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    Re: Has your watch purchasing decision been dictated by your ethics?

    Quote Originally Posted by drunken monkey View Post
    OK, this is something that bugs me.
    Will you guys in the US stop taking credit for cars that come out of the European offices designed for the European market?
    Japanese cars had nothing to do with you getting the Ford Focus. The Ford Focus was the product of years of making family mid-sized/hatchback cars for the UK/European market and was to be the brand new halo clean sheet product to take on zee Germans and their ever dependable Golf.

    The Ford Taurus however, is a US market car.
    Not being much of a car guy I'll cheerfully take your word on that. Will you give me the minivan though? Mother's across the land use them to take their kids to practice the great American sport of soccer.
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    Re: Has your watch purchasing decision been dictated by your ethics?

    Ethical dilemmas are the least of my concerns when buying a watch. If I like it I wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    Not being much of a car guy I'll cheerfully take your word on that. Will you give me the minivan though? Mother's across the land use them to take there kids to practice the great American sport of soccer.
    Yep. VW Bus or whatever you call the minivan built by VW since 1950.... I am wrong, Citroen made one earlier.

    Yes, Ford was lucky that they had ready developed European sized cars to import to US/ Canada. The Ford Focus came into being In 1998, and was the new model after the Ford Escort ( born in the late 60's)
    The other US companies had to start developing from scratch, or rebadge Korean (?) cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Yep. VW Bus or whatever you call the minivan built by VW since 1950.... I am wrong, Citroen made one earlier.

    Yes, Ford was lucky that they had ready developed European sized cars to import to US/ Canada. The Ford Focus came into being In 1998, and was the new model after the Ford Escort ( born in the late 60's)
    The other US companies had to start developing from scratch, or rebadge Korean (?) cars
    I suppose that next you're going to tell me we didn't invent soccer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    I suppose that next you're going to tell me we didn't invent soccer!
    You did, you certainly did! I know that for a fact, saw it on CNN!

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    I wear a Stowa Antea and love the company, but I confess to a little discomfort with the flieger models. Not enough to make me think I or anyone else should avoid them--on the contrary, I would like Stowa to prosper. But still...

    That said, someone not too long ago in the sales forum was trying unsuccessfully to sell a watch that celebrated a Wehrmacht armored corps. I thought that crossed the line.
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    Re: Has your watch purchasing decision been dictated by your ethics?

    Agreed Loo.

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    Re: Has your watch purchasing decision been dictated by your ethics?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCOmegafan View Post
    ... a watch that celebrated a Wehrmacht armored corps. I thought that crossed the line.
    Seriously?
    Why do I not understand why this is crossing the line?
    Or rather, why do I think that this way of THINKING is really crossing the line?

    War is war. A lot soldiers simply get caught in the crapstorm.

    Lose the propaganda. Please.
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    Re: Has your watch purchasing decision been dictated by your ethics?

    I am not if it is considered to be Ethics, but I would never buy a watch if it affected my family's lifestyle.

    Like buying a Grand Complication PP, and putting ot on my C/c. The interest and repayment would make be a bad Provider!
    Family Ethics?
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    Re: Has your watch purchasing decision been dictated by your ethics?

    Quote Originally Posted by aladin_sane View Post
    My ethical refusals are not aimed at countries, but specific companies. I find Invicta to be a fundamentally dishonest company, so I will no longer buy their products. I am now pulling on my flame retardant suit.
    Funny, when someone says "fundamentally dishonest company" when discussing watches I think of Swatch, not Invicta.
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