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happyal27

Seagull 1963 Pilot - Opinion wanted

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Hello,

 

I've been looking at the Seagull re-issue 1963 watch and wanted to know what current owners think of them? I'm fairly new to watches but the look and history of this watch has peaked my interest, so just wanted to know what you guys think.

 

Have you kept them on the original strap, I've heard that they are not that great. How are they to daily wear? Any other thoughts on these watches?

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I`ve owned one for a few years now & consider it to be an excellent watch...

 

 

Seagull 1963 Chinese Airforce cal.ST19 21 jewels

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The strap isn`t original, I changed it a few years ago, I can`t remember what it was like but I presume the reason it had to go was because it was made of leather 1069865608_(29).gif.10cad579abed90eed04082baad823ed6.gif  thumbsdown.gif.cade318649f75c7a0839de283f936fc2.gif

 

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2 hours ago, happyal27 said:

Does anyone have a UK or European supplier for SeaGull watches? Or do I just take my chances with an Ebay seller?

Possibly not the cheapest, but has a good reputation.

https://www.poljot24.de/en/7000.html

https://www.poljot24.de/en/7000budget.html

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I've had one for 2 years now. Bought from Poljot.de - excellent service. I have the variant with the sapphire crystal. Lovely watch and excellent value for a column wheel chronograph:

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possibly the only chrono I really want … 

… which means ...

… flipping the one I had may have been an mistake :whistle:

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I have been looking for a Sea-Gull watch at the right price for a while. There are many cheaper Chinese variants that use a Sea-Gull movement for much less, so I am reluctant to pay a lot more because it has the Sea-Gull on the dial. 

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Any excuse for a photo.  Goes nice on honey-tan leather or a brown NATO I think.  Mine originally came on an olive NATO.  I got mine about 10 years ago, off this very forum.

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13 minutes ago, AlexC1981 said:

I got mine about 10 years ago,

Have you had it serviced ?

and if not is it still keeping good time.

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No servicing, but I have quite a few watches in rotation so it hasnt really been worn that much.  I wore it for a whole week on holiday a couple of years ago and it was spot on, despite taking a mild wack on the wall of a Welsh castle.

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Had it for a couple of months now and I love it, I can't keep it off my wrist. I'm glad I bought pne.

 

Where did you get the othe Seagul models you guys posted above? They look great watches too.

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It is a very beautiful watch, however the drawback for me is that the small chrono hand ( 3 o'clock) is not in the same red colour as the central chrono seconds hand.

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I think there is a world of difference between the acrylic crystal and the sapphire crystal models. The acrylic seems to me the clear winner there.

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Here's my one i'm wearing today, it 38.5mm and has the acrylic crystal, my own strap originally came with the Nato strap, and I got mine from watch unique also.

Tianjin  1963 Chinese Airforce watch Cal ST19

 

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On 02/11/2019 at 00:58, Watch-and-C said:

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Found this on reddit via a Google search. Can anyone provide identity, and or a way to acquire such a watch? I'd like that watch, or similar, with a SS bracelet. 

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/d29rmk/comment/f01dplb

Appologies if I've erred re-posting any of the above. 

As your link says, it's a Seagull ST5

Have a look here,

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?sid=*a*a*a*a*a*&isRefine=true&_pgn=1

I've bought a few from this seller without any issues. Allow for the cost of a service.

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