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    Vintage valgine Chronograph

    Very excited about my latest watch I just paid too much for
    Been wanting a vintage steel chrono for awhile.

    I plan to have this fully serviced and cleaned up, plus a new strap (any thoughts on a suitable strap?) Watch is working, apart chrono hand fallen off.

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    Landeron 248 movement

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    A bit of work for my watchmaker, but can't wait to have her done.

    Any thoughts or info would be muchly appreciated.
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    Re: Vintage valgine Chronograph

    Should come up really nice once your watchmakers gone over it.

    You may already know but the movement is a Landeron 349 with Incabloc. The hands suggest 1960s/1970s.

    Mikrolisk has several listings for Valgine...

    Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index


    Regards,

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    Re: Vintage valgine Chronograph

    I think that you meant a Landeron 248. Apart from the fact that this is what's stamped under the balance wheel, the L349 has an hour totaliser.

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Landeron 248

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    Re: Vintage valgine Chronograph

    Thanks for the correction. Sometimes it pays to just simply look at the marks.

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    Re: Vintage valgine Chronograph

    I think it will clean up well. The case appears to be SS and still sharp, and your watchmaker should be able to find replacement parts for the movement.

    Minor point, but I am scratching my head about the locations of the lume dots on the dial. It's just doesn't look right to me, but on the other hand, I can't figure out where they should be. Maybe somebody decided to add lume to a dial that didn't have any originally.
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    Re: Vintage valgine Chronograph

    Well I have got my Valgine back from my watchmaker, and she looks gorgeous, hard to express how nice she came up.
    Here are a few pics (the first pic was taken with a long exposure, making the second hand disappear. I shat myself when looked at the photo before i realized what had happened)
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