Recommended French brands?

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    Recommended French brands?

    Hi there,

    Brand new to the forum. I'm starting from square one.

    Can you recommend any French brands for vintage watches? I'm looking for affordable vintage watches ('50s-'60s), but would like to hear about brands from both ends of the spectrum as I kick off my research.

    Thanks!
    -Matt

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    Re: Recommended French brands?

    Hi and welcome.

    Probably the most well-known French brands are Lip and Yema.

    There were lots of small volume brands though - many using the same movements by Cupillard, Lorsa and France Ebauche. See Vintage French watches and search this forum for France or French to find more examples.

    Also see https://forums.watchuseek.com/f295/ju...ea-734946.html
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    Re: Recommended French brands?

    Hi and welcome
    and at the higher end Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier
    Jaeger truly made some fantastic vintage pieces.
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    Re: Recommended French brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Hi and welcome
    and at the higher end Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier
    Jaeger truly made some fantastic vintage pieces.
    Regards
    Since when is JLC French.

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    Re: Recommended French brands?

    They was a member on here called John who collected lots of french made watches but he as not been on for awhile, but this is a link to his site hope this helps Vintage French watches he sold me this watch.


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