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    Watch Show Find Phenix

    I went to a local watch show this was in a watch seller's $10 bin
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    Re: Watch Show Find Phenix

    I've had a couple of Phenix. Nice little watches.

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    Re: Watch Show Find Phenix

    Great find. I have 3 Phenixes - its an interesting brand as they made their own movements, with some innovations.

    Their factory:



    And in 1984:

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    See http://www.diju.ch/f/notices/detail/7052 in French.

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    Phenix Watch Co

    Phenix Watch Co is the first watch manufacturer in Switzerland to gauge recorded for a watch movement and it is also the engineering industry is the famous tower Dubail.

    The genesis of the Phenix factory begins in 1873, the day Julius Dubail, Jean-Baptiste Joseph Monnin and Frossard Porrentruy founded the company "Dubail, Monnin, Frossard & Co.".
    On 6 May 1899, she was named "Company of Watchmaking Porrentruy" and also acquired buildings Bassecourt. Jules Dubail leaves the company this year and founded an industrial society to Delle. Six partners are then head of the company: Roussel Galle, Jean-Baptiste Monnin, Louis Dubail, Adolphe Dubail, Joseph and Joseph Frossard Dubail.
    In February 1902, the "Company Watch" is liquidated. However, it is reborn under a new name "Phenix Watch Co SA, headed by new partners: Edward Boivin, Director, Gaston Daucourt
    notary Charles Boivin, industrial, Victor Donzelot merchant; Constantine Senn, Director, residing in Delémont. Jean-Baptiste Monnin will in turn create its own society "Monnin Rebetez & Co." and "Monnin & Cie in 1917, removed in 1941.

    The Phenix company received several awards at World Fairs and national;
    La Chaux-de-Fonds (1881), Amsterdam and Zurich (1883), London (1884), Antwerp (1885), Rome (1888), Paris (1889 and 1900), Geneva (1896), Thessaloniki (1931).
    The company exports to Romania (from 1899), France, Belgium, Austria and Hungary (since 1900), England, Mexico and Denmark (since 1901).

    Since the early twentieth century, the operation focuses on making the shows anchor, wristwatch and pocket watch and watch for cars and meters for rockets. It also manufactures all of its supplies.
    In the 1930s, the company occupies a hundred worker (s) and produces one hundred thousand watches per year.
    In 1934, the company's management uses Henry Knecht, then aged 24, charged with overall responsibility. A few years later he was appointed director.
    Since 1939, the Phenix is ​​taken up by the Cantonal Bank of Berne, then transferred to ASUAG (General Federation of watches, created in 1931) and surrendered in 1949 to a group of closely related Barns at Factory clock Nivada . The new Board of Directors consists of Robert Lerch, chairman; Alois Casutt, vice president, Paul Aeschbacher, Secretary; Jakob Schneider, Emil Schneider and Charles Schneider.

    By 1961, Phenix is ​​part of the MSR (Manufactures of Swiss watchmaking met SA), along with three other manufacturers: Revue Thommen in Waldenburg, Vulcan in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Buser Freres & Cie SA Niederdorf. In MSR, Vulcan handles the business side, Phenix reassembly Revue Thommen production of blanks and Buser embarks on the construction of measuring instruments for pressure.
    The group will diversify its production and in 1972 on a turnover of 24.2 million francs, the share rises to 13.4 million watch, diversification products (mainly mechanical and electronic) 10.8 million.
    In June 1973, the MSR Group, headquartered in Biel, enlisted Marvin House, La Chaux-de-Fonds.

    Of the 600 people employed by the MSR Group, the Phenix employs 162. The diversification of the group's activities had resulted in the introduction to Phenix, in 1967, an electronics department who worked full time on behalf of Blanks SA.
    The factory knows, however, serious difficulties and in 1981 it closed its doors. It then employs fifty people under the leadership of Roland Voisin. Part of the plant is leased to a workshop of watch, another vocational school. The building will be demolished in 1984 to be replaced by a shopping center and apartments.

    In 1983, two former workers, and Jacqueline Nicole Mamie Pryxsbor, with the help of the group ETA, founded the company "Prisma".
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    Re: Watch Show Find Phenix

    Oh - and congratulations on your 1000th post.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

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    Re: Watch Show Find Phenix

    I wasn't paying attention, Thanks! I didn't have a Phenix and this one looked like a good example, especialy for $10, it's 32mm.

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    Re: Watch Show Find Phenix

    Looks like a Cal. Phenix 140 SC (seconde central):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Phenix 140(SC)

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