Vintage Cauny Chronograph circa 1950s

 By: rolandc : April 16th, 2019-00:01
Caliber Landeron 51. 18K Rose Gold. 38mm wear like a 40mm. Manual Winding.

Beautiful dial 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 16th, 2019-00:19
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Thanks. The dial was what attracted me. [nt]

 By: rolandc : April 16th, 2019-07:32
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Lovely vintage watch and in nice condition. Regards Kev. [nt]

 By: kev09 : April 16th, 2019-03:35
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Thank you. [nt]

 By: rolandc : April 16th, 2019-07:32
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Mesmerizing dial

 By: Uncle Chico : April 16th, 2019-06:27
Reminds me of a sketch by da Vinci.

I m intrigued by it. Trying to learn how to read it. [nt]

 By: rolandc : April 16th, 2019-07:33
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Other than the chronograph second hand is slightly off. Everything else is working. [nt]

 By: rolandc : April 16th, 2019-07:31
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"Olympic" with Landeron cal 48 (I think from mid to late 1940's)

 By: chippyfly : April 17th, 2019-04:18

Also share mine here with "gilt" dial and 38mm case so wears well.  18kt rose gold on lizard strap.  Female type spring bars on four short gold spigots inside the lugs, so a bit delicate to change a strap without breaking off or bending a spigot.  The lugs are hollow to save the amount of gold used to make the case (times were hard then for manufacture).  Same problem with off-centre chronograph hand but hell, you would not take this into space to measure 14 seconds to save a life!  I think there were lots of these in 1940's and 1950's with different manufacturers.


Thanks for sharing. Is the 18kt rose gold caseback very thin and flimsy?

 By: rolandc : April 17th, 2019-20:31
Mine is thin and flimsy. There is another stronger caseback inside.

Flimsy case back

 By: chippyfly : April 18th, 2019-01:39
Yes the back is very thin but the number and case manufacturer's number (inside a hammerhead) still shows. Inside is a similar cover like yours, which fits tightly. I do not like to remove the gold back too much because I fear the very fine edge fit will wear. I am sure the crown on mine has been replaced.

Same, I can still read manufacturer case number on the inside of the flimsy caseback, but couldn't really take a photo of it.

 By: rolandc : April 18th, 2019-01:51
On the outside of the caseback, I can still see the hallmarks. Would need to zoom in.