Re: What Do You Think Of This (Deal)?
- From: "Jack Denver" <nunuvyer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:47:00 -0400
"dAz" <dazb@zipDOTcomDOTau> wrote in message news:48a0d5b5$0$11883$afc38c87@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jack Denver wrote:
I've also learned to distrust men's watches that carry little ladies movements. Though the Freemont is a shaped watch, they still could have fit a bigger movement in there - bigger movement has more robust gears, bigger battery - if you have the room under the hood, might as well deploy it usefully and not fill up the dead space with a big plastic spacer.
I wish I had taken a photo, I had a Harley Davidson pocket watch in the other day for a battery change, nice looking watch, heavy, nice print on the dial, even the sweep seconds tail had the 'HD' initials, studded leather strip around the bezel. it looked the part, crack it open and inside was a huge white plastic spacer with a ladies miyota movement buried in the middle :)
there was more than enough space to fit a Unitas 16.5"' movement in.
BTW, probably no coincidence that its not a Ronda in there - if you recall, there was a lawsuit by HD a few years ago that they won, so Ronda could no longer use the "Harley" name. HD said at the time that they made bikes but at some point would want to make watches and so it would be confusing to consumers to have "Harley" watch movements made by somebody else. Closer to the truth is that people have no idea what's inside their watches. A lot of bikers are very patriotic American and would choke at the thought of a Japanese movement inside their watches, not that you could get a current American made movement at any price.
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