Timebender wrote:Ah Shit! I am going to get someone pissed at me now. And, if I were still somewhere else I would be headed here because am sure I would get banned. So, here goes,
I could give a rats ass about France getting back this company. As far as the watches "standing out from the rest" that is kind of like the country itself. When threatened and/or invaded, they stand out doing nothing until someone else comes along to push out the occupiers. Then after doing this not once but twice, and making sure they are able to retain the ability to speak French instead of German, they spit on a Nation that has helped liberate them. My favorite wine is french. I have not tasted it in over 10 years. I eat french fries and French's mustard because, they are really not french. Just like my favorite wine, I would not be surprised at all if they do not make a fabulous watch. I just won't be buying one.
OK, I stuck my neck out so I deserve what is most likely going to come. I do what to say though, even if I get a butt kicking over this from the members, I think it is great that the forum stands aside and let's us have at it as long as we treat one another like gentlemen. Great place to be. Now, you can have at me.
A lot of people feel the same way you do. My parents were French and my father was also a French Marine who fought from 1940-45 and was awarded the Legon of Honor not once but twice. He was later the Miltary Attache at the French Embassy in the US and a member of the UN Human Rights Commission. My mothers brother, my late Uncle John served in the Army Air Corp from 39-46 and saw service in the Pacific. Two other uncles fought as Marines in WWII. They were french also but could not get back to France to fight. I have another uncle buried in Korea, KIA, also a Marine, also french. 19 of my relatives died during WWII including a 8 year old executed by the nazis.
My uncle Jacques, former food editor for American Family Magazine spent 2 years in Buchenwald because a Vichey turned him in. His sister was raped and tortured in front of him.
Ok, that was my comment. Not all french are bad anymore than americans ( we forget the french saved the US back in the day too 2x) or muslims or any other race or country. Good things and bad things about all of them. Louis Vuitton was a Nazi collaborator. Hearst was involved with the Nazis, Lindberg, Longines and Stowa watches were also.
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