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  1. #1
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    Feb 2006

    Need info on this beauty...

    On the German e-bay is listed a Jacques Cantani...a stunning dressy watch I'm not familiar with..Does anyone have any inside "scoop" on this beauty before I start bigging my life savings away? Any info on this watch line would be appreciated..Thanks..Steve in Vegas:-S

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    Re: Need info on this beauty...

    Once upon a time there has been a "black list" of a German forum (not on WUS):
    Jacques Cantani watches are very similar to AK, Rene Barton, Steinhausen, Aeromatic1912, Tauchmeister watches, mostly housing chinese movements and claiming to be "Made in Germany" (Read my post "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
    Charles Delon
    Claude Valentini
    Eric Edelhausen
    Ernest Rochet
    Jeane Melaine
    Jean Jacot
    Krug Baümen
    Leutwyler & Söhne
    Louis Valentino
    Maria Giesen
    Montres Allison
    Newton & sons
    Olivier Witteaux
    Oskar Emil
    Raschke Glashütte
    René Barton
    Roebelin & Graef
    Rudolph Rüttli
    Tom Tuder
    Wilhelm Rühling

    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.

    But if you fell in love with a JC go for it. But keep in mind that JC isn´t a "real" german brand. You´ll get what you paid for. 50 to 80 Euro seems appropriate.
    Last edited by Ernie Romers; June 27th, 2006 at 22:13. Reason: Removed Charmex from your list after I recieved a complaint (new sponsor).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    northbrook il usa

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    Hi Steve Vegas:
    Go with Mike's advice. I have learned a long time ago you get what you pay for. I have tried to follow this with buying clothes, car, appliances for the home etc. The very rare time I deviate from this mantra, I usually wind up being sorry. Look at Limes for a dress watch, as well as other real German brands and in the long run,you will be way ahead of the game. Just my 2 cent opinion.
    Richard Kagan

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