The Wyler watch company was founded inand the company prides itself on making extremely durable, if not unbreakable, watches. The Incaflex model, which was dropped from the Eiffel Tower in a marketing stunt, is just one example of the Swiss watch's quality and sturdiness. If you have a Wyler watch and want to identify how old it is and what model you have, there are definite markings you should look for.
By Always"watching"August 6, in Honour's Topics. Before you embark on a read of this topic, I must warn you that I myself am not happy with it. The history of the Wyler watch company as revealed by the available source material is fragmented and partial at the best of times, and is beset by poor translations and the resort to virtual copying of material from one source to another.
Having said that, Wyler is not a brand without any interest! Quickly after its creation by Paul Wyler, they presented their first watch in with a very innovative shock protected balance wheel: the incaflex. Like big names of that period, Wyler produced its own calibers but also used calibers from large-scale suppliers like Valjoux. However, those movements were more or less heavily modified, especially by changing the balance wheel for the famous incaflex.
The company filed for bankruptcy in Paul Wyler was born in Wyler presented its first 16 and line precision movements to the public in
My concern was related to the construction of the watch, the way it was supposed to be operated and the movement itself. Its winding system is completely lunatic and totally different from anything I knew. An automatic Wyler from the s for nearly euros — really?!
Its first rise to prominence in the Swiss watch industry came with the development of the Incaflex system in It was an innovative balance wheel design with two curved elastic arms which would assist with shock absorbance to the balance wheel. Inthe company introduced a new water-tight case that could be opened from the top by removing the crystal.
If you stroll through some of the cobblestone streets of Florence, immerse yourself into the circles of French and Japanese vintage watch collectors, or even just do your nightly browse for watches online, you might come across what is to many, an unfamiliar name: Vetta. This manufacturer of wristwatches that is unfortunately no longer in business once produced some genuinely gorgeous watches back in the day, though many individuals today write the brand off simply as another obscure brand of chronographs. Most curiously, Wyler and Vetta are also regarded as some of the first brands to implement more modern marketing tactics when it came to selling watches.