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 05 July 2014 by Patrick Kansa
Welcome back to our weekly installment, Watching the Web, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were. Today, we’ve got a potential new challenger to the Valjoux 7750, an infographic on James Bond’s watches, and a new set of watches with USA on the dial. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you. Continue Reading
Posted on 04 June 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
Touch of Modern, a web site that I like to browse and where we point readers from time to time is running a limited time sale of Swiss dive watches from Squale Watches. The watches range from the basic diver, the Atmos (below), to a vintage Tiger (above) from the 70s/80s that has been rebuilt housing an ETA 2892 movement, new hands, new gaskets, and a new rubber strap.
All the watches house Swiss automatic movements, either the ETA 2824-2, the Valjoux 7750 in the two chronographs offered, or the custom built Swiss movement in the Master Steel watch (below) with a 600M depth rating and power reserve indicator, along with a unique locking bi-directional bezel.
Prices range from $649 for the Atmos with 50oM of water resistance to $999 from the chronographs with screw down pushes are 200M of water resistance to $1,999.99 for the Master Steel, limited to a production of 600 pieces. Check out their web site if you want more information on Squale Watches. From some quick research, the ToM deal gives a discount of at least a couple $100 over internet retailers. The sale ends at noon, Pacific, on Saturday, June 8, and less than 12 hours in there are already a few watches with fewer than 5 available. touchofmodern.com
Posted on 03 June 2014 by Matt Himmelstein
Steinhart is a brand that gets a lot of mention when one is looking for a value brand in Swiss watches. Most of their offerings are well made and attractive, and come at price points that are reachable for the average beginning collector, or someone looking to step up from a quartz watch. A new watch from the firm, the Marine Chronograh, fits nicely in that mold. Continue Reading
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