Watch model identification

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Harryj7
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Watch model identification

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Hi- I was gifted the pictured watch on the death of father. I am looking for the online instructions etc to operate the stopwatch and tachometer.
Does anyone know how to find which model this is?

Thank you in advance!
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Looks like one of the early C7s, more info here courtesy of the archives:

https://cwarchive.knack.com/cwarchive/# ... cd0c6c292/
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Welcome to the forum, sorry to read that it is the death of your father that brought you here. I hope you are able to enjoy wearing the watch as one of your memories of him.
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Perfect - thank you all for your help!
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^^^We like to be helpful. Sorry for your loss - I hope you get the watch sorted and stick around. 8)
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Welcome to the Forum and condolences on the loss of your Father.

The C7 is a somewhat of a classic and looks to be in pretty good condition, with nothing untoward that a good clean and a polish won't sort. Importantly the bezel has not got any significant damage to it.

Good luck in getting it fired up with a new battery.

I'm glad we've been able to help, and hope you stick around.


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Welcome to the forum.
Condolences on the passing of your father.
A lovely watch and memento to have.
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Thanks all - getting on well with it having had a new battery fitted.

One thing that had confused me was that the second hand was actually for the stopwatch, whilst the little second hand was the normal second hand.
Seems to be the opposite to all my other watches!
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Glad you got it fixed. The centre stop seconds is standard for chronographs.
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Harryj7 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:00 pm
Thanks all - getting on well with it having had a new battery fitted.

One thing that had confused me was that the second hand was actually for the stopwatch, whilst the little second hand was the normal second hand.
Seems to be the opposite to all my other watches!
That is standard on pretty well all chronographs. As you note, it's working like a stopwatch in that mode, so it needs to be easy to read the seconds and fractions. In the latest expensive Zenith Sport chronograph which is attracting a lot of attention, the stopwatch seconds hands actually goes round in only 10 seconds, and the outer bezel is marked in tenths of a second.
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