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That is an interesting complication that is still employed by top brands today, but maybe in a more sophisticated way? I don't know, maybe someone can elaborate?
I have not seen it on any mechanicals. It is rare on quartz being confined usually to HEQ offerings (like the Citizen Exceed E510).

If you hack much, you gotta love this complication!
 

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So a pretty rare feature then. I've been googling for a while trying to find a contemporary ad - but to no avail. Found this picture of the factory though:



And this poignant picture dating to 1984.:-(

 

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Well you'll probably have time to save up trim - its seems to have been a low volume model. Its a bit on the small side as well at 29mm.
 

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I've been wanting a Phenix for quite some time, and this has made the itch a little bit worse. Damn you, Marrick.
 

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Hi there,

interesting and highly collectible well, but an ill construction: When
resetting the second, its driving wheel is forced to turn on its post.
Just a question of time when it falls off.

The more sophisticated approach was from ETA:
bidfun-db ETA_1168: ETA 1168



Here an axially operated clutch wheel under the direct-driven second wheel
allows resetting without troubles.

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Hi there,

interesting and highly collectible well, but an ill construction: When
resetting the second, its driving wheel is forced to turn on its post.
Just a question of time when it falls off.
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Regards, Roland Ranfft
Being a bad design, just makes me want one more :think: Thanks RR that was both interesting and informative.
 
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