OmegaBlogger pointed out this interesting article on the Swatch group’s efforts to kill fakers.
Speaking to Khaleej Times yesterday Elsa Emch said the Swatch Group is committed to protecting the rights of its customers around the world and it will do whatever possible within its strengths to protect its customers from fake products. ???We will work closely with our local dealers to make sure that there is adequate brand awareness among customers in the region. A number of initiatives will be taken to enhance customer education, while brand awareness in the region will be increased through extensive media campaign and distinctive outlets.???
All the brand awareness in the world won’t stop folks from picking up a $40 Seamaster.
Check it out here.
This excellent condition Omega features the innovative and supremely accurate F300 Tuning Fork movement. Holding a place in history as the first electronic watches it is based on the Bulova Accutron movements. Much preferred by the Omega collector due to the fact that the second hand sweeps round smoothly unlike the jerky action of the inferior quartz watches.
Check out the auction here.
I love my Speedy Auto, but I still pee a little when I see a Speedy Pro. Les Zetlein writes a very cute review of the Pro and mentions that Buzz Aldrain actually hated his Speedy. This, however, is a GREAT exchange:
“Yes,” said Carretta, “I’m looking for a high-quality, accurate but sturdy chronograph that can time events up to 12 hours.”
“Hmmmm. Manual wind or automatic?”
“Doesn’t matter, as long as it can be wound by hand as well.”