True, although the winding crown would commonly be found at 12:00 and would include an Up/Down or power reserve indicator on a marine chonometer. Placement of the winding crown at 3:00 was typically found on hunter cased pocket watches.with that dial layout, many watch manufacturers call it a marine deck watch or a marine chronometer watch- styled after the old chronometers found on ships.
Very cool. I didn't know any of that. So my Bernhardt is a Lepine configuration with a seconds subdial at 9 o'clock (and a pocket watch movement).If you go by pocket watch convention, the Stowa MO has a "Savonette" configuration where the winding stem is perpendicular to the seconds sub-dial axis (this is true for seconds sub-dial at "12" as well). The "Lepine" configuration is when the seconds sub-dial is along the axis of the winding stem (sub-dial at "9", or more uncommonly at "3").
It's actually a movement that was designed to have the crown at 12:00 in an open faced or lepine configuration found in a pocketwatch. Because the movement was rotated 90 degrees to put the crown at 3:00 the seconds hand also gets moved to 9:00. To have the crown at 3:00 and seconds at the more traditional 6:00 would require the use of a hunter or savonette style pocketwatch movement in a wristwatch case.Very cool. I didn't know any of that. So my Bernhardt is a Lepine configuration with a seconds subdial at 9 o'clock (and a pocket watch movement).