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Wittnauer was an American watch company, based in New York. The Wittnauer brand was created in 1880 by Albert Wittnauer. In 1890 the A. Wittnauer Company was established. The company sold Swiss made watches to the American market. In 2001 Wittnauer was bought by Bulova. [1]

In 1957, Wittnauer announced a line of 14 cameras with lenses and accessories. These included the CineTiwn, a combination 8mm movie camera and projector, as well as many still cameras with Wittnauer branding. Most of them were manufactured in Germany by Braun, while the Wittnauer Festival model was made by Bolsey. Wittnauer sold cameras until about 1963.

List of cameras marketed by Wittnauer

Wittnauer name Original camera/manufacturer
Adventurer Braun
Automaton Braun Paxette Electromatic
Captain Braun Super Colorette IB
Challenger Braun
Champion Braun
Cine Twin Zoom 800
Commander Braun
Constellation Braun
Continental Braun Super Colorette II with modifications
Festival Bolsey Jubilee
Legionnaire Braun
Professional Braun Super Colorette IIB
Reporter Braun Gloriette B
Scout Braun Gloriette
Wittnette Automatic Electric Eye  United States Camera Automatic Electric Eye
Wittnette Reflex United States Camera Reflex III
Wittnette Deluxe United States Camera Automatic Reflex?


  • Bolsey, the man behind the camera, by Richard Sanford, home edition