Private label doctors watch need help

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  1. Jeff Hess

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    I got kind of carried away at an auction and bought this for way too much money! Oh well! I'm curious to know what the numbering system is for here. 5 10 15 20 25 25 20 15 10 5! Obviously it's the countdown something but you wouldn't do heart beats for 10 or 15 minutes right? Can anyone shed some light on this. Mr Wills was a jeweler in Auburn Maine and mr. PHiloon was a doctor in the same city in Maine. It's a nice Elgin convertible. But I'm just curious about the red numbering system

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  2. John Cote

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    Jeff,

    Maybe it is as simple as 5 past the hour or 5 'till the hour. Seems too simple but:???:?
     
  3. Brad Maisto

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    John,
    I think you hit the proverbial “nail” on the head with your supposition!
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    Good call John - my vote too!!!
     
  5. richiec

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    Could we see the movement, Jeff?
     
  6. Ticktinker

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    Jeff,
    Perhaps the doctor had a very busy office practice, and this was to assist him in timing the patient contact time.
     
  7. Jeff Hess

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    will share movement tormorrow and thanks. yeah I thought of the five till five after but seemed silly. but that was alli come could come up with
     

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