The things I do to answer Lounger questions!

There was a Chronometre Royale thread started in 2014 by Tick-Talk (and inspired by an earlier Respo post) :

In this thread, there was a question "6340 (central seconds, cal. 1008BS, straight plain lugs). Did this reference ever come with a minutes track on the dial?"

Well, I've been searching a long time for a CR with heavy cylindrical lugs for awhile, but with no success (Ref. 4838 or Ref. 4907).  So two weeks ago I got the Ref. 4661 shown in the post that is listed two below this one.  

But now that I got this one, I could consider other Ref. #  CRs that use cal. 1008/BS.  Voila, this ref. 6340  was at a Geneva watch shop and again our dear leader was kind enough to pick it up and deliver to me in Hong Kong!  Ref. 6340 is the opposite of Ref. 4661 in terms of having tiny lugs.  The watch almost looks like a disc with no lugs, and that is exactly why I got it.  This specfic piece was also serviced by VC in 2014, so its in great running condition.

Now to answer the 2-year old question, the Ref. 6340 DOES HAVE versions with dials thar include a minute track on the dial!

The things I do to answer Lounger questions!

The things I do to answer Lounger questions!

The things I do to answer Lounger questions!

Well, it's about time.
06/01/2016 - 13:57

laugh What took you so long?

Joking, of course, Dan, but I do appreciate the lengths you will go to address my questions about the CR.  

Your 6340 looks like a beauty.  I prefer the CR to have a minutes track to assist with time reading accuracy, which is what the CR is all about, after all.  May I ask what size your model is? Is it confirmed 37mm?  

Gosh, I am so looking forward to seing this one "live." Your growing collection of CRs is driving me crazy, I admit.  You are closing in on assembling a complete set...cheeky


Congratulations, my friend!


06/02/2016 - 13:59

It has a 35.2mm, not 37mm, diameter and a snap back case.  I used digital calipers to measure the case diameter across the 11-5, 1-4 and 12-6 hour markers.  So it is the case size, not including the crown or lugs.


I agree with you 100% on the need for the a highly graduated seconds marker on a CR, it is key to the watch's raison d'etre.

You know me too well, as I have considered getting a complete set of CRs, based on movements. cheeky


As far as I know, the PW version went from 11 to 22 ligne in size.  And the wristwatch version came with cals. 1007/BS, 1008/BS, 1072/1. 1096, 1126 and 2460SCC.


Older magazine articles claimed cal. 1019 was also used, and was the first auto-winding movement, in a CR in the 1950s.  But I remember Alex checked on this and was told this was not correct.


The 1096 and 1126 do not interest me very much.  I would not mind a 2460SCC,  but would love the tiniest PW CR.  I've seen one of these 11 ligne pieces at an Exhibition and would love to add it to my collection angel.  I already have the 22 ligne would be great bookends!

You're on a roll Dan
06/01/2016 - 15:11

Another pristine example!  Stocking up for the 110th anniversary?  Looking forward to a complete review of your CR hoard yes.

Hope this will hold you over for now :-)
06/02/2016 - 14:36

The PW is in the US sad

Hope this will hold you over for now :-)

Re: The things I do to answer Lounger questions!
06/02/2016 - 06:05

This is a historical moment for  The Hour Lounge.

2 year long mystery is solved by Dan.



:-). (nt)
06/02/2016 - 13:55
you took your sweet time... but
06/02/2016 - 16:12

it was worth it :-)

I've always been a little off-beat
06/02/2016 - 16:39

 and dance to the rhythm of a different drummer cheeky.  My pace is obviously a bit off!