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Chronosport diver anyone?

  1. Nepomuceño

    Nepomuceño Sep 13, 2019 3:12pm

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    Recently received this after helping clean out my grandmother's house. I really have know idea about it and was wondering if anyone could fill me in?
     
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  2. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Sep 13, 2019 7:46pm

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    there's little chance you'll be able to fix the digital part of this watch. these watches were equipped with really fragile moments that did not age well.

    if it was a later model you would be able to find a donor. finding one for this one should be next to impossible.
     
  3. redpcar

    redpcar Sep 13, 2019 7:59pm

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    Have you tried having the battery replaced?
    I've found this ETA movement in many watches of the era. Everything from Waltham to Accutron. If you are looking for a quick swap, start looking for watches on ebay. If you try to buy a bare movement, good luck.
    I agree these are often broken. Early quartz movements were easy to "smoke" if you mishandle them.
    BTW, this same movement came in a Heuer diver from the same era.
     
  4. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Sep 13, 2019 9:55pm

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    one of the worst movements ever made for the 2 pusher udt models.

    the digital portion always crapped out. it you happen to find one that works, better sell the watch because it will crap out again as well...you might be able to get the analog to work, but that will be about it.

    best advice is to sell the watch for parts.
     
  5. Nepomuceño

    Nepomuceño Sep 14, 2019 12:46am

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    Ahh thanks for the info. From what I've seen it looked as though it was barely worn. Found sitting under a bed for longer than I've been alive. However it's been in a humid, tropical environment for years so who knows what's going on inside. I'll give it a shot to get the analog to possibly work seeing as I received it from my grandmother for free.
     
  6. Radiumpassion

    Radiumpassion Sep 14, 2019 1:58am

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    Nice find!
     
  7. redpcar

    redpcar Sep 14, 2019 7:52am

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    Take it to a watchmaker and have the battery replaced and see what happens. Then snap a pic for us with the results. The battery runs both the ana and digi portions. You don't have a choice to just have the analog portion work. What usually happens is that the analog portion works but the digital does not. Sometimes I would get a display but not able to get it to respond. 00:00, for instance.
    Good luck.
     
  8. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Sep 14, 2019 2:35pm

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    chronosport use to partner with breiting for this watch and several others models. breitling had ther own specific name for their models while chronosport had theirs. the two companies worked side by side and the parts were identical. the two button model was the early version. and with later versions chronosport started cheaping out using japanese quartz in them.

    the udt was actually before the pluton and basically brought the partnership together.

    rambo also wore the chronosport UDT in one of his movies.

    pluton, tabarly, 1000m quartz compressor..all were made by chronosport as well

    http://www.relojesparatodos.com/vb/threads/386295-Chronosport-UDT-TypeI-el-reloj-de-John-Rambo
     
  9. redpcar

    redpcar Sep 14, 2019 8:23pm

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  10. Nepomuceño

    Nepomuceño Sep 15, 2019 9:44pm

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    Thanks for all the info guys! Got the watch into the shop and I'll keep you posted on the results.
     
  11. Yak1

    Yak1 Sep 15, 2019 9:57pm

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    Now I’m curious to see what happens.
     
  12. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Sep 16, 2019 12:53am

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    no need to be curious. there's little to no chance the digital portion of this watch will ever work correctly again. and if you happen to find the right movement and it does work it will crap out just replacing it, or shortly thereafter.
     
  13. Nepomuceño

    Nepomuceño Sep 16, 2019 11:19am

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    A little curiosity over whether it'll work or not won't hurt. I've got the watch for free and if it doesn't work that'll be fine. A little optimism goes a long way even for the impossible.