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    Hi all,

    I purchased a vintage Cimier chronograph recently. The seller advertised it with all the functions working, but they did not know its service history. When it arrived, the chronograph function works, and both the second hand and the minute hand reset to zero. Unfortunately, the hand on the chronograph minute dial, after resetting to zero, continues to run. Is this something that a simple service could fix? Also, any feedback on the watch itself or how well I did? I paid $310.

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    Don't try to fix what isn't broken - your watch is running just fine!

    The "second hand that resets" is strictly for the chronograph. It always goes back to the 12 when the chronograpr is reset by the user. The subsidiary dial that is always running is the seconds dial for normal watch time, and it is perfectly normal for it to keep going after a reset! In fact, you want it to stay running whenever the watch is wound up. If that little hand does ever stop, that's when you want to take the watch to a repairman. I know it looks odd, but that's just the way many chronos operate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CometHunter View Post
    Don't try to fix what isn't broken - your watch is running just fine!

    it is perfectly normal for it to keep going after a reset.
    Thank you Comet. I am sorry, I guess I was not clear enough in my question. I know small dial on the left of the chrono tracks the seconds, and so it should not stop or reset. The small dial on the right is my concern, however. It tracks the minutes the chrono has been on, and resets correctly along with the chronograph function's second hand. What is odd is that, once reset, instead of staying at zero until the chronograph function is started again, the dial just keeps on running, tracking minutes constantly. The second hand for the chrono does not do this, it stays at zero until the chronograph function is started.

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    What movement is inside the watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyt_53 View Post
    What movement is inside the watch?
    it is a Lapanouse 7 Jewel movement.

    Here is a picture of the movement.

    EDIT: I cannot seem to upload the picture of the movement, so here is the link to the original listing with the photo.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cim...p2047675.l2557
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    Its the same as a 'Rego' 2370 movement and a very basic 7 jewel chrono movement at that. A service may resolve the problem but I'll admit that is the first one of those movements I've seen.

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