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Which Swiss watch?

I am new,love watches. Where to start in choosing a mid price Swiss watch. I can only think to ask what in the main do Swiss people choose?
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I am new,love watches. Where to start in choosing a mid price Swiss watch. I can only think to ask what in the main do Swiss people choose?
I vote for Swatch - shops can be found just about everywhere and they have nice watches from 50 chf upwards
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I vote for Swatch - shops can be found just about everywhere and they have nice watches from 50 chf upwards
Many thanks for your recommend the result of which I now have a Tissot auto which looks very nice. Should I ever go for a top end Swiss watch I would sway towards Patek Philippe because I read somewhere a survey of Swiss watchmaking folk overall preferred this name.
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

I have a Tissot. They are nice looking, simple, and reliable.
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

I have a Tissot. But I will recommend Longine for automatic.
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I am new,love watches. Where to start in choosing a mid price Swiss watch. I can only think to ask what in the main do Swiss people choose?
Define mid price...as wallets tend to differ from person to person.

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Terrible quality....don't go for a Swatch.
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

If you walk down Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich Rolex could be considered mid-range! :-)
Some of the watch (non Rolex) prices are eyewatering. It's a bit like niche sports car makers. There are so many new luxury price cars, watches and goodness knows what else, that unless money is no object it's best to avoid the new kids on the block with no heritage.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17398368

Does anyone wear a Rado? I'd say this could possibly be considered mid range. They have a distinct look but I'm not sure about reliability or quality and some of the stores I've seen carrying Rado look a bit shabby which reflects poorly on the brand.

Raymond Weil watches are quite elegant and classy, not as quirky looking as Rado.
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If you walk down Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich Rolex could be considered mid-range! :-)
Some of the watch (non Rolex) prices are eyewatering. It's a bit like niche sports car makers. There are so many new luxury price cars, watches and goodness knows what else, that unless money is no object it's best to avoid the new kids on the block with no heritage.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17398368

Does anyone wear a Rado? I'd say this could possibly be considered mid range. They have a distinct look but I'm not sure about reliability or quality and some of the stores I've seen carrying Rado look a bit shabby which reflects poorly on the brand.

Raymond Weil watches are quite elegant and classy, not as quirky looking as Rado.
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I'm not sure i completely agree with the bolded part and the article.
If you are new, you have to create something that is unique, exclusive and that can not be found in other established brands.

Koenigsegg and Pagani automobili are the perfect examples.

To succeed(in the high end luxury world), you have to have PASSION, VISION, reasonable money, very deep technology and market knowledge, and the ability to sell a "dream".

Ironically, it's easier to penetrate the hyper car market than to build 15K cars. For the latter, chances are you will be dead the time your company will be profitable(or you will be broke few years or months after its creation).
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Watch these guys for example: Ateliers de Monaco
This high-end luxury watch company was created in 2009. And i can tell they know what they are doing.

The products are all in-house developed and mostly based on the Tourbillon mechanism. Production is only a few tens of units every year, and prices can go up to above € 200.000. [from wikipedia]

http://www.ateliers-demonaco.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ateliers_deMonaco

Sorry for the Off Topic.

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I have a Tissot. But I will recommend Longine for automatic.
May I ask why?

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Define mid price...as wallets tend to differ from person to person.


Terrible quality....don't go for a Swatch.
May I ask why?

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Re: Which Swiss watch?

I also have a Tissot and some "high end" watches and am equally happy with all of them. My wife has a Rado and a Longine as her "mid range" watches. again, very happy with them.
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If you walk down Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich Rolex could be considered mid-range! :-)
Some of the watch (non Rolex) prices are eyewatering. It's a bit like niche sports car makers. There are so many new luxury price cars, watches and goodness knows what else, that unless money is no object it's best to avoid the new kids on the block with no heritage.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17398368

Does anyone wear a Rado? I'd say this could possibly be considered mid range. They have a distinct look but I'm not sure about reliability or quality and some of the stores I've seen carrying Rado look a bit shabby which reflects poorly on the brand.

Raymond Weil watches are quite elegant and classy, not as quirky looking as Rado.
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

not sure what u mean by "mid price", 1000 chf? then you might want to go for a Hamilton (ie Jazzmaster) which is swiss made.
If your budget is higher, a Longines Master Collection like this is one of the most beautiful elegant watches you can buy with decent money (it has not a in house movement but a reliable one with nice complications)
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

found a nice used one for you:
http://www.ebay.ch/itm/JAEGER-LE-COU...t_10929wt_1046
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I also have a Tissot and some "high end" watches and am equally happy with all of them. My wife has a Rado and a Longine as her "mid range" watches. again, very happy with them.
Thanks for your comments, do you happen to have any knowledge of Roamer watched ie quality etc?
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

Hi,

Why you don't check first what kind of Watch you like, not the brand, i'm talking about the design. Don't look at the price/brand first.
Then check the price of the watch you have selected, the one you really like, the one you can feel, the one you fall in love with. If it ok, bingo, if not, ask againe and show the example. I'm sure, the selection will be alot easier...
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

I like TAG Heuer. Have had one for many years.Still looks new.
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Re: Which Swiss watch?

Thanks MarkH and Tag H keeps coming up which could be a future tempt buy. In the meantime very happy with my Tissot which I have chosen as a everyday watch. My one other Swiss indulgence is an 18ct Longines auto, more for special occasions.

Hi NoTom, you have stated exactly what I have gone for ie looks being no.1 consideration and I really like the two tone gold look Tissot. The Roamer enquiry is for my friend who has seen a two tone gold that he likes. Both he and I recall two prominent names from our youth that of Roamer & Rone(no longer about)
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