Apparently, two companies are currently independently producing watches labeled Sekonda.
Perhaps this is well known among the watch cognescenti that inhabit this forum, but I haven't found any references to this fact on the web -- and if it's not well known, I thought I'd share my discovery.
The Sekonda brand's history is well known and discussed briefly here: Sekonda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today, the product made in Asia and sold apparently principally in Britain, is presented in this web site: Sekonda .
But the watches presented on the smirs.com web site that are branded Sekonda were "assembles [sic] in Moscow at former Poljot watch factory" according to an email I received from Evgeny Medvedev, smirs.com Customers Support Manager a few days ago. On the smirs web site, they are labeled "Poljot watches Sekonda". The selection clearly does notmatch that on the British web site. See Poljot watches Sekonda at Smirs.Com .
Is any of this news?
So, what's going on? I don't know for sure. It may be that because of differing national treatment of the Sekonda trademark, the Russian-produced "Sekonda" watches can only be sold in/from Russia (or some other limited set of countries). On the other hand, this web site (SEKONDA - Reviews & Brand Information - Time Products (UK) Limited LONDON, - Serial Number: 72261239 ) reports that the Sekonda trademark has expired in the United States, although even if that is correct, the implications for currency of the mark in other countries is unclear.
If anyone has further information, please share. Thanks.