Seagull 1963 42mm PANDA Airforcewatch Sapphire

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1963 Chinese Airforcewatch - 42 mm diameter!

NEW -  now with Sapphire crystal and Swan Neck Regulation!

Seagull 1963 42mm PANDA Dial !

New: the rare 1963 Chronograph Chinese Airforcewatch  with  42mm diameter!

Sorry about the many pictures - my watch friend Philipp ( philipp_watch on Instagram ) loves this watch as much as I do and can´t get enough from it...

This is the Chinese  watch model "1963 Chinese Air Force Watch". With clear Crystal back!  With sapphire crystal.
This  1963 Chronograph 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. 7000 ) and this 42mm version is perfect for the enthousiasts of bigger watches.
This watch  has a mechanic manual winding Column wheel Caliber Seagull ST19 , with 45 hours power reserve, 21.600 halfrotations/hour,  shock protection, and 21 jewels. The PANDA dial has chinese characters, a white metallic dial with two black subdials, silver arabic numbers and silver luminous hands.  The "Red Star" at position "12" fits perfect to the design. 

New improved caliber Seagull ST19 with Swan Neck Regulation!

Diameter is 42 mm - with crown 46 mm.  With crystal back which offers the clear view to the nice Schaltradcaliber !
22 mm bandwidth;

Delivery is inclusive  watchcase,  original textile strap in red-black, additional black textile strap and additional high quality RIOS1931 leather strap in the colour of your choice.

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 China, 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!
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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