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So, nothing really exciting for most folks maybe, but I'm thrilled to have them and it broadens the AMCHPR range of eye candy...
These go with some earlier arrivals from Shanghai Watch factory that some here might not have seen:
These are 开表帮手/"helpers to open the table", specifically 国表/"state tables" (a very common Chinese term for VCMs or Chinese built watches). I found them by searching Taobao with terms like 器/device and 工具/"tool" and 修表工具/"repair of the table tool", keeping in mind that 表, [biǎo] means "show and/or list, table, form, meter", and so on.
The wrenches I received are made for Zhongshan (钟山) watches, and Shanghai 1120, 7120 and 7122 watches...but, among them, they also open many others, like Baoshihua and Jinmao for two examples I tried.
These wrenches have a huge advantage over other styles of opener for VCMs.
Many VCM casebacks have polygonal ridges for opening. but the ridges are very shallow and when my trusty sticky rubber ball fails, it's difficult to use even normal/modern tooth or claw style caseback openers without tearing up the case back and wrecking the beautiful VCM casebacks. These "for-the-purpose_ wrenches fit tightly and make opening up even a difficult case pretty easy ( so far...)
The wrenches were 5 or 10 RMB each