Has anyone seen one of these before?

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Has anyone seen one of these before?

New postby cannon pinion » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:38 pm

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It's not really a watch, and it's probably not complicated, but it didnt fit anywhere else so I'll post it here.
This clockwork driven curiosity has been in my family for 4 decades. I bought it from a coworker for 12 dollars when I was 19, and gave it to my Mom for her birthday. I forgot about it until recently she came upon it while cleaning out a drawer and showed it to me. I've borrowed it to post here for your entertainment and for whatever info people may have on this sort of curio.
On pushing down the crown, the hand spins with a kind of cicada like noise, and when you release the crown, it stops, red or black. It follows a really random pattern. You can't predict it.
I'm gingerly trying to get the back off, but its not cooperating. I'd like to have a look at the works.
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New postby Marty101 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Give you $20 for it?
Or your Ma I should say...? :D
Keep winding things,
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New postby cannon pinion » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:28 am

If it said Hampden on the dial, you'd probably offer 20 thousand.
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New postby Marty101 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:36 am

Red #20 double or nothing?
Keep winding things,
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New postby Neilywatch » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:04 am

I think it is a snap back. Looks like a street corner gambling device!
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New postby Marty101 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:43 am

Something akin to the old friction toys-?
Careful with her-those have a bad rep' for breaking.
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New postby cannon pinion » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:24 am

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au contraire - Swiss made, as the "Depose" attests.
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New postby MartyW » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:44 am

Google is great.....................!

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... et%20watch
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