01 Jul '13, 9pm

Why Rolex isn't threatened by the prospect of an iWatch: $AAPL

/quotes/zigman/68270 /quotes/nls/aapl AAPL +3.20% trademarked the name iWatch and may have a smart timepiece in development seem to only confirm the sense that the traditional watch is doomed. But even though watches are becoming technologically superfluous, the watch industry is actually growing, analysts say. Sales may have fallen 4% in 2008 and an additional 10% in 2009 to $5.8 billion, but since then the watch’s fortunes have reversed, according to Euromonitor International. Last year, U.S. sales rose to $7.2 billion, and analysts say the industry expects that growth to continue.

Full article: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-watchs-time-isnt-up-...

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