40mm 1963 Red Star Chronograph Seagull ST1908, MOONPHASE, Sapphire, with 3 straps!

€349.00
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Seagull 1963 Chinese Airforcewatch 40mm Sapphire with Moonphase

Movement: Caliber Seagull ST1908 with 22 jewels, Moonphase and date

Watchcase: stainless steel with crystal back

Diameter: 40mm

Height: 13mm

Lug to Lug width: 50mm

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Seagull 1963 Chronograph 40mm Sapphire with Moonphase and date

Just arrived and on stock - just few pieces on stock

 

With original olive textile strap PLUS high quality RIOS1931 leather strap of your choice or Molnija Milanaise strap - see selection above and pictures of the straps in the gallery. (my favorite - see pics - is the RIOS1931 Inzell Bio leather strap in brightbrown )

Seagull 1963 Chronograph 40mm Sapphire Moonphase with crystal back and Swan Neck fine adjustment! With date indicator as position "12".

 

This watch is a detailed reissue of the famous Chinese Air Force watch "1963" - in stainless steel case with 40 mm diameter, 13 mm height and 20 mm lug width - the original from 1963 had a smaller diameter of 38 mm.

 

This watch has a mechanical column-wheel chronograph caliber Seagull No. ST1908 with manual winding, approx. 45 hours of power reserve, 21,600 vibrations per hour, shock protection and 22 jewels.

The small dial as position "12" shows the date - you can quickset the date and the moonphase by 2 buttons on the left side of the watchcase.

New: with swan neck fine adjustment!

Seagull in Tianjin bought the Venus production facilities from Switzerland in the 1960s and this special caliber is therefore identical or the successor to the legendary Venus 150 column-wheel caliber! (comparable to the Poljot 3017 column wheel caliber)

The golden metal dial with Chinese characters has gold-colored numerals and indexes - with blue hands. The "red star" at position "12" compeltes the classic design.

About twelf years ago, a customer traveling from China visited me in my shop in Munich and I happened to see this watch on his wrist (at that time the 38mm version No. 7001) - since I was immediately impressed by this watch, I have it now imported directly from China, which is not easy due to the formalities and above all the rarity of this model.

In 1961, the Tianjin Watch Factory was already known and famous in China for producing the first Chinese wristwatch. This watch manufacturer was then commissioned to produce the first Chinese aviator chronograph for the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army. By October 1962, the factory had produced three batches of this pilot's watch.

At the end of 1962, 38 experts from various fields (Chinese industry minister, flight commanders, military personnel ...) came together to test the watch. After that, the Tianjin Watch Factory was officially commissioned to produce the watch. In 1963, this watch manufacturer was already producing and delivering 1,400 pilot's watches to the Chinese Air Force. This Seagull 1963 Luftwaffe watch offered here is now an official remake of the historic 1963 model

 

See here the available >> Seagull versions <<

Here you can see our youtube video on how to use these watches = https://youtu.be/C1EUMHCyLQA

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