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    What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    Hey guys, I was curious about the Valjoux 7750 movement. I was at the Tourneau outlet in central Florida last week looking to buy my first Swiss mechanical watch and got to talking with a great sales associate who seemed very knowledgeable. I had come in with the intentions of looking at the Oris Aquis and a Frederique Constant that had my interest but after talking to the guy and him listening to me talking about wanting to have a large collection with really phenomenal pieces he directed my towards a less expensive Khaki Field Chronograph with a H21 which is a Hamilton variant of the 7750 and told me this is what I would want as a first piece. My question is what makes the Valjoux 7750 a great movement and is it a movement that is respected in the eyes of movement snobs.

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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    Yes and its been ETA for a number of years.

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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Yes and its been ETA for a number of years.
    haha i see what u did there :)

    when i read the title..i was thinking substantial as in massive/thick/chunky


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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeylacroix View Post
    haha i see what u did there
    it really is ETA.
    Valjoux doesn't exist and the movement is listed as ETA7750.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeylacroix View Post
    when i read the title..i was thinking substantial as in massive/thick/chunky
    me too.


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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    It is respected, and it has been used by many well respected brands over the years. Some modify it more than others, but it is still a 7750 at heart.
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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    The finest example I ever seen was in a Chonoswiss - Opus. It was tweaked to the max.

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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    Its a robust and well respected work horse of a chrono. Valjoux 7750s form the base for many movements that try to pretend to be in house chrono movements. The other plus with them is that any competent watchmaker should be able to work on one.
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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    I appreciate all the information; thanks all. So what brought about the name Valjoux?

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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

    A company that was bought out by ETA.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zach97 View Post
    I appreciate all the information; thanks all. So what brought about the name Valjoux?

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    Re: What makes the Valjoux 7750 so substantial?

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