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Joined: December 1st, 2006, 7:39 pm

April 29th, 2011, 3:49 am #1

one of the Chinese watches that used to own.. The Timex Auto with retrograde date..



This model uses a Sea-Gull movement and I believe that there are forum members who actually have the Sea-Gull model..

Cheers

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 29th, 2011, 3:55 am #2

I sold two models with ST25 variations. One was just like your timex with retrograde date and the power reserve. The other had retrograde day and date...

Poy has one but I can't remember which one. The Sea-Gulls had really nice dials.

Okay Tony... You have officially entered a ballot.
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Joined: December 1st, 2006, 7:39 pm

April 29th, 2011, 3:57 am #3

wider lugs and a wider strap..

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Tony Lewis
New Zealand
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

April 29th, 2011, 3:58 am #4

one of the Chinese watches that used to own.. The Timex Auto with retrograde date..



This model uses a Sea-Gull movement and I believe that there are forum members who actually have the Sea-Gull model..

Cheers

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
heres my favorite Chinese watch Seagull 1963 reissue which came from Zoo.
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 29th, 2011, 4:01 am #5

Are you leaving the red text on your caseback? I have a clear caseback comine from watchunique; but I read on the WUS thread that some people took the text off of it. Apparently the text is on the inside part of the caseback. I will bring my 1963 to Archer and have him see if it is feasible to remove the text and then I will have the 1963 regulated at the same time.

I love the 1963... Like the orange monster of Chinese Watches...
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Joined: December 1st, 2006, 7:39 pm

April 29th, 2011, 4:04 am #6

one of the Chinese watches that used to own.. The Timex Auto with retrograde date..



This model uses a Sea-Gull movement and I believe that there are forum members who actually have the Sea-Gull model..

Cheers

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
Bought a couple of NOS 70s Seagull watches recently. One a 29 Jewel Auto and the other a 19 Jewel handwind. I have to say that I am quite impressed with their overall finish and accuracy. $US120 for both of them.

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From what I have seen of the latest offerings from Seagull.. the Chinese watch industry will be worth keeping an eye on.. perhaps it could be worth getting a bit of history now, before the prices start to go up..

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

April 29th, 2011, 4:04 am #7

Are you leaving the red text on your caseback? I have a clear caseback comine from watchunique; but I read on the WUS thread that some people took the text off of it. Apparently the text is on the inside part of the caseback. I will bring my 1963 to Archer and have him see if it is feasible to remove the text and then I will have the 1963 regulated at the same time.

I love the 1963... Like the orange monster of Chinese Watches...
I've thought about taking it off to better see the movement, but held off.

Apparently its easy to take off, using some goof off.

I'll do it eventually. But I like the text, its cool IMO.
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April 29th, 2011, 4:13 am #8

Bought a couple of NOS 70s Seagull watches recently. One a 29 Jewel Auto and the other a 19 Jewel handwind. I have to say that I am quite impressed with their overall finish and accuracy. $US120 for both of them.

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From what I have seen of the latest offerings from Seagull.. the Chinese watch industry will be worth keeping an eye on.. perhaps it could be worth getting a bit of history now, before the prices start to go up..

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
The ST5-D... The auto ST5... You do not see too many of those...

I left my ST7 with Al. It is... well... this one:



I had it on Al's timing machine and it was about +7 secs but that was dial up. It is 28800 bph, day/date complication, and hacking and handwinding. Pretty heady stuff even nowadays. Then, you put it into perspective and remember that this was made in the late 1970s!

Too expensive for the domestic market, and yet, no real market elsewhere due to the "quartz crisis". I can't imagine how much money was lost developing this movement and watch and then -according to what I have read- only about 3000 or so were made...

At any rate I left it with Al for a regulation and inspection. I am curious to see what he thinks of the movement and design choices made.

One of those interesting watches which never took off. The proverbial round peg in a square hole...
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April 29th, 2011, 4:17 am #9

one of the Chinese watches that used to own.. The Timex Auto with retrograde date..



This model uses a Sea-Gull movement and I believe that there are forum members who actually have the Sea-Gull model..

Cheers

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand




poywatch aka Boomtown
Watch Agent 007--Licensed to kill time
Education:BS WIS
University: Watch Amata U.
Fraternity: Alpha Zuan Omega

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April 29th, 2011, 4:19 am #10

I've thought about taking it off to better see the movement, but held off.

Apparently its easy to take off, using some goof off.

I'll do it eventually. But I like the text, its cool IMO.
You got me all excited when you got me up to speed with what Sea-Gull HK is up to. Read the thread and loved the signed crown. So, I have another 1963 coming. My present one is a 19 Zuan one but without the filled red star. The new one has the red filled star, signed crown, and a display back.

Since I have a display back already coming I will have the spare back changed to be clear and keep the text on the new one.

Then I will post both so that people can see the differences.

I am really happy that Sea-Gull HK is selling these direct now. They are much less expensive than the ones which were offered here last year, and there is something cooler about ordering an "official" 1963 from Sea-Gull.

I am working on getting access to Sea-Gull parts and when I have that hurdle overcome it will alleviate a lot of the concerns people have with Sea-Gulls since there is now a watchmaker in both the U.S. and Canada who is willing and able to work on them.
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