March 24th, 1955
A humble yet significant beginning: Workers Jiang Zhengyin, Sun Wenjun, Wang Cimin, and Zhang Shuwen, armed with a modest budget of 100 yuan allocated by the bureau, worked tirelessly in a small room with four rudimentary instruments.
Finally, on March 24, 1955, at 5:45 AM, they successfully developed the 'Five-Star Watch,' marking the commencement of a new chapter in the domestic watchmaking industry.
April 23rd, 1955
With the birth of China's first commercialized wristwatch, the 'May 1st Watch,' Tianjin Watch Factory relocated to its inaugural facility in the Hongqiao district. This move laid a solid foundation for the development of the Chinese watchmaking industry.
After the introduction of the 'May 1st Watch,' the technical experts at Tianjin Watch Factory gradually realized that in order to expand internationally, they needed to design and produce new products of their own.
The factory director personally led a team to form a trial production group. They meticulously studied vast amounts of domestic and international materials, disassembled hundreds of sample watches, and conducted technical surveys at major watch factories and stores across the country. This effort resulted in the creation of the distinctive 'Dongfeng' watch.
It represented an upgraded version of the 'May 1st Watch' and stood as China's first independently designed and manufactured timepiece. This marked a turning point in the technological and production development of the enterprise.
ST2130 movement, 28 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour. It is a fundamental movement designed with the aim of creating a mechanical watch that is affordable for the Chinese people and conforms to international standards.
This movement is currently the most widely used basic movement in Seagull's ST21 series. It delivers the most practical functions a watch needs - time with hours, minutes, seconds and calendar display to meet daily requirements.
39 hour power reserve. The bidirectional winding rotor automatically winds the movement through wrist motion, continuously providing strong power.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
Orders placed before 2:30 PM CET on business days, will be shipped on the same day! We will always ship to you within 24 hours on business days via DHL Express from the manufacturing facility. In this way we can ensure 3-5 business days worldwide delivery.
Timestamp and GPS location stamped pictures will be provided per request.
Factory Address: Seagull Watches Industrial Park, No.199 Huanhe South Road, Tianjin Airport Economic Zone · 300308 · Tianjin · China (天津空港经济区环河南路199号海鸥表业集团）
Warranty: We are the only online Seagull official store. 2 year warranty for the Seagull 1963.
The quality of the movements has been amazingly stable. The Chinese have been making mechanical movements for a very long time. Seagull is the strongest and the best quality.
Quality timepieces don 't have to cost a fortune. Seagull traces its roots to 1958, when the company was founded and it has been cranking out mechanical timepieces ever since.
That all changed when the Tianjin Seagull landed a cult hit with the ST19, a remake of the historical Venus 175 chronograph movement.
Seagull movements have a proven history, Swiss roots and allow for cool, intriguing watches for less than their Swiss and often Japanese counterparts.