Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

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    Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    I read that Citizens is taking over the Stas's watch group. I really like the direction that Alpina has been going. I heard they will remain with the brand. I really hope so because it has been a shining star among the big conglomerates. Best of luck to the Stas's.

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    Re: Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    Hope so. I agree and really like Alpina watches. Citizen has been busy lately with new watch buys.
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    Re: Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    Bulova seems to be thriving under Citizen.

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    Re: Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    Hopefully they let Frederique Constant continue in the as is in the design department but maybe improve their warranty and customer care department.

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    Re: Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    Quote Originally Posted by nevada1995 View Post
    Bulova seems to be thriving under Citizen.
    And they appear to be running their own show. It's nice to see the world's largest watchmaker allowing its acquisitions to operate without a heavy corporate hand.
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    Re: Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    I wish Citizen could produce a watch with Swiss design powered by eco-drive, that would be best of both worlds.
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    Re: Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    My hope is that they basically leave FC alone or its design team as they do a good job with the classics design line and slimline. Their pricing is also competitive / better than BaumeM so that is a formula Citizen best leave as-is

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    Re: Citizen Taking Over Frederique Constant, Monaco, and Alpina

    Bulova discontinued the Accuswiss line, fired Greg Thun and raised prices accross the board, I'm not too happy. Apparently the moves were in conjunction with the Frederique Constant acquisition. Citizen is considered a rather ambitious company with a goal of dominating the market. Bulova is really nothing more than its brand segment for mid to upper price quartz watches. There are a few token automatics in the line with Miyota movements but no more Swiss Made or upscale automatics for the American Market primarily; sort of a downsized nitch brand. Don't look for the brand to expand and may even close its New York HQ in New York.

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