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Valjoux 7733 Restore project


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Hi fellow watch enthusiasts, I hope you are keeping safe & well.

 

I have a couple of questions if I may.  I’m creating an ETA Valjoux 7733 watch from NOS parts.  Doing OK, got a really clean movement with dial and hands, and now a nice case too. The hands are in pretty bad shape, so I purchased some additional ones, however the Chrono hands are just too big and the barrels are just not compatible with the movement.  I’m guessing I’m going to have to try and restore/repaint the old ones.  I’ve watched videos on restoring hands, however they tend to be the Hour & Minute hands.  Chrono hands are obviously significantly smaller.  If anyone has any tips or advice on painting hands this small, they would be greatly appreciated.

 

On a slight aside, can anyone advise if the dial feet are in the same position on a Valjoux 7733 & Valjoux 7734..?   In addition, if I were to put a 7733 dial (no date window) on a 7733 movement, would it cause an issue with the transit of the date wheel..?  I know sacrilege, just wondering :biggrin:.  

 

Many thanks

Phil

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