Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby koimaster » January 2nd 2019, 1:25pm

koimaster wrote:1:12-cv-02927-DLI-RLM The Swatch Group (US) Inc. v. Sturhling Original LLC et al


Last motion was 11/26 for an extention of time to respond. Both parties trying to work things out?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY8dc4ag95A&t=76s

Suit was eventually settled as many remember for $1 which was what the entire Stuhrling company was worth and the pulling and destruction of all Ricochet models.
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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby TemerityB » January 2nd 2019, 3:02pm

A great dig-up, koi. I also remember the ass wipe that runs SO claiming they "won" the suit because they only had to pay a dollar. As if taking 1,000 watches and pulling them off the market is some sort of victory.

As a tireless watch fan (I really do comb the catacombs looking at watches all the time, everywhere), I know one thing is for sure - SO has NOT learned its lesson. The following pics are from Amazon:

Anyone want an Aqua Terra?
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Why suffer though that long wait for a Daytona?
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And a host of watches that take design "cues" from everyone from GO to Tissot.
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And on it goes. But to me, an homage is an homage; happens all the time. But remember the Chinese tourbillons (a joke in and of themselves) with the free styrofoam pellets included in the case as a booby prize? The skeletons that literally fall apart as they sit in your watch box? And so it goes? SO, SO & CO, Akribos, whatever they call themselves these days - these are slapped-together shit watches even at 1/10th what they're asking for them.

We ride Invicta, sure - but I've always believed that Stuhrling is bout five pegs below anything Lalo has ever done. Being a fly in their oatmeal, even from afar, remains a moment of pure satisfaction for me; here's hoping Swatch keeps their retainer on speed dial.

And for any lurkers or anyone else who might think I'm being over the top: No less an expert than PhatKat Collections on YouTube described Stuhrling Original as "a fantastic watch company."

I rest my case.
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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby JAS1125 » January 2nd 2019, 3:09pm

TemerityB wrote:A great dig-up, koi. I also remember the ass wipe that runs SO claiming they "won" the suit because they only had to pay a dollar. As if taking 1,000 watches and pulling them off the market is some sort of victory.

As a tireless watch fan (I really do comb the catacombs looking at watches all the time, everywhere), I know one thing is for sure - SO has NOT learned its lesson. The following pics are from Amazon:

Anyone want an Aqua Terra?
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And on it goes. .


Hell, TB...they look nothing alike. Omega has a horizontal dial pattern and the SO had vertical.
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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby TemerityB » January 2nd 2019, 3:12pm

JAS1125 wrote:Hell, TB...they look nothing alike. Omega has a horizontal dial pattern and the SO had vertical.


Gee, my bad. :wink:
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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby koimaster » January 3rd 2019, 11:21am

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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby koimaster » June 20th 2019, 9:27am

So what happened to Larry?
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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby Falstaff » June 20th 2019, 9:47am

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Re: Swatch Sues Sturhling unoriginal

Postby koimaster » June 20th 2019, 9:50am

Falstaff wrote:Died of erotic asphyxiation while wearing ruby slippers and clutching nude photo of Judy Garland.



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