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Marshal Lin Biao commemorative Watch December 14, 2011

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Marshal Lin Biao (林彪)

Shown below is a (marshal Lin Biao) commemorative watch made in the early 70s.  The watch was produced in northern city of Dangdong (near North Korea).  The piece contains a hand-winding mechanical movement. It is a truly vintage collection with historical value.

The Lin Biao watch is very rare as compared with similar type that come with Mao Tzedong or Deng Xiao Ping image on the watch dial. Mao and Deng’s commemorative watches are flooding the market, hence is of low value.

On the dial of the watch is image of Marshal Lin Biao.  Considering that Lin was declared a traitor by Mao, this series of commemorative watches must be made “underground” and maybe circulated in small numbers. It is because in Northern China many people still fond of Lin Biao in view of his talent in military strategies and leadership.  In those years, Lin Biao led troops fought hard winning battles against the Japanese armies in the north-eastern part of China.  Without him, Mao’s China revolution would definitely be a very tough challenge against Kou Min Tan (KMT) troops. The outcome of China history could be very different.

The beauty of this piece is in its raw steel material as well as great historical value

 

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