Once again I'm asking for advice instead of contributing to the forum, but I hope you will all forgive me as a new guy. I should be getting a bonus in a few months and I'm almost certainly going to buy a nice watch with it. I noticed an Emile Chouriet dealer and am intrigued by them. They certainly have more than a whiff of l'ancien regime about them, which I love and they look well-made and something different from the many other expensive watches you see all over the place. However, logging onto www.emile-chouriet.ch leaves me a tiny bit underwhelmed. No info on the movements used, thought the site does look great. The "since 1685' or whatever it is, is very impressive, or would be if I'd seen these watches mentioned on this forum or in a shop outside China. Anyone any info? I don't mind if they're not "The poor man's VC", just want to know I'm buying something which is actually Swiss and isn't powered by the cheapest ETA qurtz available. The quartz models are 4290 RMB and the autos are around 7,000 RMB. (I've no problem with a quartz watch) I've sent the following email to their customer contact.
Dear Emile Chouriet
I had never seen any of your products until a few days ago and I am intrigued by them. I am seriously considering buying one. I have been onto your website and find the lack of information regarding the movements you use both puzzling and unsatisfactory. For the movement used in the Gent's Quartz Contemporary Luxury Model "08.1138.G.A" could you please tell me the
-Country of manufacture
-Number of jewels
Could you please also give me all pertinent data on the automatic movement you use in the Special Style Model "01.1160.G" ?
Let's hope they come through. If they reply "all our movements are high quality and Swiss" they can forget it. Will keep you posted.