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anyone know anything about this brand?
here is a picture of the watch.
can anyone give more info on it? like what calibre it is? or where will i find more of this kind of watch (with the start/stop/reset buttons on the opposite side of the crown)?
is this a chronograph that mesures only 60 seconds - since it doesn't have minute/hours register?
 

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Can't say too much on that. I know that there are chronographs with only a central second hand counter (among the modern ones, the Chronoswiss Chronoscope springs to mind). What is the scale in the middle? Tachymeter or pulsometer? If it is a pulsometer, it would be a doctor's watch - you don't need to go above a minute to read the pulse.

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The register in the middle is a spiral line.
I have never noticed a register like this, but I have never
really looked. Is it "normal"?

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Scott
 

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anyone know anything about this brand?
here is a picture of the watch.
can anyone give more info on it? like what calibre it is? or where will i find more of this kind of watch (with the start/stop/reset buttons on the opposite side of the crown)?
is this a chronograph that mesures only 60 seconds - since it doesn't have minute/hours register?
Don't pay more for this watch than you would for a basic Ruhla pin-lever. It is NOT a chronograph. One button is a hacking button for stopping the movement, the other is cosmetic only.
 

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could you post another example of this kind of watch? i'm curious what's inside of it
Unfortunately this is the only link I could find:
http://alanwatch.homestead.com/page4.html

I did read somewhere a description of these 'stop'-watches, but I can't find it right now. Two pushers on the left is a distinguishing feature. The movement will most likely be a 1 jewel Swiss cheapy.
 

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Independent of the quality of the movement and watch in general (and I agree that it may well turn out to be a "cheapo"), tachymetric and telemetric scales in the older days (twenties and thirties) were often such "spirals" where several scales overlapped. If the chrono was on its first lap (i.e. inside the first minute), you took the outer scale, if inside the second minute, the second scale and so on. The tachymetric scale would therefore end on 60km/h on the first lap (one minute for a km means 60km in one hour), 30km/h on the second, 20km/h on the third and so on. Nowadays, we just have one scale and have to do some mental arithmetic if we drive slowly enough to make it into the second minute (or further)!

Hartmut Richter
 
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