That is absolutely correct. You'll develop a knack for "hacking" the watch with a bit of practice. The idiosyncrasy is simply a characteristic of the Lemania 1877 (24 hour geared 1873) movement.Thank you SnapIT,
regarding the second hand on the 9 o'clock subdial. When I pull out the crown to set the time it does not stop, making it hard to set the exact time. I noticed that if I turn the crown counterclockwise the second hand will stop momentarily.
Serial number 1088626 says it has been manufactured around 1966. Please share some pictures with us.New to this forum. Recently had my dad's Breitling restored by Dimitrie Vicovanu at Master of Time in NYC. He describes the watch as a 30 minute and 24 hours chronograph, stainless steel ref # 809/case # 1088626. 17 jewels shock proof incabloe. Movement Venus 178-TJ. Cosmonaute is on the dial below Geneve. He believes the watch to be from approximately !945. Any ideas as to the age of this lovely time piece?