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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Goldtone Dial #6488-2901C
Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph


 
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Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chronograph with Goldtone Dial #6488-2901C

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 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: Hardened Mineral
  • 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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Review on Seagull 1963 Hand Wind Mechanical Chrono December 6, 2018
Reviewer: Michael Singcala from Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines  
Love it! Personally don't like the nato strap but that may just be subjective. The brown "aged" leather best get the vintage feel and look. The watch box is great and secure and not the traditional black box. Though i think it was poorly packaged inside the carton with crumpled papers inside it to fill the empty space but better that rather than jiggly. Maybe next time package the watch to a more appropriate sized carton.

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Hardly works December 3, 2018
Reviewer: Richard Ziade from Brooklyn, NY United States  
It's a handsome watch but it barely works. You need to be in CONSTANT motion to keep it going. Not very good.

I threw out the boxes unfortunately. :(

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Seagull 1963 November 27, 2018
Reviewer: James wenderoth from Lawton, OK United States  
I've always wanted a mechanical chronograph in my collection, but hesitated because I didn't want to spend $500.00 or more for it. This Seagull fits the niche nicely. Smooth, hand winding movement, clear dial, and a snappy hand alignment when resetting the chronograph. My only complaint, which isn't really complaint, was the supplied NATO strap. But I had a blue leather Colareb strap laying around, which goes well with the dual, and "problem" solved. Excellent value for money in my opinion first a mechanical chronograph. Also very speedy service and shipping!

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A1 product and service October 12, 2018
Reviewer: David Dunn from Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC Canada  
A1 product and service

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From YouTube video to first watch purchase October 11, 2018
Reviewer: Larry S from Ridgefield, CT United States  
Have been watching YouTube videos for months now, and finally pulled the trigger and bought a watch. Ordering was easy, delivered as promised, and love my new watch. Will do again. Great experience.

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