Prosecution of violators of New Yark State's second hand watch law became a fact upon the conviction and sentencing of nine defendants. A number of others have already pleaded guilty and are to come up for sentence shortly. In the indictments 14 counts were for the use of counterfeit dials, which is a violation of the copyright law.
The public has long been victimized by the sale of old worn out movements in new cheap cases. Similar action is expected by other states which have just passed "second hand" watch laws.