Seagull 1963 Chronograph 40mm Sapphire Glas BRONZE

Regular Price €429.00 Special Price €369.00
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Seagull 1963 Chinese Airforcewatch 40mm Sapphire

Movement: Caliber Seagull ST19

Watchcase: BRONZE - with stainless steel crystal back

Diameter: 40mm

Height: 13mm

Lug to Lug width: 50mm

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Seagull 1963 in bronze case!



Special deal on the most popular straps for this watch: special prices for selected  RIOS1931 Louisiana Crocodile Calf and INZELL (see selection above)


Seagull 1963 Chronograph 40mm Sapphire with crystal back and Swan Neck fine adjustment!

The watch has a screwed crystal back with a stainless steel frame - this avoids direct skin contact with the bronze case and any discolouration on the wrist!

Delivery with original, green textile nato band.

As an accessory (selection above - see picture gallery for pictures) I recommend a high-quality leather strap from RIOS1931 - handmade in Augsburg, Bavaria.

Either the Louisiana Crocodile Calf, the St.Petersburg made of Juchten leather, the Copenhagen pull-through strap or the new INZELL BIO leather strap.

My 2 personal favorite straps with thismodel: the RIOS1931 INZELL and Louisiana Crocodile Calf straps in brightbrown - cognac. ( mocca - darkbrown does fit to the Bronze case also very well indeed... )


This watch is a detailed reissue of the famous Chinese Air Force watch "1963" - in a BRONZE  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. ST19 with manual winding, approx. 45 hours of power reserve, 21,600 vibrations per hour, shock protection and 21 jewels.

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" rounds off the classic design.


About ten 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 =

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