This is a watch from my collection – a Sea-Gull 1963 chronograph. It’s a replica of a chronograph Sea-Gull manufactured for the Chinese air force in 1963.
The movement is a clone of the Venus 175 movement, which Sea-Gull now calls the ST19.
Just right up my street – no frills, clean dial, just does what it has to do. It’s hand-winding, and has a normal second hand dial at 9 o’clock, and the minute counter dial for the chronograph at 3 o’clock.
Nice case. I’ve replaced the original fabric strap which was pretty useless with a leather strap.
Great looking movement with a 40 hour power reserve.
This little video shows the chronograph engaging, disengaging and resetting.
Not a bad copy indeed.
And, the biggest surprise – performance on the timegrapher half-wound. You can’t argue with that!
Go and get one whilst you can.