C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

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C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by Pikey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:51 am

I have this watch:

https://www.christopherward.co.uk/c1000 ... ion-1bb760

My favourite part about it, is the chronograph minute counter displaying exact minutes, ie it ticks onto the next minute every revolution of the chronograph second hand. I dont know of another automatic watch that does this.

Is this a characteristic of the movement, or is it something added by CW? On the watch info page, it says: "Powered by a modified version of ETA's 7750 chronograph movement"

There is another watch I'm looking at which has a Valjoux 7750 movement in it, and I'm trying to find out if it will have the same characteristic.

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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:05 pm

I’m no expert but I believe that mechanical chronographs do that. My Speedmaster certainly does, as do other older mechanical chronographs I have owned. The minute counters on quartz chronographs do the same thing.
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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by iain » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:16 pm

I have an El Primero which goes the same thing. It’s not a typical quartz tick though, about 1/2 a second beforehand it seems to start to move slightly then spring over exactly on the minute if that makes sense.

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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by biggus_richus » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:18 pm

My Marloe Lomond, running a Chinese Seagull movement does the same.

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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by hughesyn » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:21 pm

My 7750 does that, must be a characteristic of the movement.

The C1000 modification consists of ditching the date and running seconds!
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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:23 pm

iain wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:16 pm
I have an El Primero which goes the same thing. It’s not a typical quartz tick though, about 1/2 a second beforehand it seems to start to move slightly then spring over exactly on the minute if that makes sense.

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Pretty much what the 1861 Calibre on the Speedy does. It’s fascinating to watch a chronograph when you first get one. After a while you just let them get on with the job.
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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:50 pm

I have several Valjoux 7750 powered watches, including a C1000 Typhoon RAF, and the minutes on the chronograph all 'tick over' in the same way.

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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by nbg » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:42 pm

Not all mechanical chronographs are as mentioned in the above posts. I have just checked one of mine, as I thought it was different and it is.

The chronograph minute hand moves in line with the chronograph seconds hand, rather than wait until almost 60 seconds and move forward a complete minute.

It’s one of the Speedmaster Racing series that has calibre 3330. The 3330 is apparently based on the ETA 7750, but with a column wheel, rather than the normal cam.

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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by Pikey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:40 pm

My Monaco doesnt do it, and also my Seiko VK64-powered Straton doesnt do it either.

I'm considering selling the Straton, and getting one of their new 'Legera Bullhead' watches, which comes with the 7750 movement. I'd probably then be happy to sell the C1000 and get one of CW's lovely dress watches. That makes sense in my head anyway :)

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Re: C1000 Typhoon chronograph question

Post by MrDagon007 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:08 am

The seiko ne88 moves its minute counter gradually

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