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    Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    Hello,

    I came across this small Wittnauer chronograph and I am fascinated by its movement. It is a 7 jewel one button chronograph. I was wondering if anyone can identify it. I have never seen anything like it.

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    Re: Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    The column wheel makes me think of Valjoux, but I couldn't find a match. Curious indeed.
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    Re: Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    That balance wheel bridge looks like a Venus model.
    Don't see too many one-button chronos, thanks for sharing. May we see the face of this watch?

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    I thought it might be a Venus too, but I couldn't find anything. Here is the front of the watch. It's a boy's sized chronograph.Name:  689740257_o.jpg
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    Re: Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    It looks like a Revue movement under the added extra to me.

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    Re: Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    Brunner/Pfeiffer-Belli ("Wristwatches") show a similar single button chronograph by Wittnauer with the same hands plus a similar dial (effectively yours with slight differences plus red mile-based telemetric scale round the outside and inner red "snail" tachymetric scale in the centre). They state that it is from the 1940s and has a "Venus 12''' movement" (without specifying the exact calibre).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbarrmlcs View Post
    I thought it might be a Venus too, but I couldn't find anything. Here is the front of the watch. It's a boy's sized chronograph.Name:  689740257_o.jpg
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    Looks to be in good shape! Boy's sized? What's its diameter?
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    Re: Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    I came across this on the Farfo watches a week ago and stopped to look but the small size put me off. It looks like the same watch-but not much more info except it also has the AXA import/export mark for Wittnaur

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    Re: Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    Quote Originally Posted by DaBaeker View Post
    I came across this on the Farfo watches a week ago and stopped to look but the small size put me off. It looks like the same watch-but not much more info except it also has the AXA import/export mark for Wittnaur

    Small Vintage Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Watch
    No wonder why the small size put you off. In the specifications, the diameter is given as 28.5mm. Must have been a boys' size watch indeed- the smallest men's size started at 31-33mm back then. Would look odd even on my 6.5 inch wrist (upper limit for "small" size wrist).
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    Re: Wittnauer One Button Chronograph Movement Identification

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    No wonder why the small size put you off. In the specifications, the diameter is given as 28.5mm. Must have been a boys' size watch indeed- the smallest men's size started at 31-33mm back then. Would look odd even on my 6.5 inch wrist (upper limit for "small" size wrist).
    yes. its listed as a "boys" watch. perhaps a female vintage fanatic -or-the even more rare BOY who likes collecting old watches.
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