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    Unusual Trench wristwatch - any info?

    Hello,

    what means these numbers on dial and any info about movement?







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    Re: Unusual Trench wristwatch - any info?

    Yes it is an interesting dial
    Movement is a very basic pin set, possible no jewel cylinder escapement.

    But dial is interesting graduated from 25 to 300. I know I have seen or read exactly what that was used for (like yachting or military) but I just can not recall.

    The minute hand is either broken or a too short replacement,
    Enamel dial with lots of cracks BUT a VERY interesting dial.

    I hope someone pipes in with its use!

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    It appears to be a more unusual sort of a decimal scale, in fifths of a second. I've seen it before, in 1880s sweep-second "Marine Decimal Chronograph" (well, they weren't actually chronographs) pocket watches.
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    Re: Unusual Trench wristwatch - any info?

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    It appears to be a more unusual sort of a decimal scale, in fifths of a second. I've seen it before, in 1880s sweep-second "Marine Decimal Chronograph" (well, they weren't actually chronographs) pocket watches.
    Agreed
    But someone did report the exact use??
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    Re: Unusual Trench wristwatch - any info?

    These dials are called doctoral, marking a division in 0.2 seconds - a frequent occurrence, just this markup is rarely digitized separately. I believe that no special rules of usage exist, just digitizing gives an understanding of the value of one bar in seconds.
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