Posted on 13 January 2013 by Patrick Kansa
I’ve shown you four watches recently (see here) that feature what’s becoming one of my favorite movements, the Valjoux (or ETA) 7750 Chronograph. There’s actually some great history here – and Gear Patrol has a nice writeup on the movement, and how it may have saved the mechanical watch industry.
It’s a nice light read for your Sunday morning coffee – check it out here. And once you’ve done that, let me know in the comments what your favorite 7750-powered watch is; maybe you’ll see it in a hands-on review! And if you’re unsure what may be powered by the movement, you may want to check out this article over on Chronomaddox.
Posted on 06 October 2013 by Patrick Kansa
Welcome to October, and welcome back to our Historical Horology series. Today, we”re going to have another look at the ever-present Valjoux 7750, and some of the quirks of it”s early development. Continue Reading
Posted on 09 August 2010 by John Biggs
I’ve always wanted a mechanical Swiss Army watch. It’s been a private dream of mine, stuck somewhere between the jet-pack and dating Milla Jovovich. I know that Victorinox once made mechanicals but now they’re making them again, and I couldn’t be happier. There are two models one with an “olive and cream dial with luminescent hands and numerals on a genuine brown leather strap for $1695 and a black dial with PVD case and bracelet for $1895, not too bad for a Valjoux 7750. The model first appeared with a quartz movement but now is going automatic. Huzzah!
Posted on 04 February 2014 by Patrick Kansa
Readers of this site will be familiar with the brand GasGasBones, as we reviewed their rather excellent nylon-and-velcro straps back in July of 2012. While they’re still turning out a variety of straps, they’ve expanded into other leather goods, as well as trying their hand at making a watch – the 6B MK1. Continue Reading
Posted on 12 October 2013 by Patrick Kansa
It’s time once again for a quick look at some interesting articles I’ve found lately, as well as a look at what’s been popular on our own pages. Continue Reading
Posted on 10 October 2013 by Patrick Kansa
Christopher Ward is a brand that has made a name for themselves created nicely styled (and technically appointed) watches coming in at affordable price points. As of late, they’ve been stretching their legs a bit, and have been creating some higher-end pieces. While they still represent a nice value for the money, these pieces represent the upper end of their lineup. Continue Reading
Posted on 14 September 2013 by Patrick Kansa
That”s right, our latest and greatest recurring edition is back to bring you some highlights that I”ve found from around the web this week, as well as showing you what”s been popular on our own pages. Read on to see what I”ve found for you. Continue Reading
Posted on 06 September 2013 by Patrick Kansa
We’ve reviewed a handful of Ernst Benz models here, and they’ve all been very well put-together and tidy chronographs (seen here). Given that track record, it should be no surprise, then, that the Chonodiver is another very nice chronograph in the same mold. Continue Reading