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    Re: Which 'No-Name' Chronograph 40s/50s was the best? Which movement was the best?

    @ OP: if you're after tricompax chronographs, the Landeron edition is the (exceedingly rare) 42.

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    Re: Which 'No-Name' Chronograph 40s/50s was the best? Which movement was the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat1960 View Post
    And this makes them not-so-no-name
    But just as generic and a lot more expensive, even when new.
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    Re: Which 'No-Name' Chronograph 40s/50s was the best? Which movement was the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat1960 View Post
    @ OP: if you're after tricompax chronographs, the Landeron edition is the (exceedingly rare) 42.

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    Which 'No-Name' Chronograph 40s/50s was the best? Which movement was the best?

    Congratulations - these are rare as hens' teeth. While a Valoux 72 or a Venus 178 can be had at every corner (provided you have deep enough pockets) the L/42 needs luck to be found. I thoroughly envy you

    @ OP: all said, if you wish to have 'The typical 40s'/50s' chronograph, look at 'sdasurrey's' collection: the L/48 family of cam-operated chronographs is the epitome for that era when affordable chronographs became icons of the mass market.

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    Re: Which 'No-Name' Chronograph 40s/50s was the best? Which movement was the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat1960 View Post
    Congratulations - these are rare as hens' teeth. While a Valoux 72 or a Venus 178 can be had at every corner (provided you have deep enough pockets) the L/42 needs luck to be found. I thoroughly envy you

    @ OP: all said, if you wish to have 'The typical 40s'/50s' chronograph, look at 'sdasurrey's' collection: the L/48 family of cam-operated chronographs is the epitome for that era when affordable chronographs became icons of the mass market.

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