Over the last few months, we have been serialising some of the articles from our sister site Seagull1963.co.uk. This month we cover aviator watches:
In the 1960s, Chinese chronographs were almost exclusively imported, so China launched an initiative to produce timepieces itself – the Sea Gull company.
By order of the Chinese government, a national initiative was started in early 1955 to establish a watchmaking industry in the north of the country. The Wuxing would prove to be the humble beginning of what today is probably the largest mechanical watch enterprise in the world.
Over the coming months we will be serialising some of the articles from our sister site Seagull1963.co.uk. This month we cover the history of watch-making in China
Besides wristwatches, history fascinates me. So, when I delved into the origins of the luxury watch brand, Panerai, I found myself engrossed in a gripping account of elite Italian frogmen and a disaster for the British Navy.
July 1, 1941, Ebbets Field, New York. The Philadelphia Phillies are facing off against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The game is being broadcast live and just before the opening ball is thrown the world’s first TV commercial flashes briefly across black and white screens in homes all across America. It is for Bulova watches.
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