This is the first time that I had a Helicon on the bench. It’s a Helicon Digital jump hour with a Förster 201 movement under the hood. These funky jump hour watches are typical of the 1970s.

Helicon Digital jump hour

Helicon Digital jump hour watch as it arrived

The case is in a bad condition. The base metal is visible underneath the chrome as you can see. The only solution would be to get it re-chromed. The crystal was scratched and needed to be polished.

The watch was running slow and it had an amplitude of <200 so it needed a service.

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