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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.
Watch 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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Love it April 1, 2019
Reviewer: R B from Salt Lake City, UT United States  
This is the version truest to the original 1963 design, which is what I was looking for. Its keeping great time and looks fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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April 1, 2019
Reviewer: Ron from Hollywood, FL United States  


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a good start to a collection March 29, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Chappaqua, NY United States  
Dipping my toes in the rabbit hole of amassing watches... This chronograph's history and origin has personal relevance and it's a nice watch/unique dial color/column wheel and great price point too! Good fit for a 6 1/2" wrist. If there was one nit, the hands "bluing" (it's paint I read), looks nice and deep, compatible with the red star, in some angles, but gaudy-neon in others. One other nit - the nato strap is not going to last, so will plan on getting a leather one soon.

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Sea gull 1963 February 2, 2019
Reviewer: Esidoro Ellison from Plainfield, IL United States  
Super fast delivery , great communication, good price. The watch was in perfect shape, cheap strap had to replace immediately, no warranty info or manual included. Marc informed me of this as being usual for the manufacturer.  I was told info is available from LIW website.

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Very Pleased January 24, 2019
Reviewer: Adam Williams from CALGARY, AB Canada  
The 2 watches I bought arrived quickly. I wasn't charged any duties (I live in Canada) which was awesome!
Any questions I had were answered very quickly (via email).

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