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Dugena - A German Chronograph With A Valjoux 7733 Movement


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I do love the old-fashioned chronos from the early '60s and '70s, and I couldn't resist this nice, minty specimen. The Dugena trademark is registered in Darmstadt in Germany, but the movement is a Valjoux 7733. Looking forward to getting this one - more pictures when it arrives...





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It arrived this morning - and IS in great condition. Dugena stopped making these hand-wound chronos in the late 1970s. They do mainly quartz now. This model and face is very similar to the Breitling "Panda" dial chrono, which also uses the Valjoux 7733 movement.





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I know I'm new on this forum, but you soon get to know the characters & your one of them! I've got to love your prolific purchasing. :thumbsu:




I have three basic angles when it comes to watch collecting. My main interest is in American Railroad-grade pocket watches - mainly Hamilton, Illinois, Waltham and Elgin, plus some US made WW2 military pocket watches. That's my collecting "mainspring", and I buy these very occasionally and only when there's something I really want - and, once bought, they're never sold.


As far as wristwatches go, I split these into 2 categories: (1) cheap-as-chips bits of fun, rarely more than £5-£20, which I can buy and sell as I feel like it just for the hell of it, and (2) good quality timepieces which I keep, ranging from US Gruens and Wittnauers to Swiss chronos - which I also keep. The Dugena is a nice 1970s chrono, and it's a keeper.


So, when I want to buy a "keeper", I have three sources of income:


1. I can sell a few of the cheapies

2. I spend part of my regular pension - but more usually:

3. I pick up my guitar, go out with the ceilidh band or to a jazz gig - and earn the cash!


Simples! I usually do a wedding gig with the band about twice a month, and get around £80+ for each gig. I stick the money in the bank and - lo and behold! Another chrono... :rock:

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I'm begining to look to see if Will has posted a review before I bid on anything now on ebay!!....respect to you Will.. :thumbsu:


Ah, but you haven't seen the crap I've bought now and then... about which we shall not speak! :devil:


Tip: Roamer watches from the 1950s and 1960s - hand-wound - are great movements and still a good price, but going up steadily.

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