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So tonight I'm flippin' channels and there's Invicta Lyin' hoisting up a "high end Swiss" R-150 auto movement in a "Reserve" Pro Diver they're asking 900 bucks for (hoo, boy). The usual bells and whistles: Tungsten (no one will ever beat the Merm braying "Tungsten does not scwaaatch!!!" as a classic TV huckster come-on), probably a dive case but I didn't hang out long enough to check - wow. Same ol' song and dance, but these days, it's like watching Paula Abdul in the pain reliever commercial - they're never smart enough to let up.
So...it's a Swiss-made auto in a watch that the Slop website claims is from China? Turns out the R-150 is the auto movement that Ronda announced way back in 2016. It's pretty much a less expensive 2824 clone, as I recall.
My question: Has anyone ever seen this movement in any other watch, or did I just miss it. Is this another case of some unsold movements being hawked to the lowest bidder once again?
"High end," sang Invicta Ryan, whose last name, fittingly, is Johnson.