Seagull Caliber 3600k St3600k

Seagull Caliber ST3600K

Seagull Caliber 3600k St3600k

Manufacturer Seagull
Caliber Number 3600K, ST3600K, ST36K, ST-3600K, ST36
Movement Type
Mechanical, manual-wind
4.50mm thick
Beats per hour 21,600 vph
Hand Size 2.0mm / 1.15mm / 0.27mm (needs confirmed)
Anti-Shock System Incabloc
Hand-Windable? Yes
Hacking Seconds? No
Functions Central hours, central minutes, small seconds at 9:00
Country of Manufacture China
Known Models
Sea-Gull M222SK, Invicta 5001, Invicta 17265, Invicta 1090, Invicta 1088 (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The Seagull caliber 3600K is a mechanical hand-wound watch movement. There are no engravings or inscriptions on the movement, not even a jewel count.

It is said that this caliber ships from the factory without first being oiled or regulated. If you have a brand new, yet poorly performing timepiece with this movement, it’s possible that the watch brand did not service it during assembly.

Gold/Silver Tone Versions:

The ST3600K is available in a steel (silver tone) finish and a gold tone finish. As far as we know, Seagull does not distinguish these options with different caliber numbers. This is odd, because without a way to distinguish between colors, then how do they perform the accounting and inventory management of the caliber? If anyone has even completed a purchase order for this caliber and recall a way to identify the color, please comment below.

What does the K stand for?

Tianjin Seagull is known for their mechanical manual-wind caliber ST3600 which is an ETA 6497 clone movement. The K at the end of 3600K is essentially the skeletonized version of that movement.

ST3600 VS ST36:

This movement is reportedly the same as the Tianjin caliber ST36. Tianjin and Seagull are the same company (Tianjin Seagull Watch Group), but they have offices in Tianjin, China as well as Hong Kong. Apparently the different caliber numbers correspond with where the movements ship out of.

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices for the Seagull caliber ST3600K were found online in the range of $75.25 – 88.77 USD.

Video of the silver version:

Examples of watches with the ST3600K:

The ST3600K pictured below was found in this Invicta 5001.

Seagull Caliber 3600k

More watches with the ST3600K:

Pros and Cons:

Pros: Based on a solid infrastructure that has been used for decades; Affordable compared to similar Swiss movements; Easy to work on.

Cons: Said to ship from the factory without oil or regulating, therefore if the watch brand doesn’t service the movement during assembly then the watch may have trouble in the future; Parts for Chinese watch movements are not well-organized and not easy to find, so you may need to get parts from another watch, or swap the movement entirely.

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3 years ago

This movement may also be in Tufina
Casablanca Theorema – GM-101-10 as well as others in Tufina’s lineup.

Travis Peterson
Travis Peterson
3 years ago

I have this in the silver version and it keeps perfect time. It’s not an expensive movement, but it is by far one of my favorites.

2 years ago

Can some one help me the maximum dial thickness that can be used for ST3620k as I have ordered for an handmade watch dial and the dial maker is asking for thickness.

2 years ago
Reply to  Venky

Did you ever get the maximum dial thickness for this as I’m also curious for my Project

1 year ago

What is the lift angle of this movement?

11 months ago
Reply to  Jason

Lift angle is the same as the 6497-2… 44 degrees. If you leave the timegrapher at the default 52 degrees it will display stupidly high amplitude.

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11 months ago

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bob mardigian
bob mardigian
8 months ago

What is the lift angle for this movement? Anybody know?

7 months ago
Reply to  bob mardigian

Read the blog

Alfred Galistan
Alfred Galistan
6 months ago

Sir / Madam, question: I have a Seiko 6309 7040 for almost 40 years. It requires a complete mechanism replacement. Can you advise which (current) easily available mechanism would be suitable? Thank you.

3 months ago

Can somebody please tell me if this movement has holes for dial feet or can you only use it for a skeleton watch? TIA

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