Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby conjurer » April 24th 2017, 6:41pm

TemerityB wrote:Good heavens. Croton's new stuff looks like it should be sold in plastic eggs in a vending machine. Pretty sure there's a few more "Swiss" examples currently for sale on that site as well.


Yup. Perhaps my memory is playing me false, but I seem to recall some half-way non-vomit-inducing designs in the old days. Not so much now:

http://www.evine.com/b/watches/croton-w ... d_2-Croton

It's like the Motherfucking Merm just don't give a shit anymore. The old man's slipping--there's no way he would have sold shit like this back then.
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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby Racer-X » April 24th 2017, 6:45pm

Aaaand, you can still buy the Pineapple :D :D
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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby Hawk » April 25th 2017, 9:19am

Pineapples and pee holes - memories are made of this.

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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby TemerityB » May 14th 2017, 5:09pm

More fodder for our friends in the FH: This "official Yankees" watch that has, apparently, an ETA 2824 movement inside, but states "Swiss Mvt" on its dial. Get 'em, boys.

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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby biglove » May 15th 2017, 5:41am

Looking at Amazon reviews of the brand, LE with wood from the Arc of the Covenant or not, doesn't look like they are well made.

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Grain-R ... geNumber=1
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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby TemerityB » August 11th 2017, 5:58pm

This is an expensive watch, but i wonder if the designation "Swiss DNA" (what does that even mean?) might raise an eyebrow or two.

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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby biglove » August 11th 2017, 7:23pm

TemerityB wrote:This is an expensive watch, but i wonder if the designation "Swiss DNA" (what does that even mean?) might raise an eyebrow or two.

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Oddly the Walden watch "https" site is not secure.

Their website describes the term as, "Waldan is a boutique style brand that tells a story of heritage, survival and the “American Dream” through the craftsmanship of it’s timeless “Swiss DNA” timepieces. Waldan Watches are assembled in the United States, powered by a large stock of NOS swiss movements acquired during the liquidation of mechanical movements by swiss companies during the quartz crisis."

NOS movements from ~40 years ago in $10K+ watches.
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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby PiningforElgin » August 12th 2017, 8:31am

biglove wrote:
TemerityB wrote:This is an expensive watch, but i wonder if the designation "Swiss DNA" (what does that even mean?) might raise an eyebrow or two.



Oddly the Walden watch "https" site is not secure.

Their website describes the term as, "Waldan is a boutique style brand that tells a story of heritage, survival and the “American Dream” through the craftsmanship of it’s timeless “Swiss DNA” timepieces. Waldan Watches are assembled in the United States, powered by a large stock of NOS swiss movements acquired during the liquidation of mechanical movements by swiss companies during the quartz crisis."

NOS movements from ~40 years ago in $10K+ watches.


Those recycled movements still retain COSC accuracy to be called chronometer? Sounds either fishy or unlikely
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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby TemerityB » August 18th 2017, 4:58pm

Croton obviously has not gotten the memo; they keep issuing new watches with designations such as this new one, now being sold on the Evine website. http://www.evine.com/Product/647-580

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As an aside, look at that craftsmanship, will ya? Looks like somebody got a C- in shop class.
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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby biglove » August 18th 2017, 5:50pm

TemerityB wrote:Croton obviously has not gotten the memo; they keep issuing new watches with designations such as this new one, now being sold on the Evine website. http://www.evine.com/Product/647-580

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As an aside, look at that craftsmanship, will ya? Looks like somebody got a C- in shop class.



More like "crapsmanship." Jeebus.
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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby PiningforElgin » August 18th 2017, 6:56pm

TemerityB wrote:Croton obviously has not gotten the memo; they keep issuing new watches with designations such as this new one, now being sold on the Evine website. http://www.evine.com/Product/647-580

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As an aside, look at that craftsmanship, will ya? Looks like somebody got a C- in shop class.


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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby koimaster » December 4th 2017, 10:54am

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Re: Federation of Swiss Watch Industry vs US Swissese

Postby TemerityB » December 4th 2017, 8:00pm

Hope our friend from the FH still checks in now and again:

Clockwork Synergy - I company I actually like, it's the online strap seller - is jumping on board and coming up with the 35,439th version of a minimalist "Swiss" watch. However, like Croton, apparently ol' "Jaxon Edwin" didn't get the memo - you can't use "Swiss Movt" on dials anymore, you innovators, you. Too bad - I wanted to experience the magic of "mimimalistic lugs." More hilarity - "Sapphire" is misspelled not only in the sales pitch, but on the case back design.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/87 ... axon-edwin

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