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  1. Kapka Jul 3, 2023

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    Came a cross this Junghans and just wondering if this is some sort of Alarm or GMT function it has?
    Confusing with 3 crowns.

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  2. Evitzee Jul 3, 2023

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    Alarm function ....
     
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  3. Kapka Jul 3, 2023

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    Was suspecting that. But what's the "third" crown for? Winding alarm?
     
  4. akshayluc420 Jul 3, 2023

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    Junghans is german, and so it's only fitting that those of us digital natives who lived and breathed memes enjoy this clip with this watch.
     
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  5. UWG Jul 4, 2023

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    Edited Jul 4, 2023
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  6. Kapka Jul 4, 2023

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    Awsome info, thanks a lot.
    Pretty cool watch for being made in 50:s.

    I like it. Pity that the case is chrome plated ,the rest could have been fixed.

    Cheers, Kapka
     
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  7. hejsam Jul 4, 2023

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    Tissot also made an alarm called the sonorous. Can get one pretty cheap too IMG_0764.jpeg
     
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  10. UWG Jul 4, 2023

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    Stowa, another German one. But only two crowns::shy::.
     
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  11. Bernhard J Jul 4, 2023

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    This watch has one single spring only, which operates both, the hands and the alarm. A special "alarm stop wheel" limits the alarm duration and prevents that the spring runs down all the way, if the alarm is not stopped manually.

    Cheers, Bernhard
     
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  12. Kapka Jul 4, 2023

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  13. Kapka Jul 4, 2023

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    That case can cause some serious cutting injury if not used with caution :)
     
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  14. OmegaP99 Jul 4, 2023

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    It's true, I've fallen for so many lovely pieces only to back away because of a plated case. For me it's less about the aesthetic and more about the plating itself, and sometimes the underlying material, causing allergic reactions against my skin. Not a gold man so Stainless only for me.
     
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  15. Kapka Jul 5, 2023

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    The case back is made of SS but for sure some of the parts of the lugs will touch the skin. If I understand correctly it is brass that was commonly used as base material in chromed watches. And that is why it gets so ugly when chrome wears out and dark brass starts be visible.
     
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  16. Kapka Jul 5, 2023

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    Here is my only alarm watch which was an impulse purchase. I couldn't resist a NOS watch with this funky 70:s style design :) The dial changes the blue shades depending on the angle..The brand is more or less unknown for me except that I have another Tell Chrono.

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  17. OmegaP99 Jul 5, 2023

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    I've had good luck putting a small bit of clear fingernail polish on plated clasps that were irritating my skin. Could maybe do this to the underside of the lugs if you also have sensitivities.
     
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  18. Father Time Jul 29, 2023

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    I own a couple of alarms...

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    A must have in the collection, a Cricket!

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    Rare single crown, where the bezel winds and sets the alarm (very fragile movement). Love those Art-Deco numerals! The 2 hander might even be more rare.

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    Now, I believe, I am just over 60! Yeah, possibly my favorite complication (and most useful)!

    A few on the Bible...

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    Gotta have a JLC Memovox...

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  19. Father Time Aug 4, 2023

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