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Siduna M3440 Professional Uni-Compax Chronograph

Postby Racer-X » August 5th 2018, 12:48pm

"After covering Swedish startups Maen and Nezumi, I’ve been patiently watching the rise of other Scandinavian brands. This week we focus our eye on another as we spotlight Siduna and its first production watch: the M3440 Professional Uni-Compax Chronograph.

The new piece is based upon a 1973 standard-issue military chronograph produced for the Swedish Air Force, or Svenska Flygvapnet (vintage model pictured above, via Sotheby’s). It used a case design by Ervin Piquerez SA that originated in 1968 and is commonly seen in military chronographs by Breguet, Heuer, Sinn, and most notably Lemania, among many others. It was this Lemania version, formally known by its reference number 817, which has long been connected to the Swedish military; through time it has taken on the nickname “Viggen,” after the Saab 37 Viggen fighter jet that its wearers flew. Today Siduna, a historical Swedish watch brand absent from the market for more than 60 years, has revived the public-domain design in the first watch from its modern incarnation."

https://www.watchtime.com/featured/vintage-eye-for-the-modern-guy-siduna-m3440-chronograph/
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Re: Siduna M3440 Professional Uni-Compax Chronograph

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 5th 2018, 2:23pm

Doesn’t blow. I wonder if the flyback version isn’t actually done by La Joux-Perret. I’ve seen blogs misattribute the 7750 flyback by LJ-P to the manufacturers of the watches using it, notably to Sinn and Carl F. Bucherer.
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Re: Siduna M3440 Professional Uni-Compax Chronograph

Postby conjurer » August 5th 2018, 5:39pm

Actually, it does blow. Leave to the dumb, ox-like Swedes to turn out a piece of shit like that.
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Re: Siduna M3440 Professional Uni-Compax Chronograph

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 5th 2018, 6:41pm

conjurer wrote:Actually, it does blow. Leave to the dumb, ox-like Swedes to turn out a piece of shit like that.

Actually, in terms of design, the Swedes aren't the ones to blame. They just "resurrected" an existing one. Normally, I'd be the first to bash yet another "Scandinavian design" looking like it has been conceived in the half-conscious mind of a moose jaked after eating too many rotten apples (a moose favourite, after which they tend to wreak havoc by destroying fences and other farm infrastructure), but this time, the Swedes can say "it wasn't us."

Some examples of 1960s watches with what's pretty much the same design (pics filched from the Internets):

Heuer "Bundeswehr":
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Zenith "Cairelli":
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Sinn "Bundeswehr":
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One of the civilian versions of the Breguet Type 20:
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Wittnauer ref. 7004A:
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