Before I start, this is my first post, and although I have followed this forum for a while now, I may be missing something and this discussion may have already taken place. Obviously if this is the case just point me in that direction.
So I came across a Butex Swiss Chronograph my father owned yesterday and I have some queries as to the following:
- The watch model (Almost no information online however I think it could be close to the Butex Panda Diver given the strange bezel)
- The year of manufacture
- The actual chronograph function (more below)
[Please see images below as it is useful to visualise what I'm saying]
So I have a feeling that the chronograph function of this watch is broken. The Stop/Start Pusher at the top right rarely works (as in I can push it down but only occasionally do I get that satisfying click and the stopwatch starts running). However, when it does start, the chronograph runs normally- with the 3 o'clock subdial counting minutes. I can, again, rarely stop the chronograph (usually takes about 20 presses for it to finally work), but when it is stopped, the reset function works perfectly and consistently. The watch itself keeps time normally.
A final strange thing I get is that I can manually wind the watch as usual using the crown, but it is notched and winds the 6 o'clock subdial in half hour increments too . Is this normal (am I missing something?)
I almost feel like I'm missing how this chronograph is supposed to work. I thought I knew how chronographs worked .
Does anyone have any information about this watch and if something is broken what is?
Finally, if this is being posted in the wrong section, my apologies, just advise and I will delete.
(Apologies for the crappy quality, my camera wouldn't focus properly on the dial because the crystal is so scratched.)