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Re: I need Your help here, verdammt!

Post by gerdson » October 25th 2023, 6:32am

I had to use the search option to find this thread again. Just found a - hopefully - proper dial for this one:
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No need to read the whole thread from the start - just briefly: It is a Valjoux 7753, but the variant missing the "hour counter" in the middle. I struggled a lot to find a proper dial, until I - after literally speaking years - just found one on ebay. It is actually from the same vendor who earlier had sold this one to me:
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The new dial:
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I hope it will arrive soon, now I can't wait for it. :mrgreen:
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Post by gerdson » October 26th 2023, 5:34am

Right. While waiting for the dial to arrive, I am also still working on this project here
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I will be at my watchmaker coming Friday, with the case and what I hope is a fitting movement holder. Unfortunately he told me he started to suffer from some vision related illness, I really hope it does not end his career. He has actually retired from work, but watchmaking is his life, and I certainly hoped both for his and my own selfish cause, that he would continue to work a bit.
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Post by Nuvolari » October 26th 2023, 10:33pm

Wow Gerdie you sure have great taste in projects. I feel your pain in being able to access my trusted watchmaker less. My guy, Tam, barely made it through a heart attack but had open-heart surgery just-in-time. Now he works a few hours a day…. which is still something, and I’m grateful….

But, hopefully, we continue to be able to gain ‘wisdom through time’ - meaning we age, damn it - while we enjoy This Thing of Ours, as Conjugator often calls it.
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Re: I need Your help here, verdammt!

Post by gerdson » November 6th 2023, 10:43am

Please check these dials out and let me know, which one You would favorize for this case:
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The case is partly pvd coated, with some polished faces.
https://www.uhren-roemer.de/Uhrenersatz ... -oxid.html
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Re: I need Your help here, verdammt!

Post by gerdson » November 6th 2023, 11:26pm

Mine as well.
However, I like this brownish/orange subdial one as well. It will definetely be either the gray or the brown one.
The gray might indeed look better in this particular case. Maybe I will buy both. White hands in either case, though the gray one might benefit of some orange sub dial hands/central second.
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Re: I need Your help here, verdammt!

Post by gerdson » November 6th 2023, 11:36pm

Btw, the movement is a Selitta SW 500, a kind of Swiss clone of the Valjoux 7750. The rotor is branded TAG Heuer, apparently when such are turned in for service, they simply swap the movement, and the used ones end up on ebay. It will still need to be serviced.
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