Huma - A French-Swiss brand
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    Huma - A French-Swiss brand

    Annemasse is a small town in Haute-Savoie on the border with Switzerland, so close to Genèva that it has become almost one of its suburbs.

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    Here, in the '20s of the last century, a certain A. Perret (who seems to have been mayor of the city) founded the Huma for the production of decent quality watches mainly for women. He then expanded the production using third-party movements whose number was sometimes marked on the dial

    A couple of examples

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    A nice set of shape watches

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    The watches, given the proximity, were produced in Switzerland, so that even the company name was changed to Huma Genève.

    Some vintage advertisements

    From the 20s
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    1931
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    1932
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    1932
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    A poster from the 60s
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    A sort of "minor" brand of "low value", of those that I like

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    Stainless steel case

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    A nice dial

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    Movement Revue cal. 54

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    An interesting size, 23x39mm

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    I love it

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    Re: Huma - A French-Swiss brand

    The watch looks amazing. My type of exotic brand. Thank you for the story, information and photos! :)

    I think there isn't one watch from your collection that I don't find exquisite! :D

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    Re: Huma - A French-Swiss brand

    Quote Originally Posted by esdy_11192 View Post
    The watch looks amazing. My type of exotic brand. Thank you for the story, information and photos! :)

    I think there isn't one watch from your collection that I don't find exquisite! :D
    Many thanks for your appreciation
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