Thanks Jon. I fell head over heels for brown tropicals really early on in my vintage watch life, then quickly realised most of the pieces I was swooning over were Tudors & Rolex watches. Way out of my league. I'd pretty much put the idea to bed, until........
I found this by partial fluke. I opened my WatchRecon phone app and by default it shows the most recent posts from all forums, and this one was sat atop the screen. It must only have been on Chronotrader for a matter of minutes so I put a good offer in immediately and the rest, as they say, is history.
It's way nicer than this photo shows too. When I find a moment I'll take a better one and post it on this thread too.
My 7733 is currently with my guy for service. Hopefully it costs about the same as a 6139? Is it more or less complex?
I've had a 3133 serviced recently and they're a direct Russian copy of the 7734. It was exactly the same price as any other chronograph I've ever paid for work on. Not knowing a huge amount about movements I'd say they're actually a touch simpler than the 6139 because they don't have he auto wind parts, the day/date parts, or any quickset mechanisms to fiddle with. I could of course be completely wrong!
You're right btw, they are a loud movement. In my opinion it's worth the extra decibel or two for such a strong workhorse of a tool.
Agree with that. Drives me nuts. Have a Valjoux 7765 and that is also a loud one. Is it because they are 18000 hz . Had a Unitas in for service the other day. Very load one. Also 18000. Large 13 ligne movement.