Seagull 1963 Chronograph 42mm BLUE PANDA Sapphire
Caliber: Seagull ST19 manual winding chronograph
Watchcase: stainless steel, polished
Lug to Lug width: 48mm
Limited Special Deal on the most popular straps for this watch: special prices for the RIOS1931 Louisiana Crocodile Calf, INZELL BIO leather etc. and Milanaise straps (see selection above)
NEW! Seagull 1963 BLUE PANDA Chronograph 42mm sapphire with blue panda dial
My personal favorite ( and already on my own wrist...) is the combination of the new Blue Panda with the RIOS1931 Bio leather strap INZELL in brightbrown
This watch comes with 2 Nato Textile straps in blue striped and black - in the selection above you can choose my recommended leather straps - or you can find further straps in the rubric "watch straps"
With scratch-resistant SAPPHIRE GLASS and swanneck fine adjustment!
New: the 42mm Blue PANDA Chronograph 1963 Air Force watch from the Chinese Air Force in a 42mm case with a blue Panda dial.
This is the Chinese Air Force's rare and very special 1963 wristwatch.
With Seagull ST19 column wheel caliber, swanneck regulation and sapphire crystal!
This watch is a detailed reissue of the famous Chinese Air Force watch from 1963 - in a polished stainless steel case with 42 mm diameter, 13 mm height and 22 mm lug width - the original from 1963 had a smaller diameter of 38 mm - this 42 mm version is perfect for fans of slightly larger size watches.
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.
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 3017 column-wheel caliber!
The blue metal dial with Chinese characters has silver, Arabic numerals and silver luminous hands - as well as two white sub-dials.
The "red star" at position "12" rounds off the classic design.
Diameter: 42 mm (with crown 46 mm) - delivery with screwed glass bottom and with chinese lettering on the side!
The delivery includes a watch case, the original blue striped textile strap and a black Nato textile strap.
For leather straps for this watch, see accessories below. I can specially recommend the RIOS1931 Louisiana straps in blue or the Inzell straps in brown!
An original and extraordinary mechanical watch with a historical reference!
Background information on this: about 12 years ago a customer traveling from China visited me in my watch sales department in Munich and I happened to see this watch on his wrist (the 38mm version No. 7001) - because I was immediately impressed by this watch I now imported them directly from China, which is not easy due to various formalities and above all the rarity (no mass-produced goods!) of this model.
By 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 came together (Chinese industry minister, flight commanders, members of the military ...) 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.
Here you will find all of our Seagull 1963 models: rubric "Seagull watches"!
We show you how to use these watches on our youtube video: = https://youtu.be/C1EUMHCyLQA
Still enough nerves for another of our youtube videos? Here is our comparision video of the 38, 40 and 42mm Seagull 1963 sizes: https://youtu.be/En0lvA9gCRU