Seagull 1963 | 40mm | Sapphire Glass

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The Seagull 1963 40mm

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

Introducing the Seagull 1963 Chronograph with a 40mm 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 sapphire glass on the front, as well as an exhibition case back with sapphire crystal.

The upgraded Seagull ST19 movement with Swan Neck Regulator ensures better regulation, making it a must-have for collectors. The movement is a hand winding Seagull ST1901 mechanical chronograph with a frequency of 21,600 bph and a power reserve of approximately 42 hours on a full wind without the chronograph running.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind 40mm Seagull 1963 Chronograph, perfect for those with bigger wrists who may not be able to wear our 38mm 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 40mm cream
seagull 1963 40mm

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 40mm Sapphire packaging
seagull 1963 40mm

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

30 reviews for Seagull 1963 | 40mm | Sapphire Glass

  1. Verified owner Scott

    Great watch! The 40mm size is ideal. I paired with a vintage patina 20mm ColaReb Firenze leather strap and it looks great. Fast shipping, only 4 business days to U.S.

  2. Usev

    This watch is beautiful, quiet, perfect for daily use.

  3. Joey

    It looks gorgeous on my husband it was a perfect gift.

  4. Don

    Nice watch

  5. Greg

    Great design and color. Love it.

  6. Robert

    Great Price, Great Selection!

  7. Dev

    Had this watch for years now still running great.

  8. Patrick

    Overall it’s a good product.

  9. Isaak

    Beautiful watch.

  10. Linette

    I gave this as a gift to my significant other. He was so happy with it 🙂

  11. Dave

    This watch is classy, a statement piece

  12. John

    This watch is very cool and Interesting.

  13. Justin

    No complaints from me!

  14. Bradley

    I bought this for my boyfriend, and he is obsessed

  15. George

    Highly recommended

  16. Summer

    Wonderful watch. Very pleased!

  17. Arnold

    This is by far my most favorite seagull watch

  18. Benjamin

    Highly recommended !

  19. Sam

    Please work on your delivery time guys

  20. Jean-Marc

    Really pleased with watch

  21. Shelly

    It’s a gift ? for my niece and he loves it.

  22. Jason

    Not sure, It is a bit expensive brand. It was a gift from someone, and it is too cool to use it. Build quality is excellent But it is too expensive I guess.

  23. Liam

    It’s an amazing watch

  24. D Novak

    Great gift for my brother

  25. Summer

    Yes my husband loves it

  26. Jo

    The watch was really nice. It suite me. Im happy on my purchased.

  27. Alex

    Nice quality watch. So excited to give this as a gift

  28. Caleb

    Love my watch . Great price point for casual watch ! 5/5

  29. Dana

    Color is fantastic. My boyfriend loved it! The option for color changeable band is great too! Classy and flashy. Looks great!

  30. Dave

    Love the look and works perfectly, all features are working, well designed

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