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Anyone seen a monopoussoir that has the pusher at 6 and records just 15 minutes?
 
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1912 Paris fashion.

Photograph Black-and-white Snapshot Monochrome photography Standing


German POW camp, 1916.

Photograph Snapshot Table Photography Stock photography
 

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Definitely! An identical watch is shown in the (German) "Chronos" special on Omega (publishers are the same as for "Watch Time") published in 2008 (page 109). The caption reads:

"Zeitnehmer von 1915: Das 18linige Kaliber SOPB CHRO treibt einen Chronographen mit 15-Minuten-Zähler an"

("Time measurer [sic] from 1915: the 18 ligne calibre SOPB CHRO runs a chronograph with 15 minute counter")

...and the pusher is at 6:00. It is probably a movement originally intended for a savonette pocket watch (in which the pusher in the crown is used to open the lid, so it can't be used for the chronograph). :)

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This has much better description, mentioning that the Lawrence of Arabia watch is very similar.

Geneva November 2012
 

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Sorry, that link does nothing for me (I just get a medium grey main screen).....:-(

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This should help
The watch is in Omegas private Museum in Switerland
I saw it, great museum
Famous Watches: Lawrence of Arabia's Omega Chronograph

Worth a full read:
Consequently three corresponding riddles remain unsolved:

1. When, how and why this chronograph wristwatch supplied to France or one of its colonies reached the hands of a British army agent?

2. When, how and why was the original caseback replaced by one of another model?

3. When, how and why was it engraved not with the symbols of the Royal Air Force at that time (Initials AM for Air Ministry with a crown on top) but with those of the Royal Flying Corps established on April 13, 1912 and replaced by the RAF on April 1, 1918?

Thanks for your confidence in our products and best regards.

Jean-Luc Miranda

OMEGA Museum (Vintage Information)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Courtesy Museum de Omega

More info here:
http://www.omegawatches.com/press/press-release-detail/1322
 

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Sorry, that link does nothing for me (I just get a medium grey main screen).....:-(

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Sorry, I can still see it.
A in depth description of the first linked watch is all.
 

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Naw, that was the new "Apple watch" back then.

Now we know where Joe Bulova got the idea for his "naked lady" advertising campaign. I have to say I much prefer Bulova's.
If you go to the old Bulova Corporate Center in Astoria NY, you'll find two large mosaics by the North enterance.... Nothing but naked men.
 

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I think that was done in the 1980's during remodelling, Monocrom. :)
 

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Does this work?
It needs adobe, but I thought most would have this.
It is from Antiquorum's archives.

Geneva November 2012

 
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