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Vintage Clover lugs frames from Belgium
Before Merckx started his own company in 1980 his bikes were made under licence.
In Belgium Kessels was known as distributor, in Great Brittain Falcon made Merckx bikes and
in Germany in the late '70s Hans Schauff also builded frames.
(Many thanks to Steve)
The firm was founded in 1933 by Etienne VERmeersch (married with Mathilda DALle).
De watches were made in Switzerland by Pronto watches co. Distribution first from Bruges later on
from Antwerp. The most florishing period was 1950 - 1980. Many well-known cyclists had a Pronto Verdal on their wrist such as Van Steenbergen, Merckx, Gimondi, ...
Sales were stopped in 1997.