Chrome took over in the 1930s, it has a cooler tint than nickel. I don't really know that I prefer one over the other though. Chrome is much harder wearing than nickel though, and generally doesn't go dull, which is why car manufacturers switched to chrome faster than pretty much anybody else.
On the subject of chrome, I don't think anybody did chrome as well as Exakta did. I love the softer/smoother finish Exaktas have compared to other cameras.
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