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The Swiss watch industry is in rude health, the latest figures show, with exports leaping once again last month and watchmakers set to notch up a record year thanks to hungry Chinese consumers.

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Re: Chinese demand fuels Swiss watch success

Good news for the Jura
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Re: Chinese demand fuels Swiss watch success

Switzerland are the best at making watches
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Switzerland are the best at making watches
Maybe not the best, but the most prestigious, expensive and famous - yes.

For example, a 200 dollar automatic Seiko will need less service and be as accurate or more than a 3000 dollar automatic Omega.

On the other hand, the Omega will appreciate on it's value over time given right model/movement. Very recent example, prices have gone up on the used market for the discontinued line of Seamasters where the new one is still not available for sale never mind the 30% increase in price!
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Switzerland are the best at making watches
I disagree..much like anything in Switzerland, they rely on quality produced back in the days. If I had to buy a watch now, I'd settle for either a Citizen or a Seiko. Much better quality IMO.
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