This is the MA Tourbillon II which MA claims is they're exclusive movement which they spent thousands of dollars to develop.
Montres Allison is a small watch company comprised of Terry Allison and Linda Allison. The mother and son team run Montres Allison from Linda Allison's house, which Terry has named Ensvizzengarten in an attempt to sound Swiss. Montres Allison uses several different names on ebay to sell watches, which they claim are authorized dealers. The biggest one is Deboy Watches. Deboy watches is also run out of Linda Allison's house by her. The reason for Deboy Watches and the other names they use is to give the appearance that they are well established and well known everywhere. Terry and Linda both use aliases when dealing with people. Terry uses: Walt, Jim, Bob, and probably many others. Linda uses: Elsie. If you have received an email from Montres Allison or Deboy Watches with these names, it was really Terry or Linda, because these people don't exist. They hide behind aliases so they can lie to people and not be held accountable as well as giving the appearance Montres Allison is a large company. Terry runs several watch-related chat forums, posting messages under fake names so he can praise his watches and again lend the appearance that many watch aficionados really love his junk watches. Some of Terry's alleged aliases for chat rooms or bulletin boards: Ian, John the generator, Watchmaniac, Mike Pisano, and on and on. There are too many to keep track of or know about.
The watches they sell are assembled in Hong Kong with China movements. They claim the watches are assembled in the US. MA claims the newer models have Swiss ETA movements, which has not been independently verified. These newer models with alleged ETAs in them are priced cheaper than all of the first MA models that were built with China movements. This makes it obvious that everyone who bought the cheaper models were totally ripped-off. They have several models which they pay as little as $35.00 dollars for and then claim it sells at retail from $1,500.00 up to $20,000 dollars. They sell them on ebay in no reserve auctions, claiming it to be a name building promotion. This promo has run for over 3 years! Even after MA claimed this promotion would end on April 31, 2003, most MA watches are still sold in no reserve auctions. Also note that Terry or MA claim there are many counterfeit MA watches out there. How can they be counterfeit if they come from the same company that supplies MA their watches? I sincerely doubt the company sells MA a great movement and sells everyone else a duplicate piece of crap.
One of Montres Allison's so called authorized dealers is TimeBeat. Terry and TimeBeat have many ties, which go back to the beginning of both Montres Allison and TimeBeat. The only seller of MA's first two watches the Jour et Nuit and the Slaathaug is Timebeat. This is because Timebeat paid for these first two watches and now they have the right to sell them. MA doesn't even sell them! TimeBeat has a large ebay and web presence and helps MA look legitimate. TimeBeat knows the cost of these watches, so they are equally responsible for perpetuating this scam.
All these auctions on ebay are in private and the feedback is also private, making it very difficult to warn or contact other ebay bidders or winners. As far as the positive feed- back is concerned on ebay, the only requirement for a good feedback is prompt shipment to the winner. Anyone familiar with buying on ebay knows that as long as the item is shipped for free, quickly, and in tact the buyer will usually leave a positive feedback. But since these people cannot be contacted and told they just bought a 35 dollar watch thinking it is worth several thousand, they won't be leaving negative feedback.
When a customer asks about all the bad press on the internet about Montres Allison, Terry conveniently claims everyone who has negative statements are simply disgruntled people from the past who are trying to make trouble for him. This is a ridiculous assertion, the truth is there are many people who know these watches are a scam and are trying to help inform others.
Montres Allison successfully fooled hundreds if not thousands of people making thousands of dollars. They have enough ill gotten money to buy advertising in an attempt to look legitimate. They frequently refer people to magazines in which they have placed ads. Keep in mind that it doesn't matter what publication they are in, it is simply paid advertising. Anyone with the money can get into these same magazines.
If you want to see one of Terry Allison's past cons check these links out. Paste or type these web addresses into your Internet browser.
This link is a on a Denver TV news web site regarding Amerideck/Deck stars, another company Terry used to con people before Montres Allison.
This link is for Denver BBB, a report on Amerideck.
This is yet another news organization in Denver responding to Terry's Amerideck. Look down the pg for: Ann, from Colorado.
If you bought any MA watch take it to be appraised and learn for yourself. Than contact us and help do something about it. These models in particular are definitely China movements. Several of the new models which haven't been released yet are also verified China movements.
1. Jour et Nuit
2. Slaathaug master calendiere
4. Master Calendar now named Master Calendar/Etalon Master because Franck Muller lawyers sent a threatening letter to MA
5. Couer De Temps
7. Reserve De Marche
12. Tourbo Billion
14. Evolution This is the web site of Million Smart a company in Hong Kong which is the supplier of all MA watches. MA calls this the Montres Allison Tourbillon which is alleged to retail for 10,000 to over 100,000 dollars. This watch is made in China for Million Smart and is not an exclusive MA watch design nor an imitation but they want you to think they had this watch designed for them at a cost of thousands.
black hawk, Colorado