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 ETA Circuits 
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Post ETA Circuits
A real blow for every watchmaker.....

In a recent open letter to it's world wide supply network, ETA SA have sensationally announced that as of the 1st January 2012 that they will no longer supply "electronic modules" as individual spare parts for quartz watch movements.

This ban includes all calibres across the entire ETA range!

This is perhaps the first major step to the complete restriction of ETA parts?


Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:02 pm
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Post Re: ETA Circuits
And so Swatch group continues to hinder watchmakers the world over :evil:


Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:30 am
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Post Re: ETA Circuits
Hi Nick,

It is a lot worse than what I have reported about ETA circuits.... As on the 1st of JAN this year all Swatch Group Account holders had to sign up to a code of conduct and service agreement.

There are 3 levels.... Top and bottom of it is that Swatch Account holders can no longer supply internal parts direct to anyone who is not Swatch Approved. This means even if your a fully qualified watchmaker in theory we are not supposed to supply movement parts unless Swatch agree.

The price of all Swatch Group parts is already going through the roof and it is only going to get worse....

David


Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:31 am
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