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LANDERON - 48 - CHRONOGRAPH - MOVEMENT ONLY - 17 JEWELS - DIAL - HANDS

£99.00GBP
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Landeron Calibre 48 Chronograph Movement with a very nice looking Chronographe Suisse Dial and full hand-set. All appear to be in great vintage condition.

Features a manual-wind chronograph with a silver coloured dial, guilt coloured hour, minute and chronograph seconds hand, with 30 mins and 60 seconds counter, sub dials. The hands are all present including the small hands from the sub-dials. This movement is the famous Landeron 48 cam switched mechanism.

It has 17 jewels, 18000 A/h and a power reserve of 42 hours.

There are no push buttons or crown unfortunately and this movement has not been tested although it is complete and we are confident it will function but is sold for spares or repairs. This movement would be ideal for a project watch or steam punk!

No returns or refunds, sold for spares or repair.

A little background on Landeron for those interested.

Landeron is a well known name in the chronograph world, their calibres appearing in many different watch brands over the years. Bought by Ebauches SA which then became the company we know today as ETA. In 1921, Landeron went on to produce a variety of chronograph calibres, many featuring one of their most significant developments, the “cam-lever” mechanism, which they patented in 1940.

The cam-lever mechanism controls the start/stop and reset functions the chronograph, and its introduction provided a cheaper alternative to the column wheel mechanism which was more labour intensive and expensive to produce.

The ’48 Series’ of calibres were some of the most popular that Landeron produced. The series started in 1937 with the cal. 48 and was revised twice to produce the cal. 148 and cal. 248 respectively. Production of the 48 series stopped in 1970.