The main focus of my collection is vintage Chinese mechanical watches although I have others (Swiss, Japanese, Russian...)
So, for starters, here's a couple of my most prized pieces:
Early 70s HongQi 17 jewel SZL1A with a pretty peacock face (one of the earliest versions of the Chinese "Standard movement")...
and a 1961 Shanghai A-581. The A-581 is reasonably uncommon in original condition--but the ratio of white A-581 watches to black was roughly 30 white to 1 black. Consequently, to VCM (vintage Chinese mechanical) collectors, an all-original black A-581 is one of the most sought after models. The A-581 was the first generally marketed watch model built by the Shanghai Watch Factory (1958-1963).
...and taken before it got strapped...
Here's a family photo of some of my others (not half of my collection...two are not vintage, but all are Chinese. The Alpha "panda" and the Sea-Gull 1963 Chinese Air Force re-issue are recent)...the rest are prior to about 1995, with most being before 1985.
Anyways, there ya go and here I am. I'd love to hear from others who might collect VCMs.