Category Archives: parts

The column wheel, a pillar of traditional chronographs

Designed in the early 1970’s as a low-cost chronograph, the Valjoux 7750 has been adapted all fashionable ways. It was even converted into a high-range mechanism thanks to the transplant of a traditionnal column-wheel. Our contributor R. Jay Nudds examins le function of a column-wheel and its cheaper counterpart to outline the practical and emotional reasons that could lead the collector to choose one over the other.

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introducing: Resum watch store

Several years ago, I purchased a low-cost nautical watch from the Military Watch Mall on eBay. It appears the store owner has since opened an online store on the Vendio portal. The new store features wrist watches, straps, dials and other types of accessories related to watches.

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Happy New Year! The Most Popular Posts of 2011

As the editor, I would like to wish the reader a Happy New Year, and thank them for their support throughout the year 2011, either by visiting our posts or by linking to them on horological forums. WatchProjects.com consistently started publishing news about boutique brands in July 2009 and the site traffic almost doubled between December […]

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introducing: SK Watch Parts

Based in the German metalsmithing Mecca of Pforzheim, SK Watches sells pare parts for standard Swiss mechanical movements: ETA 2824-2, Unitas 6497, Unitas 6498, Valjoux 7750 and Valjoux 7751. For orders of 10 dials or more, it is possible to have a personal brand printed on the dial. For orders of 75 dials or more, […]

Posted in custom dials, ETA 2824-2, made-to-order, parts, pimp your watch, Unitas 649X, Valjoux 7750, Valjoux 7751 | 5 Comments

New German Manufacture Chronograph With Central Minute Counter

Last month saw the simultaneous release by two competing German brands of a new chronograph calibre with central minute hand. This particular display replicates a function of the legendary and sadly discontinued Lemania 5100: namingly, a central minute counter allowing a more natural reading of measured time than the ubiquitous 30 minutes subdial commonly found […]

Posted in antimagnetic, brand of origin, editorial, ISO-certified, legacy, militarophilia, novelty, original designs, original parts, press, Valjoux 7753 | 2 Comments