English/Chinese Translations of Watch Related Search Terms

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 Many thanks to Sam Tang ("Seele") of Australia, Torsten of Hong Kong and Jon aka Saskwatch of Saskatchewan
for their huge help with this list, and to others who have kindly provided translations

Brand Names

Misc. Search Terms

Watch Factories

Cities &/or Provinces

Factory Codes

 

BRAND NAMES

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愛建  

Aijian  

A J / Find Love

安美时 / 而琭吹

Anmeishi 

Contented Beautiful Time... English: Anmiz

奥奇丽 Aoqili  

奥帕斯 

Aupas 

 

百花 

Baihua 

Hundred Flowers

白鳍豚 

Baiqitun 

White Fin / Dolphin/ Porpoise

宝兰 Baolan gem orchid

宝律 

BaoLu 

Precious principles (English brand is "Treasure")

宝石花   

Baoshihua 

Gem Flower/Stone Flower

寶璇

Baoxuan 

Jewel Circle/Gem Loop

霸王 Bawang a Chinese herb / hegemon/overlord/despot/mighty king?

北极星   

BeiJiXing 

Polaris/North Star

北方 

Beifang 

The North or North End

北京   

Beijing 

Beijing

北极星 

Beijingxing 

 

冰城 Bing Cheng Ice City
沧浪 Canglang Surging Waves? (district of Suzhou)

广州   

Canton 

 

京长 长城 

Changcheng/Jing Chang 

Great Wall

长林 Changlin  
长江 Chang Jiang Yangtze River

长沙 

Changsha 

Changsha

常熟 

Changshu 

Changshu a city

晨溪 

Chenxi 

Morning Brook

晨阳 Chenyang Morning Sun

春花 

Chunhua 

Spring Flowers

春 兰   

ChunLan 

Spring Orchid

春蕾 

ChunLei 

Spring Bud

春燕 

Chunyan 

Spring Swallow
大连 Dalian Dalian

丹阳 

Danyang 

Danyang a city

登月 

Dengyue 

Moon

迪仕蒙 Dishimeng Dixmont

東寶  

DongBao  

DongBao district of Jingmen City

 东方红 

Dong Fang Hong

DFH//the east is red

东湖  Donghu East Lake
东浪 Dong Lang East Waves

冬梅 

DongMei 

autumn/early winter plum

东风   

Dongfeng 

East Wind

双 菱  

Double Rhomb 

Shining/Double Water

度美士 

Dumeishi 

Time of Nobilty/Honor

多菱 

Duoling 

Multi-Link

飛達 

FeiDa 

 

飛輪 

FeiDie 

Flying Wheel

飞龙   Feilong Flying Dragon

飛碟 

FeiLun 

Flying Saucer

 飞行 Feixing Flying Star

风华   

Fenghua 

Magnificent

凤凰 

FengHuang 

Phoenix

汾湖 

Fenhu 

 

芙蓉  Furong  Lotus
 福星 Fuxing Lucky Star

工农 

Gong Nong 

Workers and Peasants

工农兵 Gongnongbing Workers, Peasants and Soldiers

广州   

Guangzhou 

Canton

桂花 

Guihua 

Osmanthus

海寶 

HaiBao / HaiBa

Treasure of the Sea

海 达   

Haida 

 

海神 Haishen Neptune

海獅 

HaiShi 

Sea Lion

海燕 

HaiYan  

Ocean Swallow 

海珠 

HaiZhu 

Sea pearl

航天   

Hangtian 

Space/Aerospace/space flight

汉中 

Hanzhong 

Hanzhong = a city in Shaanxi / Central China

哈尔滨   

Harbin 

Capital of the province of Heilongjiang (黑龙江省)

合肥   

Hefei 

Capital of the province of Anhui (安徽省)

黑龙江   

Heilongjiang 

A province--but also Dark Dragon River

红灯  Hongdeng  Red Lantern

红莲 

Honglian 

HL/Red Lotus

玫瑰   

HongMe 

Red Rose

红梅 

Hongmei 

Red Plum

红棉 

Hongmian 

Red Cotton/Red Cloth

红旗  

HongQi 

Red Flag

红星   

HongXing 

Red Star

红叶   

HongYe 

Red Leaf

华爱 

Huaai 

Love of China

淮海 Huaihai Huai (River) Sea

蝴 蝶   

Hu Die

Butterfly

黄河 

Huanghe

Yellow / Yellow River (2nd longest river in China)

黄山 

Huangshan 

One of the highest mountain in China

花溪 

Huaxi

Flower brook

沪光 

Huguang

 

 江城 Jiangcheng River City
回春  Huichun Return of Spring

建阳 

JianYang 

Jianyang county level city in Nanping

解放 

JieFang  

liberation

吉林   

Jilin 

Name of the capital city and the province / also Jilin Star

井冈山  Jinggang Shan Jinggang Mountains (also a city)

金鹿    

Jin Lu 

Golden deer

精達 

Jing Da 

Jingda

金鸡   

Jinji 

Golden Rooster

津钟牌 

Jin Zhong  

Jin Zhung 

金鈴 

JinLing 

Golden Bell

金龙  金龙 Jinlong  Gold Dragon

金锚   

JinMao 

Golden anchor

金雀 

JinQue 

Golden Bird

金钱  Jinqian Gold Coin

吉星 

Jixing 

Lucky Star

菊花 

JuHua 

Chrysanthemum

凯帝   

Kai-Tai / Kaidi 

Jilin 

孔雀   

Kongque 

Peacock

葵花 

KuiHua 

sunflower

昆仑 

KunLun 

a Mountain Range

兰花 

LangHua

Langhua = (Ocean) Spray

  Lanhua Orchid

 蕾士达

Leishida  Resda

樂久 

LeJiu 

 

 连云港 Lianyungang Lianyungang
辽海 Liaohai Liaohai (The east and south of Liaoning)

辽 宁   

Liaoning 

Liaoning

菱花 

Linghua 

Carnation

羚羊  Lingyang Antelope
 龙凤 Longfeng Dragon and Phoenix

芙蓉

Lotus 

 

 庐山  Lushan Mount Lushan
马尔斯 Maersi Mars

玫瑰 

Megui 

Rose

 美美 Meimei  

梅花鹿   

Meihualu 

Sika//Spot Deer/Sika Deer

明星 

Mingxing 

Bright Star

明珠 

Mingzhu 

Bright Pearl

茉莉 

Moli 

Jasmine

牡丹  

MuDan 

peony

南昌 

Nanchang 

Nanchang

 南湖 Nanhu Nanhu (South Lake), (district of Jiaxing)

 南京 

Nanjing 

Nanjing

 南宁 Nanning Nanning

南通 

Nantong 

 

 南岳 Nanyue Nanyue (south peak)

宁州 

Ning Zhou 

Ning Zhou made by Tianjin

牛仔 Niuzai  Cowboy

嫩江

Nen/Nenjiang of Qiqihar 

Nen River, also the former province where Qiqihar is located

彭城 Pengcheng Alternate name for Xuzhou

瀑布 

Pubu 

Waterfall

浦江 

PuJiang 

A river in Shanghai

前进 

Qianjin 

Forward

青岛

Qingdao, city in Shandong

Green island

启明  Qiming  (Classical name for) the planet Venus before dawn

青云 

Qingyun 

 

琼花   

Qionghua 

Jade Blossom

齐齐哈尔 

QiQihar 

Second largest city in Heilongjiang (黑龙江省)

蓉城 

Rongcheng 

 

 戎发  Rongfa  
三峰 San Feng Three Peaks

山花 

SanHua 

Flower of the Mountain

三环 

SanHuan 

Tricyclic

三鱼 

San Yu 

Three Fish

海鸥   

Sea-Gull 

Seagull

山城 

Shancheng 

Shancheng district of Hebi city

上海   

Shanghai 

Shanghai

 少林 Shaolin Shaolin
山水 Shanshui  Landscape

山鹰马 

Shanyingma 

 

申宝  Shenbao  

申光 

Shenguang 

 

参花  Shenhua Ginseng Flower

申牌 

Shenpai 

 

神鹰 

Shenying 

Sacred Eagle

双菱 

Shuangling 

Double Carnations

双燕  Shuangyan Double Swallow
 双鱼 Shuangyu Pisces (double fish)

申光 

Shenguang 

 

申傑 

Shenjie 

Show Heroism

申牌 

Shenying 

Shen Licensing

沈阳   

ShenYang 

Shenyang prefecture in Liaoning 

石家庄   

Shijiazhuang 

Shijiazhuang

时友 

Shiyou 

Friend of Time

试制   

Shizhi 

test run (or prototype) "test run" is more accurate

双 城   

ShuangCheng 

Twins

双菱 

Shuangling  

 

双喜 

Shuangxi 

Double happiness

双鱼 

Shuangyu 

Two Fishes or "Pisces"

蜀星 

Shuxing 

Star of Sichuan

四川   

Sichuan 

Sichuan

嵩山 Songshan Mount Song
苏州 Suzhou Suzhou

太行 

Taihang 

Taihang

泰山牌   

TaiShan 

name of mountain

太阳岛 

Taiyangdao 

Sun Island 

天池 

Tianchi

Heaven Lake

天时 Tianshi  
天鹅  Tiane Swan

天津   

Tianjin 

Tianjin

天府 

Tianfu 

(Nickname of Sichan province) 

天球  Tianqiu Celestial Sphere?
 天文 Tianwen Timon (astronomical)
 王冠 Wangguan  Crown

萬年清 

Wannianqing 

Evergreen / Rhodea

卫星   

Weixing 

Satellite

维纳斯  Weinasi  Venus (the goddess)

武当 

Wudang 

name of mountain

武汉   

Wuhan 

name of City

无锡  Wuxi Wuxi

五一 

WuYi 

literally 5-1 (five - one) or 1st of May

五行 

Wuxing 

five elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth)

西安 

Xi an 

name of city

象鼻山 

Xiangbishan 

Cheung Pei Shan/Elephant Trunk Hill

象山 

Xiangshan 

Xiangshan "elephant hill"

向阳 /  襄阳 /  粮锭

Xiang Yang

name of ancient city "towards the sun"

西湖 

XiHu 

West Lake (A beauty spot in the city of Hangzhou) 

新苗 

Xinmiao 

New Sprout

星月  Xingyue The moon and the stars

新星 

Xinxing 

New Star / Chinese for "nova"

熊猫   / 旱窟

Xiong Mao 

Panda

雪花 

Xuehua 

Snowflake 

雅仕 Yairs Yaris

延安 

Yan'An 

Name of City - (celebrated as birthplace of Revolution)

羊城 

Yangcheng 

nickname of Guangzhou/ Buck City, "buck" as in male goat

燕山 

Yanshan 

Yanshan / Name of a mountainn

烟台   

Yantai 

Name of a City

雅士

Yashi 

 

银剑  Yinjian Silver (double-edged) sword

銀菱 / 蝗蒂

Yin Ling 

Silver Link / Silver Rhomb

銀盃 

YinBei 

Silver Award / Silver Cup

迎春 

Yin Chun 

Ying Chun / Welcome Springtime /

could also be abbreviation for winter jasmine

英雄   

YingXiong 

Heroes

銀花 

YinHua 

Silver Flower

永久  Yongjiu Permanent

雨花 

Yuhua 

Rain Flower

玉兰  Yulan magnolia
 云雀 Yunque (Sky)Lark

友谊  / ね谊

Youyi

Friendship

 赵州桥  Zhaozhouqiao Zhaozhou Bridge

珍珠 

Zhen Zhu 

Dalian / Pearl brand

浙江   

Zhejiang 

Zhejiang (name of a Province)

钟山  /  中山

Zhongshan 

Zhongshan (Another name for ZiJinShan)

 中原  Zhongyuan The Central Plains

竹城 

Zhucheng 

Bamboo City (Walls)

珠城  Zhucheng Pearl City (this is another Zhucheng)

珠峰   / 痌畃

ZhuFeng 

Everest

紫金山 

ZiJinShan 

PurpleGold Mountain

的紫罗兰/ 档罗莲  

Ziluolan 

Violet

钻石 

ZuanShi 

Diamond

五一表 

51 watch

51 watch

     

WATCH TERMS & OTHER MISCELLANEOUS SEARCH TERMS

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29占 

29 zhan/zuan 

 early pre-1964 zuan

40钻   

40 drill/jewel 

40 drill/zuan sign used after about 1964

638型   638 xing 638 model
空军 air force  

防磁    

anti-magnetic 

anti-magnetic

古董手表   

Antique Watches

 

古董钟表

Antique Clocks

 

古董 antique  
army  
二炮军 army second artillery  
武警 armed police  

人工动能  

artificial kinetic 

Artificial kinetic

全自动手表 

automatic

self-winding Watches

自动机械  

automatic machinery 

Robot

表    

biao/watch/face/meter

 

black 

 

牌    

brand 

 

中国 China  

中国制造 

China Made 

china made/zhongguozhizao

经典 classic  

码表

chronograph

literally: the code watch or code table

彩色表盘  

Dial Color

color dial 

 大漠军 desert army  
国产军 domestic military  

彩盘   

color plate/color dial 

Color plate

盘 

disc/plate 

disc/plate

纪念 commemorate  

潜水表

divers watch

 

特潜表 special dive table  
早期 early stage  
双历 dual calendar  

光动能   

eco-drive 

Light momentum

electric

 

电子表   

electronic table

electronic

电子

electronic

 
女表 female form  

渐变  

gradiant 

gradiant

飞轮 fēilún flywheel Usual Chinese terms for
"Open Heart" type watches
.
透明飛輪 tňumíng fēilún visible flywheel
6点位飞轮装置 liu diănwči fēilún zhuāngzhě flywheel (device) at 6 o'clock
飛輪機械表 fēilún jīxič biăo mechanical watch with flywheel

滚珠自动 

gunzhu zidong/ball auto 

early automatic term

半钢 

half-steel/stainless back only 

bangang

动能   

kinetic 

Kinetic

 光动能 light energy  

毛泽东 

mao ze dong 

 

激光 laser term usually used for holographic

男表

Male Form

Mens Watch

女表

Female Form

Womens Watch

机械 

mechanical 

Mechanical/JieXi

机械表   

mechanical 

Mechanical watch

男表 men's watch  
制纪念表 memorial watch (table)  
军表  military table  
国军 military  

军用 

military use 

for military

军用手表  

Military Watches

military watches 

海军 Navy  

双历手    

pairs of calendar watch 

Dual calendar Hand

警察 police  

全自动 

quanzidong 

Automatic Watches

石英表   

quartz watch 

Quartz

机芯石英 quartz movement  

航空表

hangkongbiao

pilot style watch

飞行表

feixingbiao

pilot style watch

罕见 

rare 

 

火箭 huojian  rocket
的石英表 quartz watch  
石英表 wider quartz search  
电子表 electronic form  
少见 rare  
铁路 railway  

红旗 

Rocket/Raketa 

Hongqi

手表 

shoubiao 

wrist watch

单历手表  

Single-calendar watch

single calendar watch 

全不锈钢

stainless steel

Stainless Steel

 特种军 special forces  

全钢    

steel 

 

表带 

strap 

 

语录 

quotations 

quotations

语录表带 

quotations strap 

quotations strap

表 带

strap or band

can be leather, cloth or metal

老 

old 

old

陀飞轮手表 tuófēilún shŏubiăo Tourbillon watch

表链 

bracelets 

bracelets

钢表带 

steel strap 

 

男表 

male form 

male form

女表 

female form 

 

为人民服务 

to serve the people 

 

老 表带 

old strap 

 

尼龙 

nylon 

 

钻石牌    表带 

diamond bracelet / strap  

Diamond as in Zuan Shi

上海牌 

shanghai brand 

 

尼龙表带 

nylon strap 

 

中苏 

sino-soviet 

 

友谊 

friendship 

 

丹东产 

dandong production 

 

产 

production 

 

表  

Watch or Meter

 

白 

White 

 

苏联 表

Soviet Union Watches

 

俄罗斯

Russia

 

手表    

wrist watch 

 

 

WATCH FACTORIES

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北京手表厂 

Beijing Shou Biao Chang 

Beijing Watch Factory

蚌埠手表厂 

Bengbu Shou Biao Chang 

Bengbu Watch Factory

大连手表厂 

Dalian Shou Biao Chang 

Dalian Watch Factory

丹东手表厂 

Dandong Shou Biao Chang 

Dandong Watch Factory

合肥手表厂  

Hefei Shou Biao Chang 

Watch Factory in Hefei

揭阳手表厂

JieYang Shou Biao Chang 

Jieyang Watch factory

吉林手表厂  

Jilin Shou Biao Chang 

Jilin Watch Factory

金声制钟厂 

Jinsheng Zhi Zhong Chang 

Jinsheng Clock Manufacture Factory

辽宁手表厂 

Liaoning Shou Biao Chang 

Liaoning Watch Factory

南京手表厂 

Nanjing Shou Biao Chang 

Watch Factory in Nanjing

上海手表厂

Shanghai Shou Biao Chang 

Shanghai Watch Factory

上海秒表厂 

Shanghai Miao Biao Chang 

Shanghai Second stop watchWatch Factory

天津手表厂 

Tianjin Shou Biao Chang 

Tianjin Watch Factory

西安手表厂 

Xi'an Shou Biao Chang 

 

扬州手表厂 

Yangzhou Shou Biao Chang 

Watch Factory in Yangzhou

烟台手表厂 

Yantai Shou Biao Chang 

 

郑州手表厂 

Zhengzhou Shou Biao Chang 

Watch Factory in Zhengzhou

CITY &/OR PROVINCE NAMES

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安徽省 

安徽 

Anhui

重庆市 

重庆直辖市区

Chongqing

广东省 

广东省 

Guangdong Province

广西 

广西 

Guangxi

贵州省 

贵州 

Guizhou

河南省 

河南省 

Henan Province

湖北省 

湖北 

Hubei

湖南省 

湖南省 

Hunan Province

江苏省 

江苏省 

Jiangsu Province

江西省 

江西省 

Jiangxi Province

吉林省 

吉林省 

Jilin Province

辽宁省 

辽宁省 

Liaoning Province

南宁 

  

Nanning

山东省 

山东省 

Shandong Province

上海市 

上海 

Shanghai

山西省 

山西省 

Shanxi Province

四川省 

四川省 

Sichuan Province

天津市 

天津直辖市区 

Tianjin

浙江省 

浙江 

Zhejiang

 

FACTORY CODES

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AH2J2 宝石花 SE 上海手表二厂

AH2J2 Stone Flower Watch Plant Shanghai SE

BS 北京 B 北京手表厂

BS Beijing Beijing Watch Factory B

BJ 北京 B 北京手表厂

BJ Beijing Beijing Watch Factory B

DLK 双鱼 DL 大连手表厂

DLK Beas DL Dalian Watches

G24 海鸥 ST 天津手表厂

ST Tianjin Seagull watch factory G24

GSZ 天文 SZ 常熟手表厂

Changshu Watches GSZ astronomical SZ

HZQ 天山 HQ 西安红旗手表厂

HZQ Tianshan red watch factory in Xi'an HQ

KLC 泰山 LC 聊城手表厂

Liaocheng Watches Tai Shan LC KLC

LSE 银花 SE 上海手表二厂

Shanghai SE LSE Silver Flower Watch Plant

NSH 上海 SH 上海手表厂

NSH Shanghai Watch Factory Shanghai SH

OSH 上海 SH 上海手表厂

Shanghai Watch Factory Shanghai SH OSH

SZ1A 玫瑰 QD 青岛手表厂

SZ1A Rose QD watch factory in Qingdao

SG3A 广州 GZ 广州手表厂

SG3A Guangzhou GZ Guangzhou Watch Factory

STZ 珠峰 TZ 天津钟表厂

Tianjin Watch Factory STZ Everest TZ

SL5B 龙凤 L5 丹东手表五厂

SL5B Dandong Watch Idea of Inner Dragon L5

SL 红旗 LN 辽宁手表厂

SL Red LN Liaoning Watches

SHI 蝴蝶 HQ 西安红旗手表厂

Red Flag Watches SHI Xian Butterfly HQ

ST 海鸥 ST 天津手表厂

ST ST Tianjin Seagull watch factory

SMIA 钻石 SM 上海手表四厂

SMIA Watch Factory, Shanghai Diamond SM

SB5Z 钻石 SM 上海手表四厂

SB5Z Watch Factory, Shanghai Diamond SM

S3 海达 3 上海手表三厂

Third Watch S3 Haida 3 Shanghai plant

SS1 上海 SS 上海手表厂

Shanghai Watch Factory Shanghai SS SS1

SBIH 上海 SS 上海手表厂

SBIH Shanghai Watch Factory Shanghai SS

SN 锺山 N 南京手表厂

SN Chung Shan N Nanjing Watches

SZB 珠城 SB 蚌埠手表厂

SZB SB Bengbu Watches Pearl City

SBIZB 钻石 SM 上海手表四厂

SBIZB Watch Factory, Shanghai Diamond SM

SZLIA 红旗 LN 辽宁手表厂

SZLIA flag LN Liaoning Watches

ZNCA 庐山 NC 南昌手表厂

ZNCA watch factory in Nanchang Lushan Mountain NC

ZB-1C 双菱 B 北京手表厂

ZB-1C Shuangling B Beijing Watch Factory

ZYQ 环球 YQ 扬泉手表厂

ZYQ Global YQ Yang Quan Watches

ZLC 泰山 LC 聊城手表厂

ZLC Taishan LC Liaocheng Watches

ZSH 上海 SH 上海手表厂

ZSH Shanghai Watch Factory Shanghai SH

ZSE 宝石花 SE 上海手表二厂

ZSE Stone Flower Watch Plant Shanghai SE

ZHQ 蝴蝶 HQ 西安红旗手表厂

ZHQ red watch factory in Xi'an Butterfly HQ

ZLN 孔雀 L 辽宁手表厂

ZLN Peacock L Liaoning Watches

ZCQ 奥帕斯 奥帕斯钟表厂

ZCQ mountain city of Chongqing Watches CQ

ZTZA 迎春 TZ 天津钟表厂

ZTZA Tianjin watch factory Yingchun TZ

ZYT 北极星 YT 烟台手表厂

ZYT watch factory in Yantai Polaris YT

ZYTBI 北极星 YT 烟台手表厂

ZYTBI watch factory in Yantai Polaris YT

ZGZ 羊城 GZ 广州手表厂

ZGZ Guangzhou GZ Guangzhou Watch Factory

ZGZB 羊城 GZ 广州手表厂

ZGZB Guangzhou GZ Guangzhou Watch Factory

ZQDA 金锚 QD 青岛手表厂

ZQDA gold watch factory in Qingdao anchor QD

ZCQ 山城 CQ 重庆手表厂

ZCQ mountain city of Chongqing Watches CQ

ZWH 武汉 W 武汉手表厂

ZWH watch factory in Wuhan, Wuhan W

ZWD 武当 W 武汉手表厂

ZWD Wudang W Wuhan Watches

ZJS 红莲 JS 石家庄手表厂

ZJS HL JS Shijiazhuang Watches

ZDLA 珍珠 DL 大连手表厂

ZDLA pearl watch factory in Dalian DL

ZSZ 苏州 SZ 苏州手表厂

ZSZ watch factory in Suzhou, Suzhou SZ

ZHZ 西湖 HZ 杭州手表厂

ZHZ watch factory in Hangzhou West Lake HZ

ZJLI 吉星 JL 吉林手表厂

ZJLI Jixing JL Jilin Watches

ZJL 吉星 JL 吉林手表厂

ZJL Jixing JL Jilin Watches

ZHE 飞龙 HE 哈尔宾手表厂

ZHE dragon HE kharbin Watches

ZHF 紫罗兰 HF 合肥手表厂

ZHF Violet HF Hefei Watches

ZWX 红梅 WX 无锡手表厂

ZWX watch factory in Wuxi Plum WX

ZBH 火炬 南通手表厂

ZBH torch Nantong Watches

ZNS 黄河 郑州手表厂

ZNS Yellow River in Zhengzhou Watches

ZSYA 百花 SY 沈阳手表厂

ZSYA flowers SY watch factory in Shenyang

ZYT 春花 SY 沈阳手表厂

ZYT Chunhua SY watch factory in Shenyang

ZLY 少林 LY 洛阳手表厂

ZLY watch factory in Luoyang Shaolin LY

ZXZ 淮海 XZ 徐州手表厂

ZXZ watch factory in Xuzhou Huaihai XZ

郑州手表厂 Watch factory in Zhengzhou

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