The last one is a 1969 Omega Chronostop that my mother bought for my father in 1969. It's a unique single pusher chronograph designed to be worn under the wrist for drivers (not divers).The first push starts the central seconds hand and the second push stops & resets it. I don't wear it much but it means a lot as I got it overhauled as a surprise by Omega (Switzerland) for my Dad and he died not long after. I had to source an OEM clasp which had been lost decades before. He still had the original mesh bracelet and I found a guy via TZ for the original style clasp.
Ad original ad for the watch from the 60's or 70's.
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I could use a chronograph so I've been keeping my eye out for a late 90's early 00's IWC 3713 Doppel Chrono. It's comes in at 42mm which I think is manageable. I always loved the "5 link across/beads of rice" bracelet they came with. The new Doppel is just too big for my taste (and more than I want to spend). I sadly sold off an IWC 3706 Flieger Chrono as well as a Sinn 356 Flieger Chrono, both of which I thought too small at the time. I regret not keeping one of those (the IWC stings the most).
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Great story about your Dad's vintage Omega. I'm glad to hear your got it serviced and sourced the clasp and bracelet. Very cool example. Until your post I don't recall seeing a single pursher chronograph from Omega. Thats a very interesting watch.
I really like the late 90s early 2000s Fliger chrono and 3713 Doppel. Both are great pieces, and I greatly prefer them to what is currently offered in IWCs Pilot line. I also like the early style of braclet that was available on these watches. Its been revised twice and neither is as good looking as the original with the sort of pyramid shaped links. Hope you find one to add to your collection soon.