The answer will more than likely be all over the map as most of us started collecting watches in various points in our lives, and our buying habits and consumer preferences were shaped by the dynamics, transformation, evolution, trends, innovation, consolidation, mergers and acquisitions, etc. in the world of watches
Swiss-made watches were king-of-the-hill...and quite conceivably, they may still claim the prestige and reputation...but if market share is the true measure, then, other players like Japan and China are closing-in fast (the WIS/gurus in our group can probably share some stats).
I had a couple of watches when I first got started....a Luminox and a Swiss Army (both Swiss-made). I bought these watches back in the late'80s and they're still ticking...still going strong. I've added more pieces over the years and since joining the WUS Forum, most of my watches are Japanese....I have a couple of Chinese watches and one Russian (Moscow Classic 2416 Aeronavigator).
So, just for the benefit of our members & colleagues, just wanted to find out what most of us have in our collection, and perhaps, if you're so inclined, mentioned your "TOP CHOICES", whether, Swiss/Japanese/Chinese/German/Russian/Others??? Pictures of your pride-and-joy would be nice...THANKS!