I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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OK I know the rules, no pictures no belief, but I just received my first 7750 watch and have been wearing it for the last couple of hours. I've always wondered what on earth a valjoux wobble was, and then all of a sudden it happened. :D

I feel a bit sordid and guilty but I have to say I LIKED it. :oops:

I blame some photos of Downers a while back for "persuading" me to get this watch and when one came up on TZ-UK I thought/ wrestled/ considered then realised I would always kick myself if I missed it.

Any ideas yet?
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Aha....welcome to the 'wobble' club :D

What have you bought then??
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castle wrote:. I've always wondered what on earth a valjoux wobble was, and then all of a sudden it happened. :D

I feel a bit sordid and guilty but I have to say I LIKED it. :oops:
Any chance of enlightening those who haven't got a clue what you're talking about?? :shock: :shock:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
castle wrote:. I've always wondered what on earth a valjoux wobble was, and then all of a sudden it happened. :D

I feel a bit sordid and guilty but I have to say I LIKED it. :oops:
Any chance of enlightening those who haven't got a clue what you're talking about?? :shock: :shock:
It is one of those wonderful life-changing experiences. :silent:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Most ETA movements wind both ways but Valjoux was a separate company before being bought by Swatch (ETA). The 7750 only winds clockwise so it spins freely anti-clockwise. As one way spins freely but the other winds the watch you sometimes get a wobble on your watch while wearing it. I presume it is because it is changing direction and so creates a bit of imbalance momentarily. One of the little things about mechanical watches that make then so endearing.
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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It's always good to hear of someone having a new experience. :)

Now, where's the pics? (I'm guessing Steinhart Nav-B Chrono II as well).
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well done :thumbup: try a 7750 on one wrist and a ETA A07.161 it has a wobble also, could be fun :D
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androo wrote:well done :thumbup: try a 7750 on one wrist and a ETA A07.161 it has a wobble also, could be fun :D
When I got my C90 Beckett's I was actually so concerned by the A07.161's wobble that I pm'd Kip and one or two others to ask if it was normal or faulty :D
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redd wrote:
androo wrote:well done :thumbup: try a 7750 on one wrist and a ETA A07.161 it has a wobble also, could be fun :D
When I got my C90 Beckett's I was actually so concerned by the A07.161's wobble that I pm'd Kip and one or two others to ask if it was normal or faulty :D
Mine seems to make more noise than my C40. The C90 wobble isn't so intense to feel but the case seems to wobble more (probably as there is less weight) either way its an odd symbiosis i like
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Welcome to the world of the 7750 club! Quite a bizarre phoenomenon....!
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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village wrote:Nav II B Chrono.
Am I really that predictable? :clap:

Got the 44mm version second hand but I can't see a mark anywhere on it. Have to say that I am seriously impressed. I can't think of another watch that has elicited an almost emotional response from me. I really can't find anything negative at all to say, have it on a leather strap and the deployant is a thing of wonder in itself. I wasn't really prepared for the rotor to suddenly give a bit of a noticable whirr on the wrist, but have to say I do like it.

Many thanks to several Steinhart chrono owners who have pointed me this direction, and especially Downer's useful post. Before this forum I had never even heard of the brand.
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Over Christmas I picked up a 7753 movement and it has the same core and therefore the same wobble...LOVING IT!!!
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

Post by Lavaine »

The wobble is a pretty neat experience. It reminds you that you have a 'living' mechanical device on your wrist, not just a simple time telling device. Wear it in good health.
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