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    "Cricket" watches-

    Are watches labeled 'Cricket' made by a particular maker, or is that term not reserved to one manufacturer? Ive been offered a trade of a watch with REM and Cricket on the face, with GMT and an alarm function, and im trying to do some research on it out of curiosity's sake.

    Here is a pic of the watch. I asked the owner some questions, but if I can save him some legwork that would be great.

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    Re: "Cricket" watches-

    Hummm, Revue Thommen comes to mind.

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    so the "cricket" designation isn't owned by Vulcain or something like that, then? Im trying to find information on the REM maker on the dial-if 'cricket' isn't protected by a company than I could be looking for awhile (like trying to find the maker of a Chinese watch! .
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    Re: "Cricket" watches-

    If I remember correctly the sole rights of Vulcain, Cricket, Exactomatic have been bought by PHM fEurope some years ago.

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    So, does anyone know anything about this watch, or is the 'cricket' movement just a type of movement that can be input into any one of a number of different maker's watches?
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    I believe that "cricket" has come to refer to any automatic watch with an alarm function. The name, I think, comes from the sound the alarm makes. I've heard the Seiko cricket's alarm and it does sound somewhat like the insect.
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    Re: "Cricket" watches-

    I don't know if it is under license from somewhere but I have seen and owned several cricket watches by Vulcain and by other companies. It is not exclusively a Vulcain thing.

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    Re: "Cricket" watches-

    The movement is most likely an AS 5008.
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    So, does anyone know anything about this watch, or is the 'cricket' movement just a type of movement that can be input into any one of a number of different maker's watches?

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    Re: "Cricket" watches-

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    The movement is most likely an AS 5008.
    I doubt it. If that REM watch is made in the PRoC it is most likely not fitted with an AS 5008.

    According to the pic (back of a RT LE) I attached "cricket" is a registered trademark. PHM states that too.
    In September 2001, Production & Marketing Horloger SA (PMH SA), based in Le Locle, acquired the Vulcain and Cricket brands as well as exclusive operating rights and production tools to the famous Cricket mechanical alarm movement.
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    Re: "Cricket" watches-

    The interested party tells me it's Swiss, if that helps.

    Really interesting reading, guys, and it gives me some other directions to look. Thanks!

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