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THIS IS THE FIRST SERIES OF PICTURES
I ENTERED TWO OF THE THREE WATCHES ON SEVERAL PAGES
THESE ARE
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BEFORE WWII, THE FRENCH WERE KNOWN FOR WATCH MAKING, TOOLS,  MACHINES REQUIRED, AND,  IN FACT, THE MANY FRENCH  WORDS UTILIZED IN WATCH MAKING .

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BEFORE WWII, THE USA HAD THE WORLDS LARGEST WATCH MAKING FACILITIES AND PIONEERED TOP QUALITY ASSEMBLY LINE PRODUCTION AND INNOVATION IN ALL AREAS OF WATCH MAKING.

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BEFORE WWII, THE ENGLISH HAD A STRONG WORLD MARKET FOR WATCHES MANUFACTURED IN ENGLAND. THE FIRST AUTOMATICS WERE DEVELOPED IN ENGLAND . 

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DURING WWII THE FRENCH AND ENGLISH COMPANIES FOUNDERED. WHILE  THE USA COMPANIES SWITCHED TO WAR INDUSTRY PRODUCTION.

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FOLLOWING WWII, THE SWISS, WHO CONTINUED TO MANUFACTURE CIVILIAN WATCHES THROUGH OUT THE WAR, BOLDLY MOVED INTO THE USA MARKET BEFORE THE USA WATCH COMPANIES COULD RETOOL.

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THIS WAS THE MAIN FACTOR IN THE DEMISE OF US WATCH MANUFACTURING AND THE PATHWAY FOR SWISS DOMINATION OF THE WORLD MARKET.

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MEAN WHILE, AFTER THE WAR, WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE USA, THE FRENCH   CREATED A MARKET SHARE WITH OLD WORLD BRANDS LIKE FRENCH " LIP"   WATCH CO, WHILE DEVELOPING NEW BRANDS LIKE "RELLIAC".

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RELLIAC, FROM AROUND 1949 TO 1960'S,  UTILIZED EBAUCHES FROM SWISS COMPANIES.

 

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WHILE RELLIAC UTILIZED ENTIRE MOVEMENTS FROM VALJOUX, VENUS, LANDERON AND IWC FOR COMPLICATED WATCHES LIKE CHRONOGRAPHS, DATER-POINTER AND OTHERS, THEY ALSO UTILIZED AS, ETA. AND FHF MOVEMENTS AND Ebauches FOR DIVE  AND WORLD TIME WATCHES IN THE 1960'S AND FIRST SEVERAL YEARS OF THE 1970'S.

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WHAT MADE THEIR WATCHES SELL WAS THE DESIGN OF THE WATCHES THEY OFFERED. UTILIZING  INEXPENSIVE MASS PRODUCED MOVEMENTS DESIGNED AS THE MULE INSTEAD OF THE STEED, THEY WERE WORK HORSES WITH OUT BEAUTY.

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THEN, WHILE MANY COMPANIES SWITCHED TO ALL STEEL CASES, RELLIAC USED A BRASS ALLOY CORE WITH CHROMIUM ELECTROFORMING AS OUTER SHELL.

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NOTE OUR DIAL ON LEFT IS NEAR MINT
THE DIAL ON RIGHT SHOWS DECADES OF WEAR

TAKING IN THE SAVINGS, THEY BUILT AWESOME CASES WITH AWESOME FEATURES. WHILE I HAVE NOT THE TIME OR SPACE TO LIST THEM ALL, WE WILL USE THIS OFFER AS THE EXAMPLE.

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THIS RELLIAC IS A CHROME OVER BASE DIVE WATCH. WHILE NOT SUPPORTING 150 METER DIVES, IT WAS TESTED AND APPROVED FOR50 METERS. THAT MEANT SCUBA ALONG THE REEFS WAS FINE.

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THEY ADDED AN INNER BEZEL WITH AWESOME ORANGE AND WHITE COLORS FOR THE DIVE TIMING BEZEL AND THEN A CROWN WITH WHEEL SO YOU COULD SET THE BEZEL DIVE TIME THROUGH THE CROWN.

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CASE FINISH IS 90%. SOME BRASSING UNDER CASE AS SHOWN BELOW

TO ADD ANOTHER FEATURE THAT WAS POPULAR, THEY INCLUDED A WORLD TIME ZONE BEZEL. BUT UNLIKE ALL THE REST  IN THE 1960/70 PERIOD,IT WAS NOT OUTSIDE. IT WAS IN THE CRYSTAL AND THEY ADDED ANOTHER CROWN ALSO TO CONTROL THIS FEATURE.

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THERE IS  MINOR "BRASSING" WHERE STRAP AND SPRING BAR MEET CASE
ALONG EDGES OF WRAP AROUND
NOTE  THE SPECIAL STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK

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Montre Relliac

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TO ZIP ALONG, THEY ADDED A CASE BACK THAT WITHOUT THE WRENCH, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO REMOVE. THIS FEATURE PROTECTED THE MOVEMENT FROM THE BUSY BODIES.

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THE FACT ROCK INVESTED NEAR 175.OO ON EBAY INFORM YOU HOW MUCH HE
APPRECIATES THESE RARE MODELS. ESPECIALLY WITH THREE CROWNS
TWO INTERNAL BEZELS AND A STRONG 17 JEWEL WORK HORSE MOVEMENT
IN TRULY LIMITED EXCELLENT CONDITION. EXTREMELY LIMITED.
SO, IF YOU MAKE AN OFFER KNOW THAT THE PRICE PAID WAS FOR
A NON OVERHAULED RARE WATCH

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RELLIAC NON-CHRONOGRAPH FEATURES INCLUDED INEXPENSIVE MEDIUM GRADE   MOVEMENTS THAT WERE BOTH STRONG AND RELIABLE.  FROM  17 TO 25 JEWELS, THESE MOVEMENTS WERE DESIGNED TO LAST WHILE PROVIDING BASIC FEATURES: TIME KEEPING AND DATE.

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THERE IS SOME SURFACE WEAR WEAR ON CASE, SIGNS OF WEAR
THAT DO NOT PENETRATE THE CASE CHROME FINISH

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