What kind of watch is this??

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    What kind of watch is this??

    Hello,

    Can someone tell me what the two buttons on the left are for??
    They look like something off a chronograph, but the dial is a plain one.

    Is it just frankenwatch with a chrono case? or is it something I am not familiar with?
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    Thanks

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    Re: What kind of watch is this??

    Hi there,

    it is (was) a poor-man's chronograph. With the pusher the balance can be stopped and released, and accordingly the sweep second hand, which is gone at some point. Here a description of the movement:
    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Baumgartner 677

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    Re: What kind of watch is this??

    Looks like a "Chronostop"; the buttons move the lever you see in the middle of the movement, which has a finger on it that presses against the balance wheel to stop it. This allows you to use the second hand of the watch (which is missing, by the way) as a sort of crude stop-watch (note that stopping the second hand stops the entire watch, so...)

    The movement itself is a very simple pin-lever, possibly a Rego 145 or 147: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements : Rego 147
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    Re: What kind of watch is this??

    Thank you both for your quick response. that makes a lot of sense now!

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