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Fortis is making Chinese fashion watches now.

Posted: June 2nd 2013, 6:04am
by AJC
http://www.amazon.com/Fortis-Colors-704-20-Silicone-Pop-Out/dp/B00C6SNF5Q/ref=pd_sbs_watch_6

What does everyone think of this? I think it's cause for possible confusion as some non-WIS types may get it confused with their Swiss made line (i.e.- "Hey Fortis is a Swiss brand, $150? Man, that's a deal!") Not to mention the hideous colors they come in.

Re: Fortis is making Chinese fashion watches now.

Posted: June 2nd 2013, 6:09am
by Watch Noob
I think if I owned a Fortis previous to this, I'd be looking for a buyer. Way to degrade your brand Fortis.

Re: Fortis is making Chinese fashion watches now.

Posted: June 2nd 2013, 10:08am
by AlbertaTime
Well, the labelling is honest and that's appreciated. But I wouldn't buy that watch even if it was 100% Chinese.

Re: Fortis is making Chinese fashion watches now.

Posted: June 2nd 2013, 10:47am
by foghorn
No big deal. Google Fortis Flipper. They were successful before.

Re: Fortis is making Chinese fashion watches now.

Posted: June 2nd 2013, 2:22pm
by TemerityB
Wow, truth in packaging, though - the back of the watch actually states "assembled in China."

That being said, I don't see how or why that watch should sell for even half of $150; they must be counting on the brand's legacy for sales.

Re: Fortis is making Chinese fashion watches now.

Posted: June 2nd 2013, 3:39pm
by Mark
Fortis has trash distributors in the US and this is the result. They can't sell the Swiss version cause the margin is too small so let's go Chinese and TARNISH the Forts name.

Did anyone see my Fortis it has been about 5 years