A businessman jailed for 14 days for breaching a judge's order not to sell pirated watches went free yesterday after the Court of Appeal overturned his conviction. Mr Justice Anthony Rogers said the findings of contempt of court against Wong Chung-kan, the director of Unison-Watch Manufacturing Ltd, were wrong. In delivering the ruling, Mr Justice Rogers said it was also wrong in principle and inappropriate for Deputy Judge Johnson Lam Man-hon of the Court of First Instance to have jailed Mr Wong. The court had heard an injunction order was made by Mr Justice Wally Yeung Chun-kuen to stop Mr Wong's company from making and marketing reproductions of the Backpacker watch produced by Solar System International Co Ltd. But Solar System said in June 2001 Mr Wong's company violated the injunction by offering the watches for sale on a Web site. Deputy Judge Lam found Mr Wong and his company in contempt of court and ordered the company pay a $50,000 fine. But Mr Justice Rogers said there was no evidence to support the allegation that watches were offered for sale. The judge, sitting with Mrs Justice Doreen Le Pichon and Mr Justice Arjan Sakhrani, set aside the contempt conviction and the punishment.