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Read Our Swiss Watch Buyers Guide First Before Buying

Watch Buyers Guide Understanding Timepieces By Function

There are chronograph watches, the mechanical watches, the automatic watches also known as the self winding watch, their jewel movement, watch movements and the alarm watches, titanium watches, gold watches etc.

Watch Buyers Guide By Theme

There are also many specialist types of watches that the avid collector buys that you should take into consideration too. They are the military watches, sports watches, pilot watches, sailing watches and the dive watches.

Watch Accessories

Other watch accessories that would be useful to you too are things such as watch boxes, watch bands and watch winders.

Swiss Watch Makers

As you get familiarized with the different terms, inevitably you will come across all these famous swiss watch makers such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Omega, Breguet, Bulgari, Franck Muller, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling, Movado, Cartier, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Panerai, Oris, Gucci, Patek Philippe, Corum, Rado, Ebel, IWC, Fortis, Audemars Piguet, Longines, Baume and Mercier, Zenith, Daniel Roth, Chopard, Vacheron Constantin, Blancpain, Tudor, Jaeger LeCoultre, and the list goes on.

Swiss made watches are not only held in high esteem by the public, but by the watch making industry itself. In the modern world, the Swiss watch industry is applying two parallel technologies: electronic technology, with the analogue quartz watch, and the more traditional technology of the mechanical watch, which has origins dating back to the 14th century.

Swiss Made Watches Industry

The Swiss watch industry is somewhat divided in terms of watch production. Around 90% of all manufactured watches are electronic, and only 10% are mechanical. However, those 10% of mechanical watches are very important, as they represent almost 52% of the value of the export of Swiss made watches. Not all swiss made watches these days are made in Switzerland, a swiss watch is also a watch that is made up of swiss movements.

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