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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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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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Great Watch ... but check Order Comments section May 10, 2019
Reviewer: David Copp from Fort Myers, FL United States  
Watch is great, as expected.  However, I made two purchases from you in the last couple of months, and in the "Order Comments" section of the online order form, I asked (both times) how I could get a pair of the white gloves that Marc uses in his Youtube videos ... I did not get an answer/response on either occasion.

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Great experience May 6, 2019
Reviewer: Adam from Jersey City, NJ United States  
I've been stalking this website for a while now! Finally made a purchase and I'm so satisfied with the entire experience. Shipping was quick and the checkout process was smooth. The store's in depth video on this Seagull Watch also helped me to decide that this was the piece I wanted.

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Fun unique watch May 4, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Charlotte, NC United States  
Interesting history and beautiful movement. Service from Islandwatch was great, no issues.

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My second 1963 May 4, 2019
Reviewer: Adam Houghtaling from APO, AP United States  
Bought the black dial version a while back, liked it so much that I bought the classic version (the larger case).  All things considered, I love the Seagull 1963. It looks great and is comfortable to wear on the NATO strap (I have only worn it on the NATO so far).  The only thing I have observed so far that worries me a little is the Start/Stop pusher feels a bit clunky and crunchy (a technical term) when starting the chronograph.  I have noticed this on both of my 1963s.

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