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    Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    Looking for a small/medium sized, reliable, good looking, quality chronograph that you wouldn't hesitate to actually take to the race track. (Don't recommend digital. I know they are better for this purpose but I have plenty and it's not what I'm after.)

    -Under $2,000 USD (w/tax)
    -Under 41mm diameter, 48mm L2L
    -Sapphire crystal
    -Reliable Movement: Valjoux/ETA 7750 (or similar) or quartz
    -Tachymeter
    -Functional subdial markers for legible reading of timings
    -Lumed hours and hands



    I have considered a
    • Used Breitling Chronomats from the 90s with the 7750 movement
    • Nezumi Voiture
    • Dan Henry watches
    • The Citizen Blue Angel 8040
    • Used Speedmaster with the 7750 movement and sapphire crystal


    What else am I missing? I also considered the Hamiltons but they are too large from what I've found the subdials are difficult to read for precise measuring.

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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    Given this is f71 I fully anticipate you'll get plenty of suggestions for watches well under budget, but I'm going to advocate a Speedmaster Racing.

    I picked mine up new for $2800 (meaning you could wait a bit longer and but new, or I'm sure buy used within budget).

    Since buying mine it is dominating my wrist time, and never fails to bring me pleasure when I wear it. 40mm, great movement (co-axial with silicon hairspring) and sapphire crystal. It is fairly thick, but wears very nicely IMO.

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    That's a beautiful speedmaster. What is the reference #?

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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    I just ordered a Guinand Series 40. They look nice.

    https://www.guinand-uhren.de/series-40/serie-40.html
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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    Hamilton Intra-Matic!


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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    A used Speedmaster 3511.50 might do the trick.

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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    Look at Steinhart but also consider a Tissot, some of their mechanical offering are a bit hefty but the quartz ones are really nice.

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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    Way under budget but Bulova 262khz chronos are great. You also wont find any with better accuracy even for 2k dollars. This is my favorite and probably the best watch I ever got for around 150USD. Pushers have a nice click and chrono seconds hand has smooth sweep. Exactly 1 second fast since march 10th and always gets around 3-5 seconds between daylight savings changes. Tons of styles to choose from but I admit most are hideous but a few are really nice looking.

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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    Dan Henry 1964 (specifically the Evil Panda model) is a looker for sure. I have heard of some issues with the crystal on their Diver, but I haven't heard anything negative about their chrono. It can be had for about $250.

    If you'd rather go for the big fish, I'd go with a Hamilton Intra-Matic (see a pattern? haha) or go for the whale with the Speedmaster.

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    Re: Missing a Chrono in my collection. Which one?

    Longines do a valjoux based chronograph in their master collection Moonphase Calendar. You can’t go wrong with that one in my opinion!


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