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Chinese Lesson Time

First about the watch:

This is a vintage (mid 1970ties) Chinese wrist watch Seagull (海鸥) ST5-D (29J automatic movement). It came with original manual and original bracelet, but shown here on a steel mesh bracelet.

Nice silver pie pan dial.

The ST5-D was the first indigenous Chinese automatic movement, made by the Tianjin Watch Factory (天津手表厂).


That pocket dictionary used as a prop is not too good, but it has the character 表 at the right place for the photo.


Now for your Chinese lesson:

The character 表 biǎo has many meanings, more than given in that dictionary, most usage in a technical context is for anything with a dial. Depending what other characters it is combined with one gets the actual meaning.



表带 biǎo dài watchband

手表 shǒubiǎo wristwatch

钟表 zhōngbiǎo clock

压力表 yālì biǎo pressure gauge

高度表 gāodù biǎo altimeter


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Taken on December 18, 2020