· Outstanding customer service.
· Satisfaction is
Prompt response to warranty work.
· Packages are shipped on the
same day in most cases.
· We acknowledge the receipt
your order immediately via email.
We ship via Priority insured mail.
International orders go by
charges will apply.
Defining the term “unique” with regard to
1st They are all very limited in production
(never exceeding 300 pieces of any model) --in fact, most are
limited to 100 pieces or less. The likelihood of finding another
person with a d.freemont watch is extremely remote. There is a
certain exclusivity of feeling special and not part of the crowd.
When you receive your d.freemont watch it will have been
personally inspected and regulated by the designer d.freemont
McCready – Each watch is calibrated to not lose time and not to gain
more than 5 seconds per day. The method includes the dynamics of
the watch in actual use.
3rd although there is always a shadow in the back of
you mind about retained value – because d.freemont watches are only
sold direct to each customer there is no inflated profit to support
a brick and mortar high overhead store location – that translates
into a secure investment.
4th d.freemont service, we service our watches
personally, they are not farmed out to a service center for student
watchmakers… we carry all the replacement parts to retain your
watch’s integrity and when your repaired watch is ready to be
returned, it is again personally inspected and timed by d.freemont.
Latent desire has fashioned many business
this is one of those stories.
It was 1942 when I first found my father’s
Bulova a point of fascination. He was very proud of it and took care to
treat it with respect. I saw Dad carefully remove his Bulova when he was
about to wash his hands, placing it in his vest pocket. I use to ask him
if I could hold it while he washed… after a while he began to trust my
caution with his prize.
Little did I know that my early fascination
would result in my becoming involved with the watch industry some fifty
years later. df
I need to consider work, as Dorothy Sayers put it, “not, primarily,
a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do.” Work
enables us to utilize and to most fully express our God-given
talents, gaining meaning for our lives from fulfilling our natures,
from seeing our work well done, and from delighting in the gifts our
work provides to a world that needs and appreciates them.
True enough, for many people, work is irksome, a mere “job,” worth
only the wages it earns or the leisure it makes possible. (The word
“job,” you might like to know, originally meant a mere “piece or gob
of work,” defined in Samuel Johnson’s dictionary as “a low mean
lucrative busy affair; petty, piddling work.”) True, too, not
everyone can find work to which he or she is well suited, never mind
called. Still, these empirical difficulties do not affect the main
point: real work can—and for many people still does—all by itself
provide a life that makes sense, a life of intrinsic meaning and
purpose, a life that lifts the worker to the fullness of his or her
being, and beyond.
Contact Barbara for excellent customer service
There are many component
manufacturers supplying the watch industry in Switzerland, and the
choice of suppliers is in the hands of the designer; although, all
Swiss components and craftsmanship are at least the best the world
has to offer. d.freemont goes a step further to seek out only the finest. Our reputation is important and we share pride in your selection of a d.freemont watch.
Many considerations must be carefully analyzed -the choice of the movement is paramount...technology first. The style, no matter how impressive, must be complimented by the "engine" of the watch. The d.freemont watch is always presented with a full disclosure of the internal parts. We are
pleased to inform our customer that we have quality watches utilizing state of the art features, such as low friction movements and synthetic lubricants. Our suppliers must conform to the highest quality standards; standards which we verify throughout the production sequence. We have abandoned the traditional assembly by
in-house labor to the more controlled method of contract craftsmen and finishers.
comments on size
and style of watches…
“Today, watch size has moved into the
clock arena - 50mm pocket watches worn on the wrist – actually it
borders on the ridiculous. Heavy anchors – now holding down
the night stand or being offered on Ebay. History has
shown us that the 36mm Rolex is the best selling size and one of the
most wrist friendly watches ever conceived. We offer the
common sense minded watch connoisseurs similar sized watches –
classic watches that will become your lifelong friend and a trusted
Voyager with gold bezel
The value of the dollar…and d.freemont watches:
As the world’s currency markets changed, the past two years have
forced Americans to pay about 60% more for European goods. The price of watches has actually increased more because of the speculation that the dollar will fall even further by the time production has been completed. Gold, a traditional hedge to inflation, has risen to nearly $1400
per once. Those who make gold watch cases see their price quotes eroded away before the case making process is completed.
d.freemont has not increased prices at the same rate that the market changed because we were selling items that were produced when the dollar was strong. Now, we are forced to increase our prices to reflect the value of the dollar. At this
time, economists are predicting that the dollar will fall even further over the next year making our goods more expensive than today.
The good news is that the collector value based upon resale of d.freemont watches has been climbing. Watches such as the Expose
I, which sold for $270 four year ago – has been recently seen at over $400. Well, I suppose we all get used to changes, now we pay $3.00 a gallon for gasoline, without thinking much about it. Two years ago we were all screaming about gasoline at over one
dollar. We adapt and go about life as before. I can remember 50 year ago that a new solid gold Hamilton sold for about $45, and gasoline at 23 cents a gallon.
Anyway, the world continues
to turn as it will tomorrow, and we will become accustom to paying more for the same value. That’s my point – when you purchase a truly quality item, its value will continue to ride along with the flow of currency values.
Marginal items will sink to the bottom of the sea of value, but quality items,
like cream, will rise to the top along with d.freemont watches.
A word about C.O.S.C.
applied to watch quality:
an article in WatchTime Mag April 2011… “ COSC stands for the Controle
Officiel Suisse des Chronometer – despite the official sounding name
the COSC is not a government agency”. “Founded in 1973 as a means of
supporting the Swiss mechanical watch industry which was starting to
feel the effects of competition from the makers of cheaper quartz-driven
timepieces from the Far East; The non-profit, COSC is financed entirely
by income generated from the fees it charges watch manufacturers for
testing their movements”. “It has a commercial objective to promote the
Swiss chronometers.” “Movements are check for accuracy in a five
position and three different temperatures for a period of 15 days.” “In
the year 2009 Rolex submitted 607,512 movements, Omega 187,558,
Breitling 108,220 and Tag Heuer 70,195.” The article continues by
stating that in 2009 the number of tested movements fell by 27% - It is
hard to imagine how vast a task this would be. Earlier in the article
it stated that the COSC is staffed by only 20 employees. The 300
D.Freemont watches that received the COSC certification are finally
checked by the designer before shipping. All d.freemont watches are
checked and recalibrated to the designers tolerances before shipping to
the customer if not previously certified by the COSC.