Seagull 1963 | Lume Edition | 40mm | Swan neck regulator | Sapphire

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Seagull 1963 | Lume Edition | 40mm

Introducing the NEW Seagull 1963 Chronograph Lume edition with a 40mm case size, a reissued version of the Chinese Air Force Mechanical Chronograph with a slight twist. This masterpiece boasts a domed sapphire crystal 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.

40mm Seagull 1963 lume edition
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 40mm Lume Saphire packaging
Seagull 1963 lume edition 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

4 reviews for Seagull 1963 | Lume Edition | 40mm | Swan neck regulator | Sapphire

  1. Verified owner Sayeed Rahman

    This watch is simply stunning for the value it gives, aesthetically and functionally. The tin box and the packaging is what first caught my eye. Very retro and carrying a good amount of history on its movement and dual too, the hammer and sickle on the chronograph hand is such a lovely detail.

    I have an omega moonwatch speedmaster with the exhibition back. The movement sits on a Lemania base and is so pleasing to look at, this Seagull movement has caught my attention too, visually it is as good as the omega.

    I would have preferred it if the leather strap was sold with the piece and not the nato, though I understand the need to put a nato on it.

    Overall so happy with this piece. a sure winner, a must have if you are an admirer of mechanical watches

  2. Niels

    Top top top. Ik ben heel erg blij met deze Seagull 1963 en was extra verbaasd toen ik zag dat ze effectief uit België verzonden worden, mijn buurland! Zo waren ze snel bij ons thuis in Amsterdam aangekomen en heb ik voor mijn neef z’n verjaardag een hele gave lume edition gekocht. Zou Vincent en z’n team een dikke shoutout geven voor hun goeie service en zeker deze shop aanraden, zeker als je uit Europa komt.

    Gr Niels

  3. Robin Baguette

    I have been eyeing to buy the 38mm lume for a while but when this 40mm version came out I didn’t hesitate for a second. It fits my wrist perfectly and is a real strap monster!

  4. Stef Nielsen

    So I’m a watch fan and recently added the Seagull 1963 watch to my (modest) three piece collection and it quickly became the favorite child! The vintage-inspired design just somehow works (eventhough the color combination would seem horrible on paper). You see that the sturdy stainless steel case was built well and the mechanical movement keeps excellent time. Sure, it’s not perfect over a longer period of time but honestly for 300 bucks this thing does it’s work…. I was also really impressed with the service, since I was asking them about the differences and they were more than happy to help – the ordering process was simple and the watch arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I don’t often give out reviews but honestly, I’m so pleased with this purchase and would definitely recommend the Seagull 1963 and getting on this site. Thanks Vincent and team, looking forward to adding another one to my collection next year xoxo

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