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  1. jerryct

    jerryct Apr 1, 2018

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    hi guys!

    Recently got myself a Wakmann Triple date. I understand it is either fitted with a valjoux 72C or a valjoux 730. I have some photos here, wondering if anyone can help me ID the movement?
    Also anyone has info when did Wakmann changed the movement from Valjoux 72C to valjoux 730 or vice versa?

    Thanks!

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  2. w154

    w154 Apr 1, 2018

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    The calibre number can be found under the balance wheel. It's a 730. You can make it out in your third photo...

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  3. jerryct

    jerryct Apr 1, 2018

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    How did I miss it ! Thanks for pointing it out
     
  4. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 2, 2018

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    Also, the pushers on the 72 are not equidistant from the crown. The bottom one is more distal.

    Some help if no movement shots:thumbsup:

    Nice example
     
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  5. jerryct

    jerryct Apr 5, 2018

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    Thanks! that is something new learnt.

    So anyone knows when Wakmann switched the movement from a Valjoux 72c to a 730? or vice versa?
     
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  6. valjoux72

    valjoux72 Apr 5, 2018

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    Be aware that exsists a third iteration. The Valjoux 723 is the rarest movement that can be found on Wakmann Full Calendar chronograph.
    I will add a pic from mine tomorrow.
     
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  7. khanmu

    khanmu Apr 5, 2018

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    A very nice example, on my list, and a watch that seems to be rising in price...
     
  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 5, 2018

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    I'd grab one ASAP. They really are superb watches. They all seem to have been in sock drawers or something.
     
  9. jerryct

    jerryct Apr 5, 2018

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    Looking forward to see that !
     
  10. jerryct

    jerryct Apr 5, 2018

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    It seems like it was only recently people started realizing that there is this watch fitted with the valjoux 72 movement which can be had for relatively affordable range.
     
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  11. valjoux72

    valjoux72 Apr 6, 2018

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    As promised here a pic of the Valjoux 723. Sorry, I don´t have any better movement pic right now.
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    With around 39mm very good size to. Mine is gp but in predistine condition.
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    Unfortunately the movement is in need of a service.
    From time to time I´m thinking about selling it, but these Wakmanns are pretty cool...
     
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  12. jerryct

    jerryct Apr 7, 2018

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    Beautiful piece
     
  13. redpcar

    redpcar Apr 7, 2018

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    I have the same watch. Could you snap a pic of the crown? Just curious about the logo.
     
  14. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 13, 2019

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    I don't suppose anyone knows if there are display backs made by Preik or another that will fit these Wakmann cases?
     
  15. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 14, 2019

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    I tried to buy one yesterday that looked a little rough and definitely needed service. It went for nearly 1800. I fear I missed the window for me buying one at a price I think is reasonable.

    I just learned why there are some minor differences in these. I'm sure many already know, but this came in a 37 and 39mm size. Now I'm more interested.
     
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  16. jimmyjay

    jimmyjay May 15, 2019

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    E1A504CB-4A04-4979-B7D9-E5CB5D885F41.jpeg Here’s my later Val 730 at 39mm. The worn pushers bother me a bit but it’s a great size and I wear it often.

    I think I recall reading the 730 replaced the 72c in the late ‘60s.
     
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  17. TexOmega

    TexOmega May 15, 2019

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    My AOPA Wakmann has a Val 723 with the Breitling import stamp, WOG

    37mm and 19mm lug


    AOPA Wakmann Val 723.jpg
     
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  18. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime May 16, 2019

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    Here’s mine (730). Works perfectly with jeans, or a suit. Superb dial. Valjoux movement. What’s not to love?!?
     
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  19. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer May 16, 2019

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    Here's mine! Really very nice watches for the money

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  20. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 May 16, 2019

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    I think that's the first time I've ever seen the word "distal" used in text and certainly the first time I've seen it used outside of anatomy. I've noidea why, but it made me smile .... carry on!
     
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