Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] Re:Swatch as a model for Leica
From: jcb at (JCB)
Date: Wed Oct 27 09:23:45 2004
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At 08:52 AM 10/27/2004, wrote:

>If this good word for Swatch watches would benefit Leica, Swatch has my
>praise. Its quality is excellent and its support in the US is first rate. 
>And it's
>affordable. To buy Leica I always need to miss at least one meal a day for 
>years. I got the Swatch watch as a birthday present.

In 1998 I picked up my new Omega Speedmaster at the Omega factory in 
Switzerland. The factory is in a fenced environment with a guard at the 
gate. On the grounds, besides the Omega buildings, there are Swatch 
buildings. I'm not a watch aficionado, but it seems to me like Swatch must 
be part of Omega. Like Leica, Omega has always enjoyed a good following.

I realize that a lot of watch nuts will make disparaging remarks about 
Omega. Well, here's a lot of camera nuts that make disparaging remarks 
about Leica. I read it daily here on the LUG. I could care less. I like and 
use Leicas. And I like Omega watches. Especially the one I got at the 


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