you know what ticks me off? the use of the term "Geneva stripes" to describe the high polishing (sometimes we call it "damaskeening") of movement plates. The Swiss use this term always in their advertisemnts like it is big deal. My question is "Who started this practice first?" Was it us? I remember that celebrated study the BHI did that definitivly answered the question (siding with us Americans) as to "who copied who" in watch design and mass production capabilites a few yers back but does anyone know for CERTAIN who first did "Geneva stripes". Shouldn't it be called Waltham Stripes? or "Hamilton stripes" or just "Good old definetly USA so don't mess with us stripes"? Just wondering.