Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

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    Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    I just flipped through the channels in between football (american) games and noticed ShopNBC had a watch show on. The item that disturbed me the most was something called the Crown Royal Collection. The case was very similar in appearance to the Seatime case. I began to think this was an obvious violation of trade rules. Eyal must have read my mind because he began gleefully proclaiming the design was inspired by another swiss designed case. He said the design's patent had recently expired and that Invicta was going to use it in a new collection. I can't think of another watch that has a case like the seatime so I don't know who this swiss manufacturer is. Lucky for all of us the Invicta watch is particularly ugly and no one could mistake it for the Seatime. Is it really legal for them to copy the design so exactly?

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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    Whatever the case may be, Invicta won't be stealing away any of Stowa's customer base anytime soon.
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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?



    This one does look similar, but the quality isn't there..lol.
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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    Stowa uses cases made by Fricker, I believe, and that is a German company. I don't know what patents he was talking about. Invicta is notorious for using other designs and not really coming up their own.
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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    No one will mistake that for a Seatime anytime soon.
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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tragic
    No one will mistake that for a Seatime anytime soon.
    I agree but I still don't like it.

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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    Quote Originally Posted by thodgins


    This one does look similar, but the quality isn't there..lol.
    What an ugly chrono The name ? Wasn´t it Infakta ?:-D :-D :-D :-D

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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    ToddH

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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    Lol
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    Re: Invicta steals the Seatime case design?

    Quote Originally Posted by JCKoLnturn
    I agree but I still don't like it.
    I'm less perturbed by it all. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" [early 19th-century proverb]. When you examine a knock-off closely, the details always give the game away -- the radiusing of edges, the shaping of subtle curves, element proportions, and the like. Few enthusiasts slag Marcello C. watches, yet we all know the referent for the case, bezel and dial designs. Same with Steinhart. Whether one can copyright or trademark the design of a watch case is something I can't verify. However, infringement on design that harms the business of the originator can be fought in the courts with other arguments.

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