As rare as this watch is, we have already seen one quite a while ago – a Cordura Sea-Gull. I wanted to show you this one as it is in excellent condition, something you rarely find.
The movement is a very weird thing indeed. A pin-pallet with 17 jewels, automatic, with day and date display!
David from the USA sent this one in, and it’s his grandfather’s watch. He bought it new in the UK.
The chunky case is in very good condition.
Dial and hands are in super condition as well – all original.
The day and date disks on the bottom plate.
The day can be quick-set when reverse-turning the time. Forward, both day and date change at midnight.
The date change wheel.
The auto winder works in both directions!
The wheel train with the typical pin-pallet escape wheel.
All parts cleaned and ready for reassembly.
Let’s go to town on this one – epilame treatment all around!
The base movement is back together, and all the parts are properly lubricated. So let’s see what we can tickle our of this movement….
You can say that this is a high-end pin pallet movement! A little bit later, the amplitude settled at over 270 degrees, with a pretty straight beat rate line! I’d be happy to see this on any Swiss lever movement.
The bottom plate almost complete.
Now I put together the auto winder.
The watch is in almost pristine original condition, and there is only one way the value of it can go!