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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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Product Code: 6488-2901C-S

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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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Seagull 1963 March 31, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Parsippany, NJ United States  
Great product, great service.

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Great watch, shipping and packaging can improve February 24, 2019
Reviewer: Ray from Markham, ON Canada  
The watch itself was as described and works wonderfully. Love the watch. The problem was that the packaging was totally smashed and it is a miracle that the watch was not damaged. I hope I get a new box for this watch. Paid for the upgraded shipping with tracking but the updates are vague and ended up being roughly the same time as the flat shipping.

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Excellent Service February 12, 2019
Reviewer: HeapBigFella from United Kingdom  
I was only in the US on a short business trip, and the watch I wanted wasn't even in stock. Never-the-less I enquired as to its potential availability and delivery time and was told that it would be in stock by the end of the week and delivered before I left. It was, and with time to spare. Excellent responsiveness, superb service, and a really great watch. Thank you

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Very Nice February 4, 2019
Reviewer: Dave from San Diego, CA United States  
Although this is my least expensive watch, it's my new favorite to look at.  I catch myself looking at the dial several times a day.  The sapphire crystal is domed, so it distorts the dial at certain angles, giving it a more vintage feel (I was on the fence between sapphire and acrylic, but happy with my choice to go sapphire).  I'm also happy with the 42mm size.  I have a 7" wrist and it fits comfortably without seeming too large.  I will eventually replace the strap, but the nylon nato-style strap is decent enough.  The crown and pushers seem to be good quality and have a nice feel to them.  After about a week, it's running about +/- 5 seconds per day.  Happy with my purchase.

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Perfect present January 1, 2019
Reviewer: Tisha Britton from Pitt Meadows, BC Canada  
This arrived 24 hours after I placed the order! To Canada even! That’s never happened before but I was incredibly grateful that you are so fast to ship! The watch was perfect and made my husband very happy. I don’t know much about watches myself but he collects them and loves this one.

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