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    Default Need help to identify wrist watch

    Hello, I'm new to nawcc and I was hoping to find some information about a watch that was given to my father by an old army buddy of his a long time ago.
    The watch name is Arbona, 18k gold with a 900 marking on the back. I believe that the strap is not original. I hope the pictures help, Thank you.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Need help to identify wrist watch (RE: swirleen)

    That looks like a nice piece, and in very good condition! Don't recognize the name, but from the style it looks like your fairly basic late 60's two-subdial chronograph. From the minute counter subdial on the right, that arrow hand was used a lot by Landeron. If you'd have a jeweler take the back off we could give you better information with a photo of the movement.
    It also has a tachymeter (outside) and telemetry scale (inside) at the circumference of the dial. This is more often than not a decoration, because not many folks use the tachy to measure their speed over a given distance or use the tele to determine how far away that bomb that just exploded was.

    Still, it looks like a solid piece, well worth keeping and enjoying!
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    Default Re: Need help to identify wrist watch (RE: DragonDan)

    Thanks for the quick reply, A jeweler did take the back off and it is a Landeron movement. I can't find any info on the name Arbona anywhere, the watch is in great shape. I'll keep searching.....

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    Default Re: Need help to identify wrist watch (RE: swirleen)

    The trade mark "Arbona" is from the Charles Gigandet SA in Tramelan.

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    Default Re: Need help to identify wrist watch (RE: swirleen)

    Hello, i just came across the same watch but in 18kt, i notice it has a case back cover and then another cover to get to movement, is it a pop off? or is it a screw? there are no notches in the back cover and first cover snapped off, but i dont want to force movement cover, can you help? thank you

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    Default Re: Need help to identify wrist watch (RE: swirleen)

    I personally can't help you with the information you're seeking, but I had to chime in on what a fine watch you have there!! Your Dad's friend was truly generous. Enjoy it.

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