Is anyone familiar with Allion a Versailles?

Greg Crockett

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Of the three or four watches and small clocks I have seen with this name on the dial, all had Swiss movements and appeared to have been made in the period of about 1910/1920. One small clock I examined may have been made as late as the 1930's.

Best regards,
Greg
 

Greg Crockett

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Hi Kimo,

I only have one to take apart, it is rather genaric. If Allion bought movements from a Co. like Longines or Zenith, the serial number would pin-point the date, otherwise the number is useless. It would appear that Allion had a few contracts to supply watches and clocks to the French military. Knowledge of military equipment and markings provide some clues for dating these items. To be more precise one would have to dig through French archives. One might also look for the name of this Co. and pictures of their watches in an advertisement in a dated periodicle, like a French trade magazine or news paper.

Regards,
Greg
 

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