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    How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    This new timepiece has just joined the collection of my favorite brand.
    A brand that, in my opinion, has little to envy to much more "noble" watches; both for construction quality and for quality of movements.




















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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    Lovely piece @bubba48,
    my second Cyma has just arrived and I really like them - just posted it on WRUW thread.
    Don`t shout too loudly though - or all the hipsters will start pushing up prices! :0)
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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    That's a great watch; thanks for reminding us of this excellent brand.
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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    I love this brand too, and i wische to know, some more about it.


    Step by step i will be there.

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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sansoni7 View Post
    I love this brand too, and i wische to know, some more about it.
    Some infos:

    Frederic Henri Sandoz was heart and soul a businessman. To get on in his profession he
    turned his back on his home town of Le Locle and the Henri Sandoz & Co. watch company
    that he had founded there. In the nearby town of Tavannes he started a new company for
    the production of simple and complicated watches, including chronographs, an aptitude for
    which was proved by a chronograph patent registered in 1890. Further patents ensued,
    among them for a stem-winding mechanism and a chiming movement. The new
    workshops covered more than 1000 square meters. Forty employees, with the help of 55
    modern machine-tools completed more than 40 timepieces a day. Some of these went
    onto the market under the Cyma name. Towards 1892 the company entered into a
    cooperative agreement with Schwob Freres of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The company
    continued to expand after the turn of the century. By around 1905, daily production
    amounted to some 1000 watches. New markets in the Far East and elsewhere gave a
    noticeable boost to growth. In 1938, around 2000 employees and 2200 machine-tools
    reached an output of about 4000 watches and movements a day The company's 20thcentury
    product range naturally included wristwatches of the most diverse character - for
    example the shock-proof models with a protective cover issued to soldiers in 1915. These
    were followed by "waterproof" versions. Catalogs from the 1930s also show wristchronographs
    equipped with Valjoux movements. At that time, Tavannes-Cyma claimed to
    be Switzerland's largest supplier of precision watches.
    In 1943 the company launched its first automatic movement, the caliber 420, with a
    swinging arm winding in one direction. This movement was fitted into the square-cased
    "Watersport" model, for example. Another collector's item is the "Autorotor" self-winding
    caliber 485, launched in around 1957. Thereafter Cyma used ETA calibers. In 1966
    Tavannes-Cyma ceased production and the rights to the brand name passed to Chronos
    Holding.
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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    Nice addition, Luigi! And, in my case, you are preaching to the choir, as we say in English.


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    Not possible bubba!....
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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    oh man, what is this :D
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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    Quote Originally Posted by laikrodukas View Post
    oh man, what is this :D
    Dominator Big Date Chronometer LE.....
    This spring, I will do Everest without oxygen. I did all my peaks without oxygen except Everest. I just want to continue be happy, doing what I love—climbing mountains.
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    Re: How is it possible not to love Cyma?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddiea View Post
    Dominator Big Date Chronometer LE.....
    Wrong forum.
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