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    Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    Hello it seems that the brand is Elan , but i can't find anything on that on google?

    Maybe this is just junk ?

    Best regards / J
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    Re: Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    It is certainly not junk, even if the brand was small/unknown. Many, if not most, chronographs were generic (some exceptions) - and many companies put their brand on dial of countless venus, valjoux, and landeron calibers.

    Photo of the movement is really needed - I suspect something nicer than the usual landeron '48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    It is certainly not junk, even if the brand was small/unknown. Many, if not most, chronographs were generic (some exceptions) - and many companies put their brand on dial of countless venus, valjoux, and landeron calibers.

    Photo of the movement is really needed - I suspect something nicer than the usual landeron '48.
    I have not bought it yet, don't even know a fair price on an unknown chronograph brand. I'm lost on this one


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    Re: Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    Depends on the movement.

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    Re: Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    Depends on the movement.
    Say it's the worst movement , are we talking about 300usd then


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    Re: Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    The "worst" movement for that would be a Landeron 48. This is not a bad movement, it is just dead common and therefore the least attractive for the ("serious") collector. Even then, the 300 US$ depend on the state of the watch. If it isn't working and needs parts replacement, 300 US$ is rather too much. Even if it perfect condition and recently serviced, 300 US$ for a Landeron 48 sounds OK - but a professional vendor would take more off you (he has to give a warranty and has more overheads to cover than a private seller). If the movement is a rarer calibre (e.g. Excelsior Park, or even a manufacture calibre, e.g. Longines, Minerva, etc. - but I doubt that it is), 300 US$ is OK for a working but completely unserviced watch. A perfect one, even from a private seller, should cost rather more. And so on, and so forth. The bottom line is that it depends a lot on the movement, the state of the watch (particularly movement) and who's selling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    The "worst" movement for that would be a Landeron 48. This is not a bad movement, it is just dead common and therefore the least attractive for the ("serious") collector. Even then, the 300 US$ depend on the state of the watch. If it isn't working and needs parts replacement, 300 US$ is rather too much. Even if it perfect condition and recently serviced, 300 US$ for a Landeron 48 sounds OK - but a professional vendor would take more off you (he has to give a warranty and has more overheads to cover than a private seller). If the movement is a rarer calibre (e.g. Excelsior Park, or even a manufacture calibre, e.g. Longines, Minerva, etc. - but I doubt that it is), 300 US$ is OK for a working but completely unserviced watch. A perfect one, even from a private seller, should cost rather more. And so on, and so forth. The bottom line is that it depends a lot on the movement, the state of the watch (particularly movement) and who's selling.

    Hartmut Richter
    Ok tnx for good input , i understand your point ! I have a private watchmaker who fixes my watches so a service will be no problem.
    I got some more info of the watch , the measurement of the steel case is 38mm without crown and 13mm thick. That's a nice size and increases the value a bit I hope for a decent movement , but expect the worst just to not be disappointed !

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    Re: Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    New pictures new plexi and some cleaning.....
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    Re: Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    Great chronograph


    And the movement was??????

    EP?
    Venus?
    Valjoux?
    Land?
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    Re: Help needed please , to identify old chronograph brand

    Quote Originally Posted by QWatchQ View Post
    And the movement was??????

    EP?
    Venus?
    Valjoux?
    Land?
    I forgot to write that hehe , to bad it was a Land movement!


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