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    Your thoughts on this Vetta

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    Probably redialed.

    I asked for another pics.

    Ty

    Edit: i find the "chonomètre" very weird
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    If a redial, then it's a very old redial... I haven't seen a Vetta before, so I have no idea how should a genuine one look. Maybe just like this one, maybe not. The minute track and numerals look good, so I really don't even pretend to know...
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    Chronomètre is just the french spelling of chronometer. As this would be a pre-COSC watch they were not so strict on the term. Also, the patina looks genuine to me, so I'd assume it's real.
    But that said, it's always good to get more pictures to compare, as it's easy to miss faults when you only have one to look at. So if the seller sends more, be sure to post them here.
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    Re: Your thoughts on this Vetta

    Found this link here. In order to support sales in Italy, the name Vetta was added to Wyler (vetta = Italian for peak, top etc.)

    Wyler Vetta Watches
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    Re: Your thoughts on this Vetta

    Quote Originally Posted by fixer29 View Post
    Chronomètre is just the french spelling of chronometer. As this would be a pre-COSC watch they were not so strict on the term. Also, the patina looks genuine to me, so I'd assume it's real.
    But that said, it's always good to get more pictures to compare, as it's easy to miss faults when you only have one to look at. So if the seller sends more, be sure to post them here.

    I am saying this cause i saw Vetta with "Chronographo" on an other watch and not "Chronomètre"

    I dont think it's a french brand.

    BTW watch is sold but its interesting

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    I am saying this cause i saw Vetta with "Chronographo" on an other watch and not "Chronomètre"

    I dont think it's a french brand.

    BTW watch is sold but its interesting
    Intersting it is. Of all Vetta trademarks in Mikrolisk, indeed there is not a single one registered in France. All are connected to Wyler... except for one, registered to a Perret & Berthoud of Geneve in 1929.
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    Re: Your thoughts on this Vetta

    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchKiss View Post
    I am saying this cause i saw Vetta with "Chronographo" on an other watch and not "Chronomètre"

    I dont think it's a french brand.

    BTW watch is sold but its interesting
    You probably saw 'Cronografo' not 'Chronografo' on the watch. This is the Italian word for chronograph. A watch most likely made for the Italian market (you saw the info on the above link I gave with regards to Italy).
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    Re: Your thoughts on this Vetta

    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchKiss View Post
    I am saying this cause i saw Vetta with "Chronographo" on an other watch and not "Chronomètre"

    I dont think it's a french brand.

    BTW watch is sold but its interesting
    Yeah, it's not a French watch as it says 'Swiss Made' on the bottom, but they speak French (and German) in Switzerland. I believe that most of the big watch companies were based in the French speaking part, so that's why you see some French terms used on vintage watches.

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    Re: Your thoughts on this Vetta

    There are four official languages in Switzerland in the following order: German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Romanic. They also have direct borders to Germany, France and Italy. The watch making industry was mainly in the French speaking part (Geneva etc.), but otherwise all over the country and many of them in the German part. Some companies moved from the French to the German regions and in smaller cities there, maily because labour cost became to high in Geneva. Taking aside the Rhaeto-Romanic, which is a Latin dialect only spoken in a small part (but with road signs etc. in that language), every Swiss national has to speak two of the three languages, so they all can communicate in at least one language. Besides that, they have hard to understand dialects, especially a variation of their German (Schwitzerdütsch). As the level especially of the Swiss German and Swiss French in the written form is very high and sometimes better than in Germany or France, combined with the need for excellent language skills in business correspondence, the bi-lingual secretaries (bi-lingual on highest level) are amongst the ones with the highest salaries and if they come up with all three languages (and English anyway), they can hardly be paid by smaller companies.

    So what they would write on watches 'Made in Switzerland' is Chronometer (German), Chronomètre (French) and Cronometro (Italian). There is no such word as Chronometro.

    I have worked in Switzerland (no, not as a secretary) and live today right across the border.
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    Re: Your thoughts on this Vetta

    Some Wyler Vetta ads.





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