Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

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    Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    I just got a beautiful looking Tourneau Sportgraph chronograph and the thought just came to me.

    Who makes these?
    I do not BELIEVE that Tourneau would have inhouse manufacturing process so I would have to wonder which company that they outsource it to.

    Does anyone know?

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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    Most likely for their lower end watches, including Sportgraph; Belair.

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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    I remember a sales lady telling me something like IWC manufactures their watches...but I don't buy that, personally.
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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    My guess: A Private Label Brand manufacturer somewhere in Switzerland, I doubt it is IWC.

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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    She was as sharpe as a beach ball.
    Quote Originally Posted by mthwatch View Post
    I remember a sales lady telling me something like IWC manufactures their watches...but I don't buy that, personally.
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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    Ditto for me, on Watchbreath's reply.

    Every time i've been in a Torneau, they've had a pretty great selection of used watches in great condition. Can't say the sales staff were ever that great tho! The IWC comment doesn't surprise me, I'm a little skeptical of that. Who knows though.
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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    I don't know, it might be Patek Philippe or A. Lange and Sohne


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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    If it was some high falluting Swiss manufacturer, I imagine they would advertise that connection heavily. My guess is that it is built by a reputable private label, but not one with a name most people would recognize.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    grovana maybe?
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    Re: Who makes "Tourneau" watches?

    Some of their watches are marked Swiss Made and some are not.

    Their Swiss ones are from some house(es) that specializes in that kind of work.

    The non-Swiss are quite possibly Belair... that is their main line of work. (They assemble in the USVI.)

    But some of the low end stuff they have been pushing lately looks to me like it is coming directly from China.

    As you can imagine, over the years they have switched vendors. I have a wonderful Lemania 5100 that Heuer made for them... it's identical to Heuers (even on the caseback markings) but has Tourneau instead of Heuer on the dial.
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