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    Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    This movement is described on the Stowa website as "Handwinding made in-house Stowa". Is this a Durowe movement, a completely original movement by Stowa, or something else completely?

    If you own this movement in a Stowa watch, what's been your experience with it (accuracy, power reserve duration, etc.)?

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    I briefly owned this watch. It is the normal chrono movement modified to be a hand wind. It has a wonderful winding feel and the movement is very pretty. It also makes the watch 1mm thinner. I assume the power reserve and accuracy are the same as the automatic version, but I don't know for sure.

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    Re: Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    Quote Originally Posted by superultramega View Post
    I briefly owned this watch. It is the normal chrono movement modified to be a hand wind. It has a wonderful winding feel and the movement is very pretty. It also makes the watch 1mm thinner. I assume the power reserve and accuracy are the same as the automatic version, but I don't know for sure.
    Ok, thanks. I was going to mention that the movement looked like the Valjoux 7750 with the rotor removed but…


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    Re: Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    It is a 7753 minus rotor and minus rotor bridge + new Stowa bridge

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    Re: Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    Perhaps the wording on Stowa’s website should be changed to “modified in-house”. The implication is that it’s a completely in-house movement.
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    Re: Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    Technical specs

    Why not reading the technical specs ? It is a Valjoux 7753, modified of course.

    For your convenience:

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 41.00 mm

    Height: 13.70 mm

    Strap width: 22 mm

    Lug-to-Lug size: 50.20 mm

    Waterproof: up to 5 ATM

    Weight: 100 gr. (leather strap), about 160 gr. (metal bracelet)



    Materiality

    Case: Stainless steel, matte

    Dial: silver coated, black printed, 30 minute counter, small second

    Crystals: Front sapphire crystal domed inside A/R reflective and sapphire display case back inside ,A/R reflective

    Hands: hour- and minute hands temperature-blued steel

    Strap: Leather strap or metal bracelet

    Crown: stainless steel crown with STOWA logo

    Movement

    Caliber: Valjoux 7753

    Mechanism: modified to handwinding movement

    Half vibrations: 28.000 A/H

    Function: hour, minutes, 30 minute recorder (stop function)

    Power Reserve: approximately 40 hours

    Number of jewels: 27 synthetic rubies

    Finish: handmade German Silver bridge with STOWA Logo
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    Re: Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    I didn't see that on their website...and still don't. No worries though...thanks for posting it.

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    I love Stowa for the watches but I love their website for the surprise of the English translation.
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    Re: Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    You most likely did 't find this either, right ?

    --Handwinding.

    All of STOWA’s chronographs are also available with manual wind. For this, a special bridge for the movement is made and, if requested, embellished with an individual engraving. Please feel free to contact us – together, we develop a unique watch for you.--
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    Re: Handwinding movement in Chronograph 1938

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    You most likely did 't find this either, right ?

    --Handwinding.

    All of STOWA’s chronographs are also available with manual wind. For this, a special bridge for the movement is made and, if requested, embellished with an individual engraving. Please feel free to contact us – together, we develop a unique watch for you.--
    No, I see that...now that I've looked closer. Technically that's mentioned under the Marine Classic section, not the Chrono 1938.

    I still think "Handwinding made in house" is confusing at best...and misleading at worst.

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