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    ... at my door today. Many thanks to Peter for sending this gem well packed and for a price, which is more than fair!
    I´m happy as a child to have this wonderful Valjoux 7750-chronograph in my collection - and on my wrist(though the bracelet is much too small):



    Alone watching the little anchor moving in the beat of and showing the seconds is worth to buy this watch. And the version with the silver dial is the one I like at most.
    Though it already has an extension clasp, which is on the widest adjustment, I expand also the spring mechanic with my wrist, which isn´t very comfortable.
    Anybody out there with some extra links?

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    Best regards, Mike
    vintage-rado.de


  • #2
    Congratulations, Mike. Indeed it's a venerable piece. Let me know when the band is about to cut off your wrist, I think it is sized for me

    Cheers!
    Tempus fugit...

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    • #3
      Congratulations Mike, on a fine acquisition. That's a fine looking watch. I have a lot of bracelets, but not one of those.
      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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      • #4
        Wonderful! Glückwünsche, mein Freund.
        Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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        • #5
          Briljant

          Superb watch! Looks great on the picture.
          Do i understand right that the anchor is connected with the seconds wheel so it is moving every second?
          Most Rado's anchors only move when you move your wrist so your watch is really stunning!
          Congratulations
          Cheers Stephan
          What good are friends if you never call on them

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          • #6
            Thanx!

            @Jun - sorry, I´ve already ordered a further extension link in UK.
            @Henry - these bracelets seem to be specially made for those chronos. I have also a lot of bracelets, but nothing comparable. Maybe Jay(IntrenUK) has s.th..
            Last edited by mike184; 05-18-2011, 09:39 AM.
            Best regards, Mike
            vintage-rado.de

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gebo51 View Post
              Superb watch! Looks great on the picture.
              Do i understand right that the anchor is connected with the seconds wheel so it is moving every second?
              Most Rado's anchors only move when you move your wrist so your watch is really stunning!
              Congratulations
              Cheers Stephan
              Thanx, Stephan!

              Yes, that´s right - the Valjoux 7750 chrono is the only Rado with a moving instead of a moveable anchor.
              Last edited by mike184; 05-18-2011, 09:39 AM.
              Best regards, Mike
              vintage-rado.de

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              • #8
                Thanx, Brad!

                A dream came true! I´m looking for one of these for years already, but the very few ones being offered were ruins or out of my budget. A few Rados from my collection have to go for that but doesn´t matter - alone the really moving anchor is worth it! Now I have one of 1.500.
                Last edited by mike184; 05-18-2011, 09:40 AM.
                Best regards, Mike
                vintage-rado.de

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                • #9
                  It really is a stunning example and a very fine watch. I suspect I will own another someday. It is nice to know that Danomar is enjoying the one I owned(of course, if he sells without contacting me, I may be upset!)
                  Cheers,
                  Brad
                  Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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                  • #10
                    FYI: More info on the 1970s Rado 7750 automatic can be found here.
                    Cheers,
                    Brad
                    Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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                    • #11
                      as long as he sells it to me, you can be happy Brad !!!!!
                      The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits - Albert Einstein

                      View my collection photostream at FLICKER

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mike184 View Post
                        @Henry - these bracelets seem to be specially made for those chronos. I have also a lot of bracelets, but nothing comparable. Maybe Jay(IntrenUK) has s.th..
                        I have been searching for one of those bracelets for a l o n g time—ever since Brad sold me the watch. They are very, very difficult to find on a watch and nigh-on impossible to find by themselves. I contacted Jay at IntrenUK last year and he did not have any.

                        If anyone finds one of those bracelets, I am a buyer! I will make it worth your time!

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                        • #13
                          Congrats, Mike. You're upping the ante on the rest of the EOTers

                          I've have had a gold coloured dial version at the watchmakers for service for a while. Looks all original. But he takes his time. Can you post some close up shots when you can?
                          Thanks,
                          ken
                          I'm so sick and tired of my friends who can't handle their alcohol. The other night they dropped me three times while carrying me to the car

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                          • #14
                            Nice link, Brad. Now I see that the one went to danomar has the blue/white scheme.
                            Tempus fugit...

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                            • #15
                              Some more chrono pics

                              On multiple demand of a single guy(Hi, Ken! ), here are some more pics:





                              Condition is excellent, just the sunburst on top of the case can be redone some day, I know a specialist for that near Frankfurt
                              The bracelet looks great, but is too short. I meanwhile found out that it seems to be a Longines one with a Rado-signed aftermarket close. That enlarges the chance to get extra links some day.

                              @Brad - do you know if the bracelet on your pics is the original Rado one? Nevertheless, I prefer the Longines band.



                              The movement has the "normal" rotor, not the special Rado marked one as to see on Brad´s pics. Either the rotor was replaced in the past or they used the standard ones later. The movement looks brilliant, is freshly serviced and all functions work perfectly. The hacking feature allows to set the time exactly and I can´t see an aberration since yesterday.





                              Digging through my bracelet drawers, I found an old Tressa band from that time, fitting the endpieces of the chrono - and my wrist. So I gave it a new bursting, the Rado close and mounted it. Not as nice as the Longines band, but long enough without extension link - and comfortable.
                              Thanx again to Peter from Vienna for selling me this wonderful watch - it will make my days for a long time.
                              At the moment, I´m putting my collection in order, sorting out some watches that have to go - the next phase is to refine the collection, not to enlarge it.

                              Originally posted by danomar View Post
                              I have been searching for one of those bracelets for a l o n g time—ever since Brad sold me the watch. They are very, very difficult to find on a watch and nigh-on impossible to find by themselves. I contacted Jay at IntrenUK last year and he did not have any.

                              If anyone finds one of those bracelets, I am a buyer! I will make it worth your time!
                              Just a matter of how much money you have or want to handle - there are two Longines Master chronos in the bay at the moment. Buy one and resell it with another band. With a little luck, you get the band cheap at last.
                              Or better: Buy both of them and send me some extra links.
                              Longines Master I(with the famous star dust dial )
                              Longines Master II
                              Last edited by mike184; 05-19-2011, 06:33 AM.
                              Best regards, Mike
                              vintage-rado.de

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