Thursday, May 17, 2007

1930s Vibra Cynlinder Date & Chinatown Mystery

Ah, another supercool vintage mystery solved. Max Busser forwarded this to me, a most unusual wristwatch by Vibra. A little research determined it was produced in the 1930s featuring the its signature oddity, cylindrical hooded lugs displaying the date and day (in Spanish). Crowns on the side of each tube for adjustment. Stainless steel case, painted arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds dial, "Spade" blued steel hands., M. Cal. 10 ''' rhodium-plated, 10 jewels, lateral lever escapement, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Diameter 28 mm.

Also, the watch below was requested by another for identification. It shows a movie still of Jack Nicholson's wristwatch in the classic Roman Polanski film, "Chinatown". The period was set in 1940s Los Angeles. But with this mystery, you don't risk your nose being slit.

Any ideas? Let me know - Email

The original movie trailer-->Here

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