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    My first Valjoux 77

    I say first but to be honest when it comes to chronographs I'm more stupid then most but it looks like one. I always figured they were out of my price range so when I won a 3 watch lot for $120 I found myself with a valjoux 77.

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    The Hugex brand is not one I have come across before and it doesn't look to bad when one peeks behind the crystal and the hands look to be in good nick as well. The case has a lot of marks but it is made of stainless steel so it can take it. The crown and buttons are in worse shape though as they only are chromed. The styling suggest the 1940's.

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    The only thing that seams to work is the bottom dial but the rest is non working.
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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    Hugex? Name and logo design seems vaguely like a nod to Heuer...
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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    Yes and Rolex at the same time. There is absolutely no writing on the movement intself so they must have just been a name brand.
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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    I like it, but I've got a soft spot for regulators. The pushers look fine from your photos, but it does appear to be a replacement crown. Shine it up and wear it!
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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

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    Here one can see the buttons better.

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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    Nah, its a brand of Huga SA, which looks to have been rather active in the 40's and 50's: Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index. The other holder (Zila) has even more registrations: Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index

    And some of the names seem familiar, but not as Huga/Zila brands.
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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    They must have picked the name so to be confused with the better known brands.
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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    Cool...I really dig these up/down chronos - and would love to pick one up for reasonable money. I am still in fear of trying to work on them though...but I suppose there is only one way to get over that!

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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    It scares me just looking at all those springs...

    This is one of those perfect dial and movement watch someone could make into a big brand watch like Girard Perregaux.

    I'm not that rotten but I think it's more valuable as a non branded movement then if it had a lesser known brand stamped on it.
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    Re: My first Valjoux 77

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDan View Post
    I like it, but I've got a soft spot for regulators. The pushers look fine from your photos, but it does appear to be a replacement crown. Shine it up and wear it!
    "regulator"
    Dial is not a regulator style dial?
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