One thing that always puzzled me was this: who was the watch manufacturer who came up with the lifetime guarantee offer? And more importantly - what the lifetime guarantee really means? Thanks to the guarantee card which arrived with the Clinton pocket watch we finally have some answers.
The movement of your Clinton Product is unconditionally guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own it. All broken parts will be replaced with genuine factory material at no charge for parts or labor.
This all-inclusive guarantee is made possible by the fine craftsmanship and sturdy materials used in the construction of this fine watch. Your LIFETIME GUARANTEE applies to the movement parts only and does NOT cover the following:
1. Periodic cleaning and re-oiling required by every watch. 2. Exposure of non-waterproof watches to moisture, resulting in rusted movement parts. 3. Watch case, crystal and watch band or attachments. 4. If your watch shows signs of having been tampered with or abused.
And then there was a not so fine print: you must registered your watch within 10 days of purchase.