Editore: Forgotten Books
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  • EAN: 9780243794003
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It was my intention not to have written or published anything again on the subject of Watches, after' issuing the last edition of The Watch in 1868. But I find new that I have to do it, and that it is my duty as a native of Switzerland for a Swiss never forgets his native land, however long he may have been away, or how far he may be from it and also as an American citizen and the birthplace of my children. I do 'it also for the purpose of endeavoring to assuage the feelings of rivalry which now exist between the Swiss and American Watch Manufacturers; which rivalry, if it continues, will end in disastrous consequences to the working classes of both nations. I will again state in an impartial and plain manner, What I know about Watches, acquired by the practical experience of 60 years. These feelings of rivalry and competition have been brought about by events hereafter explained, and lately by Mr. Favre Perret's speech before the Council of Commerce in Locle, last November. I am not doing this because I am personally acquainted with him, as I have never seen or spoken to him, but he not being here to defend himself, and as, like him, I wish to be impartial, and as I have always tried to be truthful in my statements, I will discuss with the public both sides of the question, then let them and time decide who is right or wrong.