7005B 42mm 1963 with Milanaisestrap

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1963 Chinese Airforcewatch

Movement: Caliber Seagull ST19

Watchcase: stainless steel, polished

Diameter: 42mm

Height: 13mm


New: the rare  chinese Airforcewatch "1963"  with 42mm diameter!

 This is the package for the friends of steel straps! This 7005B Set comes with fitted, high quality Molnija Milanaisestrap made of massive polished stainless steel ( see in the Video how to adjust it easy to your wrist...) and with original black-green textile strap.

If you prefer the version with additional RIOS1931 leather strap instead, see Nr. 7005 !

This is the Chinese  watch model "1963 Chinese Air Force Watch".

With clear Crystal back &  hardened mineral crystal!

Size comparison of the 38mm version and the 42mm version - click here for the >>> short video ! <<< 
This watch "1963" has a polished stainless steel case with 42 mm diameter , 13 mm height, 22 mm bandwidth  and a screwed crystal back. The original Airforcewatch had a smaller diameter of 38 mm ( see Nr. 7001 ) and this 42mm version is perfect for the enthousiasts of bigger watches. It is very comfortable to wear still !
This watch  has a mechanic manual winding column wheel chronograph caliber Seagull No. ST19 , with 40 hours power reserve, 21.600 halfrotations/hour,  shock protection, and 21 jewels.

Seagull in Tianjin bought the production machines from Switzerland in the 60´ies - therefore this very nice  caliber is the successor of the famous Venus 150 Column-wheel-caliber - similar to the famous Poljot 3017 caliber.

The dial has chinese characters, a silver metallic dial with golden arabic numbers and indexes and blue hands.   The "Red Star" at position "12" fits perfect to the design.   With hardened mineral crystal!
The chinese characters on the dial stand for "made in China"
Diameter is 42 mm - with crown 46 mm.  With crystal back which offers the clear view to the nice Schaltradcaliber !
22 mm bandwidth;


A very rare and special watch !   
About eight  years ago I had a customer traveling from China visiting my office and I saw by chance on his wrist this  watch  ( the smaller version Nr. 7001 ) - I was thrilled of this watch  right away,  therefore I import it now  directly from Shanghai, which is not easy due to the formalities and especially the rarity (not mass produced ! ) of this model. Certainly you have also 2 years full warranty on this watch and also repairs or service are no problems because my watchmakers have all necessary parts on stock!
Here are additional informations about this watch:
In 1961 the Tianjin Watch Factory in China had already become famous for the production of the first Chinese watch. Then the factory was commissioned to produce the first Chinese pilots chronograph for the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army. Until October 1962 the factory was producing three charges of the pilot's watch. In late 1962, then came together 38 experts from various fields (Chinese Minister of Industry, Flight Commander, Navy supervisor, etc.) to examine the watch. After the meeting, the Tianjin Watch Factory was officially charged with the production of the watch. In 1963 the factory then manufactured and supplied  1400 aviator watches to the Chinese Air Force.

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