Seagull 1963 42mm Airforcewatch 42mm Sapphire

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 1963 Chinese Airforcewatch - 42 mm diameter!

Caliber: Seagull ST19

Watchcase: polished stainless steel

Diameter: 42mm

Dial: black

New: the 42mm black dial version with Sapphire crystal and Swan Neck Regulation!

Seagull 1963 Chronograph 42mm - Sapphire

This is the Seagull 1963 Chinese Air Force Watch with black dial and 42mm case.

With clear Crystal back and sapphire crystal!
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. 7000 ) and this 42mm version is perfect for the enthousiasts of bigger watches.
This watch  has a mechanic manual winding "Column wheel caliber" Seagull No. ST19 , with 45 hours power reserve, 21.600 halfrotations/hour,  shock protection, and 21 jewels. The dial has chinese characters, a black metallic dial with two silver subdials, silver arabic numbers and silver luminous hands.  The "Red Star" at position "12" fits perfect to the design.   With sapphire 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; Delivery is inclusive  watchcase,  black RIOS1931 leather strap and additional black natostrap. 

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!
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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