Close Calls and Double Takes - Return of the Clones

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Close Calls and Double Takes - Return of the Clones

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Readers may recall a similarly titled thread from the old forum. ;)
Close Calls and Double Takes - but not the real deal

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I'm really too busy to make regular inputs to any 'continuation' thread, but I thought I'd start one in the hope that other members may contribute the occasional interesting sighting.

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Newly joined member Nexus (Ben) kindly emailed me a link to an ended auction for an attractive looking Bifora 7A28 clone 'Reverse Panda' he'd seen listed on the Dutch classifieds site marktplaats.nl.

https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/sieraden-t ... uartz.html

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There's no clue given as to what movement's inside, but that 60 minute counting sub-dial points to it likely being one of those Hong Kong 'Swiss' 6-jewel composite movements seen in a few other similar appearing quartz chronographs in the old forum's thread. Those weedy pusher housings look very familiar too. That said, it's an attractive design. IMHO, the dots on the Tachymeter bezel are a bit of an overkill. Brave man who takes that on with a stated faulty chronograph. Then again, depending which movement it contains, it may just need one of the batteries replacing.

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Re: Close Calls and Double Takes - Return of the Clones

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I can't say I remember seeing a Bifora 7Axx clone or even having heard of the brand before. Evidently they were / are a German watch manufacturer. I quickly googled the company and it appears like many other older brands, they've gone through various changes of ownership. This is an outline summary of their history according to Ranfft's Pink Pages.

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