Cuervos Y Sabrinos

I posted my CyS on WRUW today and had a few Crunchers comment they had never heard of the brand. CyS does not market their watches other than on a few blogs, etc. This is disappointing as they make some very aesthetically pleasing watches.

Here's my NWA post. For those Crunchers that don't know the brand I would encourage you to check out their offerings.

Have a wonderful Monday.

https://www.watchcrunch.com/drcarter13/posts/new-watch-alert-cuervos-y-sobrinos-historiador-hemmingway-gmt-203819

Cuervo y Sobrinos itself was not a brand as such, it was the name of a jewelry store in Havana Cuba that sold all types of watch brands from the beginning of the 20th century, you can find Tissot, Rolex, Nivadas, Enicar etc. with the name of Cuervo y Sobrinos since like many jewelry stores they printed the name of their jewelry on the dial, it closed its doors in the 50s with the Cuban revolution and was revived by buying the name, I understand it from an expert in antique watches and an Italian businessman at the end from the 90s

mannyb65

Cuervo y Sobrinos itself was not a brand as such, it was the name of a jewelry store in Havana Cuba that sold all types of watch brands from the beginning of the 20th century, you can find Tissot, Rolex, Nivadas, Enicar etc. with the name of Cuervo y Sobrinos since like many jewelry stores they printed the name of their jewelry on the dial, it closed its doors in the 50s with the Cuban revolution and was revived by buying the name, I understand it from an expert in antique watches and an Italian businessman at the end from the 90s

I thought I read that they actually owned the company that made the watches their name on them before they closed. I thought I read that they started making the watches in Cuba then moved operations to Switzerland and the before the closure and those reasons where why they could re-open when they did.

A jewelry shop a few miles from my house sells the watches and I have been impressed by the ones I have gotten to handle. The are a brand I would not mind adding to my collection one day.

The brand does make solid watches. Style is unique. Check them out. I love my Historiador.

ImNevix

I thought I read that they actually owned the company that made the watches their name on them before they closed. I thought I read that they started making the watches in Cuba then moved operations to Switzerland and the before the closure and those reasons where why they could re-open when they did.

A jewelry shop a few miles from my house sells the watches and I have been impressed by the ones I have gotten to handle. The are a brand I would not mind adding to my collection one day.

Spot on, they started with jewelry in 1860 and and transitioned to making their own watches in 1882. Great watches IMO.

ImNevix

I thought I read that they actually owned the company that made the watches their name on them before they closed. I thought I read that they started making the watches in Cuba then moved operations to Switzerland and the before the closure and those reasons where why they could re-open when they did.

A jewelry shop a few miles from my house sells the watches and I have been impressed by the ones I have gotten to handle. The are a brand I would not mind adding to my collection one day.

No, they didn't make watches, they bought watches and printed their name on them like Tiffany & co. and jewelry also in Mexico, the Cuervo y Sobrinos jewelry store closed and bought the brand, revived it in Switzerland at the end of the 90s and have opened stores in several countries.

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Interesting.. when did they start having their branding "only" on their watches?

A beautiful watch, Danilo! I particularly like the dial and the two-tone font on the bezel!

On the website I particularly like the brown Hamingway.

mannyb65

No, they didn't make watches, they bought watches and printed their name on them like Tiffany & co. and jewelry also in Mexico, the Cuervo y Sobrinos jewelry store closed and bought the brand, revived it in Switzerland at the end of the 90s and have opened stores in several countries.

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From their history on their site:

1965-1996

The Cuervo y Sobrinos boutique was nationalised by the government. This caused the firm to suffer a period of decline. It continued to produce military watches for the Cuban army which were used during the country鈥檚 intervention in Angola.

The brand became dormant shortly after and made no watches during this period. Nevertheless, the company鈥檚 former models still attracted much interest among watch collectors.

Primus

A beautiful watch, Danilo! I particularly like the dial and the two-tone font on the bezel!

On the website I particularly like the brown Hamingway.

That is a beauty too!

Beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing!

Mack37

Beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you kindly Mark 馃檹. It is the same watch though. I swapped out the Cordura strap it came with and put the steel bracelet they sent as well. If you turn the dial slightly towards or away from the light the color changes drastically. Very cool to see in action. Have a wonderful day!