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    Help with identifying chrono movement

    Hello,

    I picked up this chronograph today. Never heard of the brand Veto, but I thoroughly liked the watch and its attractive movement. According to the seller it's fitted with a fire-gilded Valjoux cal. 211. To be honest, I can't really find anything on such a caliber.

    Can someone help me identifying this movement & has someone heard of the brand "Veto"?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Bart






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    Re: Help with identifying chrono movement

    very, very nice buy
    Anti-magnetic
    and probably NOT for European market.
    Will look it up to-morrow
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    Re: Help with identifying chrono movement

    I'm not sure what the "211" means but it certainly doesn't mean Venus Cal. 211 here. The Venus 211 has a lever system rather than a column wheel and is known for its early example of a grande date feature towards 6:00:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Venus 211

    Nine columns in the column wheel is very characteristic of Valjoux so it should not surprise that this specimen is by them:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Valjoux 71

    As for Veto, there are a number of brands, including one by Junghans. Since I can just see a "Swiss" at 6:00, I doubt that this one is by them (apart from which they had their own chronograph movement, the J88, so they didn't need swiss ebauches for this). The other main option is Liengme & Co. SA / Montres Gala from Cormoret.

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    Re: Help with identifying chrono movement

    That's a very fine chrono and in excellent all original condition.
    I did notice the 'military style' shock protection balance caps, those were also common in many Longines chronos and 12L / 23M / 27M movements of the same era.
    Great stuff!

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    Re: Help with identifying chrono movement

    I reckon it's from the Valjoux 22 family


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    Re: Help with identifying chrono movement

    The two calibres (22 & 71) are actually from the same family. But you're right - the 71 has an hour totalizer which this one lacks. So Cal. 22 is the closer bet.

    Hartmut Richter

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