When visiting the Munichtime 2010 I met with Bhanu from Prague and he gave me a present from Prague....my first PRIM.
Very nice little present there
Don't know anything about those......where are they made, and what's powering it??
Made in Czechoslovakia (today Czech Republic). Manufacturing started 1949. In house movement, 15 J.
This one is from the 60's?
Nice one! Great condition.
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Prim is a Czechoslovakian watch manufacturer which started in 1949. They continue to make their movements in-house. It's a great little watch company. The design on Mike's watch is still manufactured today.
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In fact, they use ETA movements, unless you order a "special" with a Vintage Prim movement.
The factory is in Czech Republic, as Czechoslovakia ceased to exist close to 20 years ago.
They make some nice retro designs, and also do some exclusive Limited Editions. They have the means to make a one-off watch, in various precious metas, etc etc
I forgot to mention, that rumour has it, that the company's main business is making parts for other (Swiss/German) watch companies.
Rumour only, please note, as the management of Prim will not say.
Last edited by Janne; November 15th, 2010 at 03:23.
I love the look of the Prim Diplomat. It goes for €4000+ in the official website. I would love to get one of these from the 50's.
?eské hodinky PRIM vyrobené ELTON hodiná?ská, a.s.
Not exactly In-house. The sub seconds calibre is a French LIP copy (produced under licence). Later calibres are in house.
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