Abraham-Louis Perrelet 9th January 1729 World of Horology John Harrison 24th March 1693
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Item offered here!
customised by Jochen Benzinger 1984-85
Swiss manual movement
Valjoux 7734 caliber
watch production year late 1960s
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Jochen Benzinger (*1961) had a good teacher in the guild master of Pforzheim where he did his apprenticeship in engraving, finishing by receiving a diploma and an award for being especially talented. Looking for a new challenge he taught himself the craft of engine turning, today no longer offered as an apprenticeship. He was aided in his endeavors by some older specialists still active in Pforzheim.
In 1985 he took over the company Kollmar, which had already been in existence for five generations and had an excellent reputation as an engine turning workshop.
Among Benzinger’s many machines one can find very old pieces, rescued from companies that went bankrupt and were in the act of throwing them away. These machines have made their way either to the Technical Museum or to Jochen Benzinger, who has carefully restored them and now uses them in his daily work.
Benzinger offers you an interesting and wide array of subjects. He engraves and engine turns dials, jewelry such as pendants, lockets and picture frames as well as caps for fine pens. During the last few years we have also specialized in hand-engraved and engine turned watches and movements, offering completely unique timepieces made to customers’ specifications.
I hate to use the word rare which I see on almost every watch add? I think those who use the word RARE!, should find the definition the word RARE!. here is the define of rare horology, collectable,Vintage & antiquarian a unique Heuer chronograph the watch dates from approx 1969 early 1970s, this is a unique time piece only 1 in the world of it's kind study the movement ? you are looking at the early work of a master watchmaker/ Engraver Jochen Benzinger if you do not recognise his name in the Horology world you still have a lot to learn? No one can and I mean no one can mistake his work by the obvious unique engrave wave patent, this is his very early work of Bezinger around 1984/85 now days he tends to more skeletonisation. I must state here and now and please do not find it in any way offensive do your research before asking certain questions to save your embassament, ie my brothers got one just like it, this is not a Heuer? ( sorry Heuerboy who are you? ) private joke!. Selling this type of horolgerie does tend to bring boffins out of there coffins sorry to the norm!. On to the watch i think it speaks for it's self simply a chonograph watch of pure beauty.Valjoux 7734 date display as used in the camaro,Solid matt black dial with white sub-seconds dials,white outer seconds,numerals and hands, Red sub hands and red center sweeping hand,Date display at the 6 hr, Stainless steel case with rotating black bezel. The whole watch is in nice condition keeping superb beat/accurate time all functions working correctly chono's returning to 0 positions, this watch is ready to be worn every day or just added to a collection. Watch case size 42.72mm across including crown 47.94mm lug to lug, band width 18.00mm the watch is fitted with a very exspensive padded black leather strap.
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