Ocean Star - The most famous diving watch from Seagull
Are you looking for a high quality diving watch at an affordable price? Then the Sea-Gull Ocean Star is the perfect watch for you.
As one of the largest manufacturers of movements, Tianjin Seagull is world famous in the watch industry. One of the most popular watch models that Sea-Gull offers is the Ocean Star diver's watch. Over the years, this watch has been refined further and further and is now considered an insider tip among diving watches. The high quality from Tianjin is appreciated worldwide and the Ocean Star is no exception. Let's take a closer look at the details:
The stainless steel case of the Ocean Star has a diameter of 44 mm and is 13 mm high. The surface finish is mainly matt brushed. However, some parts of the case are polished, giving the diver's watch a varied, robust yet high-quality look. The Seagull's stainless steel bezel is polished and fluted, which ensures a good grip. The rotation of the bezel is typical for diving watches in one direction and is nice and crisp. The inlay is available in different colors. At the 12 o'clock position there is a luminous element so that the bezel can be adjusted precisely even in low light.
The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal of the Sea-Gull Ocean Star sits very flat in the case. At the 3 o'clock position there is a magnifying glass which magnifies the date and contributes to the excellent readability of the watch.
The stainless steel back of the Seagull Ocean Star is screwed and decorated with different designs depending on the model. The Ocean Star is water resistant to 200 meters, whereas the limited "Pepsi" version is even water resistant to 300 meters. All variants have a screw-down crown with the Seagull logo on it. The case has a crown protector which visually fuses the crown to the case.
The dial of the Ocean Star is available in black or deep blue. The finish suggests a very slight sunburst effect. The baton indices and hands of the Seagull have a polished edge and a luminescent center and are therefore very easy to read at night. On the printed minute ring between indices and bezel, there are also small luminescent circles on all 5-minute positions. The second hand is kept narrow and has a red head, which loosens up the dial in colour and is also filled with luminescent material. The prints on the dial appear very sharp and of high quality. In addition, above the Ocean Star lettering is a small golden star. The date window is covered with a polished edge to match the indices and underneath it reveals the white date wheel with black writing.
Sea-Gull is proud of its watchmaking tradition and is not afraid to print "China Made" on the base of the dial. This quality is not expected in this price segment.
Strap and folding clasp
The stainless steel bracelet of the Seagull Ocean Star harmoniously continues the design scheme of brushed and polished surfaces. Seagull also uses solid lugs, which are otherwise only found on higher priced models. With a width of 22 mm on the case and 22 mm on the buckle, the bracelet has a comfortable weight that matches the case. Low manufacturing tolerances ensure that there is little movement and no wobbling, so that the diver's watch sits securely on the wrist.
The watch is closed by a double-locked stainless steel folding clasp. The Sea-Gull logo is engraved on the top of the buckle. The folding clasp also has an adjustment function to find the perfect length of the strap for your own wrist. In summer you can lengthen the strap a little bit or shorten it in winter without having to remove a whole link.
At the heart of the Ocean Star beats a Sea-Gull ST2130 movement
The Seagull Ocean Star is driven by the in-house automatic movement ST 2130.
- Type: Automatic
- Functions: Hour, minute, second, date
- Stones: 26
- Power reserve: 40h
- BPH: 28,800 bph / 4Hz
As one of the largest movement manufacturers in the world, Tianjin Seagull now holds a position that ETA held a few years ago. The movement ST2130 of the Ocean Star is a clone of the widely used ETA 2824-2, on which also the movements Sellita SW200 and Hangzhou 6300 are based. Known for its smoothness and durability, the automatic movement guarantees a long life and much pleasure with this diver's watch. This is also confirmed by many reviews of Seagull watches. Should a service be necessary after many years, the spare parts supply of the ST 2130 is secured, because the parts of the different manufacturers can be exchanged with each other.
Variants of the Sea-Gull Ocean Star
There are currently three versions of the Sea-Gull Ocean Star diver's watch.
- Sea-Gull Ocean Star Blue Ref. 816.523: Blue dial and bezel, 200 metres water resistant
- Sea-Gull Ocean Star Black Ref. 816.523: Black dial and bezel, 200 meters water resistant
- Sea-Gull Ocean Star Red/Blue "Pepsi" Ref. 816.32.1205: Blue dial and Red/Blue bezel, 300 meters water resistant, Limited Edition (500)
The blue and black versions differ only in the colour of the bezel and dial, while the limited edition in red/blue also features an increased water resistance of 300 metres.
Alternatives from Sea-Gull
If you are not currently looking for a diver's watch, but find the brand Tianjin Seagull interesting, we can recommend the following alternatives:
- Sea-Gull 1963 Chronograph: Vintage pilot's chronograph with manual winding movement
- Sea-Gull D219.612: Flat Bauhaus style suit watch with manual winding movement
- Sea-Gull Tourbillon 818.27/17.8810: Exclusive tourbillon watch with manual winding movement
Or take a look at our Sea-Gull collection.
Bartels Watches is official Sea-Gull dealer
We are official dealer of Sea-Gull since 2013. Our watches are new and unworn and come with original packaging, warranty card/certificate, multilingual manual and 2 years manufacturer's warranty.
|Power reserve||40 h|
|Case diameter||44 mm|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Material bezel||Stainless steel|
|Bracelet material||Stainless steel|
|Clasp material||Stainless steel|
|Verschraubte Krone, Schnellschaltung|