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My first Vulcain was from Buenos Aires, branded by El Trust Joyero Relojero, an important Argentinian retail chain



A couple of advertising from the 20s



1925 - The building of the headquarters in Calle Corrientes



l’Avenida 9 de Julio in 1937




Here another Vulcain from South America




This has an interesting sandwich dial




And here's a nice stainless steel pocket watch




Finally the the so much sought after Cricket






Unpolished case




The caseback




Caliber 120




Two-tone dial




 

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Beautiful array, Luigi! I especially like the first, and its esoteric connection to the Argentinian retailer. It appears large; what is the size?
 

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Very interesting – thanks! I have a very nice Eterna from a small retailer in Havana, but have only been able to find a fraction of the detail that you uncovered in the linked post.
 

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Beautiful collection you have there.

It's funny how a lot of watches from that era look similar. I had a Longines that looked nearly identical to the one you say came from South America (2nd watch pictured). I've seen many other examples of brands from the era sporting the same sleek, simple design.
 

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The slots are to let the sound out. One of the secrets to the Cricket's noise level is the double case back, the inner closed one acting as a sound board and the outer with the slots acting as mere protection for the inner to prevent the wrist from stopping it resonate. Other such wrist alarms (hammer beating on pin to resonate the case back) such as the AS manual calibres, the Venus 230-232, the Pierce Duofon and the JLC Memovox calibres sound louder when you take them off the wrist.

Hartmut Richter
 

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I just purchased a NOS Vulcain from eBay. I was looking for a small blue dial and it seemed OK. Had no idea the company was this old.

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The slots are to let the sound out. One of the secrets to the Cricket's noise level is the double case back, the inner closed one acting as a sound board and the outer with the slots acting as mere protection for the inner to prevent the wrist from stopping it resonate. Other such wrist alarms (hammer beating on pin to resonate the case back) such as the AS manual calibres, the Venus 230-232, the Pierce Duofon and the JLC Memovox calibres sound louder when you take them off the wrist.

Hartmut Richter
Thanks!

Mike
 
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