"51" WuYi reissue China's 1st mechanical watch by Sea-Gull

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Your Price: $200.00
Part Number: W-51
Availability: In Stock
Diameter: 38mm excluding crown
Thickenss: 11mm
Lug width: 20mm
Weight: 51 grams
Crystal: sapphire
From the design of 1950s, this nostalgic 51 reissue is recommended for the experienced watch fans and collectors. This is a well-refined classic mechanical masterpiece exudes a taste of 1950s, 60s. It represents the owner's independence, confidence, maturity and reliability. 

  • Carved on case back there are a big 51 logo, 62-A, ZHONG GUO ZHI ZAI/Made-in-China, Made in Tianjin China
  • Lug size is 20mm, installed with a very soft leather band
  • Signed crown with a 51 logo
  • Dome-curved sapphire crystal
  • 38mm excluding crown, 11mm in thickness.
  • Brushed metallic dial in a combination of gold and white color - about 50% gold, 50% white. The dial emits a mixture of white and gold light in geometric sunny ray pattern due to its brushed finish.
  • Gold second hand with a nice red arrow
  • Classic sharp-tipped hour and minute hands in gold.
  • Bar-shaped hour marks in gold
  • At 6 o'clock prints Tianjin China
  • At 12 o'clock is a big 51/Wuyi logo, underneath is printed 17-jewels
  • Date display at 3 o'clock.

Below is the comparison chart of this 51 reissue made in 2013 vs. the original made in late 1950s or early 60s.
 

Original 51

This re-issue in 2013

Size

33-34 x 9mm

38 x 11mm

Weight

40 grams

51 grams

Dial

Acrylic

Sapphire

Date display?

No

Yes

Movement

ST2, 18000 frequency

ST2130, 28800 frequency

Auto / Manual?

Manual hand-winding

Automatic

 
Brief introduction to 51 watch

  • Sea-Gull researched and produced the 1st watch in 1955. It is claimed that 51 is the 1st China-made wristwatch for sale to the general public.
  • Why is it called 51? It was named after May 1st International Labor Day.
  • 51 was short-lived, in the market for only several years. In mid 1960s it stopped production, replaced by Dong Feng (East Wind brand, the predecessor of Sea-Gull).

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