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    Are the holes in the bezel at 10:00 and 12:00 a major concern with this 56mm chronograph repeater pocket watch? The one at 12:00 appears to be tied to the chronograph function but the one at 10:00 I don't get. The tip of the lever is broken off but I can deal with that. Appreciate any responses as to why they are there and if they are a problem or any other issues noticed from the limited pics provided.


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    Here is another Humbert with the same pattern, so no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoreWatches View Post
    Here is another Humbert with the same pattern, so no worries.

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    Thank you much! For some reason the thought of checking other Humbert's hadn't occurred to me. The movement is actually signed leCoultre under the hammers.

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    The hole at 10:00 seems to be a screw hole - which would mean that you've got a screw loose! (Or missing, more to the point.....)

    Lovely watch!

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    What is the thing at 4 o'clock, as it is missing in mmarc77's post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    What is the thing at 4 o'clock, as it is missing in mmarc77's post?
    That's the lever with the tip broken off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    What is the thing at 4 o'clock, as it is missing in mmarc77's post?
    I think it could be an actuater lever that strikes the case for silent mode,as in~ you feel the time rather than hear it.The mystery hole at ten might be a toggle for silent mode,but it just a guess.Nice Watch though.
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    Re: Help With Pocket Watch

    The movement looks rather like a Cal. 31 with added chronograph module (added by LC? by the end manufacturer?):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: LeCoultre 31, 19'''

    As such, the lever at 4:00 should be the (time) setting lever. I am not aware of a repeater having a feature that enables it to be switched to "vibration alarm" like a modern phone () and, since this movement is not a sonnerie in addition to being a repeater, there need not be a lever to turn off the mechanism (if you don't want it to chime, just don't activate the pusher!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    The movement looks rather like a Cal. 31 with added chronograph module (added by LC? by the end manufacturer?):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: LeCoultre 31, 19'''

    As such, the lever at 4:00 should be the (time) setting lever. I am not aware of a repeater having a feature that enables it to be switched to "vibration alarm" like a modern phone () and, since this movement is not a sonnerie in addition to being a repeater, there need not be a lever to turn off the mechanism (if you don't want it to chime, just don't activate the pusher!).

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    I thought the lever at 4 is the time setting lever but I don't have the watch yet to confirm. Very interesting that the chrono module was added to an LC Cal. 31 repeater movement and it could have been done by LC or Humbert is what you are surmising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    The movement looks rather like a Cal. 31 with added chronograph module (added by LC? by the end manufacturer?):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: LeCoultre 31, 19'''

    As such, the lever at 4:00 should be the (time) setting lever. I am not aware of a repeater having a feature that enables it to be switched to "vibration alarm" like a modern phone () and, since this movement is not a sonnerie in addition to being a repeater, there need not be a lever to turn off the mechanism (if you don't want it to chime, just don't activate the pusher!).

    Hartmut Richter

    Well there you go,i`ve been caught assuming again.

    I assumed that the screw at ten lined up with the hammers when viewed from the other side and that it played a functional part.
    I assumed that the fixed bow was a feature to protect the stem/crown in time setting mode.And having got that far i could only assume the oversize setting lever was some sort of resonating bell.

    Good info though,thanks Hartmut.
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