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Vintage Watching - LIP Sector Retrograde, Unusual Heuer, and a Sandoz Mystery Dial

Vintage Watching - LIP Sector Retrograde, Unusual Heuer, and a Sandoz Mystery DialClick to view LIP Retrograde auction

This week on Vintage Watching, I'm featuring one of my favorite watches, the 1973 LIP sector retrograde. They came in a few styles and rarely found for sale. The one above features double retrograde hands (they fly back to the left instantly when reaching the far right) showing hours on bottom and minutes on top.

Vintage Watching - LIP Sector Retrograde, Unusual Heuer, and a Sandoz Mystery DialClick to view the Heuer Auction

Just when I think I've seen every oddball Heuer chronograph of the sixties & seventies, I stumble upon another like the one above. Featuring a very unusual off center 60 minute register. (Update - This might be a fake according to vintage Heuer expert Jeff of OnTheDash.com) Oh well...


Vintage Watching - LIP Sector Retrograde, Unusual Heuer, and a Sandoz Mystery DialClick to view Sandoz Mystery Dial auction

I've seen a few interesting vintage mystery dials from Sandoz, but this unusual 70's "Duplex" above features double-sided hour and minute hands that alternate in length and color when rotating into the visible top portion of the dial. Paul Smith also created a contemporary watch with this style of display->link. Day and month are displayed vertically in the lower obscured hemisphere. Supercool!

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Rare Raunchy Retrograde

Rare Raunchy RetrogradeAn interesting little flyback sector double retrograde watch by Jozef Op de Beeck appeared here-->Link

The hours on the lower right, minutes on the upper left, both indicated by hands that fly-back diagonally across the dial. And it's not really raunchy like some graphic antique automaton watches, but does have a few bas-reliefs of a naked lady lounging on the bezel.

Rare Raunchy Retrograde
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1900 Sector Retrograde
Wandering Hour History
Retired Retrogradation
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