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Hey all,

Are there many watch collectors on the forum? I recently bought my first Swiss watch, a Louis Erard 1931 automatic - made in Le Noirmont in Jura. I hadn't heard of the brand before but I love the watch and it seems high quality (and from what I heard & read).

It's this exact model: http://www.sbswatch.com/louis-erard-...llection-1931/
I'm not a collector per se - I have an IWC Chronograph for daily use and that's enough for me, though I do see some nice watches occasionally that I'd probably like - Zenith and Ulysse Nardin come to mind :-)

One thing I noticed - on the pictures of that Louis Erard, I don't see the words Swiss or Swiss Made on the dial anywhere, which IIRC correctly is only allowed for watches made in Switzerland and according to some other criteria around sourcing of components. Does this mean it's not actually a Swiss watch ?
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Old 28.01.2015, 00:42
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Hey all,

Are there many watch collectors on the forum? I recently bought my first Swiss watch, a Louis Erard 1931 automatic - made in Le Noirmont in Jura. I hadn't heard of the brand before but I love the watch and it seems high quality (and from what I heard & read).

It's this exact model: http://www.sbswatch.com/louis-erard-...llection-1931/

I was wondering if anyone else has an opinion on these watches and anybody keen to show their collections or personal favourites?
I own one and they are very good value for the money.
Similar watches with an Eta 7753 are on the market at double the price than mine

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I'm not a collector per se - I have an IWC Chronograph for daily use and that's enough for me, though I do see some nice watches occasionally that I'd probably like - Zenith and Ulysse Nardin come to mind :-)

One thing I noticed - on the pictures of that Louis Erard, I don't see the words Swiss or Swiss Made on the dial anywhere, which IIRC correctly is only allowed for watches made in Switzerland and according to some other criteria around sourcing of components. Does this mean it's not actually a Swiss watch ?
The 'Swiss Made' is very small and at the very bottom of the face. You can see it on antongiu's picture aswell - around the 6.

antongiu - lovely watch, is that also a 1931 model?
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The 'Swiss Made' is very small and at the very bottom of the face. You can see it on antongiu's picture aswell - around the 6.

antongiu - lovely watch, is that also a 1931 model?
no, it is from the Excellence collection.

This is the moonphase from the 1931 collection
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The 'Swiss Made' is very small and at the very bottom of the face.
(where it is on most Swiss watches )
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no, it is from the Excellence collection.

This is the moonphase from the 1931 collection
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(where it is on most Swiss watches )
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(where it is on most Swiss watches )
Even my late father's watch has Swiss made on the bottom of the the dial under the 6.
It's nothing special ( was a wedding present to him from my mother so wouldn't have been expensive at the time) but this thread inspired me to look up the manufacturer to find out more about it. Turns out it was made in Bienne, just down the road from where we're living now so in a way it's come 'home'.
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Even my late father's watch has Swiss made on the bottom of the the dial under the 6.
It's nothing special ( was a wedding present to him from my mother so wouldn't have been expensive at the time) but this thread inspired me to look up the manufacturer to find out more about it. Turns out it was made in Bienne, just down the road from where we're living now so in a way it's come 'home'.
Is it a Glycine, by any chance?
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Re: Old (collectible) watches thread

I thought I'd revive this older thread.
I got my hands on an older Certina Waterking...not for investment purposes, as it was inexpensive and I just liked the look of it. I understand that we're situated in an upper price market segment, but inexpensive timepieces can also provide much joy in wearing them.
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I thought I'd revive this older thread.
I got my hands on an older Certina Waterking...not for investment purposes, as it was inexpensive and I just liked the look of it. I understand that we're situated in an upper price market segment, but inexpensive timepieces can also provide much joy in wearing them.
There are still many of these classic style watches to be found for a pretty reasonable price. Prices have been going up, about doubled in the last 20 years. These were the kinds of watches I started buying when I was learning how to repair watches - for 200CHF I could get enough projects to keep me busy until the next horological jumble sale (used to be at the Volkshaus).
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