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Porsche 70th Anniversary

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The 356 Collection made by Ferro and Company is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche.
The 356 is the very first model made by Porsche. This limited edition Swiss Made Mechanical watch is inspired by Porsche 356 Tachometer and the watch crown mimics the Porsche Speedster Tire.
The watches come in Single hand and dual hands option with Limited Edition numbers.
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Why Every Man Should Own At Least One Pilot Watch

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Why Every Man Should Own At Least One Pilot Watch

In the world of the new, the old has been losing the war. High-tech gadgets, futuristic accessories and smart wear are becoming the norm.

If you go to any tech startup, you’re likely to see a bunch of young employees sporting a smartwatch on their wrist. Does this mean that classical wristwatches became obsolete?

Far from it. Even though we’re seeing a surge of smart wear, the analog watch isn’t going anywhere. 

The good old wristwatch was and remains a must when it comes to men’s accessories. It not only improves your style and makes you more attractive, it also makes you appear more badass and intelligent.

In the mass of different watch styles and brands, one style stands out as the perfect option for modern men - the trusted pilot wristwatch.

They’ve been in existence for over a hundred years and for a reason. They are cool, reliable and bold.

Why own a pilot watch even  if you’re not a pilot

Pilot watches

Here’s the truth - most pilot watches are sold to people who never operated an airplane in their lives. Some people who own a pilot watch never even stepped on an airplane. But that’s perfectly ok as pilot watches aren’t made exclusively for pilots. Their bold and simplistic designs make them a popular choice for casual everyday wear. They fit many styles and compliment most aesthetic needs. You just have to know which one to choose to compliment your style.

Plus, the historical connections to fighter planes make them an excellent choice for everyone with an adventurous spirit and daring personality.

pilot watch

So, why should every man own at least one pilot watch?

They last a long time

All genuine pilot watches are made from lasting materials. They are made to withstands heavy turbulence and high-altitude falls. They are made to last. This means that once you buy a pilot watch, you’re good for almost a lifetime. And seeing how you can wear them daily; a pilot watch makes for a deal that’s almost too good to pass on. The sapphire glass, which is the norm for modern watches, ensures that no matter what you do your chronograph remains untacked. You can be sure that a good, quality pilot watch will last you for decades.

They compliment your style

Most men prefer to stick to basics when it comes to personal style. We’re not fond of constant style changes and dealing with accessories that go with each outfit. If you’re anything like me, you prefer things that go well with anything - a formal outfit, jeans and shirt combos or everyday work wear. No matter what I wear, my aviator watch goes well with everything. It’s simplicity at its best. You can top any outfit with a genuine pilot watch. And the best part - they are always in style and will always remain in style.

They make you look bold

If you were to ask a thousand women what a man, a man’s man looks like, you’d start to see a few patterns - Vikings, Spartans, pilots. These would be the most common answers. Men that are strong, smart and that possess skills that make women feel safe. While we’d all like to, we can’t become Vikings or Spartans in the 21st century without being taken to a mental institution. It’s also hard to become a pilot, but it isn’t hard to look like one. Of course, we don’t want to parade around in pilot suits, but adding a simple accessory that a pilot watch is, goes a long way. Strapping a pilot watch is the easiest thing you can do to appear manlier in the eyes of the gentler sex.

They show you have a daring personality

We all see pilots as daring and brave. While you probably aren’t a pilot yourself, it doesn’t mean that you don’t share their bravery and boldness. And a pilot watch is a great representation of your grit. The simplistic design of writs watches shows that you prefer functionality over flashiness and it shows that you value things that simply work.

They evoke success

If you want to show the word that you’ve made, in business or life, owning an aviator watch is the way to go. We all know that Rolex is what most see as the synonym for success when it comes to watches, but Rolexes are flashy and unpractical for daily use whereas you can use an aviator watch for any occasion. Pilot watches show that you know what you want and that you know how to get it. They show you as an honest man that doesn’t let anyone or anything stood in your way.

You now know you want a pilot watch, but you still don’t know which one to get. The most important thing in a watch is its core - the mechanism.

Japanese vs. Swiss mechanisms

Miyota movement and ETA Swiss movement

The main difference between Swiss and Japanese watch movements is that Swiss ones are more aesthetically designed while Japanese are made with precision and accuracy in mind. We won’t go into details, but it’s good to know the main difference since pilot watches come with both mechanisms. So, which one should you choose? It comes down to how much you’re willing to spend. Swiss mechanisms are generally more expensive since they are usually handmade. Japanese ones are mostly made on automated robotic lines which makes them cheaper. At the end of the day, both should last, especially if you go with a trusted watch brand.

Now that you learned a thing or two about pilot watches and what they say about the person wearing them, check out our Pilot Watch Collection and see which one you’ll choose.

 You can also explore all the options offered by Ferro & Company. Explore watches inspired by Le Mans, accessories for the perfect look, or refurbished watches to find a hidden gem. Whatever you do, make sure you claim your classy style.

You can also explore all the options offered by Ferro & Company. Explore watches inspired by Le Mans, accessories for the perfect look, or refurbished watches to find a hidden gem. Whatever you do, make sure you claim your classy style.

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The life of Valjoux 7750

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In 1966 When Valjoux acquired a leading Mechanical Chronograph movement company (Venus, established in 1902),  the Valjoux 7730 was born.

The Valjoux 7730 was a hand wound chronograph movement with 17 jewels, and the initial versions of this movement were virtually identical to the Venus 188 from the 1940’s. During its production years, the 7730 was redesigned a couple of times with different reset hammers leading to the creation of the 7733/34/36 and 37 series.

Valjoux 7730

Although Valjoux was a leader in manual–wind chronographs during the 60’s, there was a race going on between several manufacturers to create an automatic chronograph movement. 

So, to catch pace with its competitors, Valjoux started working towards creating their first automatic movement and eventually ended up creating the trustworthy calibre 7750. Based on the 7730, the Valjoux 7750 was one of the first movements to be designed with the aid of a computer.

Valjoux 7750

Although the Valjoux 7750 was off to a great start with a lot of brands showing interest in the movement, the golden period was soon over as the production of the Valjoux was stopped in the year 1975 as a result of one of the worst crises the world of Horology ever faced: The Quartz Crisis.

As a result, the Swiss watch industry plummeted and would remain in bad shape for years to come. But things were to take a different turn, in 1983 the Swatch group was formed to revive the watch industry. Indeed, they were successful in bringing the watch back industry to life, also giving us enthusiasts living today to enjoy the world of horology. As was the case with the entire Swiss watch industry, the Valjoux 7750 even sprung back into action and came back into production in the year 1985.
Since its revival, the Valjoux 7750 has gone ahead to become one of the most successful and trustworthy automatic chronograph movement to exist in the market and can be found in watches as high as $10,000 such as Omega, Breitling, IWC etc...

Today, Valjoux is a part of ETA, which is owned by the Swatch Group, a massive conglomerate in the watch world, and that indeed ensures a surefooted and stable future for the movement manufacturer.

Ferro & Company Swiss Made Valjoux Watch

Ferro and Company Swiss Made Valjoux Movement Watch

Ferro and Company Swiss Made Valjoux Movement Watch back side

Even though  Valjoux Watches sell for thousands of dollars, Ferro & Company's Swiss Made Valjoux watches are available for $1499. 
If you are serious about getting a Valjoux watch, use Promo Code VAL30 and get 30% OFF our LTD Edition Swiss Made Valjoux Watches today while supplies last. This will reduce the price down from $1499 to $1049. Free international Shipping is included.

Click Here to view our Valjoux Movement Watches. 

You can also explore other watch options, such as our Distinct 3 Watches, or even our AGL Watch collection. Find a watch that suits your style.

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