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  1. 250scr

    250scr Feb 11, 2016

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    Hello members, I am contemplating acquiring an Excelsior Park Monte Carlo with Valjoux 7740 movement. Do any members have one and what are your thoughts on this piece? Thank you.
     
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  2. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 11, 2016

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    Love them. If you find more of them than you need please let me know. :)
    Joke aside. They are really cool pieces!
     
  3. 250scr

    250scr Feb 11, 2016

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    Thanks @Northernman They do look really cool. How is the the valjoux 7740 movement in your opinion? Thank you.
     
  4. x3no

    x3no Feb 11, 2016

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    Did you find it on Instagram @250scr ? I have a white dialed version below and love it. Looking for the black dial version.. but at a decent price!

    7740 - Valentines Day.jpg

    The Val 7740 is what it is, and gotta love the machine etching..

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  5. 250scr

    250scr Feb 11, 2016

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    Hi @x3no . yes I did. I have been looking at them for awhile now, and feel they are great looking watches. I just didn't know how well the valjoux 7740 movements were. You have a great looking watch. That movement looks awesome.
     
  6. x3no

    x3no Feb 11, 2016

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  7. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 11, 2016

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    Hi,
    The 7740 is interesting as it is in all practical sense a handwound Buren cal 11/12.
    I have not really heard anything bad said about it, and it is much less common to see than its predecessors.
    The chronograph design, as it came of the cal11/12, is a Dubois-Depraz job. DD is known for being the "go to" company on chronograph module designs.
    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/inside-dubois-depraz-empire-of-the-watch-movement-module/

    Many things to like about it for sure!

    Happy hunting (you too!).
    ;)
     
  8. danomar

    danomar Feb 11, 2016

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    I had two different watches with the 7740 and liked them very much. The only thing I would pay attention to is the date wheel: If the date is off-center in the dial aperture, it might be more than a date wheel problem.