Golana Gone?

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Golana Gone?

Post by temerityb » Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:29 pm

So I'm rummaging around both my usual stuff and the stuff my brother bestowed upon me when I find this one:

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"Golana Swiss" was a brand that was big at Amazon and other areas like it for a while; this is actually the only one I've ever seen out in the wild. I guess it really as a Swiss company for a long spell, but the last I had seen of them, they had taken the word "Swiss" off their newer pieces on their website. Now, the website itself is long gone. I question whether this watch is actually Swiss; even though it says so, there's nothing particularly special about it; it's a quartz diver with a screw-down crown and after changing the battery, I can tell you there's nothing great about the movement, either.

I don't believe this is Swiss; I'm just guessing, but I think Golana did the same Swiss tango that Invicta used to, playing duck and drakes with the old 50 percent thing and slapping these things together, well, wherever. I could be wrong. One clue for me - their website had virtually no information even when it was running, and now even the website appears to be gone.
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Post by JAS1125 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:33 pm

That's a name I had completely forgotten about.
Nothing on the Interbez, except info that's10 years old
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Post by conjurer » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:22 pm

My memory may be playing me false, but I think that brand used to be sold on the old ShopAtHome network, I think by the Watch Commander.
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Post by biglove » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:19 pm

Not a bad looking watch but have never heard of the brand.
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Post by temerityb » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:45 pm

AntFarm wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:24 pm
It may be the angle but that looks like a big watch.
It's the angle. I think this is a 42mm.
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Post by AntFarm » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:40 pm

temerityb wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:45 pm
AntFarm wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:24 pm
It may be the angle but that looks like a big watch.
It's the angle. I think this is a 42mm.
That's what I figured. It's pretty cool. Has a Longines Hydro vibe to it.
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Post by temerityb » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:43 pm

AntFarm wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:40 pm
temerityb wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:45 pm
AntFarm wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:24 pm
It may be the angle but that looks like a big watch.
It's the angle. I think this is a 42mm.
That's what I figured. It's pretty cool. Has a Longines Hydro vibe to it.
This watch has gotta be more than 12 years old.
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