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Hi guys,
I’m relatively new to the forum and I thought I’d do a review on my new watch. SMW Chronograph 7750. I’m in the military and I wanted something rugged but stylish. Also, I wanted with strong lume, swiss movement, water resistance at 30ATM, and rotating bezel. Also, being in the army, I wanted a robust watch that can take a beating. I was looking at Marathon CSAR but it was too pricy. It ranged from $1800-$2800 (well over my budget).

Then I ran into SMW Chronograph. EXACTLY same minus the thinner bezel, and the spring bar removal pin hole. It is $999 @ Amazon.com. This was a no brainer.

Here's the spec:
Movement: Valjoux 7750 Automatic Chronograph, 25 Jewels, 28,800 beats per hour
Case back: screwdown 316 L stainless steel
Water resistance up to 30 atm
Width: 47mm
Calendar: Day + Date
Lume: H3 Tritium

I ordered the watch on 02 Jun 14 and it came in via FedEx on 04 Jun 14.

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The watch came in a pelican box. Don’t know how water proof this is, seems beefy.

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As seen...

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Comes with Milanese Mesh Strap, Booklet, Photocopy instruction of how to set Valjoux 7750 Mvmnt, Leather strap.

20140605_093201.jpg 20140605_093319.jpg 20140605_093218.jpg The leather doesn't seem very high quality and the instruction is just a cheap photocopy, but the watch it self is gorgeous. I inspected it for a while looking for flaws and defects. none.

20140605_200347.jpg 20140605_093741.jpg 20140605_093716(0).jpg 20140605_093611.jpg Watch itself.

20140605_093549.jpg 20140605_093449.jpg The mesh bracelet and the clasp.

20140605_200236.jpg 20140605_200221.jpg 20140605_200208.jpg 20140605_200135.jpg 20140605_093829.jpg Wrist shot and comparing the thickness to my 44mm Invicta 9937. The SMW's bezel is half the thickness of the Marathon CSAR, which I prefer. The CSAR is just ridiculously thick.

I haven't checked the accuracy of the watch yet. I've only had it for a few days. I have my faith in the Valjoux 7750.

I hope you enjoyed the brief review/unboxing with my low quality phone camera.

Thanks for your time,
 

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Congratulations! Nice write-up too. Enjoy!
 

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Nice write-up. It's a good looking watch. I especially like the pushers on it. Congrats and wear it in good health!
 

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Thanks guys. Appreciate the positive feedback.

Jcp311: it wears like a 46-47 mm from face, but the thing wears THICK from the side. I see myself in the mirror with my hand in the pocket and it's just another watch. I turn it side ways and BAM. I cant imagine wearing the thicker CSAR.
 

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Love it!
Looks to be a really well made watch. I will keep these in mind for future consideration. I've always wanted a BIG diver to add to my collection.
 
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