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What it takes to be “made in America”

PostPosted: May 14th 2019, 10:06pm
by koimaster
To be made in America, the United States Federal Trade Commission declares that, “A product that is ‘all or virtually all’ made in the United States will be one in which all significant parts and processing that go into the product are of U.S. origin and the product contains negligible foreign content.”

According to these guidelines, for a watch, it means that the entire timepiece including the movement must be manufactured in the United States and not simply assembled there. After all, the movement is the heart of watch, and the FTC is strict on this matter.

Here is a brief survey of watch brands with varying degrees of “made in America.”

https://quillandpad.com/2019/05/11/mode ... WGtaQuIYvM

Re: What it takes to be “made in America”

PostPosted: May 15th 2019, 6:03am
by foghorn
The biggest problem is that things that are "Made in America" is that most Americans can't afford them. See many RGMs around?
Hell you can get a pair of imported New Balance sneakers for about 50 bucks. A pair of New Balance "Made in USA" will run you 3 times that.

Re: What it takes to be “made in America”

PostPosted: May 15th 2019, 7:26am
by bedlam
foghorn wrote:The biggest problem is that things that are "Made in America" is that most Americans can't afford them. See many RGMs around?
Hell you can get a pair of imported New Balance sneakers for about 50 bucks. A pair of New Balance "Made in USA" will run you 3 times that.

Where possible buying fair trade is preferable. I don't personally have an issue with paying others fairly for their efforts. It's what I want for myself when I work.