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Offline David_cheong

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Chinese Watch - Seagull
« on: March 17, 2009, 10:58:56 AM »
Hi Folks

Just grab this watch at the Summit the other day (Not at Lam's place)

This watch is using the manual winding movement ST1901. Power reserve approx. 52 hrs

DC

Some brief specifications:

Mechanical chronograph movement

Chronograph seconds at large centre hand, minutes at 3 o’clock position

Second hand at 9 ‘clock position

Acrylic (?) crystal front and back

22 Jewels, manual winding

Polished steel (316L)

Black leather strap with folding buckle in steel

Diameter: 41 mm

Water resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters)

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SEA-GULL

SEA-GULL is the in-house brand of Tianjin Sea Gull Watch Manufacturing Group, China’s top watch maker. The company was established in 1955 and has developed and prospered, much in line with China’s overall progress and development. Today, SEA-GULL is a modern internationally oriented watch manufacturing company. It is very well known within the industry as it is one of the world’s leading mechanical movement manufacturers. SEA-GULL’s high-quality mechanical movements are used in watches of many well known brands.

SEA-GULL branded mechanical watches are of the company’s own design and made from the best materials and components. A SEA-GULL watch is made with deep veneration for the old watch making tradition. This is clearly reflected in the materials, design and features of all SEA-GULL watches. The fine mechanical movements, with blued screws and many jewels can also be enjoyed through the transparent backs found on many of the models including chronographs, automatic and tourbillon.


I am almost a recovered watchaholic, but last checked shows only 70% recovered. How?

Offline chrisyen

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 02:07:37 PM »
to me... this is the best movement seagull has made...
i owned this before... gave it to a authrority friend last yr!


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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 05:38:10 PM »
Great looking watches !

David/Yen, is it possible to post a closed-up pic on the movement ? Really keen to see how 'refine' are those polished parts compare to German & Swiss manufacturers. Thanks in advance  :)

Offline Scott C.

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 06:18:53 PM »
I'm not sure is it just me, i can't the picture David's posted!!??


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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 07:41:56 PM »
I'm not sure is it just me, i can't the picture David's posted!!??



Those pics are shown as thumbnails , you have to click it to view. I first thought it was his signature too

Offline chrisyen

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 10:32:20 PM »
Great looking watches !

David/Yen, is it possible to post a closed-up pic on the movement ? Really keen to see how 'refine' are those polished parts compare to German & Swiss manufacturers. Thanks in advance  :)

the watch no longer with me... 'gave' it to a gov servant....
but the finishing is no way near german and swiss.... it is machine finished... the geneva stripe is rough!
but it is very accurate... but it is same like venus design.... chrono work well with the column wheel....
but the price is too attractive...

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 11:14:55 PM »
both watch look nice.
david's sea-gull very 'Patek' feel. :)

Offline David_cheong

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 07:04:30 AM »
I got my seagull at 70% off the list, as that shop at Summit is having a clearance sales. The price is too attractive to let it go. Here take a look at the movement details...at the thumbnail.

Note; new pictures

DC
« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 04:23:01 PM by David_cheong »
I am almost a recovered watchaholic, but last checked shows only 70% recovered. How?

Offline Cocobean

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 02:05:17 PM »
Thanks David for posting the movement , but can't see the detail due to small pic size :P

Offline chrisyen

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 02:26:18 PM »
I got my seagull at 70% off the list, as that shop at Summit is having a clearance sales. The price is too attractive to let it go. Here take a look at the movement details...at the thumbnail

DC


how much is that?

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 03:15:17 PM »
yen....Takes +-rm650
I am almost a recovered watchaholic, but last checked shows only 70% recovered. How?

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 03:36:05 PM »
yen....Takes +-rm650

good price... but i always wonder why seagull sell their movement so cheap to others... others watches is cheaper than seagull own brand....
rm650 is good price since its retail is more than rm1k.... then hk and china after discount is around rm8-900....

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 05:36:52 PM »
wow, RM650 +/- really good price.

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 09:25:08 PM »
David,
Great timepiece at a wonderful price. What more can a man ask for!
At these price levels the Japanese, German and Swiss companies had better watch out for Seagull.
I believe the manual chonograph movement is similar to the Russion Poljot 3133.

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 09:29:37 PM »
Thanks Danny and others for your encouraging words. This is a great forum where we keep on learning new things everyday...Malaysian style

DC
I am almost a recovered watchaholic, but last checked shows only 70% recovered. How?

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 08:05:26 AM »
1) earlier Sea-Gull (but not Dongfeng) ST5 movements were decorated in what are now known as the classic "Sea-Gull stripes", each watch's decoration being slightly different as the striping was done by hand, not machine. The earlier striped movement examples are the most desirable.

2) when most (almost all) watch factories were mandated to cease production of their own movement designs in favour of almost ubiquitous production of the Chinese Standard  movement, Tianjin/Sea-Gull was exempted from the edict as the ST5 already met or surpassed the standards required under the Tongi mandate.

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 09:41:33 PM »
How is the accuracy and durability of the Chinese movements compared to their German/Swiss counterparts?

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2017, 02:39:54 PM »
Thanks for sharing, seems like chinese watches also not bad at all?
As normally we be use to on Germany and others watches

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2018, 10:43:38 PM »
MY ocean star :thumbsup:
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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 03:24:48 PM »
I used to have one but the daily difference is too huge that i give up on them. But overall with the price they are offering, i still think it is worth getting one before upgrading to the more branded

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2019, 04:43:55 PM »
how's the movement ?

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Re: Chinese Watch - Seagull
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2019, 07:25:56 AM »
how is the movement? can last?
thinking to pick up one of their tourbillon