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Vintage 1969 Dugena Doctor Medical Chronograph Pulsations Pulsometer watch w Box

Regular price $1,199.99

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Having a love for complications and complicated watches, makes me love Chronograph watches. At first two register chronograph for simplicity of the dial and providing chronograph functionality for the most. Then the three-register chronograph for the complication of movement and the history of the movements, like of the iconic Omega Ref. 321, Ref. 861 (used in famous moon landing), Zenith El Primero, Venus mostly used in Breitlings, Landeron, and one of the most well-known movement makers Valjoux. With their famous Valjoux 72 put in the vintage Rolex Pre Daytona’s and of course the big dog Patek Philippe reference 2499 using Valjoux 88 my favorite which sold in auction for $3.30 Million in 2018.  I also love the Heuer Caliber 11 first micro automatic chronograph movement with date.

A Chronograph is simply a watch that combines the function of a stopwatch with a timekeeping display watch, by utilizing an independent sweep second hand. Chronographs often have complications on the face of the watch which can be used to record different time measurements, moon cycles, heart rate and more. Chronographs have usually have a separate buttons to stop, start, and reset (unless it is an monopusher) the stopwatch complication, with the start button typically at the two and four o’clock position.

The name Chronograph is derived from the Greek words ‘Chronos’ – the personification of time – and ‘graph’, meaning to write. The first modern Chronograph was created in 1816 by French watchmaker, Louis Moinet. Invented solely for use in union with astrological equipment, Moinet’s Chronograph could measure time accurate to 1/60th of a second – an unrivaled degree of precision at the time of its creation.

"poor man's" Heu-ers represent an interesting facet of Heu-er's history and also provide a sensible way for individuals to collect these chronographs on a more reasonable budget. The term "Poor Man's Heu-er" only to refer to chronographs manufactured by Heu-er for other brands one of which is Zodiac & Clebar, which is one of my favorite brands. Please note on ebay there are few brands that are not made by Heu-er and still refer to as Poor man which is not true.

Dugena was a group of watch manufacturers based in Germany, with more than 100 years of history. Back in 1917, multiple smaller businesses were grouped as a collective of companies under the name Deutsche Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft Alpina-Dugena. They supplied watches under the brand name Alpina to the German armed forces during WWII – like the field watch below, which met with the Wehrmacht wartime specifications. This watch featured a chrome-plated metal case, fixed lugs, a 15-jewel movement by Marc Favre and a stainless steel screw-on caseback stamped DH “Dienstuhr Heer” – which could be translated as Army Service Watch. Also known as a classic poor man's Heuer. The name "Dugena" is one of Germany's most famous watch brands. The roots of the company lie in Switzerland, namely with the Swiss watchmaker association Corporation d'Horlogers Suisse, which was founded in 1883 by Gottlieb Hauser. This was called Union Horlogère from 1901 and presented itself at this time with the brand name Alpina, which was first used as the name of a proprietary caliber. The late sixties to early seventies was the most productive era of Swiss watchmaking industry therefore it was also the most creative, competition was so hard that each of the hundred brands had to push boundaries to find a commercial spot. Dugena was able to do so by creating innovative watch designs such as this chronograph. 

What is a Pulsometer watch? It was as early as the 1920's that people began monitoring their health with a watch. It was the creation of the Pulsometer, also known as the Pulsograph that allowed those in the medical profession to simplify the process of taking a pulse through a convenient scale marked on the watch.

This is beauty. It is very rare to find a watch this old with an original box. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and keeping good time. This is a highly collectible watch given it comes with its box. Very few left with this rare movement with doctor pulsation meter. Sure, to increase in value over time, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.   The watch is working and is part of our   Certified Pre-Owned CPO.  Contact me if you have any questions first.





Stainless Steel Case and Case Back.

Case Size

  42,00 mm without the crown and  39,00 mm Lug to Lug with Thickness of 13.50mm

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed. Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.




Acrylic  Some Scratches, shows age & character


None. Inner, Doctors Base 15 Plusations.


Beautiful Luminous hands & & indices dial for the age. the orange chronograph hands pops, Swiss made Mark, with chronograph Hands and date at 6 O'clock. Shows light patina Please see picture for more detail.


Seconds, Date, Chronograph, Doctors Base 15 Plusations.


Manual-winding  4003 Swiss Made Valjoux 7734

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape.  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.


Red Nato band with blue stitching 22mm , Lug Size: 24 mm      Please see picture.


Come with Original Vintage Box. No box pillow

Reference #

Monaco case

Made in


Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

2 Serviced by last owner         (Please see Tab below for details)

Timing Test **

-7 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.


3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)


All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1969



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