We discovered this novelty at the watch fair in Hong Kong this September !
New! Seagull 1963 Chronograph 40mm White Panda.
Sapphire crystal, swan neck fine adjustment, leather strap and one black textile strap included!
New: the Seagull 1963 White Panda Chronograph in a 40mm case.
This Seagull 1963 Chronograph has a white dial with an outer black tachymeter scale.
Polished stainless steel case with 40 mm diameter, 14 mm height and 20 mm lug width.
Mechanical column wheel chronograph caliber Seagull No. ST19 with hand-winding, approx. 45 hours power reserve, 21,600 vibrations per hour, shock protection and 21 jewels.
Seagull in Tianjin bought the production facilities of Venus from Switzerland in the 1960s and this special caliber is therefore identical or the successor to the legendary Venus 3017 column wheel caliber!
The white metal dial with Chinese characters has silver luminous hands - as well as two black sub-dials. The “Red Star” at position “12” completes the classic design.
Comes with screwed crystal back.
The delivery includes a watch case, original leather strap and an additional textile strap in black.
Matching Milanese straps, metal straps or leather straps with a width of 20mm can be found in our shop in the “Leather straps” and “Metal straps” sections - plus we have listed our favorites below.
These watches go through an extensive ISO9001 certified quality control at the manufacturer and are then carefully checked by us again after receipt here in Munich - we also test each watch carefully again before shipping.
Of course, you receive a 2-year guarantee and we also offer inexpensive repair services with original spare parts for the watches purchased from us.
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