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2017 Florida Statutes

F.S. 501.925
501.925 Used watches; sales regulated.
(1) The purpose of this law is to identify all watches other than new, with a label or designation of “used” in order to safeguard the public from being misled in purchasing used, rebuilt or reconditioned watches as new.
(2) Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation engaged in the business of buying or selling watches, or any agent or servant thereof, who shall sell or exchange, or offer for sale or exchange, expose for sale or exchange, possess with the intent to sell or exchange, or display with the intent to sell or exchange any used watch, shall affix and keep affixed to the same a tag with the word “used” clearly and legibly written or printed thereon, and the said tag shall be so placed that the word “used” shall be in plain sight at all times.
(3) Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation engaged in the business of buying or selling watches, or any agent or servant thereof, who shall sell a used watch or in any other way pass title thereto shall deliver to the vendee a written invoice bearing the words “used watch” in bold letters larger than any of the other written matter upon said invoice. Said invoice shall further set forth the name and address of the vendor, the name and address of the vendee, the date of the sale, the name of the watch or its maker, and the serial numbers, if any, and any other distinguishing numbers or identification marks upon its case and movement. If the serial numbers or other distinguishing numbers or identification marks shall have been erased, defaced, removed, altered or covered, said invoice shall so state. The vendor shall keep on file a duplicate of said invoice for at least 2 years from the date of the sale thereof, which shall be open to inspection during all business hours by the sheriff or any prosecuting officer of the county in which the vendor is engaged in business.
(4) Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation, or any agent or servant thereof, who may advertise or display in any manner a used watch for sale or exchange shall state clearly in such advertisement or display that said watch is a used watch.
(5) A watch shall be deemed to be used if:
(a) It as a whole or the case thereof or the movement thereof has been previously sold to or acquired by any person who bought or acquired the same for her or his use or the use of another, but not for resale; provided, however, that a watch which has been so sold or acquired and is thereafter returned either through an exchange or for credit to the original individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation who sold or passed title to such watch within 10 days after the sale or acquisition thereof, shall not be deemed to be a used watch for the purpose of this section, if such vendor shall keep a written or printed record setting forth the name of the purchaser thereof, the date of the sale or transfer thereof and the serial number, if any, on the case and the movement, and any other distinguishing numbers or identification marks, which said record shall be kept for at least 2 years from the date of such sale or transfer and shall be open for inspection during all business hours by the sheriff or any prosecuting officer of the county in which such vendor is engaged in business; or
(b) Its case serial numbers or movement numbers or other distinguishing numbers or identification marks are erased, defaced, removed, altered or covered; however, a watch will not be deemed used if such numbers or marks are erased, defaced, removed, altered, or covered by any person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation engaged in the business of selling watches who bought or acquired such watch for resale, but not for her or his use or the use of another, from an authorized dealer who bought or acquired such watch directly from its manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor; or
(c) Its movement is more than 5 years old and has been repaired by any person or persons, including the vendor. Cleaning and oiling a watch movement or recasing the movement in a new case shall not be deemed a watch repair for the purpose of this section.
(6) Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation, or any agent or servant thereof, who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ch. 22040, 1943; s. 689, ch. 71-136; s. 644, ch. 97-103; s. 18, ch. 97-250; s. 31, ch. 99-7.
Note.Former s. 726.10.