NEW = Improved Caliber Seagull ST19 with Swanneck fine regulation and extra big crystal back!
This watch 1963 comes with green textile strap, additional spare textile strap and high quality RIOS1931 leather strap in your preferred colour.
The very classic 1963 column wheel chronograph caliber Seagull ST19 - with crystal back!
This is the Chinese watch model 1963 Chinese Air Force Watch. With crystal back , so you can see the nice caliber at work !
This is the specially beautiful, classic and decent version with Acryl-crystal - like the original in the 60´ies !
This Chronograph 1963 has a polished stainless steel case with 38 mm diameter and 14 mm height and a screwed crystal back - the dimensions and the design are quite similar to the famous russian Sekonda / Strela Schaltradchronographs of the 60'ies. ( this might be also a reason, why I do like this watch very much )
This 1963 has a mechanic manual winding Column wheel chronograph Seagull No. ST19 , with 45 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 metal dial with golden numbers and indexes.
The hands are nicely blue. The "Red Star" at position "12" fits perfect to the design.
With acrylglas like the originals of the 60´ies - small scratches can be easy polished! ( but this crystal is very robust and not easy to scratch!)
The chinese characters on the dial stand for "China made"
Diameter is 38 mm - with crown 40 mm. With clear crystal back , which offers the view to the nice Column-wheel-caliber!
18 mm bandwidth
Delivery is inclusive watchcase, the original green nato-textile strap and also an additional high-quality RIOS1931 Louisiana Crocodile Calf in your preferred colour - you can also choose ( see above ) instead for an extra price the RIOS1931 Juchten leather strap St.Petersburg or INZELL BIO strap!
I also include an additional textile strap for free!
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 - 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.