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Watchmakers think cellphones are hurting their sales

Peter Rojas
TAG Heuer Professional Golf Watch

Channelnewsasia has an article about how watchmakers are blaming cellphones for slumping sales. They're mainly freaked out/perturbed by the fact that young people (it's always the young people, innit?) are using their cellphones to tell time instead of wristwatches (guilty as charged—we haven't worn a watch in ages). Sales of high-end luxury watches are still pretty strong (thank you, Damon Dash!), but apparently sales of low-end watches are definitely hurting. So how does the industry respond? In the classic style of any threatened industry, they're hitting back with lawsuits, of course, with a French watchmakers trade association suing a wireless carrier in February for running ads that showed watches and clocks being thrown away.


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