7005 42mm 1963 Airforcewatch, leather & Natostraps

SKU
7005
€285.00
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Delivery Time:
1-2 Tage

1963 Chinese Airforcewatch

Movement: Caliber Seagull ST19

Watchcase: stainless steel, polished

Diameter: 42mm

Height: 13mm

New: the rare  chinese Airforcewatch "1963"  with 42mm diameter!

 
 
This is the Chinese 1963 watch model "1963 Chinese Air Force Watch".

With clear Crystal back &  hardened mineral crystal!

Size comparison of the 38mm version and the 42mm version - click here for the >>> short video ! <<< 
 
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. 7001 ) and this 42mm version is perfect for the enthousiasts of bigger watches. It is very comfortable to wear still !
 
This watch has a mechanic manual winding column wheel caliber Seagull No. ST19 , with 40 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 metallic dial with golden arabic numbers and indexes and blue hands.   The "Red Star" at position "12" fits perfect to the design.   With hardened mineral 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,  original olivegreen-black textile strap and additional black natostrap.  

The watch also comes with additional RIOS1931  high quality leather strap. ( chose your favorite colour below )

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 1963 ( 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.
 

See here the available >> Seagull versions <<

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