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Post by koimaster » November 30th 2020, 7:25pm

As automatic chronographs gained popularity in the 1970s, Heuer came together with the Valjoux 7750 after a long run of in-house chronograph movements. The 7750 is, of course, the very well-known chronograph movement, released in 1973. It powered many a Swiss chronograph, but Heuer first used it in their not especially popular Heuer Kentucky. The Kentucky was one of many Heuers named after cities in America, also realized in a quartz version that also isn’t especially sought after amongst Heuer collectors today. Retrospectively, it is easy to say that the Kentucky was ill-advised, but you can imagine Heuer’s will to continue with automatic chronographs after the breakthrough of the Caliber 11, while also mixing in a quartz version of the watch to stay with the latest trends. Nonetheless, Heuer continued making watches named after cities, eventually reaching Pasadena. ... ronographs


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