1970s Guildcrest Deluxe Chronograph Valjoux Cal. 7734

$ 1,850

The '60s and '70s were a boom time for watches, which resulted in all kinds of brands coming out of the woodwork take a piece of the action and offer something uniquely cool. Many of these brands no longer exist, which leaves us with a glut of very cool pieces that we know little about. Like this Guildcrest, a beautiful dual-register chronograph with a rotating bezel and tons of panache. Plus, it'll give you something to nerd out about as you dig through the depths of the internet looking for all the info you can find. 

Stock # GLDDCHR7734
Brand Guildcrest
Style Chronograph
Model N/A
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Grey W/ White Sub-Dials
Millimeters 38.5
Bracelet 2pc Rubber Tropic Strap



The excellent case appears to have received a gentle polishing in its past and features long lugs that show light signs of wear. The original bezel shows some wear and remains deep black, the arrow at the 12 o'clock position is missing its lume. The case retains its original crown and dual pump pushers. The original case back shows signs of use appropriate for its age. The watch comes supplied on a two-piece rubber tropic strap.


The handsome grey sunburst dial is in wonderful overall condition showing minor signs of age. The hour markers feature onyx enamel inlays. The 30-minute subdial at 6 o'clock features a pop of orange to partition the 5-minute mark. The hour and minute hands are also inlaid with onyx enamel and the lume that has aged to a greenish-grey, and the Lollipop chronograph hand is a bright red. Under U.V. light inspection the lume in the chronograph shows minor cracking but no lume loss and remains stable.


None. The watch is running and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.