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Good morning, day, evening. on Saturday, 2 May 2015 - and it's time to show us What are you wearing? today!
avatar May 02, 2015 12:37AM
Day 6 in the Forget Me Not Watch Box . . .
(mostly watches I've had for a while, but not vintage)

William Marshall Swiss Masterpieces 3319
(An Epos Originale 3319SL under Private Label)


Manufacturing date unknown; circa 2005
25j, 28.8kbph ETA 2824-2 automatic
Sapphire crystal
Screw down solid case back
Push/Pull crown
WR: 3ATM/30m/100ft
Aftermarket bracelet (came with black leather strap)



A one-man regional watch brand based in Ohio, William Marshall Swiss Masterpieces came and went rather quickly. They contracted with Epos for at least three different models of their watches be made under private label, and marketed them to local jewelry and department stores. Epos had a non-competitive marketing territory agreement that William Marshall would not market or sell the watches Epos made for them in any country where Epos marketed Epos branded watches through their authorized dealers and distributors. Epos was not marketing in North America (at least at the time). When the William Marshall business failed, Epos dumped all remaining William Marshall Swiss Masterpieces inventory to recoup the cost they had incurred making them instead of redialing them with Epos dials. Many, like this one, found their way into ePrey auctions and could be had for 25-30% the cost of buying the Epos labeled model. Many potential bidders and some sellers didn't know what they really were: Epos watches under private label. The only difference between a William Marshall Swiss Masterpieces and an Epos, down to all markings including the reference numbers on their backs, is the brand name on their dials. As I understand it, Epos ceased making private label watches after a change in ownership and/or top management. Compare William Marshall photo above with these of an Epos Originale 3319SL, which came on a black leather strap identical to the one on the Epos.





John

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Good morning, day, evening. on Saturday, 2 May 2015 - and it's time to show us What are you wearing? today! Jpeg Attachments John Lind 895 May 02, 2015 12:37AM
I decided to wear this one instead (n/t) Jpeg Attachments zekeryan56 647 May 02, 2015 05:03PM
I like that one! Thumbs Up (n/t) James T. Kirk© 670 May 03, 2015 12:10AM
and it was free! (n/t) zekeryan56 550 May 03, 2015 10:50AM
Lucky! Envy (n/t) James T. Kirk© 559 May 03, 2015 01:24PM
Thumbs Up Nice formal looks, John. Thumbs Up Wearing my all time #1 watch - Hamilton Khaki Field Chrono. Jpeg Attachments Zeb 582 May 02, 2015 03:28PM
Very nice! (n/t) Carlopmwf 630 May 02, 2015 02:58PM
Today is the 2nd Saturday in a row with my Citizen Blue Angels world-chrono. Jpeg Attachments BF Hammer 1003 May 02, 2015 10:37AM
Nice Epos! I really like the dial. Wearing my X-33 homage today. Jpeg Attachments svorkoetter 689 May 02, 2015 09:13AM
Funny brand: Omage! Something like Relox! Whistle (n/t) James T. Kirk© 603 May 02, 2015 02:36PM
Re: Funny brand: Omage! Something like Relox! Whistle svorkoetter 611 May 02, 2015 04:05PM
Ah, yes, it's how the Dutch pronounce the word, if they do it right! Laughing (n/t) James T. Kirk© 541 May 03, 2015 12:05AM
Striking watch John Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Pulsar chronograph for today (n/t) Jpeg Attachments Hector 653 May 02, 2015 08:36AM
Good day John, WF-WF, giving the Cosmotron a little wrist time today Jpeg Attachments BobbyMike 626 May 02, 2015 08:29AM
Great pic - Private Labels are CoolCoolCool vtg. Long Meadows Admiral Ultronic Jpeg Attachments Ethan Mack 574 May 02, 2015 07:15AM
It's a momentous day! Jpeg Attachments TakesALickin 622 May 02, 2015 06:20AM
Reminds me of Hunter S Thompson. Thumbs Up Do you have a trunk full of highly dangerous drugs? Wink (n/t) Zeb 599 May 02, 2015 03:34PM
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.... Image Attachments TakesALickin 591 May 02, 2015 06:58PM
Lovely piece Jeff. Are you breaking out the white shoes too?Wink (n/t) RussMurray 583 May 02, 2015 07:32AM
I do have some all white Izod sneaks TakesALickin 574 May 02, 2015 08:28AM
Pairing shoes with watches is an interesting notion. At the moment I guess all I will be going with is rubber boots! (n/t) RussMurray 607 May 02, 2015 08:49AM
Heck yes! Thumbs Up (n/t) Ethan Mack 604 May 02, 2015 07:16AM
Interesting Cheers! Steinhart for today ........ Jpeg Attachments Robmks 567 May 02, 2015 06:15AM
Enjoy a Stein of Grog while youre at it, Matey! Laughing (n/t) Ethan Mack 565 May 02, 2015 07:26AM
Very nice John. Thumbs Up Got the Squale Tiger on this morning. Jpeg Attachments Mike D 589 May 02, 2015 06:02AM
Thumbs Up Ooh!! Those are really cool. The red button locks the bezel? (n/t) Zeb 595 May 02, 2015 03:36PM
Thanks Dan - yes, it's a bezel lock similar to the one on the Omega 600m Ploprof. (n/t) Mike D 569 May 02, 2015 11:48PM
Very interesting & well researched, John. Inspired by JohnSNY's mod yesterday, thought I'd wear mine today... Jpeg Attachments RussMurray 637 May 02, 2015 05:59AM
Greate minds think alike. Cheers! Thumbs Up (n/t) JohnSNY 631 May 02, 2015 08:13AM
They sure do!Smile (n/t) RussMurray 580 May 02, 2015 09:44AM
Lightning strikes twice Thumbs Up (n/t) Ethan Mack 589 May 02, 2015 07:20AM
Good bit of history there, John. Thumbs Up >> Jpeg Attachments Dave M 570 May 02, 2015 04:45AM
orange you glad you picked this one? Laughing (n/t) Ethan Mack 561 May 02, 2015 07:21AM
Good morning WFWF. (n/t) Jpeg Attachments JohnSNY 644 May 02, 2015 04:29AM
Kawabunga! Straps gone wild! Cool (n/t) Ethan Mack 585 May 02, 2015 07:25AM
That strap is bang on there John! (n/t) RussMurray 654 May 02, 2015 06:38AM
Cool case, dial & hands. Great find John. Wearing the one that got me hooked. Jpeg Attachments Timemiser 589 May 02, 2015 04:23AM
this evening I wear my blue and orange Globemaster Jpeg Attachments zekeryan56 634 May 02, 2015 03:22AM
Cool GMT! Thumbs Up Smile (n/t) Zeb 536 May 02, 2015 03:37PM
Colorful! (n/t) James T. Kirk© 528 May 02, 2015 02:26PM
Thumbs Up Dave - IMO one of the best of Bernhardt's creations >>> John Lind 562 May 02, 2015 01:18PM
Wow, John, you're a walking watch wikipedia! Applause Jpeg Attachments James T. Kirk© 663 May 02, 2015 02:19AM
Cool one! Thumbs Up (n/t) Mike D 538 May 02, 2015 02:02PM
Thank you! Mike! Cheers! (n/t) James T. Kirk© 544 May 02, 2015 02:45PM
Very nice dial Johan! (n/t) John Lind 647 May 02, 2015 01:21PM
Thanks, yes, one of my favorite watches! Thumbs Up (n/t) James T. Kirk© 606 May 02, 2015 02:44PM



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