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  1. #1
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    I'm sure this has been posted before

    Has anybody seen this?

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff95993.htm

    Not trying to start anything here just wanting to see what the story is.

  2. #2
    stuffler,mike
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    Re: I'm sure this has been posted before

    Well, Terry Allison´s 2004 threat against the whole (watch) world. It´s a fairy tale, nonsens, scam....and not worth to be discussed here.

    Quote from a former post:
    Once upon a time there has been a "black list" of a German forum (not on WUS):
    Montres Allison have been very similar to AK, Rene Barton, Steinhausen, Aeromatic1912, Tauchmeister watches, mostly housing chinese movements and claiming to be "Made in Germany" (Read my post https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=1396 "Do you remember" here on the German Watches Forum).
    Some watches are utilising swiss movements.

    Mostly no reliable after sales service and nobody to talk or to mail to. Some customers complained problems in ordering spare parts.

    Some movements and cases are - maybe - made by "millionsmart" or another chinese company.
    Similar "brands" (just some):
    Adee Kaye
    Astroavia
    Bernadino
    Cavadini
    Centia
    Charles Delon
    Claude Valentini
    Denacci
    Eric Edelhausen
    Ernest Rochet
    Jeane Melaine
    Jean Jacot
    Krug Baümen
    Leutwyler & Söhne
    Louis Valentino
    Maria Giesen
    Montres Allison
    Newton & sons
    Nomex
    Olivier Witteaux
    Oskar Emil
    Ottimo
    Raschke Glashütte
    René Barton
    Roebelin & Graef
    Röthlin
    Rudolph Rüttli
    Tom Tuder
    Steinhausen
    Wilhelm Rühling
    Vidar

    Reason for that blacklist was: All watches have in common that you hardly get´em at a retailers shop (there are exceptions !!) but only on the internet (mostly: ebay). Most of them pretent to be high quality watches. Jacques Cantani watches are titled "Meisterwerke der Uhrmacherkunst" - Masterpieces of watchmaking" - but closer inspection proves they are not.
    Other sellers on ebay sell top offers, dreamwatches, extremly rare (:-D) JCs.
    According to offers I read some of these JC retail for 1200 Euro. Another fairy tale.

    I usually call them "ebay-pop up-mushroom-brands" because they pop up like mushrooms.
    (end quote)

    You may read this

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff53378.htm

    or this

    http://www.timezone.com/library/extr...66575540468750

    or this

    http://www.vikbobil.se/mar.htm

    or....or.....or.

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    Re: I'm sure this has been posted before

    sounds like the short of it is that the guy that posted the article on ripoff report tried to make watches and pass them off as german which was quickly discredited here. Therefore he retaliated by writing that article.

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