New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

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New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by blowfish89 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:46 am

Found a nice vintage manual wind Continental chrono locally, and bought it. The case is 38mm, so wears larger than typical 34-36mm vintage watches. It has a Venus 188 movement, watch has both Swiss (for ebauche) and France (place of assembly) markings and has been freshly serviced, so works well. Estimated age is mid to late 1950s or early 1960s. Dial is excellent and radium does not glow anymore, but hands have been repainted (with luminova I think). I like the classic look, and did not have a chronograph, so this fits in well.

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Have four vintage watches now - Top to bottom - 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s
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Also saw some other nice watches at the shop.
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Speedy 1973
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Longines (30CH? possibly military?)
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1940s cal. 83 IWC is a re-dial. Vintage Doxa seems original.
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Wakmann (gone), Zodiac (gone), jumbo Heuer (still hanging in there)
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Movado with Zenith from my last visit (gone by now)
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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by River Rat » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:39 am

Nice chronograph I just added another chrono to my collection also. Were this shop at ?

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:46 am

WOW great pickup!

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by Seppia » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:10 am

Niiiiiiice

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by james80 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:36 am

Nice pick up, the size is great, there can't be many 38mm from the late fifties.

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by rockmastermike » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:19 pm

Fantastic! I love it and at 38mm is icing on the cake!
Dibs :cheers:

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by marchone » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:25 pm

Super find.
only accurate watches are interesting

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by blowfish89 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:03 pm

Thanks all :cheers:
River Rat wrote:Nice chronograph I just added another chrono to my collection also. Were this shop at ?
The shop is in Pasadena, local to me.

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by dukerules » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:56 pm

Very cool pickup.

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by T. Wong » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:10 pm

Excellent find! Looks like new for a 50s watch. Congrats!

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by john wilson » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:47 pm

Very handsome!
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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by sfglenrock » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:57 pm

Awesome vintage collection! It's tough to find 38mm vintage. That Continental is beautiful!

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by ba1970 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:00 am

Wow. It's in incredible condition.
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Post by Nomadz » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:42 am

That is awesome !!!
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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by sfglenrock » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:22 pm

Wow...excellent pickup! Love that dial and perfect size. Congrats!

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by hobbit712 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:02 am

Wow thats nice!
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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by DON » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:51 pm

Nice watch - looks very clean

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by jeckyll » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:08 pm

Very cool, lots of great vintage. Finding a Chrono at 38mm is a total bonus.

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by mkell10 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:40 am

Wow great selections. Where did you purchase these?

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by deepcdvr » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:51 pm

Winner!

I could spend some time in that shop
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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by diver » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:00 am

beautiful chrono.
love vintage and trying to find them at 37-38mm to fit modern trend,

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by morningtundra » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:24 pm

Do you know who serviced this? I'm looking for an indi, vintage watchmaker willing to work on Venus, Landeron and Valjoux chronos


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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by Steve O. » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:16 am

morningtundra wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:24 pm
Do you know who serviced this? I'm looking for an indi, vintage watchmaker willing to work on Venus, Landeron and Valjoux chronos


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You may want to contact Constantine at Chronometro. He's located in Michigan and specializes in vintage chronographs. I had a Roamer Stingray CD restored a couple of years ago, and it turned out great.

http://www.chronometro.com/

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Re: New pickup - 1950s vintage chrono

Post by morningtundra » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:16 am

Steve O. wrote:
morningtundra wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:24 pm
Do you know who serviced this? I'm looking for an indi, vintage watchmaker willing to work on Venus, Landeron and Valjoux chronos


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You may want to contact Constantine at Chronometro. He's located in Michigan and specializes in vintage chronographs. I had a Roamer Stingray CD restored a couple of years ago, and it turned out great.

http://www.chronometro.com/
Thanks! I'll drop him a line...


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