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What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
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David Hills Wrote:Paul (BASSMANOG), to better understand the ETA Valjoux 7750 Chronograph movement used in the IW3777, I suggest you visit the following two sites:i) http://www.timezone.com/library/horologium/horologium631672313433425752ii) IWC Collectors' Forum article: "IWC's Use of the ETA-Valjoux Chronograph Movements by Christian H. Niemann revised by M. Friedberg".Some distinquished Forummers have posted that the base ETA 7750 movement is so good in it's own right, and so well upgraded by IWC, that it could be considered as the next best thing to an IWC in-house movement. For me the plus is that it has both day and date display, which is not currently available in comparable IWC chronographs with in-house manufactured movements, other than a full perpetual calendar.
BassmanoG Wrote:My wife and I were down at one of our local ADs on Tuesday and the lady behind the counter informed me that the IW377704 is an in house movement not an ETA. Is this correct? I have been for ages thinking it was a modified ETA.Going by the IWC web page it is a 79320 calibre which means nothing to me. It was also mentioned that because it was in house it would be more accurate. Is this so?As a post script I was all set to try out the portofinos though both my wife and the sales lady said they were too small for my wrist. This excludes the eight day watch movement. Now I am back at the start trying to make a decision. Fun times again : )I was advised if I wash my hands a lot a metal bracelet would be more practical as the leather band would require replacing every twelve months. So the plan or should I say dream is for a metal bracelet for Monday through Friday and a leather one for the weekends.Hope every body is well.