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WatchWiley wrote:Lol. I love you guys. Of course we borrowed from the great brands. We love CLERC. We sell CLERC. But just like FORD borrowed from Aston Martin for inspiration, so we borrow from the greats for "the look" on some watches. CLERC doesn't sue us because we sell a butt-load of their watches. We are trying to make the luxury-look affordable.
And earlier I wasn't saying some other company was building our Swiss watches. I'm saying that like other watch companies (even some high end brands) we use contracted watch-makers to build our best pieces in Switzerland.
And for the record, senior Vice President Nisso Barokas is our chief designer of our 8 or 9 brands we own. So surely you will see his DNA across the line of watches. We want each line to be destict, but he and his team are responsible for what you see.
Should it be "we" or "they"?
Claude Meylan? 'Fess up.
Clerc may not have sued you, but Audemars Piguet did....
I was under the impression that the luxe brands you sell are primarily grey market. Are you in fact an authorized distributor for Clerc - and for what other brands? By "authorized distributor" I mean one with an ongoing direct relationship with the mfr.
As to "making the luxury look affordable", doesn't that mean simply helping yourselves to designs that other brands have spent millions on to develop and market? How do you feel about that? Hint: "everybody does it" is not an acceptable answer.
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