Tramelan

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Tramelan is a Swiss watchmaking town in the canton of Bern, about 15 km from Biel. Located on the River Tram it formerly had a German name, Tramlingen, which today is rarely used by the 80-90% French-speaking population.

Among the well-known resident watch manufacturers counts Auguste Reymond. The eponymous founder hired a apartment 1898 in Tramelan and began to manufacture watches with a handful of watchmakers.

Another well-known manufacturer was the ebauche factory Unitas. During the quartz crisis many workers formerly employed in the watch industry emigrated, so that the population declined.

Another watch manufacturer in Tramelan is Armand Nicolet.