My first mechanical chronograph!

Okay, so this is something I’m quite excited about. I always said that my first mechanical chronograph would be a special watch for me, probably a graduation watch of some sorts, and that it’d be a Speedmaster. But then I thought to myself; «that’s too long a wait, I want one now».

So I did:

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And I am head over heels in love!

I found an article from Fratello about it, and seems that it’s kind of a mysterious and not-known model. Cool!

Being quite interested in mechanical watches, I had to open the caseback and have a look..

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And wow. The coloumn wheel Valjoux 92 is gorgeous! I first looked at a Heuer with the same calibre, but it was 4 times the price, and probably 4 times as beautiful..

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What was your first chronograph? Doesn’t have to be mechanical! 😄

As always, thanks for the read! Cheers🍻

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My favourite chronograph is also a mechanical watch. It’s my automatic Norqain Adventure Sport Chrono Day/Date.

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Great looking watch and very interesting too!

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Very nice piece, more like interesting than a Speedmaster in my opinion

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Matt84

My favourite chronograph is also a mechanical watch. It’s my automatic Norqain Adventure Sport Chrono Day/Date.

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What a beauty!

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CliveBarker1967

Great looking watch and very interesting too!

Thanks! Yes, I like a mysterious watch

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Warrior75

Very nice piece, more like interesting than a Speedmaster in my opinion

This is more niche I guess.. you see Speedys everywhere

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The first mechanical chrono sure hits differently. I took a bit of a different path and went pre-owned microbrand to get the best price on a top grade ETA 2894-2-powered watch I’ve ever seen:

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It’s crazy that this Straton carries the same movement as Bell&Ross, TAG Heuer and Chopard watches that cost many thousands of dollars.

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Beautiful watch and beautiful photographs!

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TekindusT

The first mechanical chrono sure hits differently. I took a bit of a different path and went pre-owned microbrand to get the best price on a top grade ETA 2894-2-powered watch I’ve ever seen:

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It’s crazy that this Straton carries the same movement as Bell&Ross, TAG Heuer and Chopard watches that cost many thousands of dollars.

Oh wow! That’s really impressive. And what a piece, really stunning and unique case shape!

Might have to look down that preowned microbrand-alley myself🫣

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notenoughtime

Beautiful watch and beautiful photographs!

Thank you! I really appriciate it 🥰