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Disturbingly cheap auto "chronograph"

December 30 2011 at 11:14 AM
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Saul  (Login sjbrook)
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Random ad popping up on eBay lead me to this (I hope the active auction link is not a no-no as there are multiples and it is BIN):

It's a bit busy and not my usual cup of tea but for the price I am just fascinated as to what the quality could be. One assumes it must be a Chinese movement but I didn't think there were any cheap enough to allow production of mechanical chronograph at this price. The registers appear to be day of the week at 9:00 and day of the month at 3:00 but the 6:00 register is 24 hr. A bit useless as a chronograph, 30min would have been more logical (eg:6139). Of course I am assuming that the sweep is a proper 60 second chrono and is tied to the 24hr register.


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