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Steve -

Since you are not over here I will excuse you for not knowing that this organization has consistently shot itself in the foot over the years in defending independent watchmaking.

There are about 6,000 watchmakers in the US, but nobody wants to be a member of AWCI anymore. You cannot get parts from the popular (and unpopular) watch companies. Many will not sell even to the dealerships.

There are many of the old timers who blame AWCI for not remedying this problem.

How many people have come in to the store and freak out when we give a $400 estimate to fix a heirloom watch or clock?

People are simply unaware of what is going on!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:55 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Neil.

I do seem to recall some distant talk about them and the NAWCC merging that was howled down on both sides at the time.

Perhaps they are just suffering the same reluctance to change as old members dream of the good old days and keep trying to get back to them rather than accepting and addressing the new reality.

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