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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Black Dial #6488-2901B
Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph


 
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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Black Dial #6488-2901B

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 black dial features silver numbers and markers and a red star under the 12:00 position. 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 red 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 red and black stripe strap, buckle closure. 22mm lug width
  • Water Resistant: 30 meters
  • Warranty: 1 Year

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great value watch August 14, 2018
Reviewer: Boaz Barnea from Israel  
Great price for a nice mechanical chronograph watch.
Seems quite robust, and good looking.
The strap is awful need to get rid of that...

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Absolutely fantastic! May 29, 2018
Reviewer: Paul McDermott from Newry, County Down, Ireland  
This watch is special there's no doubt about that! I found LIW by first viewing videos uploaded by The Urban Gentry: https://www.youtube.com/user/theurbangentry
& then LIW https://www.youtube.com/user/islandwatchdotcom
Both seemed really genuine, honest & really informative. I seen this watch review on both & simply had to buy it. In fact I'd buy nearly every watch they review if I could afford it especially after the great experience buying my first watch from LIW. Amazing too that having watched  YouTube from across the Atlantic here in Ireland & seeing Marc present so many videos that his name is actually all over the paperwork & it really gives a sense of personal attention from the company owner. Worth noting the watch was around $300 & import duty was £50 just for anyone in the UK or Ireland who may be put off by a question mark over how much the end cost will be. I couldn't recommend LIW highly enough & I'm already saving for my next quality timepiece!
Many thanks Marc!

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May 24, 2018
Reviewer: Javier Moreno from BROOKLYN, NY United States  


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Seagull 1963 (Black dial) November 28, 2017
Reviewer: Ali Ullah from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom  
I ordered this watch from the United kingdom and received it from Long Island in a few days.  The service was fast and efficient.  The watch was as described.  An amazing looking timepiece.

I will definitely buy again from this site again.

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Seagull1963 hand wind mechanical chronograph December 29, 2016
Reviewer: Vincenzo Mazzoni from Merced, CA United States  
Great watch,a bit difficult to read the chrographs secondary dials.

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