Copyright StatementCopyright © David Boettcher 2005 - 2024 all rights reserved.
Some people seem to feel that anything published on the internet can be copied freely; this is not true. Everything belongs to its author or creator and, except where noted otherwise, all the text and images on this website are my copyright.
This extends to images that I have obtained from original sources such as adverts, patents etc. that are out of copyright, where I have found or scanned the original image, edited it to remove defects and make it clearer, rearranged elements to make it more suitable for a web page, coloured parts for easier understanding, etc., etc. My copyright is the resulting unique image.
The research published on this web site is free for all to read, but I have put a lot of time and effort into creating the content and I would prefer my hard work to be acknowledged; I think that is only fair, don't you?
You may use short quotes or an image from my web site for non-commercial use (including blogs and private eBay listings) so long as you include a statement that you got the image or information from my website and credit David Boettcher, VintageWatchstraps.com. If you use an image this must be in a caption of the picture. I leave the exact words to you, but e.g. “Image credit; David Boettcher, VintageWatchstraps.com”.
Please note that use of large sections of text or multiple images is not allowed without prior permission, which usually will be granted if you ask.
For any commercial use please contact me first. I use low resolution images on the web site because they are appropriate for computer screens and reduce loading time. These are not suitable for print medium; higher resolution versions may be available on request.
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