Leonidas pocket watch

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    Leonidas pocket watch

    Hi everybody,

    I am a newbie in the area of pocket watches. A relative has a pocket watch of the early brand Leonidas (see attached picture). It has 7 jewels. I know the picture is a bit vague, I apologize for that.

    - Can someone explain me the function of this pocket watch? The black numbers on the big dial range from 0 - 30, the red numbers range from 30 - 60. The numbers in the subdial: 3 - 6 - 9 - 12 - 15.
    - Year of production?

    I don't know anything of the brand and this model so any information is welcome!

    Many thanks in advance!
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    Re: Leonidas pocket watch

    Hi and welcome.

    I'm not a pocket watch collector, but it looks like a stopwatch to me.

    Leonidas was founded in 1841, at St imier Switzerland. In 1964 Eduard Heuer and Leonidas merged to become HEUER-LEONIDAS. This became TAG-Heuer in 1985.

    Others will know more. - but we do not do valuations in here.
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    Re: Leonidas pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    but we do not do valuations in here.


    Isn't there a way to make the rules about valuations a bit more incisive, half of the topics are valuations related, despite the rule mentioned by you...

    Well.. sorry for being the assh*le here... but if the forum has rules, we might want to obey it..


    Welcome to the forum anyhow!

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    Re: Leonidas pocket watch

    Stickies are sorta like user manuals; a lot of people only read them after the fact. Human nature, really.
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    Re: Leonidas pocket watch

    We really should do something to change that...
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    Re: Leonidas pocket watch

    Thank you Marrick for your information. To others I have deleted my last question. Sorry for any rule violation. Please on-topic replies.

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    Re: Leonidas pocket watch

    It is obviously a stop-watch,probably modern Buneswehr stop-watch from 1960s.Are there any markings on case back?
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    Re: Leonidas pocket watch

    Why? At the end of the day, we (should) all be wanting to encourage new participants, so as to spread the appreciation of vintage timepieces. The ban on valuations isn't for the convienience of other posters, its for the protection of the the site and the participants. Yes, it would be nice if people read the sticky and just didn't ask, but it takes all of two seconds to say "we don't do valuations; the sticky on the forum says why". And it's to all our benefit to do so as politely as possible.
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