last edited by Seele; June 14th, 2010 at 21:55.

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    Re: Some historical prices

    I wonder what 100rmb could buy in 1983 and what the average income was.

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    Re: Some historical prices

    Quote Originally Posted by alfanator View Post
    I wonder what 100rmb could buy in 1983 and what the average income was.
    It would be interesting, as the official exchange rate at the time was aproximately 2 rmb to US$1... so 100rmb is about $50. But that doesn't tell the whole story, as many prices in China were artificially adjusted.

    I am trying to find the price in rmb of one ounce of gold, as of 1983... this might be a good constant to use.

    I was shocked to discover that in 1965, the average price of a Grade 1 Shanghai was 1/3 that of an entry level Rolex. Given that I bought a 611 recently for the equvalent of $20US, I am now prepared to pay the princely sum of $60 for a 1965 Rolex! :)

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    Re: Some historical prices

    Alf, on an entirely unrelated note... any news on the re-issue bezel parts for the Shanghai Military re-issues? Two of my original 24J Military watches are waiting in anticipation! :)

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