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I would like to ask if an illustrated book exists on the history of Prim? If one doesn't exist do you think it would be a good idea to publish one? In Czech of course as I am sure I would be asking a lot to expect English.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Micky

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I would like to ask if an illustrated book exists on the history of Prim? If one doesn't exist do you think it would be a good idea to publish one? In Czech of course as I am sure I would be asking a lot to expect English.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Micky

I am not sure about the book. Personally, I am no PRIM fan.

However, Skalis, a member of this forum. has started to compile a catalogue of all old PRIM models.

The intermediary result can be found and downloaded here:

[post=http://physics.muni.cz/~skalicky/download/katalog.pdf]http://physics.muni.cz/~skalicky/download/katalog.pdf[/post]

Recently, Skalis commenced cooperation with Elton to complete the catalogue.

Should you like to be updated about further development, monitor occasionally the following thread:

[post=http://forum.chronomag.cz/index.php?showtopic=12299&st=20]http://forum.chronomag.cz/index.php?showtopic=12299&st=20[/post]

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I am not sure about the book. Personally, I am no PRIM fan.

However, Skalis, a member of this forum. has started to compile a catalogue of all old PRIM models.

The intermediary result can be found and downloaded here:

[post=http://physics.muni.cz/~skalicky/download/katalog.pdf]http://physics.muni.cz/~skalicky/download/katalog.pdf[/post]

Recently, Skalis commenced cooperation with Elton to complete the catalogue.

Should you like to be updated about further development, monitor occasionally the following thread:

[post=http://forum.chronomag.cz/index.php?showtopic=12299&st=20]http://forum.chronomag.cz/index.php?showtopic=12299&st=20[/post]

 

 

Thank you so much for your help.I really appreciate it

Micky

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Hi Micky (and others),

The current version of catalogue is still under construction, but I suppose I will release it asap (may be in one week, but I cannot assure it). The main problem is, that I am still missing the manufacturing years (years ranges), which is the main sorting criterion, for the watches... and now the most of following work is routine typing the configuration records for every model, which takes some time.

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Hi Micky (and others),

The current version of catalogue is still under construction, but I suppose I will release it asap (may be in one week, but I cannot assure it). The main problem is, that I am still missing the manufacturing years (years ranges), which is the main sorting criterion, for the watches... and now the most of following work is routine typing the configuration records for every model, which takes some time.

 

Thank you very much for the information.

It seems like it would be a really demanding ,time consuming project and one all Prim enthusiasts should thank you for doing.

I look forward to seeing it. Where and how will it be available,please?

Kind regards

Micky

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After I release the first new version, I will place here the link and some english notes, because the catalog is beeing prepared in czech.

 

Thanks for the info.You are very kind

Micky

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Micky, the new preliminary version of the Prim catalogue was released and can be downloaded here:

http://physics.muni.cz/~skalicky/download/katalog.pdf

The main sorting parameter is the decade in which the production of every single watch had been started, however I do not have exact information about it. That is why in most cases this is based only on my estimate and can be wrong (I suppose, that it is). The production dates will be corrected, after I will get more precise data.

 

Here follows some english translation:

 

Obdobi=period, decade

Popis hodinek=basic description

kategorie=category (can be panske=men, damske=women, detske=children)

typ designu=design (spolecenske=classic, sportovni=sport, universalni=uni..., specialni=spec... (eg. military, for nurses))

poc. rucek=number of hands

datove okno=date (ano=yes, ne=no)

den v tydnu=day

 

Pouzdro=case

material=mat...(mosaz=brass, ocel=steel)

povrch.uprava=surface(chromium, plaque=gold plated)

typ dna=type of back(naklapavaci=clap, zavitove=screwing)

velikost=size

delka=size between lugs

vodotesne=waterproof

prachotesne=dust proof

 

Sklo=glass

tvar skla=glass shape (cylindric, rovne=flat)

rozmer=size

 

Kalibr=calibre

pohon=drive

natah=winding (rucni=hand)

poc.kamenu=num. jewels

vterinovka=second-hand :_))

vyroba=manufacturing dates

 

All data are not available and will be actualised and the number of catalogised watches will increase (hopefully). In case of any questions do not hesitate and write me a personal message="poslat zpravu" in user section, or write it to this thread...

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Micky, the new preliminary version of the Prim catalogue was released and can be downloaded here:

http://physics.muni.cz/~skalicky/download/katalog.pdf

The main sorting parameter is the decade in which the production of every single watch had been started, however I do not have exact information about it. That is why in most cases this is based only on my estimate and can be wrong (I suppose, that it is). The production dates will be corrected, after I will get more precise data.

 

Here follows some english translation:

 

Obdobi=period, decade

Popis hodinek=basic description

kategorie=category (can be panske=men, damske=women, detske=children)

typ designu=design (spolecenske=classic, sportovni=sport, universalni=uni..., specialni=spec... (eg. military, for nurses))

poc. rucek=number of hands

datove okno=date (ano=yes, ne=no)

den v tydnu=day

 

Pouzdro=case

material=mat...(mosaz=brass, ocel=steel)

povrch.uprava=surface(chromium, plaque=gold plated)

typ dna=type of back(naklapavaci=clap, zavitove=screwing)

velikost=size

delka=size between lugs

vodotesne=waterproof

prachotesne=dust proof

 

Sklo=glass

tvar skla=glass shape (cylindric, rovne=flat)

rozmer=size

 

Kalibr=calibre

pohon=drive

natah=winding (rucni=hand)

poc.kamenu=num. jewels

vterinovka=second-hand :_))

vyroba=manufacturing dates

 

All data are not available and will be actualised and the number of catalogised watches will increase (hopefully). In case of any questions do not hesitate and write me a personal message="poslat zpravu" in user section, or write it to this thread...

 

 

Skalis,

thank you so much for the translations and the link to the preliminary catalogue.Nice work!

kind regards

Micky

 

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I would like to ask if an illustrated book exists on the history of Prim? If one doesn't exist do you think it would be a good idea to publish one? In Czech of course as I am sure I would be asking a lot to expect English.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Micky

 

There is an illustrated book called Stroj Času link. Manufacture PRIM is also mentioned in the book The World of Watches link and another available book is The history of Watchmaking Industry in the Czechoslovakia( Dějiny československého hodinářského průmyslu I a II.) link

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