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    Fludo Chronograph

    I have this Fludo chronograph that I can't find any history on. From the design I would date it mid to late 50's but I can't find any other information on this brand.



    Also, can anyone help identify the movement? What are the main differences between these type of movements in say Landeron, Venus and Valjoux?



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    Re: Fludo Chronograph

    Thanks for posting. Looks like 1950s to me as well. I'll leave further comments to the chrono experts around here.

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    Re: Fludo Chronograph

    I know enough to say it looks like a Landeron. Which one I am not sure. You can browse Dr. Ranfft's pages and see if you can find an exact match or you can wait for a real expert... I only play one occasionally on the Internet
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    Re: Fludo Chronograph

    Here's one with a landeron 51 movt.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-FLUDO-LA...3286.m20.l1116

    Googling Fludo produced a few results for Fludo Borel - e.g.:

    http://shop.joseph-watches.com/josep...dex.html&-view

    So maybe a Borel brand.
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    Re: Fludo Chronograph

    Hi Ralph,

    the entry about Fludo im the Pritchard bible is short enough to present it
    here in detail:

    Boilat, Fredy, Fludo Warch, Les Breuleux
    Brand and model names: EFRO
    History: The company was listed in 1951 and in 1966.

    That's all. Anyway, If never seen the strange poor man's flyback chrono
    ETA 1168 im any other watch than a Fludo. I've sold one two years ago
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...sau&1164816022
    I have a second in my locker, waiting for me to get it running, and third
    was presented in the WachTimeForum. Probably these three are all ever
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    Re: Fludo Chronograph

    reminds me of the 50's Omega Seamaster Chronographs

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    Re: Fludo Chronograph

    here is a picture of mine, any suggestions on restoring this watch,will be appreciated.one register not working.
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    Re: Fludo Chronograph

    Quote Originally Posted by riaz View Post
    here is a picture of mine, any suggestions on restoring this watch,will be appreciated.one register not working.
    If it were a Breitling or a Heuer or the like you might recover the cost of restoration in a subsequent sale. For most other brands, if you look, you will find already good condition watches for the cost of a good restoration.

    If you have a connection with the watch and value it and would like to get it restored to working, then most here would say it is worth it to restore.

    Now we have to define restore
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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