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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Acrylic Crystal #6345A-2901
Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph


 
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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Acrylic Crystal #6345A-2901

This special edition watch is an official remake of the 1963 Chinese Airforce chronograph, a unique and classic masterpiece now coveted by collectors nearly as much as the original. This new updated version has a 38mm polished stainless steel case with a retro acrylic crystal (front) and an exhibition window back. The gold tint creme dial features goldtone numbers and markers and a red star under the 12:00 position. 19 ZUAN on the dial indicates the movement has 19-jewels. The movement is a Seagull No. ST19 mechanical (hand winding) chronograph with 21,600 VPH and shock protection. Power reserve is about 45 hours on a full wind without the chronograph running.

The Seagull chronograph uses a column wheel. In this design, the key component is a small rotating cylinder with teeth at the top, not unlike a castle turret. As the chronograph buttons are pressed, the column wheel rotates and levers fall in between the teeth to drive the functions. The column wheel movement is considered by most watch enthusiasts to be the most desirable, since it requires the greatest skill to design and build correctly and it is thought to be the most durable.

The sub-dial on the left is the running seconds counter and the sub-dial on the right is a 30-minute timer. The red seconds hand is activated when you click the pusher at 2:00. The outer portion of the black dial is marked in seconds. The watch comes with a olive green NATO-Style strap.
Features
  • Movement: Seagull Hand Wind Mechanical 19-Jewel Chronograph
  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel, 38mm diameter x 15mm thick
  • Back: Exhibition window back
  • Crystal: Acrylic
  • Band: Olive green NATO style strap, buckle closure. 18mm lug
  • Water Resistant: 30 meters
  • Warranty: 1 Year

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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Must-buy for collectors September 21, 2017
Reviewer: William Fleming from Cambridge, MD United States  
For those who don't know, this watch is a beautiful piece of history and a fantastic looking watch. It has a very eye-catching look and is a great conversation starter. Highly recommended for watch enthusiasts.

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Beautiful vintage style September 11, 2017
Reviewer: Andrew from Sydney, Australia  
I'm loving the vintage style of this watch; I've always liked this vintage style where the dial is almost as wide as the case, covered by the dome of the acrylic crystal. Beautiful dial. Utilitarian blued hands are very readable. Not absurdly large, but I note that there's a 42mm version available, too. The NATO is OK, but I'll be putting this on shark mesh to dress it up a bit.

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1963 Seagull September 7, 2017
Reviewer: S. Cox from CA  
I am very pleased with my 1963 Seagull watch.  It is way more efficient at keeping time than I ever dreamed a wind-up watch could be.  It is keeping up with my Bulova quartz in the week I've had it!  One of the things that impresses me the most about the 1963 (with the acrylic crystal) is the readability.  Because of the rise of the dome, the entire face is so accessible to light that even in dim conditions I am able to read the time.  Just a little light and it's readable, even though it has no lume.  Love this watch.  Thank you, Marc, for helping me choose one and for being accessible.  I got the right watch.
Thank you!
S, Cox

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Great value June 22, 2017
Reviewer: James Donabed from Fresno, CA United States  
I have been fascinated with mechanical watches since age 7. This watch exceeded expectation at an affordable cost.

It plays well with the applied indices, blue "color" hands and the domed crystal.

Although I own 40+ mm watches, this 38 mm
Chrono is perfect with the uncluttered dial.

Marc responded to all emails promptly and continues to do so on other models of interest.

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Seagull 63 June 16, 2017
Reviewer: Richard Bonzani from Mokena, IL United States  
As a fan of military watches I must say that this Chinese made Seagull 1963 is absolutely gorgeous. It looks totally vintage, especially with the domed acrylic crystal. The dial is beautiful as is the movement which is visible through the exhibition case. The fact that it's a chronograph with a mechanical movement at this price is a huge plus. The only thing I don't like is the strap. But that will be easily replaced.

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