Charlie Brown always lines up to kick the football even though he must know he'll be no more successful this season than last. Lucy will whip away the ball; Charlie will land on his backside. But he can't not do it. Some urges are irresistible. Like New Year's resolutions. So here's an editorial grab bag for 1995. Resolution #1. It's about time for jewelers who don't like watches and for watch companies who are exasperated by jewelers who don't like watches to cut out the war words and make common cause. Both parties are missing out on sales and profits. Because the American Watch Association is the nearest thing we have to a body that represents the entire watch industry in the U.S., we propose that AWA organize a conference where suppliers and jewelers can have that honored "frank and free discussion" of their differences with a goal of getting together instead of staying apart.

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