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Watchmaker’s Bench: Are All Chronographs Created Equal? Integrated Versus Modular Chronographs

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Watches can be, well, complicated, and not all of the information out there is always …

Chronography 13: The Important History of the Valjoux 7730, a Classic Mid-Century Movement

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The Valjoux 7730 is a hand-wound, dual-register chronograph movement produced from 1966 to 1973. The 7730 includes a small seconds sub-dial at 9:00, a jumping …

Chronography 12: Seiko’s Modern Mechanical Chronographs

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In the last two installments of Chronography, we took a look at three excellent vintage chronograph families from Seiko and Citizen, and we then examined …

Chronography 11: The Citizen “Bullhead” Challenge Timer

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We went in-depth with the caliber 8110 in our last installment of Chronography, where we highlighted its technical superiority over its Seiko brethren. Today, we’re …

Chronography 10: Three Excellent Vintage Calibers from Seiko and Citizen

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In 1969, Seiko’s 6139 chronograph caliber was nothing short of revolutionary, incorporating a column wheel and a vertical clutch system. Seiko certainly didn’t invent the …

Chronography 9: Valjoux 72–The Driver’s Engine

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Back when the Valjoux 72 was conceived, watchies didn’t fret on forums about the superiority of in-house over ébauche movements. After all, most watch companies …

Chronography 8: Meca-Quartz—Is It Really the Poor Relation?

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What is it about meca-quartz chronos? They have a knack of getting an opinion from even the calmest, most relaxed of watchies. Like most arguments, …
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Chronography 7: Military Chronographs

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One of the traits we love about chronograph watches is that they’re tool watches. They’re useful, often specifically so.  Nowhere is that more the case …
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Chronography 6: Panda Dials, PT 2

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That’s right, it’s time for Panda Dials, PT 2, (PT 1 was last week) so …