French What kind of Vedette ?

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  1. allthing

    allthing Registered User

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    Tell me about: when was Vedette Clock born?

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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    Welcome to the board.

    Vedette clocks were first made in the 1920s and production ceased in the 1970s.

    If you use the search icon (the little magnifying glass symbol at the top of the page) and search this site you will find a lot of information on Vedette clocks. Just type 'Vedette wall clocks' into the search box.

    Vedette clocks are attractive and well made and, I think, well worth collecting. Your clock has the name of retailer on the dial, as well as the town of Selestat. This town is not far from Strasbourg, near the French/German border.

    Hope this helps you.

    JTD
     
  3. allthing

    allthing Registered User

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    I mean: What year was my Vedette clock made? Because I was given this clock
     
  4. chimeclockfan

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    This is a later clock from the 1950s onward, going by the short squat case and the more cursive 'Vedette' signature on dial. I do not recall Vedette ever using a serialized numbering database to document years of production.
     
  5. allthing

    allthing Registered User

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    My uncle bought this Vedette wall clock from a German.Then gave it back to me. I love it and am learning about the history of Vedette wall clock. It is original. People in my country love Odo wall clock because the French have brought them since the 1930s.
     
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    Vedette's clocks tend to be highly regarded among clock collectors, owing to their superb chime quality, variety of cases, and straightforward movement layout.
    Vedette clocks were originally sold throughout western & central Europe but they did extend into Vietnam and Brazil. We did not have many Vedette clocks in the USA until somewhat recently with the rise of online marketplaces.
     
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    I have 7 Vedette's and there is no better sounding chiming clock. Their tones are full and melodious. Movements are, as stated, well made and very heavy. They are like Ruffles potato chips once you get started. You can't have just one :D
     
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