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Are Swiss watches Swiss enough

Postby koimaster » June 27th 2017, 9:10am

Moves are underway to increase the “Swissness” in manufactured products in Switzerland. One sector where the Swiss-made label is being hotly debated is the watch industry. ... -/35998950

At the moment, at least 50 per cent of the components of watch movements have to be Swiss. The other watch parts can be imported. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry argues 60 per cent of the entire watch should be made in Switzerland in order to qualify for the “Swiss” label. But medium-sized Swiss watchmakers say this could put them out of business or force them to move abroad. (SRF/Julie Hunt/


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Re: Are Swiss watches Swiss enough

Postby AJC » June 27th 2017, 12:36pm

My unsolicited opinion... they should be more Swiss than the cheese with the holes in it. More Swiss than a millionaire's bank account. More Swiss than... well you get the picture.
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Re: Are Swiss watches Swiss enough

Postby foghorn » June 27th 2017, 12:49pm

If it's labeled "Swiss Made" it should exude Swissness.

With that being said, I really don't give a rats ass where my watches are made so long as I like 'em.

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