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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Sapphire Crystal #6488-2901C-S
Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph


 
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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Sapphire Crystal #6488-2901C-S

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 S in the model number indicates that this watch has a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that provides a sharper view of the dial and hands.

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 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: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
  • Band: NATO-style gold-brown and black stripe strap, buckle closure. 22mm lug width
  • Water Resistant: 30 meters
  • Warranty: 1 Year

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5 of 5 Love this watch September 5, 2019
Reviewer: Joe from Fontana, CA United States  
Beautiful watch. Love the quality, the feel, the presence is has. I get compliments each and every time I wear it.

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5 of 5 August 30, 2019
Reviewer: John Eiman from Saint Joseph, MO United States  
Great watch for the money.

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5 of 5 Watch exactly what i expected July 31, 2019
Reviewer: Stephen Lewis from St Helena, Victoria Australia  
So different to all my other watches.  I love the look of it and i actually like the NATO band as something different.

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5 of 5 Lovely Watch July 27, 2019
Reviewer: PAUL HELMUTH from Shawnee, KS United States  
I just received my #6488-2901C-S (42 mm w/sapphire crystal) 1963 and I am very pleased with it.

Right out of the box with only a few hours running it shows about +10 seconds per day (on a timegrapher). I will let the movement run-in for about a month before regulating it.
I will say that it shows very little variance from position to position - and that's an excellent sign.

The NATO strap that it comes on is very nice and a nice color complement to the watch - but makes it wear a bit more bulky than it already is (due to the NATO strap rings). So, I will be wearing on a different strap.

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5 of 5 Easy Purchase May 24, 2019
Reviewer: Charles Moon from Reading, PA United States  
I absolutely love the Sea-Gull 1963. It's better than described. Price was right and delivery was speedy.

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