The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750
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    The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    I stumbled across this 2008 WatchTime article while looking for information for one of my chronographs. Of particular interest to me was learning about what modifications were made by Alfred Rochat (AROLA), La Joux Perret, Hublot, Panerai, Polijot, Revue Thommen, Sinn, IWC, Frank Muller, and SOPROD: some adapted by ETA. In-house movements are valued highly here over "ETA" movements but this history puts certain facts into perspective. It seems its very success has been its downfall at present.

    http://www.watchtime.at/archive/wt_2...008_03_156.pdf

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    The rise, fall, and subsequent resurrection
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    The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    Good information and history on one of many ETA movements that outperform, outlast, and stand the test of time better than many highbrow in-house movements.
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    Re: The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    Popular opinions are like fashion. They come and go.

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    Re: The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    I have never owned a Valjoux 7750. It's got to be a great movement. I can see how owning one might be preferable to an in-house movement because it would be cheaper and easier to service, not only now,but in the future. That said, I don't know that I will ever own one. When I do decide to go for a chronograph I see the decision being between an Omega Speedmaster and Zenith El Primero. Maybe someday, I will own one, but it will not be my first Swiss Chronograph.
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    Re: The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    I service many chronometer and non-chronometer watches, and if someone asked me to pick the one that consistently gives the best timing (Delta over 6 positions) it would be the 7750. It's rare that one crosses my bench that does not run very well after servicing, and with little in the way of adjusting (other than the normal stuff).

    I own 2 personally (Sinn and Panerai) and it's a solid movement for sure. The fact that it is so common seems to play against it, and that does not make a lot of sense to me personally. I'm certainly a fan of this movement in general.

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    Re: The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    wow, thanks for that... i have 6 watches with the 7750/7753 and two with the Valgranges...
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    Re: The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    My only beef with 7750 is the layout. =(

    Of course there is the 7753, but it's not a very common movement.

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    Re: The Fall and Rise of The Valjoux 7750

    I just got my first watch with a 7754 movement. I must say it is thus far, incredibly accurate on or off my wrist.
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