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    Broken Ebel 1911 Chrono

    I have a six year old Ebel 1911 Chrono with the Valjoux 7750 that stopped running. I sent it to Swatch who said the movement has to be replaced at a cost of $1100. While I appreciate that these movements are notriously difficult to work on, that seems excessive. Does anyone know of an independent repair shop with experience working on the Valjoux 7750 or Ebel's generally that might be the source of a solid second opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airalfa View Post
    I have a six year old Ebel 1911 Chrono with the Valjoux 7750 that stopped running. I sent it to Swatch who said the movement has to be replaced at a cost of $1100. While I appreciate that these movements are notriously difficult to work on, that seems excessive. Does anyone know of an independent repair shop with experience working on the Valjoux 7750 or Ebel's generally that might be the source of a solid second opinion.

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    Re: Broken Ebel 1911 Chrono

    Almost all the watch repair shops I frequent will work on vintage and modern chronograph movements.
    Not as clumsy or as random as a cell phone. An elegant timepiece for a more civilized time.

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    Re: Broken Ebel 1911 Chrono

    Quote Originally Posted by airalfa View Post
    I have a six year old Ebel 1911 Chrono with the Valjoux 7750 that stopped running. I sent it to Swatch who said the movement has to be replaced at a cost of $1100. While I appreciate that these movements are notriously difficult to work on, that seems excessive. Does anyone know of an independent repair shop with experience working on the Valjoux 7750 or Ebel's generally that might be the source of a solid second opinion.
    No Swatch Watch has a 7750!! LOL

    A real watchmaker can tell you what is probably wrong... it might be simple to fix. But you may find a full overhaul and service of a 7750 is not a whole lot less than the price you were quoted for a new movement.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    No Swatch Watch has a 7750!! LOL

    A real watchmaker can tell you what is probably wrong... it might be simple to fix. But you may find a full overhaul and service of a 7750 is not a whole lot less than the price you were quoted for a new movement.
    LMAO. And you're supposed to be the knowledgeable moderator here ? Really ?

    Valjoux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Broken Ebel 1911 Chrono

    Quote Originally Posted by airalfa View Post
    LMAO. And you're supposed to be the knowledgeable moderator here ? Really ?

    Valjoux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Well, Swatch Watch is a fashion watch brand. The Swatch Group owns ETA (which bought Valjoux). They are not the same.

    Strange as it may seem, Swatch Watch was so successful it acquired half the Swiss watch industry including ETA. Then they packaged them up as The Swatch Group This forum centers on Swatch Watch not the Swatch group. But we try not to be rude to those who do not detect that distinction.

    The statement no Swatch Watch has ever had a 7750 is true. Remember the old saying he who laughs last laughs best? I'm not laughing but it applies here...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Broken Ebel 1911 Chrono

    BTW... Ebel is not a Swatch Group company. They only buy some ETA movements (and make some in-house in conjunction with Piaget). The advantage of their ETA-based watches is anyone can fix them and anyone can get the parts (pretty much). But the 7750 is complex and overhauls are very time consuming so, consequently, they are expensive to maintain... as you are finding out.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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