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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Goldtone Dial #6488-2901C
Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph

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Product Code: 6488-2901C

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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Goldtone Dial #6488-2901C

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 updated version has a 42mm polished stainless steel case with a mineral crystal exhibition case back (the original was a smaller 38mm size). The goldish-brown dial features goldtone numbers and markers and a red star under the 12:00 position. The hour and minute hands are dark blue in color. The 21 ZUAN on the dial indicates the movement has 21-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 lug with is 22mm and the watch now comes with a gold-brown and black striped NATO-style strap.
Watch Features:
  • Movement: Seagull Hand Wind Mechanical 21-Jewel Chronograph
  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel, 42mm x 13mm thick
  • Back: Exhibition window back
  • Crystal: Hardened Mineral
  • Band: NATO-style gold-brown and black stripe strap, buckle closure. 22mm lug width
  • Water Resistant: 30 meters
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 28 Write a review »

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Seagull March 15, 2018
Reviewer: scott ecoff from indianapolis, IN United States  
Marc was fine but two in a row malfunctioning watches.

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Seagull Chinese Airforce Reissue Pilots Watch March 2, 2018
Reviewer: Mike from London. Enfield. England.  
Excellent good looking column wheel chronograph watch. Keeps good time for a handwound watch. Arrived in the UK quickly, I had forgotten that I would need to pay UK VAT, but as the initial price was good, this was a minor irritation. Very pleased with the purchase and the support from Marc at Long Island Watches.

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Mixed feelings December 15, 2017
Reviewer: Salomon Matos Jr from Stony Point, NY United States  
I received this watch from my wife as a birthday gift and I am very happy with the watch itself. My one point of dissatisfaction was with the packaging. I was under the impresdion that the watch would be packaged in a manufacturer branded tin.

The watch instead arrived in a generic wooden box. There was no literature included except for the sellers supplied paperwork. I had intended to reach out to Marc but I was so happy with the watch itself that the lack of the proper packaging became less important.

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Seagull watch. October 31, 2017
Reviewer: Arthur Sousa from Mississauga, ON Canada  
Ordered seagull 1963 watch 38 mm. Received seagull 1963 42mm. Nice watch. Was expecting the 38 mm. A little disappointed I didn't get the 38 mm.but 42 mm is growing on me. Also would have liked the olive nato strap.did not get any paper work no warranty owners manuel. Would like to get those. This is my second watch from island watch. Overall happy with both watches. Thank u.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great website September 4, 2017
Reviewer: Grant  
It was fast and easy to order and I got the watch fast and it was perfect.

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