Shanghai Watch Factory

The Shanghai Watch Factory is one of China’s oldest and most renowned watch makers. They have more than 60 years experience in manufacturing watch movements and complete watches.

Prior to 1955, watch manufacturing in China consisted of importing complete movements and installing them in locally made cases. This activity was largely confined to the city of Shanghai. Trial production occurred between 1955 and 1957 until the quality was adequate to justify full production. China’s first watch factory, the Shanghai Watch Factory was completed in 1958. Production commenced of the A581 watch, introducing the brand Shanghai.

The brand made a lot of different models and dial versions, you can find under a non exhaustive list of the ones we witnessed so far.