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Certex Werlisa I
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Manufactured or assembled in Spain from 1959 to (After) 1960.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 1906

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Chronology of cameras Certex 

In the 1940s, the company Pawsa (Pablo A. Wehrli S.A.), owned by Pablo Adrian Wehrli Wild, imported and distributed photographic products.
Due to the limited volume and value of the Spanish market and the country's political isolation, the imported equipment was of medium quality. In 1952, Pawsa made the decision to manufacture photographic equipment in Barcelona by creating the company Certex. In 1953 and 1954, Certex manufactured Daci and Digna cameras using imported spare parts. Certex expanded, and in 1960, the first camera entirely manufactured in Spain, the Wesa I, was introduced.

During the 1960s, a particularly favorable fiscal policy for Spanish companies led to the gradual disappearance of competitors, which were considered mere subsidiaries of foreign companies. Improved productivity and cost reduction led Agfa to sign a subcontracting contract with Certex during the 1970s.


Starting from 1959, Certex changed the name of its models to adopt the Werlisa brand. Werlisa I became the new name for the Wesa I.

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