Just thought I'd share a few things I have noticed....
-they're very eager to cash in on "Swiss made" goods, lots of little sundry stores here have cheapy "Swiss made" watches for 50-100 francs
-I have been asked by several salespeople at higher end watch stores "what is with american's obsession with Rolex?" All three that I talked to said that about 90% of the Rolex watches they sell are to Americans who come in and the only thing they want is Rolex. Mind you in all three stores I visited you would have to walk past JLC, IWC, Omega, Patek, VC, ALS, and many others to get to the Rolex counter...
-Very big presence by the less popular albeit it nice Swiss brands, lots of Mido, Epos, Edox, Certina, Fortis, Tissot, Longines, Oris
-Prices not as bad as I would have thought...same as US
-salespeople were very impressed with knowledge of movements and brands and history, I'm guessing most of their clientele are the ultra wealthy just buying what looks nice
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