Changed my perception in 6 minutes

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Re: Changed my perception in 6 minutes

Post by TemerityB » July 13th 2021, 5:52pm

Changed my perception of Armitron, who I've always felt a sort of kinship with since they are here in Queens. Now I know more than I ever bothered to find about out them. Holy smokes...

You see, my wife is the daughter of holocaust survivors as well, and her dad and aunts and uncles - the ones lucky enough to get out - all came here and made amazing lives and started successful businesses. So Mr. Gluck's story naturally brought tears to my eyes.

I already own an Amitron I bought as a trifle a few years ago at a department store. I think I paid $9 for it.

Now, I've looked up the company, and they remain in Queens. They were the "official timekeeper" of the Mets for a long time; they might still be for all I know. The service center is still called "E. Gluck Service." And yeah, the people there are locals. Now I feel even closer to it, I'm totally engaged after seeing the video.

I know that was a promotional video, but in this cynical world, it was nice to see nice people succeeding and helping other folks along the way. That's how it used to be done; that's how it always ought to be done.

Fucking inspiring. This won't be my last Armitron; I kinda feel like I owe it to someone. I know these are inexpensive watches with little "provenance" in the way watch people look at it. But as far as I can see, they make a product that works and that they back. Armitron is the anti-Invicta: Watches made for the everyman, but without having to concoct bullshit stories in order to do so.

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Re: Changed my perception in 6 minutes

Post by JAS1125 » July 13th 2021, 6:50pm

TemerityB wrote:
July 13th 2021, 5:52pm
Changed my perception of Armitron, who I've always felt a sort of kinship with since they are here in Queens. Now I know more than I ever bothered to find about out them. Holy smokes...

You see, my wife is the daughter of holocaust survivors as well, and her dad and aunts and uncles - the ones lucky enough to get out - all came here and made amazing lives and started successful businesses. So Mr. Gluck's story naturally brought tears to my eyes.

I already own an Amitron I bought as a trifle a few years ago at a department store. I think I paid $9 for it.

Now, I've looked up the company, and they remain in Queens. They were the "official timekeeper" of the Mets for a long time; they might still be for all I know. The service center is still called "E. Gluck Service." And yeah, the people there are locals. Now I feel even closer to it, I'm totally engaged after seeing the video.

I know that was a promotional video, but in this cynical world, it was nice to see nice people succeeding and helping other folks along the way. That's how it used to be done; that's how it always ought to be done.

Fucking inspiring. This won't be my last Armitron; I kinda feel like I owe it to someone. I know these are inexpensive watches with little "provenance" in the way watch people look at it. But as far as I can see, they make a product that works and that they back. Armitron is the anti-Invicta: Watches made for the everyman, but without having to concoct bullshit stories in order to do so.

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Well said, T

I have more respect for this now too
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