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    "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    Once and for all.... Is it "deployant," or is it "deployment?" :)

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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    Deployant.
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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    There are many threads on this topic. Use the search engine if you can some animated reading.....
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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    This style of clasp was invented in 1910 by Louis Cartier. He called it the 'deployant' clasp.

    Thus endeth the debate... :)
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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    We've had this 'once and for all' many times.

    You'll find that different manufacturers use different terms, so there is really no once and for all - they're not going to change from reading another thread on a forum.
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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradjhomes View Post
    We've had this 'once and for all' many times.

    You'll find that different manufacturers use different terms, so there is really no once and for all - they're not going to change from reading another thread on a forum.
    I disagree, respectfully. Just because 90% of people are using the terminology incorrectly does not make the incorrect terminology correct.

    Cartier invented it.

    Cartier called it a 'deployant' clasp.

    That seems pretty definitive to me!

    Think of it in these terms:

    Dean Kamen invented the SEGWAY personal transportation vehicle.

    If people across the globe were to somehow--over the span of many years--come to incorrectly begin calling his vehicle the SEGWEIGH, would that make it correct???

    I think not.

    In the interest of purism in the horological interests, I believe the record should stand that the terminology given to the clasp by its inventor should be universally recognized as the correct terminology.

    And since this topic is revisited so frequently, I am of the opinion that it deserves a 'stickie.'

    Please accept my feedback in the affirmative, yet light-hearted intent with which it was delivered.

    It's DEPLOYANT!


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    Quote Originally Posted by broonzbane View Post
    I disagree, respectfully. Just because 90% of people are using the terminology incorrectly does not make the incorrect terminology correct.

    Cartier invented it.

    Cartier called it a 'deployant' clasp.

    That seems pretty definitive to me!

    Think of it in these terms:

    Dean Kamen invented the SEGWAY personal transportation vehicle.

    If people across the globe were to somehow--over the span of many years--come to incorrectly begin calling his vehicle the SEGWEIGH, would that make it correct???

    I think not.

    In the interest of purism in the horological interests, I believe the record should stand that the terminology given to the clasp by its inventor should be universally recognized as the correct terminology.

    And since this topic is revisited so frequently, I am of the opinion that it deserves a 'stickie.'

    Please accept my feedback in the affirmative, yet light-hearted intent with which it was delivered.

    It's DEPLOYANT!


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    And what I'm saying is that you can argue on here until you're blue in the face and be completely correct - but there are some manufacturers out there (pretty respected ones) who will still use Deployment.

    These types of threads really don't mean anything. A few people might be persuaded each time, but there is never going to be a 'for once and for all' edict.
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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    For those in the know it is deployant, for all others ignoring that french was the watchmaker's language in 1910 it is not. Of course you could have done a search to find out.
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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    I never took French so what is the definition of déployante, which I take is the basis for the English deployant.

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    Re: "Deployant" or "Deployment"

    The verb is deployer (to unfold). The adjective is deployant (unfolded)
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