Time To Study Up on the Valjoux 7750

January 13, 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…

Historical Horology: More On The Valjoux 7750

October 6, 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.

Be still my heart! Victorinox releasing a Valjoux chrono!

August 9, 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…

Watching the Web for July 5, 2014

July 5, 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.

Flying high with the Luminox XCOR 5261

October 26, 2016 . by John Biggs

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Your Wrist, whose bold 80+ year mission is to help you carry grocery bags and wear watches like the Luminox XCOR 5261 Chronograph. This unique automatic chronograph from a watchmaker most known for brightly luminous and rugged timepieces, is an homage to spaceflight and looks pretty…

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600, Now Available for Pre-Order

February 5, 2016 . by Matt Himmelstein

The diver’s chronograph is an interesting combination of features, and the Christopher Ward C60 Trident Chronograph Pro 600 is the latest entry, and the brand’s first, into that category. Now, I own a diving chrono (not from CW, another brand), and I like the look, but the complication is certainly not going to be useful for diving. With the screw down protectors for the pushers, it can’t be operated underwater, so it is a stylistic choice here. You want a diver as you swim deep into the paperwork at your desk, and you like the features of a chronograph. The usefulness of the complication aside, I do think it is a very attractive watch.

Hands on Sinn 356 Flieger II Sa

December 16, 2015 . by Ken Nichols

Start counting your pennies because the Sinn 356 Flieger II Sa on a strap deserves your attention and maybe your money. I found this copper-beauty at the WatchBuys.com road show and it reminds me why Sinn watches (pronounced Zinn) is a brand to consider.