In the face of abject lawlessness, watch dealers across America have secured or removed their inventory. Not just in LA, New York City, Chicago, Settle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Atlanta and other major urban areas. Jewelers and watch dealers in small cities like Providence, Rhode Island and Portland, Maine have also taken precautions against watch looting. As for the immediate future . . .
Looting has spread across the country, in metropolitan areas large and small, during the night and the day. New York City, Santa Monica, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago, D.C., Dallas and more. And once again, watch store looting was breaking out all over… Continue reading “More Watch Store Looting, More Misery”
Looting is not a form of protest. You know it. I know it. The police know it. But police in cities across this country aren’t ready, willing and/or able to protect businesses from the “protesters” threatening lives and destroying property and, thus, livelihoods. Jewelry stores are, of course, a favorite target for looters. The watch store looting that went down last night is staggering . . .
If anyone was going to take a major hit from Coronageddon, you’d expect it to be Watches of Switzerland. The publicly traded company has 16 stores in its UK backyard, two in New York City and three at the Wynn Las Vegas. All closed by the pandemic. So their latest financial results is a bloodbath of red ink, right? Apparently not . . . .
As we reported earlier, pocket-watch-to-wristwatch manufacturer Vortic is on a knife’s edge. If Hamilton wins its Vortic lawsuit for trademark infringement, the American watchmaker will be out of business. It’s a big story – David vs. Goliath – with wider implication for product recycling. A story that HoDinkee point-blank refused to cover. The reason is simple . . .