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Jean-Marc Vacheron founded an own watch workshop in the Geneva district of Saint Gervais in the said year of 1755. In 1785 his son Abraham took over the then still small company. The manufactured watches were delivered to the nobility and clergy, as well as to wealthy merchants. With the French Revolution, the sales situation deteriorated dramatically and Abraham Vacheron found himself confronted with numerous problems. He married and attached to his name, according to tradition, the surname of his wife, thus also the name of the manufacture changed into Vacheron-Girod.
At the beginning of the 19th Century Abraham's son Jacques Barthélemy Vacheron took over the management of the company, which now carried the name …
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