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Re: Buying Swiss made watch from Switzerland

Normally, during the summer or Christmas sell, in the christ or manor, there are some watches on half price, including tissot, certina as well as victorinox.
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Ah but that shows a lack of understanding of the watch industry as the quartz revolution beckoned. The Swiss watch industry has always considered itself cutting edge, and what was more cutting edge at the time? In fact, the Swiss premium brands faced off to Seiko to be the first to develop quartz timepieces. An analogy would have been the first people to get iphones. Or DVD players. Or cassette players...the wheel...flint tools. Etc...
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If you are going to buy a watch over 1000CHF, normally, you can bid the price of 10% off in the store.
What, in Swiss jewellers? Pretty cool if true, though I haven't heard of anyone doing it.
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Old 25.08.2014, 16:20
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Re: Buying Swiss made watch from Switzerland

Of course, some of the best watches made in Switzerland are not even made by the Swiss. Many have settled in the Neuchâtel Watch Valley area because of the quality label and the local expertise for collaborators. Like Stephen Forsey in La Chaux-de-Fonds (from St Albans UK) and also Kari Voutilainen (who is Finnish and has his worshop in his mansion in the village of Môtiers of Mauler 'champagne' and absinthe fame- and some are even made in the UK with all Swiss components but British expertise, like those of the great Peter Roberts from Canterbury.
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Re: Buying Swiss made watch from Switzerland

LOL can anyone asking for a discount at any of the main watch shops please video it and post the results up on youtube

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LOL can anyone asking for a discount at any of the main watch shops please video it and post the results up on youtube

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Why? I actually asked in the Bucherer store if they would give a discount for cash (for a IWC watch in the 8-10k CHF range) and the answer was yes.
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Re: Buying Swiss made watch from Switzerland

I am shocked nobody has yet offered the Rochefoucauld watches... Legendary in every sense of the word!



Now seriously -- this is nothing but a can of worms: the way OP phrased the question, there is NO WAY he can get anything smart in return. Except maybe the Tissot suggestion. Just mentioning Greubel&Forsey or Kari, DeBethune or similar brands in this thread is like serving Moet at OctoberFest...

If I were stuck in buying sub $300, I would consider either a vintage mechanical or a modern quartz (Tissot, Victorinox, Citizen, Seiko, Casio). Vintage mechanical must come from a trusted source -- lots of frankenwatches out there, lurking besides the outright fakes. Forgive me for judging so harshly, but considering how OP approaches the topic, perhaps best to stay safe with a quartz than be sorry for not having saved a year/two more before buying a proper watch.
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Re: Buying Swiss made watch from Switzerland

I got a Tissot from the Rhine falls shop and asked for a discount. It was listed for CHF420 and I got it for CHF340
SO yes... by all means even for a lesser priced watch discounts do work..
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