Another elegant watch, this time from Czechoslovakia – the PRIM Elegant 39C – Silver dial Date Watch.
This has the Automatic Prim Calibre 98.01 22 jewel movement with a 46 hrs Power Reserve with Stainless Steel polished case, Date window @4 and a Sapphire Crystal. It also features a 50m Water Resistance. The name is apparently is an acronym derived from Precision, Reliability, Individuality – all Matchless according to their web site which seems a little simplistic, however the models do seem to be pretty decent nevertheless.
PRIM have their headquarters in the Czech Republic and manufacturing since 1949 and have created unique, custom-made watches ever since. They have a range of models and are also interested in customization for customers to create a unique model personal to the customer. The 98-01 movement has a stated accuracy of -6 to +24 s/day.
For me this model which has been around since 2009 has the classic retro look of the 1960’s and 1970’s and OK perhaps nothing out of the ordinary, but I think I can call this one, especially as it’s name suggests it – an “elegant” watch and it does seem well constructed. And there’s something about those classic shaped models that just does it for me – maybe I’m old fashioned at heart, who knows, but I like this one.
This model is quoted at around $4500 price so they have plenty of competition at this price point.