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DIAMANTE wrote:eddiea - I think we are on the same page. I think it is very suspicious that an ETA has a Selitta rotor. I was just reporting Stan's explanation for how it occurred. It seems unlikely to me as well.
My hunch is that Eyal has turned Stan on to all his connections in China and that the Deep Blue watches we are seeing now are made using the same parts by the exact same people who make Invictas. Those Blue Water models look just like Grand Divers to me.
DB is hot right now and is getting $500 for a watch that Invicta has a hard time getting $300 for. Stan and Eyal probably made a deal - Stan gets the connections to produce more watches and in return Eyal gets a piece of the action. If they can manage to keep the QC and CS from slipping most folks will never be the wiser. Thats my hunch anyway.
Is good to add that rotors re-branding of ETA ebauches is nothing rare but actually rather common...that been said however, this practice is done by watch manufacturers under ETA licence , some I will assume, rather easier as they fall under the Swatch umbrella (i. e. Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte-Original, Léon Hatot, Jaquet-Droz, Omega etc)) , non Swatch members have done it and continue to do it too( TAG Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin etc.)... but Sellitas is not a watch manufacturer , it is actually ETA competition, another ebauche manufacturer so the whole deal smell rotten to me....