So I was at Bloomingdales last night to snoop around and found a Frederique Constant watch that I liked, I spoke to a saleswoman and was told that it was a returned online purchase and they didn't typically stock FC. When I asked to handle it I noticed that the automatic rotor was not turning. I played with the crown thinking something might need oil or was bent in the watch but nothing got it to budge. I tried to inform the salesperson that someone needed to look at the watch because the winder wasn't working correctly.
Her response was "No it's working just fine." And she pointed out that the balance spring was running (since I had manually wound the crown). I tried to explain that the half circle thing was a rotor and meant to move around. She asked another associate and came back with "Its an automatic watch so it isn't supposed to turn."
Again I tried to patiently explain that the rotor was what made it an automatic (I was wearing a manual wind at the time and couldn't demonstate). So she finally said "We sell lots of Tag Heuers and none of them move on the inside. Thats how a watch works."
I walked away defeated knowing some poor sap is going to buy that watch based on her testimony and wonder why it keeps stopping...