Also, am I the only one disappointed with the Valjoux 7750?I personally like the 7750 since it's so easy to regulate that I could do it myself, is reliable, and I can get parts for it for the next 200 years. True, the movement isn't anything special and really shouldn't be in any $9k, stock-from-ETA-and-not-modified-by-the-watch-house-other-than-being-enough-to-be-COSC-Certified watch, but it's encouraging to see Oakley put out another automatic. Hopefully this is just a stepping stone.
Tony, add this to the video section if you wantGreat idea Dann! I will do that.
For 9K, I would certainly not want to drop it off at a local watch shop, as I doubt they would even be able to open up the case back.I'd actually would find a skilled/highly regarded local watchmaker rather than sending it in for regular maintenance. The 7750 is a common and generic enough movement that it can be worked on by the vast majority of skilled watchmakers. Plus, their turnaround time tend to be within a couple weeks vs. a few months when sending it in. And they're cheaper as well. IMO, unless the watch is investment grade material, it's better to go local.