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    New member needs help - Can you tell me more about about this?

    Hi.

    I bought this old stopwatch at a carboot sale about 20 years ago for 50p.

    The smaller dial counts up to 30 minutes.

    It still works fine.

    Would this be a military piece?

    Im interested in the arrow symbol on the rear.

    I know nothing else about it.

    Your thoughts?
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    Re: New member needs help - Can you tell me more about about this?

    Welcome to the forum. Pictures are needed, your description is not really useful as it could apply to many brands and models. The arrow on the caseback is likely the broad arrow, indication it was used by the british military forces.
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    Re: New member needs help - Can you tell me more about about this?

    Thanks - pics now added

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    Re: New member needs help - Can you tell me more about about this?

    Can you get a picture of the movement?
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    Re: New member needs help - Can you tell me more about about this?

    Whats the best thing to use to open it without damaging it?

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    There are special tools called case knives. If you don't have one, then although it may be possible with a penknife there is a high chance of scratching the watch and/or slicing your finger.
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    Here you go.

    My local friendly watch dealer says this is a complicated movement. Is that true?

    On the movement is written '17 Jewels' and 'Swiss Made'

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    Thanks for the pictures. The movement is obviously by Landeron, probably Cal. 48 family:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Landeron 48

    The main problem is that this is basically a chronograph, not a stop watch. So, there seem to be quite a few hands missing (all three for the main time: hours, minutes and seconds at 9:00). It seems strange to reduce a chronograph to a stop watch.....

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    Re: New member needs help - Can you tell me more about about this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    ThIt seems strange to reduce a chronograph to a stop watch.....
    I've seen this before with a Lemania movement reduced to just timing functions - which was for London transport.

    The motion works were removed/deleted.

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    Nice little watch there, but unusual that it's 'missing' some of it's hands!!

    I'm sure it would be possible to get some authentic hands for it and make it complete again?!!

    A good watchmaker should be able to do that for you, and it would be worth getting it serviced at the same time!!

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