Vintage Helbros Chronograph

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kahuna74
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Vintage Helbros Chronograph

Post by kahuna74 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:26 pm

I picked this up last week and it just got here today. I have had this watch on my list now for a couple of years. I thought it had either a Venus cal. 188, or a Valjoux 7733 movement. Now that I have it and have been doing some research. I believe its a Venus Cal. 170. I am sure the crown is not original, but I do like it. Its kind of beefy. So far its running spot on, but I am going to send it out for a cleaning and new seals. I think I am going to leave the case just the way it is. Same with the dial.
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Re: Vintage Helbros Chronograph

Post by Ocean » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:01 pm

You are correct that it is a 170 it's the same movement as my 40's Era OLMA. It is a fantastic movement and a great looking watch looking forward to seeing as you restore it.
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Re: Vintage Helbros Chronograph

Post by kahuna74 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:06 pm

Thanks Ocean. This is the first watch in a little while that has had me really revved up in a long time. I am loving this one. The crystal is a new acrylic one. No scratches on it as of yet. Everything on this watch works perfectly.
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Re: Vintage Helbros Chronograph

Post by biglove » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:54 pm

Love that dial!

Reminds me of some type of instrument but it escapes me at the moment.

Congrats!
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Re: Vintage Helbros Chronograph

Post by AJC » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:37 am

If you decide to go with that strap let me know, I have a 10% discount code for them.
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