Genuine "Double Rhomb" Chinese Watch

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"Double Rhomb" Watch Description

Beijing Watch Factory was one of the enterprises at the forefront of the Chinese watch project.

Beijing's version was the 20 jewel ZB-1, which entered production in 1974. The new brand name, 'Shuangling' was chosen as part of a shift towards an export focus for the factory.

On foreign markets, Shuangling was translated as 'Double Rhomb'. These were sold in various parts of East Asia, and some were exported to Britain in 1978-79.

Chinese Watch Characteristics 

  • Year: 1980’s
  • Case size: 33 mm
  • Case material: Steel
  • Strap: Leather
  • Country: China

"Double Rhomb" Chinese Watch Benefits

  1. Historical Significance: As a product of the Beijing Watch Factory, a pioneer in the Chinese Standard watch project, owning a "Double Rhomb" watch means possessing a piece of Chinese horological history.

  2. Quality Craftsmanship: The 20-jewel movement in the ZB-1 model signifies a high level of precision and attention to detail in its craftsmanship.

  3. Unique Design and Branding: The 'Shuangling' or 'Double Rhomb' branding is unique and holds cultural significance, making it a distinctive piece in any collection.

  4. Durability and Materials: With a case made of steel, this watch is designed for durability and longevity, suitable for everyday wear.

  5. Comfort and Style: The 33 mm case size is versatile, fitting comfortably on most wrists, and the leather strap adds a classic, stylish touch that pairs well with various fashion choices.

  6. Collectible Value: Given its history and limited export to regions like East Asia and Britain during the late 1970s, the watch has a collectible value for watch enthusiasts and historians.

  7. Representation of a Global Era: As part of China's shift towards an export focus, owning this watch symbolizes a significant period in global trade and cultural exchange.

  8. Size and Proportions: The 33 mm case size is a nod to vintage watch designs, appealing to those who appreciate classic watch proportions.

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Watch servicing information

All the watches in our shop are in working condition and have been serviced by a professional watchmaker. We always check the watch again before shipping.


Standard delivery: 10-20 business days depending on country.

Express delivery: 3-10 business days depending on country.

Processing time: 3-5 business days for all countries and delivery methods.

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Why should you buy watches from our store?

1. We are selling rare, beautiful and unique vintage and customized watches

2. For an extra fee you can purchase watch gift box or additional strap in our shop

3. We can personalize the purchased items per your specifications

4. We can engrave the back of the watch per your specifications, including choice of fonts, at extra $2 per each letter or symbol - contact us for this option

5. We provide guarantee for all sold watches

6. If there is a particular watch you are looking for, feel free to write to us and we will try to locate it for you !