Swatch Group Does About Face on Movement Supply

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Swatch Group Does About Face on Movement Supply

Post by logan2z » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:15 am

Will be interesting to see how this affects other suppliers like Sellita and Soprod.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:19 am

Horrible horrible retail sales tend to make you reconsider voluntarily cutting off a revenue stream. Too bad for ETA, a few of their "high level" customers have created their own in house entry level movements (Panerai and Tudor most notably). I think the shine will come off ETA movements when they're primarily associated with micros and brands which are too lazy and cheap to go in house.

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Post by Joeprez » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:22 am

Not sure if this is possible, but I would love if Weko decided to not approve the increase of sales of movements to third parties.
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:40 am

I personally wouldn't give up a Sellita for a ETA, they have been rock solid for me.

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Post by dmckean44 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:24 am

They're going to have much tougher competition than they did a decade ago. Those Fossil made STP movements look especially nice.

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Post by AtomicTom » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:37 am

Really is interesting Andrew ! Almost is like the Twilight Zone, or something. :grin:

Wonder if prices will be lower at all. That would be neat ! Also cool is that we'll
have more movements out there to choose from in the end. :thumbsup: Thanks a lot for
the news Andrew !!!

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Post by SCM64 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:09 am

It was a stupid strategy to begin with. Glad they have realized it.
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Post by poppydog » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:59 am

Sinn uses Sellita doesn't it?
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Post by logan2z » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:03 am

poppydog wrote:Sinn uses Sellita doesn't it?
Yes.

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Post by justsellbrgs » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:50 am

I'd call Nick Hayek and tell him to eat shit....
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