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    Tavannes Chronograph - Help Identify

    So i recently become the owner of this Chronograph.
    It was a very nice deal but unfortunatelly it has some issues and a missing button. Its still works so i guess the mechnics are ok.

    Can someone help me with this specific model and tell me when it was made?
    Any infromation is appreciated
    I know Tavannes are also known as Cyma but thas all i know...
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    Hi. Removing the back cover and getting a picture of the movement and inside of the cover would help tremendously. The number on the outside back would be the serial number. Might be a model number inside.

    I suspect there is a Landeron 48 movement inside, but need pics to be sure. The watch is more than likely from the mid 1940s.
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    Re: Tavannes Chronograph - Help Identify

    The watch on the pohotos looks rather small.It could be Tavannes chrono,ref.400L,14'''.
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    Re: Tavannes Chronograph - Help Identify

    Thank you for your answers!

    The watch on the photos is 36mm in diameter(with the case) and 30mm(only the dial).
    Unfortunately i can not open the watch myself and take photos of the movement. It appears that the only way to do that
    is to unscrew the back but then once again i don't have access to the movement and i have to somehow loose free the main button
    which i can't and wont do as i am not even an amateur considering watch repairing.

    The bad news is that so far nobody in Bulgaria is willing to even try to repair this beauty because they all say the movement is too complex.....

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    Re: Tavannes Chronograph - Help Identify

    You can remove the four little screws to hopen the caseback. The movement is probably a Venus 165.

    This is mine from the early 40s.


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    Re: Tavannes Chronograph - Help Identify

    Quote Originally Posted by emnick View Post
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    The bad news is that so far nobody in Bulgaria is willing to even try to repair this beauty because they all say the movement is too complex.....
    Establishing a good and long term relationship with a competent watchmaker is one of the most difficult parts of being a serious collector. I am sure Bulgaria has some -- the secret is to find them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba48 View Post
    You can remove the four little screws to hopen the caseback. The movement is probably a Venus 165.

    This is mine from the early 40s.


    Nice one!

    Unfortunately in my case removing the four little screws does NOT solve the problem - it only removes the Upper case with the glass but
    the movement is still hidden and not to be removed due to the main button. Sorry guys i am really not a profesional and not even familiar with the terms used .. just liked the watch pretty much.
    Will take additional shots with the screws removed a bit later.

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    Re: Tavannes Chronograph - Help Identify

    Emnick pm me with your city in BG let me see what I can recommend, Varna or Sofia is easy, even Veliko Tarnovo could be OK

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    Re: Tavannes Chronograph - Help Identify

    Very nice chronograph. I suspect it is more likely from the 1950s. I tend to associate rectangular chrono buttons with the 1940s (and earlier) and the round buttons with the 1950s (and later). This of course is not a "rule" just a usually - based on my own observations. Good luck with finding a good watchmaker.

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    Hello everyone - after a long time i am here again with a picture of the movement.
    Cna someone help me identify this chronograph movement!? Is it Landeron 48 or something else!?
    Thank you in advance for your answers and suggestions.

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