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    Resurrection brands

    Thought this could be fun.

    If you could bring back one brand from the abyss in order to produce watches again today, who would it be?
    I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.

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    Re: Resurrection brands

    Gruen easily.

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    Re: Resurrection brands

    There are quite a few ones.. but I have a short memory
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    Re: Resurrection brands

    It would be Phenix.



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    Re: Resurrection brands

    Waltham or Hamilton.
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    Re: Resurrection brands

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    It would be Phenix.
    Are you punning. It seems that you are punning.

    Anyway, do we mean a proper resurrection, as opposed to all the modern versions of the brands that are trading, but in name only?

    If we can include those...

    Anyway. Jenny. Not that I have one.

    I agree with Gruen, what about SMITHS and (can I do an ebauche manufacturer) AS.

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    Re: Resurrection brands

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    Are you punning. It seems that you are punning.
    Yes and no. Of course Phenix was already a rebirth - of "Company of Watchmaking Porrentruy" - see https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/watch-show-find-phenix-520590.html); so it might have to be renamed as Phenix II or some such. But I would have picked it anyway even if it had a different name - if that makes sense.
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    Re: Resurrection brands

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    ... what about SMITHS
    Isn't the Smiths brand name owned by Eddie Platts now? I believe he has issued some Smiths labeled watches in the later years.
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    Re: Resurrection brands

    Hamilton is running under Swatch

    Isn't Waltham also still being used?
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    These days I've widened my gaze to include modern pieces (including quartz with analog or analog + digital displays) but with those I'm generally looking for models in solid steel cases.

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    Re: Resurrection brands

    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnson View Post
    Hamilton is running under Swatch

    Isn't Waltham also still being used?
    Shangas is referring to the original American companies, not what they are today. Me thinks they are a shadow of their former selves.

    (I think Waltham is still used)

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