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Shanghai Sea Gulls

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June 16, 2011 05:55PM
The Tianjin Watch Factory introduced the Sea-Gull brand in 1973, and it has become quite successful -- but Sea Gull was already a Shanghai brand at the time. Here are two Shanghai Sea Gulls from the early 1970s.

First is a HaiOu (pinyin for Seagull) with a 21600 bph SS1 movement.







Second is a more difficult to find export Sea Gull with a Tongji movement.







I think the Shanghai crown is a replacement. I have doubts about the second hand too.



Not long after these were made, the Shanghai Watch Factory stopped using the Sea Gull name.
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saskwatch666June 16, 2011 05:55PM

And now, I must thank you both! Time has come and you are the inspiration core!Cheers! (n/t)

IF128June 17, 2011 09:00PM

I'm sure it was the hope... URL

Anonymous User145June 16, 2011 07:16PM

Thank you! AlbertaTime!

saskwatch145June 17, 2011 07:21PM

Excellent post, it's exactly because of collectors like youthree that I've started looking at Chinese watches seriously! Thanks! (n/t)

BobbyMike119June 28, 2011 01:43PM



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