Saturday, December 26, 2015

Chauny chronograph using Valjoux 7733 movement

Found this from the boxes. Chauny watch was founded founded by Alfred Grabler in 1927 La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland) . Even though the brand is already extinct, the watch is using the much sought after vintage Valjoux 7733 movement. This Valjoux 7733 movement is a 17 jewels mechanical winding movement that has a power reserve of 45 hours and a beat rate of 18,000 per hour.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Rolex bubbleback

This is a special bubbleback with nice memories. It was a bubbleback that I have sold to a very special friend 25 years ago and I'm very glad to be able to see it again as she has kept it nicely for a quarter of a century. Will send it for service and a change of strap soon...Times flies..

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Rolex bubbleback

I have not been active in the search for vintage watches for the past months. Over the weekend, I was lucky to be able to find and traded my Glycine and West End watches for this beauty, an early Rolex Bubbleback with the flat back case... I have been streamlining my vintage watches to make it more focused and manageable.

Spy watch

Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy Eli Cohen in Damascus, Syria, in the early 1960s, wearing the watch that ...