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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 Good Watch September 17, 2020
Reviewer: Kenneth J Bedford from Del Rio, TX United States  
Delivery could have been little faster, everything else was great.

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5 of 5 Beautiful movement July 22, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Mondello from East Lyme, CT United States  


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5 of 5 Fast service Great Product June 21, 2020
Reviewer: Brian Bowman from Red Oak, IA United States  
I ordered and received the watch in a very timely fashion. And I absolutely love the watch and it will be in my collection for years to come.

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5 of 5 Worth the hype! June 7, 2020
Reviewer: Alex Lamas from New York, United States  
My 1963 Sea Gull lives up to all the hype it has online. I did go with the non traditional 43mm with Sapphire crystal but it's definitely worth the extra expense. The larger size is more eye catching and you can't go wrong with sapphire.

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5 of 5 Stellar Watch May 4, 2020
Reviewer: Adam from Hoffman Estates, IL United States  
I have nothing bad to say other than the stock NATO is a bit rough. Otherwise this is a gem. Mine stays within +5 secconds a day.

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