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  1. Professor

    Professor Nov 25, 2019

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    Found this Orient on the Bay and never saw a calendar dial like it before.
    Its a very nice looking watch, apparently some sort of GMT.

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    How would this set up work?
     
  2. zoohannover

    zoohannover Nov 25, 2019

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    Edited Nov 25, 2019
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  3. Professor

    Professor Nov 25, 2019

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  4. alam

    alam Nov 25, 2019

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    IMO, a very busy dial! :)
     
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  5. S.H.

    S.H. Nov 25, 2019

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  6. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Nov 25, 2019

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    A strange "complication" from the 1970s I think. You supposedly set the year and the day and after a quick glance it tells you the date/timeyear.

    It takes me about ten minutes to figure out what day it is on my example, lucky it became non-functional in about 2000 :D.

    A good novelty that everyone should have one of in their collection.
     
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  7. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Nov 25, 2019

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    Just checked. Mine is a Wittnauer and it became "obsolete" on 31 December 2015!

    :D

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  8. Professor

    Professor Nov 25, 2019

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    Thanks for all the very informative replies.
     
  9. Deltatango

    Deltatango Nov 25, 2019

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    well that is something you really dont see every day !
     
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  10. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Nov 25, 2019

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    Thank God!
     
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  11. vacheroyale

    vacheroyale Jan 11, 2020

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    it's a perpetual calendar, but I some of the settings that would need to be set manually, I don't think the movement does them all
     
  12. Professor

    Professor Jan 12, 2020

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    And now You Can't UN-SEE IT.