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Help select Swiss watch brand

Hello.

I dont know, maybe this topic is wrong for my question, but i am try ask. I want buy watch (not expensive, 500-600CHF maximum), but i dont know much info about good brands. Can anyone suggest me some brands with good quality and my budget?

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Old 22.02.2011, 11:02
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brend

Probably Swatch is your best bet
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Old 22.02.2011, 11:04
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brend

Chemmie is probably right because with that budget, you may overpay for poor quality . You might find something in Mont Blanc for that budget
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brend

Tissot also do some nice watches near that price range.
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brand

Thank you for all replies, but i iam located in Belarus, and will order by internet or ask some mediators.
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brand

Think you can find Mont Blanc in Vilnius
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Think you can find Mont Blanc in Vilnius
Can you provide me link to online catalog please?
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brand

http://www.montblanc.fr/products/14.php
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Thank you very much, ill check it
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Old 22.02.2011, 11:34
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Think you can find Mont Blanc in Vilnius
Isn't Mont Blanc German rather than Swiss?

Added to which, their core business is pens, so the watch and other accessories are more fashion items than pure watch-making, as it were.

I third the Swatch watch option. If you want a "good" and "cheap" Swiss watch, then that's the only real option. Although, TBH, Swatch is also a fashion thing, but at least you don't mind so much if you lose it...
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brand

I got a Certina about a year ago within that price range and I am quite happy with it. They have nice models with different styles and not too expensive. I would buy another again, and can recommned them for the price range.
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brand

They re actually based in Le Locle in CH. Im not recommending the watch although I had one for travelling in places that I dont want to wear my best watch, but for the budget, they probably fit the bill as it were.
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I got a Certina about a year ago within that price range and I am quite happy with it. They have nice models with different styles and not too expensive. I would buy another again, and can recommned them for the price range.
ok, thank you, i ll check your link. I think i will select model long time, because average salary in Belarus is 350$, and price in 500-600CHF this is a big money
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brand

Then Swatch is your best bet and the cost is less and they have a huge range and you can probably find Swatch in Minsk
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Re: Help select Swiss watch brand

There are also some recommendations on this similar thread (in amongst the bickering).
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Then Swatch is your best bet and the cost is less and they have a huge range and you can probably find Swatch in Minsk
Thank you, i am on Swatch website right now. I am know only about Tissot and Cover store in Minsk, but ill try search local Swatch store.
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There are also some recommendations on this similar thread (in amongst the bickering).
Thanks, ill check this thread.
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Isn't Mont Blanc German rather than Swiss?

Perhaps they're still making an item or two in Germany (perhaps...), but now they're Swiss... at least on paper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richemont
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Think you can find Mont Blanc in Vilnius
- I am pretty sure that Vilnius is in Lithuania, while the OP said he is in Belarus... ok - got it, you can drive over there, it's closer than I thought...

- Mont Blanc is a more than a century old brand for fountain pens from Hamburg. That's a city in Germany In times where "brand value" needs to be exploited, a pen manufacturer must produce whatever people are willing to buy, from leather goods like belts to fine Swiss watches. They do produce them in le Locle since 1997 and try everything to look older than that.

- I very much doubt that you can get a real Mont Blanc for 500 CHFs. The last one I looked at was about ten times the price.

I'd go for a Swatch or a Tissot.
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Perhaps they're still making an item or two in Germany (perhaps...), but now they're Swiss... at least on paper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richemont
But their HQ remains:

Hellgrundweg 100
22525 Hamburg
Germany
Telephone: + 49-(0)40-84-001-0
Telefax: + 49-(0)40-84-001-320
Email: service@montblanc.com

http://www.montblanc.com/contact/4561.php

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