Valjean “Avalon” Watch with an Amazing Art Deco Dial and Pioneer Watch Case

photo_2[1] (15)This ULTRA-RARE Avalon is One of the Most Beautiful Art Deco Watches Ever.

Valjean Watch Co., NYC since June 1935 – Importers and suppliers of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Precious Stones, was in business in New York City from the early 1930s, perhaps earlier. Their headquarters were at 44 E 32nd St. New York, NY 10016.

They were associated with the Webster Watch Co (active circa 1900-1956). Beginning in 1956, the Pedre Company, parent of industry supplier Pedre Promotional Products , announced the acquisition of the Webster Watch Company. The acquisition of the New York-based Webster’s assets included all of the brand names and trademarks, as well as its Avalon Watch division. “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Webster following the completion of recent negotiations,” stated R. Peter Gunshor, The Pedre Company CEO. “Webster’s almost 60 years of operation as a manufacturer/wholesaler of timepiece products, complements our own rich 65-year history”.

The Pioneer Watch Case Company was owned by Harry Kolberg and his brother Arthur Kolberg; their “new” factory at Mt. Vernon, NY, was built in 1938. Their headquarters: Pioneer Watch Case Co., Inc., 630 5th Ave. NYC. In addition to Avalon Watches, Pioneer also provided extraordinary cases for highly collected Illinois, Imperial, and Gruen watches, among others.

This is a very fine watch in every way.


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