Anyone with Prim experience?

I have nearly pulled the trigger on an Orient Bambino several times this week.  My tastes run vintage, but sometimes something with a warranty appeals to me.  So, I am looking...

I have lost more eBay auctions trying to buy vintage Prim watches than I can count.  I know that is merely the name and has no direct link to the communist brand.  The prices seem to fixed about where they should be given the exchange rate of the koruna to the dollar, but I don't know anything about quality and finishing.  Does anyone here have any experience with the new Prim?  Any insight would be appreciated.

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No experience, but an interesting brand to look into! Hope you'll find the watch you're looking for soon, and keep us posted :)

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Hi. I do not know if there is another Prim in the world but if you speak about Prim from Czech Republic, it is a communist brand because established in 1949 (1946 the communists won the elections and 1948 coup d'état (Russians with Czech communists) overruled with a single-party government. But that does not mean "bad quality", on the contrary very good quality and in house movements. Czechs are known with excelent engineering skills and pedantry (Volkswagen hates Skoda because it is cheap Volkswagen with better quality😜 even if they are in the same group 😜). 

To your question: YES, I have experience with vintage Prim watches. I inherited one from my grandfather and what I remember he was wearing this watch EVERYWHERE and ANYTIME. And the watch still ticks without any service. This watch will never leave my collection ("Czechoslovakia" is a total vintage 😉 - a watch from a country that does not exist anymore):

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JaroWinti

Hi. I do not know if there is another Prim in the world but if you speak about Prim from Czech Republic, it is a communist brand because established in 1949 (1946 the communists won the elections and 1948 coup d'état (Russians with Czech communists) overruled with a single-party government. But that does not mean "bad quality", on the contrary very good quality and in house movements. Czechs are known with excelent engineering skills and pedantry (Volkswagen hates Skoda because it is cheap Volkswagen with better quality😜 even if they are in the same group 😜). 

To your question: YES, I have experience with vintage Prim watches. I inherited one from my grandfather and what I remember he was wearing this watch EVERYWHERE and ANYTIME. And the watch still ticks without any service. This watch will never leave my collection ("Czechoslovakia" is a total vintage 😉 - a watch from a country that does not exist anymore):

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I know that the "old" Prim was a quality product.  I have been trying to obtain one.  The Prim of today hopes to capitalize on that legacy.  Have they succeeded?

It seems as though the ability to produce a quality watch was a point of pride for many countries.  The United States, Great Britain, Russia (USSR), France, Japan, and Germany always assumed that they could make great watches.  In this one area Czechoslovakia could play with the big boys.

I love your Grandfather's watch.

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Making this more complicated:  there are two companies fighting over the Prim name.  This one claims the original lineage.

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Oh yes, like for the Budweiser ... I believe this one is the "right" one: https://www.prim.cz/. They are still in Nové Město nad Metují, where it everything started and as I read they are "winning" the fight at this moment. The other company is more or less importing watches ...But if you take a wintage watch from 40-60 years ago, you will get the "original" 😜