Seagull 1963 | 38mm | Acrylic | Sapphire

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Seagull 1963 Chronograph

Are you a collector on the hunt for a unique and classic timepiece?

Introducing the original Seagull 1963 Chronograph with a 38mm diameter case size, a reissued version of the Chinese Air Force Mechanical Chronograph with a slight twist. This masterpiece boasts a cream dial with a retro acrylic glass and a sapphire on the front, as well as an exhibition case back with sapphire crystal.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind 38mm Seagull 1963 Chronograph, perfect for those with smaller wrists who may not be able to wear our bigger 42mm case size.

A Brief History

In 1961, the Tianjin Watch Factory gained fame in China for crafting the first military watch. They were then entrusted with a significant task – creating the inaugural Chinese aviation watch for the Chinese Liberation Army Air Force, known as Project "d304."

To accomplish this, they journeyed to Switzerland, securing patents and machinery Swiss chronograph manufacturer Venus for the Venus 175 column wheel chronograph.

After years of experimentation, production of the official Chinese Air Force watch commenced in 1962 and concluded in 1963, inspiring its name. Today's Seagull 1963 stands as a modern vintage tribute to this historically vital timepiece once worn by Chinese Air Force pilots.

When you acquire a Seagull 1963, you're not just getting a remarkable timepiece; you're also obtaining a tangible piece of historical significance for your wrist.

Seagull 1963 38mm sapphire cream
Seagull st1901 movement swan neck regulator

The Soul Of The Watch

The ST19 movement, paying homage to the revered Swiss Venus 175 movement, has a rich history dating back to the mid-20th century. Crafted by the Tianjin Watch Factory using the original machinery from the fifties and fully assembled by hand, it features 21 jewels and a robust 42-hour power reserve.

What makes the upgraded Seagull ST19 movement special is its Blue Swan Neck Regulator. The swan neck regulator allows for better finetuning of the watch movement, ensuring precise timekeeping.

The hand-winding ST1901 mechanical chronograph operates smoothly at a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour, with a power reserve of around 42 hours on a full wind. For collectors who appreciate a blend of tradition and accuracy, the Seagull ST19 is a must-have, representing a piece of history in a carefully crafted timepiece.


Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the meticulous development of our iconic Seagull 1963 watches; it encompasses safeguarding your timepiece throughout its journey. From the watch factory to your doorstep, we prioritise protection during shipment.

The packaging is purposefully designed, with the outer sleeve serving as a first line of defence for your Seagull 1963 watch. Nestled within this sleeve is a vintage tin box, meticulously lined with foam to shield the delicate ST1901 chronograph movement from any potential shocks.

Within the tin box, the Seagull 1963 chronograph watch awaits, adorned with its distinctive NATO strap. Accompanying your timepiece is a special tag, a warranty card, and a manual providing insights into operating the ST1901 chronograph functions and winding the ST19 movement.

As a final touch, discover a card featuring a unique QR code, allowing you to verify the authenticity of your Seagull 1963 watch. Because at Seagull, the journey of your timepiece is as significant as its impeccable craftsmanship.

Seagull 1963 38mm Sapphire packaging
Seagull 1963 sapphire 38mm

Order Information

Orders placed before 2.30 pm CET on business days, will be shipped the same day! We keep our stock in Belgium, so we will always ship to you within 1 business day using DHL Express.

In this way we can ensure 1-3 business day shipping within Europe with Express shipping and 4-7 business days worldwide shipment so you will have your watch faster than anywhere else!

All watches sold by us are offered with 2 years of warranty. They undergo a very intense 3 step quality control process (ISO9001) at the factory in China. After that our in house watchmaker tests these watches carefully at our European warehouse in Antwerp, Belgium again before shipping them out to you.

Since all products are shipped from Belgium, which is a country within the European Union (EU), tax/import fees might occur if you are ordering outside of the EU. Our prices include VAT in Europe so there won’t be any additional unexpected costs for orders inside of the European Union.
Since prices on the website include free shipping worldwide, prices on the website are the same for everyone.
Please check your local import legislation for further information. does not cover any additional VAT/tax/import fees that maybe occur when ordering your watch from outside the European Union.
We ship Worldwide through our delivery partners DHL express (for express) and DHL Parcel for non-express orders.

DHL Delivery

We cannot guarantee delivery times during busy periods as much of it comes down to factors outside of our control. However, in normal circumstances, we have the following delivery times:

Worldwide Shipping 

  • Orders are processed within 24 hours when placed on a business day!
  • Free Shipping: 4-7 Business Days
  • Express Shipping (22 euros): 1-3 Business Days

Return Policy
Love it or money back is our Return policy. You can return any item within 14 days from receiving it, without any questions asked from us (return shipping fee not included). However, the product must remain in unused, original condition, and in its original packaging.

You can find more information on the Terms and Conditions page.

Contact us
If you wish to return or exchange a product, please contact us at or use the contact form as soon as possible. We will then make all the necessary arrangements.

All watches and straps are shipped from our Belgian Warehouse in Antwerp. In that way we can do a secondary quality control by our in house watchmakers and ensure fast dispatch of our goods.
No! Since all watches are shipped from Belgium, all customers from the European union are free from any import duties.
Please note if you are outside European union i.e. USA, Canada, UK, NZ, etc you might need to pay additional import duties.
In Europe on average the shipping times are 1-3 days, to the US you can expect 4-7 days.
All watches and straps are shipped with Dhl Express to ensure quick and safe delivery worldwide.
All watches have a one year international warranty and 14 days return policy
We like to keep things simple: we don’t have any fancy offices or large business expenses. We prefer a minimalistic philosophy and do not take large margins.
We ship from Belgium, but all the shipping costs are covered by us. You always enjoy free worldwide shipment of your Seagull 1963.
All our straps are handmade by Hovini in Italy, they all are made by high quality cow leather.
All Hovini products are made by hand in Italy. With Hovini we prides ourselves for offering the be quality watch accessoires out there.


Original st19 Seagull hand-winding
Chronograph movement; 21 Jewels; 21600 BPH

42 Hours

CASE MATERIAL 316L Stainless Steel
BRACELET MATERIAL Green textile nato
CROWN Pull Out Crown

What experts say

88 reviews for Seagull 1963 | 38mm | Acrylic | Sapphire

  1. Dhairya

    I brought it for my son as a Christmas gift and he loved it a lot.

  2. G Campbell

    Hubby loves it and wears it everyday

  3. Carlos

    Great product!

  4. Greg


  5. Lennie

    Very nice looking watch. It’s got some weight to it, but very nice watch overall.

  6. Alex

    Bought as a gift so i have no feedback to provide at this time.

  7. Ronny

    Very happy with this purchase

  8. Max

    Amazing watch

  9. Maddie

    Bought this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend and it turned out incredible!

  10. Monica

    Bought this as a gift for my husband.

  11. Chihab

    The nato is very nice!!

  12. Saul

    Very nice classic watch

  13. Anis

    Excellent balancing between classy and traditional watch.

  14. Heather

    The watch is great. I bought it as a gift for my husband and he is quite impressed with it and how it looks ❤

  15. Ken

    1st Class

  16. David

    Love the watch very beautiful and classy

  17. Nate

    It looks and performs great

  18. Anne

    Beautiful and well constructed

  19. Karl

    Yes, I would purchase this again!

  20. Alex

    This is a wonderful watch, beautiful dial and display case back. You can really see the mechanism working. The free strap was an added gift and I really didn’t expect that this watch would be so great. I have read and seen reviews in YouTube and they were right about the features. Not to be left out with my Japanese and Swiss watches in my collection this would be another one for my collection. DHL did a good job with the delivery considering the pandemic we are in right now. Looking forward to buying probably another watch in the future.

  21. B Gill

    Perfect Christmas gift for my son.

  22. Joseph

    Great product, looks nice.

  23. Nicolas

    Love this watch

  24. Menda

    Great looking quality watch.

  25. S Lawrence

    Watch was delivered quite late

  26. Nick

    Beautiful watch worth the money

  27. Abhi

    Good one

  28. Hem

    Perfect gift!!! My husband loved it

  29. Dylan

    This watch is so nice and I have received so many compliments since I bought it. I have no complaints about this watch. It’s perfect and looks good.

  30. Giovanni

    Package damaged- but watch is great!

  31. Ben

    Love the watch great quality and value. Would definitely recommend.

  32. Jeremy

    The watch was purchased as a present for our grandson.

  33. Joseph


  34. Andy

    It’s a gift for my nephew. I’ll be giving it for his birthday. Would have given a 5 star if it was wrapped in plastic just like the other watches that I’ve ordered to avoid scratching. Still i like it.

  35. James

    Turned out great, would recommend to anyone!

  36. Nate

    The watch quality seems good so far and was very inexpensive but strap is not of my choice

  37. Matt

    This Watch is Beautiful.

  38. Jack

    I love how this watch looks and how durable it is.

  39. Sebastian

    Looks nice but its too big

  40. Vin

    Awesome watch.

  41. Rupert

    Great watch- always wear my watch never take it off so needs to take the full daily wear and tear. Going well – DOING EVERYTHING A GOOD WATCH SHOULD

  42. Jason

    This was my awesome purchase. I loved the design and overrall i just wanna say that it was fantastic.

  43. Tam

    It is very classy and stylish. I like it a lot!

  44. James

    Great watch for the price. I use this product as my special occasion watch its exactly what I expected

  45. Jakob

    I am very satisfied with the product

  46. Jakob

    I liked the design very satisfied about the ST1901 movement

  47. Jake

    Fast shipping , excellent watch thank you

  48. Justin

    Best Anniversary Gift

  49. Sam

    Nice watch.

  50. Molly

    Style is unique and my partner loved it as this was bought for his anniversary gift.

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