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    I found this in an antique shop. It’s keeping time but missing some lume. I’ve done a little research - looks like they use a Valjoux 7730. It comes on a bracelet that looks period correct. They are asking $550 Anyone know the story with Organa? Thoughts on this one?
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    Re: Anyone know about Organa chronographs?

    word mark brand image Manufacturer Company headquarters and details
    Organa Isaac Karniol Zurich, Switzerland; registered on 15.2.1983
    Organa Selza SA Biel, Switzerland; registered on 24.11.1942


    Possibly one of these 2.

    I like the way it looks.

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    One of several brands (Chronosport, Luxor, Golana, Aero, Royce, Arnex) put on generic "diver" chronographs from this time period. The brand name doesn't add anything to the watch, but people like them because they are good quality and attractive. Generally all stainless with Valjoux movements and large (e.g. 38mm). If it's complete and running properly, $550 isn't a bad price at all. The lollipop sweep hand is desirable, as are the "yachting" markers and colors in the minute accumulator sub-dial. Occasionally you will find examples that have "big arrow" minute hands.
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    Defunct brand. Most of the family were killed in the destruction of the planet Alderaan.
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    Re: Anyone know about Organa chronographs?

    That bracelet is certainly defunct as it’s missing an end link.


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    Re: Anyone know about Organa chronographs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    That bracelet is certainly defunct as it’s missing an end link.

    The bracelet is fine. It is just not for that watch. It belongs on a watch with hidden lugs

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    The bracelet is attached upside-down! Look at the rice-bead links, you can see the welds.
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    Re: Anyone know about Organa chronographs?

    I believe the band to be citizen or casio

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post
    I believe the band to be citizen or casio
    yes, and upside-down
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    To what extent do relumed hands (%?) change value?

    The lollipop looks to be filled with lume as well, different from the OP’s which doesn’t have any. It still glows, so maybe also a relume for the lollipop? Nice orange tinge though.

    Just out of curiosity —- what is the lume made out of? Certainly not radium...?


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