Employee Pick

Today’s pick is from Kym at our Harbison location. She chose the cool collection of Fossil Watches!

Why did you choose Fossil? – Fossil is my favorite brand of watches. They have so many different styles for different outfits! They have a retro yet vintage style about them, that makes them unique as compared to other watch companies.

Tell us a little about the Fossil Company –  It’s an interesting story how the company got it’s name… the two men that founded the company, are two brothers, and they decided to call the company Fossil because it’s their dad’s nickname! Not only do they make watches, they also make sunglasses, handbags, charms, clothing, and accessories!

Does Fossil come with a warranty? – The company offers a 11 year warranty on coverage of their watches. It covers against defects in material or workmanship one year from the date of purchase. A valid sales receipt must be presented to show the product was puchased within the warranty period.

Anything else that people would like to know about Fossil? – Here’s another interesting fact about the company. One of the owners of the company, was formerly a ticket scalper. “I didn’t want to be a 30-year-old ticket scalper,” Kartsotis confided to Forbes a decade after founding the business that would launch him toward fame and wealth. The inspiration that led Kartsotis into his second business venture came from a suggestion by his older brother, Kosta Kartsotis, a merchandising executive at Sanger Harris, a large, Dallas-based department store chain. Kosta told Tom about the large profits that could be made from importing retail goods made in the Far East, particularly the money that could be made in importing moderately-priced fashion watches. At the time of Kosta Kartsotis’ suggestion, Swiss-based Swatch watches were the rage of the day, enjoying international popularity as trendy fashionable timepieces. Tom Kartsotis was intrigued enough by his brother’s comments to withdraw his savings and sell his half of the ticket brokerage business, which gave the young entrepreneur $200,000 to start his new business. [Source: History of Fossil]

Thanks Kym! To see our collection of Fossil watches, click here.

Blog post by ~ Jelene

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s