This page holds our currently recommended places to buy a Seagull Chinese Air Force chronograph watch.
Buy a Seagull 1963 Watch in the UK
Seagull 1963 Watch Reviews
WRUK has reviewed a couple of different versions of the Chinese Air Force watch – here are links to our impartial reviews of the classic version, and HKED’s Panda version. Both represent excellent value for money.
About the Seagull Chinese Air Force Chronograph
Read the links below to find out more about the history of the D304 Chronograph watch, and how its mechanical chronograph movement originates from Switzerland. The story of the famous Seagull 1963 chronograph begins, interestingly enough, not in China, but in Switzerland. Back in the ’60s, the Swiss had three competing chronograph movement manufacturers: Venus, Valijoux, and Lemania. Of these three, it was Venus who produced the Calibre 175 column, the popular wheel chronograph movement which had been incorporated into several wristwatches during the 1940’s and 1950’s.
How Do I Avoid Buying a Fake Seagull 1963?
The internet forums are full of threads about this watch, and people understandably often want to make sure they are buying a genuine watch. The truth is, as far as we can tell, there is not truly official seller of the Seagull 1963 watch. The Tianjin Seagull company sells every part of the watch separately and so anyone can assemble a complete version of the Chinese Air Force watch and claim authenticity. What we would look at is to balance price and warranty – bearing in mind that this is an affordable timepiece. If you can pick on up for less than £125 we’d take the risk – but at £200 and above we’d want a proper warranty from a well-known seller.
If all this has helped you decide to add a Seagull 1963 to your collection, WRUK thinks the best prices are currently available at eBay: click here to buy a Seagull 1963 watch on eBay. You can also buy a Seagull 1963 watch in the UK from Amazon.