Incoming...

Non-categorized watch related discussion
Post Reply
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:10 pm

Incoming...

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:09 pm

So, just today I saw a really cool watch in a sales post featuring some nice stuff on Instagram. Because it was cheap, I bought it.

I am the Vintage Bloke. It is a vintage, steel-cased auto dress watch. Normally, I'd say try to guess the brand, but you wouldn't. So, guess the holding/family that used to own the brand name of this one. Among some here, a brand that has its roots in it is still popular.

Also, the watch has a certain uncommon feature that you won't guess.

Oh, and those to whom I bragged about it - don't spoil the guessing :D
My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade
User avatar
thunder1
Posts: 611
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:05 pm

Re: Incoming...

Post by thunder1 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:48 pm

Hmmm..:scratch:
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:10 pm

Re: Incoming...

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:53 am

OK, a clue: the holding in question was based in Tramelan.
My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade
User avatar
biglove (Online)
Posts: 1527
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:15 pm

Re: Incoming...

Post by biglove » Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:19 am

I know but I ain’t telling. Is an awesome find though.
"Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. And that's why life is hard."-Jeremy Goldberg
Image
User avatar
thunder1
Posts: 611
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:05 pm

Re: Incoming...

Post by thunder1 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:17 am

An Armand Nicolet, by chance?..
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:10 pm

Re: Incoming...

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:15 am

Nicolet indeed! But not Armand. Nitella, a brand of the Nicolet Watch holding.
My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade
User avatar
thunder1
Posts: 611
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:05 pm

Re: Incoming...

Post by thunder1 » Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:40 am

So, could you provide us w/ a little info about the watch & brand?..I admit to not knowing a lot about the brand. .
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:10 pm

Re: Incoming...

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:38 am

Nicolet used to be an absolutely massive holding, with key brands being Charles Nicolet and simply Nicolet Watch. However, they seem to have excessively experimented with scores of brand names directed at various markets. In Mikrolisk, the list of trademarks owned by them just goes on and on for pages. In that department, Hans Wilsdorf’s various brand name experiments look small-scale.

Watches made by them under all these brands ranged from the „nothing special” kind all the way to complete calendar chronographs and rattrapantes. By the way, if you stumble upon a vintage chrono powered by the Landeron 39, with some obscure brand name on the dial, there’s a 90% chance it’s by Nicolet.

Nitella appears to have been a brand of Nicolet intended for Sweden, and that’s where most mentions of it seem to lead.
My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade
Post Reply