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    Re: Sextant 1090 International - Never Used
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 May 16, 12:37 -0400

    Frank,
    
    > "International Nautical". This sort of thing might seem odd today,
    
    Why odd today? This is the way Swiss watch industry operates.
    There are very few actual manufacturers, which produce movements.
    They sell these movements to other companies which are essentially
    jewelers. They add a case, hands and a "brand name".
    A very good movement costs $140. Then they make a watch with this movement
    that costs $10,000. You can have a watch with the same movement by
    another company for $400.
    
    They say that there is only one company nowadays that produces
    movements for pendulum clocks ("grandfather clocks", as they are
    called in the US :-) The rest are just making cases, furniture.
    
    Alex.
    
    
    
    
    

       
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