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

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Subject: [Leica] Re:Swatch as a model for Leica
From: grduprey at (
Date: Wed Oct 27 13:06:42 2004

So if VW bought Roll Royce, Does that mean that your new RR is a VW?


Sorry, but I think you'll find it's the other way round. Swatch own rather 
a lot 
  of premium labels, e.g. Omega, Tissot, Longines, Blancpain, Breguet, 

I am afraid that your Omega is in effect a Swatch! Not that it is any the 
watch for that.

If you don't believe me:

look under Mr.Swatch, aka Nicolas Hayek.

Peter Dzwig

JCB wrote:

> 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 two
>> 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 factory.
> JB
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