What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

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    What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    It's the old story, I saw something on eBay, put in a low bid as a substitute for adding to my watch list and next day I'm paying the seller and wondering what the hell I've done (pics from eBay);
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    There's no mention on the dial of jewels, nor sight of them in the movement. It's probably a pin pallet movement and I was thinking Ruhla, who did a basic Chronometer but the movement looks completely different. It might be one of the low end Swiss companies from the 50's but I can't find any references to the name or anything similar in design.

    Does anyone here have any history/experience?

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    Re: What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    Fancy dial, but underneath the (0) jewel pin pallet, hacking chronostop. Your pushers are in an unusual position for one of these, also seeing a centre hand AND a subdial is unexpected. I am curious how they work on this model, please let us know when it turns up. From the look of it, perhaps the centre second is even 'clutched/engaged' which would be cool. No reset to zero though.

    Similar thing here, and here plus other useful links.
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    Re: What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    I knew what I was getting in terms of jewels, for the price I'm happy; This Baumgartner 680 movement seems closest, but not quite exact.
    Regarding the sub-dial, here's another example.
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    Re: What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    Well it looks like its in really nice condition. I bet you'll get a lot of fun out of it.
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    Re: What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    Interesting looking watch... Looks in good condition!

    If you have not paid much... I think you have done ok! Doing similar searches to you guys, cant find a matching movement! Its certainly a different one to have in the collection....
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    Re: What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    The dial, case and overall look is very familiar to the brand, "Lings". They appear from time to time on eBay. For some reason, they end the auction very pricey. I have seen this model with the brand, Sekos, just once before. I also have a chronostop, Wolbrook, with a Rego movement. Paid only USD16 for it. It has tachymeter and telemetre scales. It's also the kind you wear when you can be care-free. Good and sometimes strange conversation piece when people see it. "What kind of bracelet is that?", "Omega Speedamster?", "quartz?" and so on, hehe. You'll get that a lot too with your watch.
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    Re: What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    It's arrived - as described in every way (down to running fast, even with the regulator all the way back; I can only assume I should be stopping the movement for 5 min/hour). The sub dial is linked to the hour hand, but moves counter clockwise with it. It reads 0 when the minute hand covers the hour hand at 22 min to 8. I've swapped it only a shiny brown croc finish strap. It's pretty but I can't think who would have bought it new.

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    Re: What have I bought? (SEKOS Telemetre/Chronograph)

    I don't think running fast would have been a 'feature' when new. Possibly the hairspring is dirty or one of the many other causes.

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