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LIP - Type K 153 Chronographe a Retour - Return Chronograph / Bomb Timer

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Type K 153
Case material
metal chrome
Paper Type
Valjoux 5
Frame Size
57 mm
12 Months

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Original larger sitzed early production LIP Type K 153 1940`s Chronographe a Retour - Return Chronograph / Bomb Timer, in very good original condition and in proper working order.

Return Chronographs were introduced in the 1920`s in order to calculate when ordnance would have to e dropped from an aircraft from a given height so that it would land on target. The dial is set to 30 seconds, with the outer turning bezel and red pointer.

Because of the accuracy to 1/10th of a second Return Chronographs were also used by civilians, but most LIP like this one were issued to the French air-force in the 1940`s

The Manual wind original Valjoux 5 movement runs strong and keeps accurate time. Chrono functions start and stop properly.

This chronograph has been professionally timed and oiled by our watchmaker and it will be delivered with our 12 months guarantee

the larger size chromed metal case is in very good condition and it measures 57 mm diameter, without counting the crown,

original and numbered back

original dial in vey good condition, it has only a light and even time patina

The original plexy glass is in good condition, it shows light use traces, and this watch is also fitted with a new military-style wristband

This Watch is guaranteed original and it is delivered with our 12 months guarantee and originality certification

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