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    New member & "new" timepiece

    Hi everyone! Been a lurker for a few weeks, but finally decided to join up as a member.

    I just got this in the mail, and am really please with it so far: it's a Rodania bullhead chronograph.

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    Apologies for the poor shots - phone cameras are not all that hacked up as manufacturers say they are.

    In all honesty, this watch is much smaller and lighter than I expected, but the legibility is fantastic. Stopwatch functionality is good, might consider replacing the large second-hand.

    Haven't seen this bullhead up on the forums, so thought I'd share with y'all. Enjoy!

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    Well, I guess that's one way to get an up/down arrangement to the dials - rotate the movement 90 degrees and let the new case worry about the pushers and crown. That arrangement does seem very easy to read.
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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    I was mostly interested in the case because it's a great watch for right-handed folks and southpaws. Most chronos are made for right-handers, making it slightly-more awkward for lefties to use the pushers. however, the stopwatch-esque design of the Rodania makes all things equal.

    Looks like Omega did something similar, and I can't help but wonder if they ever shared parts/dials/movements:




    Save a few details, they resemble each other very well.

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Well, I guess that's one way to get an up/down arrangement to the dials - rotate the movement 90 degrees and let the new case worry about the pushers and crown. That arrangement does seem very easy to read.
    Very nice.

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    The Omega bull head is a caliber 930 - also found in De Ville chronos of the late 60's and early 70's with the more standard position for crown & pushers. Your Rodania might be a Landeron or Venus movement. Nice looking watch.

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    Hi and welcome to the forum

    You don't see many Bullheads around, by any maker, and that's a nice looking one you've got there

    Do you have any info from where you bought it on what the movement might be??

    As ULF said above ^^^ it could be a Landeron or a Venus, or possibly even a Val 7733??

    If you can, and are happy to, get some pics of the mov't up

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    Pretty cool looking design~Welcome!

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    Fantastic.

    This one - Rodania Bullhead -has a Lemania 872 movement.

    There does seem to be a Tissot-Omega-Lemania connection. See:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f62/tis...2-a-43725.html

    bidfun-db Omega_860: Omega 860 (Lemania 1872)

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Fantastic.

    This one - Rodania Bullhead -has a Lemania 872 movement.

    There does seem to be a Tissot-Omega-Lemania connection. See:

    Good find that man That does appear to be the same model, and a Lemania 872 is a quality mov't

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    Re: New member & "new" timepiece

    thanks for the warm welcome everyone :)

    Johnnymonkey, I got my Rodania from Neil at chronomaster.co.uk . Good man to work with, fast shipper, and a neat variety of watches for sale.

    According to Neil, he confirms that my rodania has the lemania 872 movement, which is the exact same movement in the omega sans date window and rotating inner bezel.

    Will get pics of movement when i get it cleaned up a bit. Thanks for the compliments, everyone!

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