Red Star ST5 Historic Watch

Regular Price €249.00 Special Price €219.00
Delivery Time:
1-2 days

Caliber: Seagull manual winding historical caliber ST5

Watchcase: Stainless steel brushed

Dial: black

Diameter: 39mm

Height: 11mm

Lug to Lug width: 47mm

Weight: 62 gramm

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Red Star ST5 historical watch with original mechanical Seagull ST5 movement and black strap (we also include the light brown RIOS1931 Bio leather strap)

Here is a watch that literally carries a piece of history within it.

In the mid-1960s, the Chinese government required all factories to create a unified movement for watch manufacturing. Until then, there were no Chinese watches with a Chinese design and made in China.

TianJian Watch Factory's ST5 was the first Chinese movement to be designed, developed and manufactured in China using Chinese tools. It remained in production for many years.

Unfortunately, the appearance of quartz watches supplanted mechanical watches at that time and production were discontinued accordingly.

The owner of Red Star - our dear friend Thomas (the pictures show my 2019 visit to Red Star in Hong Kong & Shenzhen) - who worked for SeaGull for many years, started collecting these  ST5 movements all over China.

He was able to collect 1200 ST5 movements over many years and then had the best of these movements completely disassembled, overhauled and cleaned/oiled - thus 300 movements were brought back to life and remained for installation in these historic watches.

The 17 jewel ST5 movement has a power reserve of approximately 36 hours, beats at 21,600 vibrations and is shock protected.

The black dial shows Arabic numerals with a vintage luminous color. The cathedral-style hands are finished in white and filled with the same vintage lume that glows green in low light.

Each watch has its own serial number stamped on the ornate, pressed case back.

This watch has a 20mm lug width, mineral glass and is 5ATM water resistant.

Delivery with Red Star box, black Red Star leather strap and light brown RIOS1931 Bio leather strap INZELL. Due to the rarity of this caliber, there will only be a limited number of these watches available!


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