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It is very nice, although a bit "unusual" design. My concern is the strap - it is a custom strap, it could really still be worn a while, but the condition... the once glossy leather surface is getting dull and overall it is not looking perfect anymore. And with Wyler being out of business, there is no way to get a replacement. Anyways I was thinking about taking the wonderful movement, a Valjoux 7753 that was just serviced recently and to put it into a different case. It will also require a different dial obviously, due to the form.
The dial option is limited - I have only found one current supplier of a neutral Valjoux 7753 dial:
Black or white? I tend to choose the dark one. Not the greatest option in either case, but not too expensive either. I might also obtain a black dial disk.
Cases are abundant. However here are my personal specs:
- 40mm or less
- less than 15mm in height, if possible
- stainless steel
- preferably a glass back
- as cheap as possible
Here are some options:
(Currently my favorite, also comes with a nice set of hands)
(Nice but likely going to end up somewhere around 300 USD - too much)
(Nice, probably going to end up costing less than 100 USD. Note the internal city bezel - although I am not sure it is really useful in any way.)
All of them are around 40mm. 38mm would be great, smaller ones I have not seen yet. The 7750 is 29mm in diameter, so theoretically it would fit into a 36mm case and I have seen early vintage watches with 7750 of that size. But there is another issue - the height of the movement, which will not allow a case of less than 13,5 mm or so. And a small but high case is awkward on the wrist - I guess 38-40mm will work better.
What do You think?
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