vintage swiss chronograph info?

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    vintage swiss chronograph info?

    Was wondering if anyone had any insight on this old chronograph as I couldn't find much by searching other than I think its a venus 170 movement. It's marked Delba watch co. swiss.
    Can anyone tell me anything about them or when it may have been made?
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    thanks for your time.
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    Re: vintage swiss chronograph info?

    Try to take a look under the dial,I think that you'd find cal. number over there.This watch was probably made by Delbana Watch Co. in 1950's.
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    Re: vintage swiss chronograph info?

    Yes, looks like a Venus 170. Odd that a 1950's watch does not have the Incabloc shock protection for the balance wheel. It was invented in 1934 and patented a couple years later.
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Venus 170
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    Re: vintage swiss chronograph info?

    There were plenty of wrist watches from the early fifties, even high class ones, that lacked shock proofing. It only became standard towards the end of the decade.

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